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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.

Responsibilities include

  • 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
  • Active 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
  • Developing budgets
  • Following established museum practices in day to day handling of artifacts
  • Other duties and activities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated skills in growing a nonprofit

Job Location: 403 LaBonte St., Dillon, CO 80435

Starting Salary: $25-$30 hourly, paid bi-weekly, DOQ.

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.