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Posted: 01/07/2014

Employer
Washington Heritage Museums

Washington Heritage Museums is the new nonprofit owner of four pre-Revolutionary properties in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our signature museum is the final home of George Washington's mother, Mary. Our other sites introduce visitors to colonial medical practices, lively tavern life, and the refined cottage of Mary's personal attorney. All are open to the public for scheduled tours and events. With over 600 members from 31 states and Germany, we are vigorously committed to a new era of health and relevance for these architectural and cultural gems.


Position
Executive Director
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Details
$46,000 - $53,000
 

DUTIES:

-Direct the overall operations and programs of the four museums.

-Develop the annual operating budget (requires Board approval)

-Establish a development program to include grant applications, general fundraising,and special campaigns.

-Broaden contacts with businesses, civic organizations, and professional groups.

-Develop cooperative relationships with local and state government officials.

-Be the primary public face and voice of the organization.

-Provide leadership for our membership program, special events and public outreach.

-Direct all museum staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek candidates with a Master's degree in History, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, or a closely related field. Employment history should include 3-5 years in museum/historic house administration and demonstrated success in fundraising and grant writing. Candidates should have genuine passion for America's historic places, knowledge of best practices in museum management;strong oral and written skills; and the ability to work well with others.  Because our historic buildings are not ADA accessible, the ability to climb stairs is needed. 

OPen until
03/01/2014

How to apply
You may send your resume and a cover letter with attention to your relevant accomplishments to: Gail G. Braxton, President Washington Heritage Museums 1200 Charles Street Fredericksburg VA 22401 OR you may send the same application materials by email to: mwhouse@washingtonheritagemuseums.org For more information, please contact Gail G. Braxton at mwhouse@washingtonheritagemuseums.org
Anne Darron, Administrator
Phone: 540-373-1569
Fax: 540-373-1569
ADDRESS
1200 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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