Category Archives: Job Announcements

Maine Maritime Museum Seeks Chief Curator

Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath, seeks a Chief Curator to replace the museum’s longtime Senior Curator, who is retiring in April of 2017. The Chief Curator will play a key role in the leadership team and help the museum continue to grow and excel. The Chief Curator leads a curatorial staff of two plus interns and volunteers, and provides the creative leadership and management of the Museum’s historic object, library, and archival collections; changing and permanent exhibits; and publications program.

See Chief Curator Job Announcement for more details.

Submitted by Amy Lent, Executive Director, Maine Maritime Museum, June 6, 2016

Mystic Seaport Seeks Director of Annual Fund

The Director of Annual Fund will be a member of the senior fundraising team in a high-energy, high achieving Advancement Department, responsible for the overall direction of a comprehensive Annual Fund program at Mystic Seaport-The Museum of America and the Sea. The successful candidate will develop, oversee and execute a plan to ensure year over year incremental growth and long term success of the Museum’s Annual Fund. Central to the Museum’s strategic plan, an amplified annual giving program will be required to address the institution’s on-going operational needs and to ensure the long term sustainability of the institution. Building on the last three years of growth in the program, the Director of Annual Fund will be responsible for the strategies and tactics to further enhance a robust program.

See full Director of Annual Fund Job Announcement

Submitted by Steve White, May 12, 2016

Mariners Museum Seeks President & CEO

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is seeking a new President to lead the Museum into a new era. The President is responsible for increasing the visibility, prominence, financial resources, relevance and impact of The Mariners’ Museum and Park. S/he must be a leader who can garner respect and support of donors, government leaders, other non-profits and experts in the field. This individual must know how to build a world-class operation, develop and nurture partnerships, and be a catalyst who can lead and motivate others while creating excitement and energy around The Mariners’ Museum and Park and all its potential.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of ten years in a leadership role in a profit or not-for-profit organization, preferably in a Museum, with a proven track record in leadership, revenue generation, building new business lines, and motivating staff and volunteers to achieve new levels of excellence. This individual must be a passionate, creative leader and team builder. The new President will report to The Mariners’ Museum Board of Trustees.

See full announcement for more information.

Submitted April 17, 2016

Herreshoff Marine Museum Seeks Director of Finance & Operations

Job Summary

Monitors and controls all financial activities of the Museum. Meets all internal and external customer requirements and ensures that all activities within the accounting office are in compliance with all appropriate control procedures and requirements. Works closely with all departments to monitor expenses. Supervises the activities of the accounting office to ensure that timely financial data is available and sound decisions are made.

Manages day-to-day operations of the museum in collaboration with Facilities Management and Collections Management to ensure the care and safety of the collections and the building as well as capital improvements related to building and grounds. Provides budgetary updates for cash and contributed services, as well as longer term planning to the Executive Director, Treasurer and Finance Committee.

For full job announcement see HMM Director of Finance and Operations

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Bill Lynch at <w.lynn@herreshoff.org> with the job title in the subject line.

Battleship Cove Seeks Curator

Battleship Cove, “America’s Fleet Museum,” seeks an experienced Curator of Historic Collections. This dynamic museum and memorial houses the largest collections of U.S. WWII vessels in the world and is home to 5 National Historic Landmarks. The curator is part of the Collections Department team which has responsibility for the historical artifacts held at Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum of Fall River. The Department is led by the Director of Marine Museum and Collections and also includes the PT Boat Curator.

See Curator of Historic Collections for full announcement.

Submitted by Paula Roy, Battleship Cove

Naval Heritage & History Command Seeks Supervisory Staff Curator

The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to collect, preserve, protect and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations.  This position is with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Curator Branch (CU), a component of the Collection Management Division (CMD) located at the Washington Navy yard, DC. This position encompasses acquiring, accessioning, preserving and accounting for this material as well as its loan to eligible recipients.

For more information see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423955600

Antique Boat Museum Seeks Experienced Executive Director

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), the largest freshwater nautical Museum in the world, requires a full time Executive Director effective June 1, 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful 1000 Islands in upstate New York, ABM has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, and the Board of Trustees is conducting a national search to identify outstanding leaders who have demonstrated executive experience, imagination, and vision to lead the Museum through the next decade of growth as it becomes an international museum.

The Executive Director oversees a dynamic institution with a talented and committed staff of 40 full-time and part-time employees, an operating budget of approximately $1.6 million $200 thousand in annual capital projects, $23 million of assets, a 4.5 acre river campus with five new exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 320 antique boats. The successful candidate should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated success in fund raising and building strategic partnerships, and financial management experience. She or he should have not-for-profit experience either with an educational or cultural institution, and have an affinity for the mission of the Museum and its unique setting in the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River.

See ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM SEEKS EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for more information.