Position Duties: Summit Historical Society (SHS) is currently seeking a full-time, year-round Director to perform a variety of leadership, administrative and fundraising duties in support of the SHS mission. Applicants should have experience and understanding of museum practices, non-profit management, fundraising, business administration, and membership development skills.
Oversee staff and volunteers in day to day operations for historic sites and collections
Handling of collection management including loans, accessions, and deaccessions using PastPerfect
Actively generation of revenue through programs, special events, membership, grants, and donations
Planning and coordination of special events and programs
Implementation of community engagement activities
Directing the Society staff in the development of strategic plans for success
Active collection and story-telling about Summit County, Colorado history
Creating a dynamic museum environment, in-person and online.
Responsible for the museum tours and school groups
Overseeing and increasing membership and donations
Writing/winning applications for local, state, and national grants
Responding to emails, phone messages, and correspondence
Overseeing payroll, documenting donations
Following established museum practices in day to day handling of artifacts
Other duties and activities as assigned
Education: Degree from an accredited college or university in Museum Studies, History, Business, Nonprofit management, or related field, with at least 5 years management experience in related field.
Proficient in Microsoft Office PastPerfect and QuickBooks
Able to speak, write, and read English. Fluency in additional languages, such as Spanish, is desirable
5+ years ’experience supervising staff and/or volunteers
5+ years’ experience with public speaking and presentations
Experience with Board direction and supervision
Prior experience working in the museum or fundraising field
Experience completing grant applications and receipt of grant awards
Familiarity with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.
Full-time, year-round, Tuesday – Saturday. Workdays and hours will vary depending on the museum hours, special events, and fundraising activities. This position will require some evening and weekend hours. Limited travel may be required.
Benefits: Flexible schedule around work obligations, paid holidays and PTO.
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Open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer. Summit Historical Society is a 501c3 member organization.