Seeking Applications for a Qualified Executive Director, Harbor History Museum (Gig Harbor, WA) Contributed By: Katharine Hensler Website: www.harborhistorymuseum.org Position Title: Executive Director Job Location: Gig Harbor, WA Position Category: Full-time, Exempt Salary Level: Senior Leadership, Commensurate of Experience ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: The Harbor History Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities to experience the history of the Gig Harbor Peninsula. Located on the historic waterfront in downtown Gig Harbor, a community of 30,000 on Puget Sound in western Washington, the Museum is home to a strong collection of material artifacts and photographs. Its award-winning exhibits and programs are largely contained within a state-of-the art museum and campus. For more information visitwww.harborhistorymuseum.org GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Director is the full-time chief executive officer of the Harbor History Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight of the museum by maintaining the strategic vision of the museum and carrying out a plan of work to achieve the museum's mission. The Executive Director has the overall responsibility for all museum operations. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Plan, organize, direct, supervise and coordinate the operations and activities of the Museum; 2. Develop and maintain productive working relationships with the Board of Directors and work with the board to develop and carry out the strategic plan; 3. Lead the Museum's fundraising efforts and build personal ties with potential donors whose support will assure its future visibility; 4. Maintain quality of operations and artistic oversight assuring a growing collection of mission-related artifacts, outstanding exhibits, and engaging programs; 5. Provide strategic vision for the organization including short-term, mid-term, and long-term planning; 6. Support, advise and inform the board of operational and environmental circumstances affecting the Museum. Work with the board to ensure the museum's success; 7. Communicate the policies, goals, mission, and vision of the organization to the staff; 8. Define and implement staffing plan: recruit, select, maintain and supervise staff; 9. Develop organizational budgets, monitor financial status, and work with the board to ensure financial sustainability for the Museum; 10. In coordination with the Marketing and Communications Manager and Development team, implement a marketing program that builds on the Museum's reputation as a major regional cultural center; 11. Serve as Museum spokesperson to the local community, the media, and the regional heritage community; 12. Oversee Shenandoah Restoration Project and related collections management strategies; 13. Build and maintain close ties with constituents important to the future of the Museum including elected officials, state and local grant agencies, tourism officials and businesses, and current and potential donors. ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Board President DIRECTOR SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Accountant, Office Manager, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Marketing & Events Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Development Assistant. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE Required: 1. BA or equivalent 5+ years of relevant experience non-profit management or business management; 2. Master's Degree preferred; Previous museum management is highly desired and will be give priority; 3. Experience in upper level organizational development; 4. Experience managing budgets of $500K or higher; 5. Ability and willingness to work long hours and weekends on occasion; 6. Proven grant writing experience; 7. Strategic planning and plan execution experience; 8. Ability to analyze and interpret, design, and create financial reports; Ability to interpret legal documents; 9. Ability to represent the Museum well to a variety of audiences; 10. Energetic and self-motivated team player; 11. Proven problem solver; 12. Expert in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint; Proficient in PC platform; 13. Experience using CRM platforms to include, but not limit constituencies, donor management, fundraising, appeal letters, point of sales, merchandise, ticket sales, events management, etc.; Salesforce, Altru, etc. 14. Exceptional communication skills, verbal, written, and interpersonal; 15. Excellent work ethic and time management; Exceptional organizational skills; 16. Creative thinker, positive collaborator, strategic manager; Willingness to work alongside staff and volunteers; Unless noted, the thoughts and opinions expressed in the article are solely that of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the editors of PreservationDirectory.com.