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Posted: 09/19/2014

Employer
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Lake Champlain is considered one of the most historic bodies of water in North America. Based at Basin Harbor in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) opened its doors in 1986 with a mission to study, preserve and share the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain. Today, LCMM has an annual budget of $1.2 million, with approximately 30 staff and 200 volunteers. On land, on water and underwater, LCMM offers an amazing array of programs, exhibits and learning experiences, underwater discoveries and lake adventures that engage people of all ages in the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain. LCMM hosts over 11,000 people annually in its fourteen exhibit buildings and on its working waterfront. The 1776 replica gunboat Philadelphia II is a favourite with visitors. The Schooner Lois McClure has travelled over the last ten years to New York, Canada and Vermont, educating over 20,000 people per year about the lake’s history. Innovative boat building projects, after-school rowing programs, On-Water ecology classes and teacher training are part of the mix. The Maritime Research Institute engages in world-class nautical archaeology projects, exploring and documenting the lake’s 300+ historic shipwrecks and other underwater cultural sites, including a conservation lab for stabilizing recovered artifacts. And there are shipwreck tours for the public at Basin Harbor and the Burlington waterfront, using remotely operated vehicle technology.


Position
Executive Director
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Vergennes, VT
Details
 

We are seeking a dynamic, highly-qualified leader for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.  On land, on water and underwater, LCMM offers an amazing array of programs, exhibits and learning experiences, underwater discoveries and lake adventures that engage people of all ages in the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain.  LCMM hosts over 11,000 people annually in its fourteen exhibit buildings and on its working waterfront in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.  The 1776 replica gunboat Philadelphia II is a favourite with visitors.  The Schooner Lois McClure has travelled over the last ten years to New York, Canada and Vermont, educating over 20,000 people per year about the lakes history.  Innovative boat building, after-school rowing programs, On-Water ecology classes and teacher training are part of the mix.  Our Maritime Research Institute engages in world-class nautical archaeology projects, exploring and documenting the lakes 300+ historic shipwrecks and other underwater cultural sites. . . . And then there are shipwreck tours at beautiful Basin Harbor and the Burlington waterfront, where you dont get wet using remotely operated vehicle technology.

 

The Executive Director will play a key role in:

 

  • Building a vision for the future that is both challenging and sustainable

  • Leading with innovation and passion

  • Keeping our programs and educational experiences robust and exciting

  • Creating financial stability and sustainability

  • Cultivating effective alliances with local and regional organizations, universities and other museums

 

 

Position is based at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.  To apply, send letter of interest and résumé to LCMMExecApplicant@gmail.com.

 

Competitive salary and benefits.

 

No phone calls accepted.

 

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Description

 

The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museums fundraising, exhibitions, boat-building projects and seasonal tours, nautical archaeology research projects, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Works in conjunction with the Board to develop a sustainable strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, statewide, national and international awareness and prominence.
  • Directs the Museums operations, to include the alignment of development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing.

  • Manages and leads the staff (full-time year-round and seasonal), volunteers, and consultants.

  • Creates a strong financial backbone balanced budgets, sufficient cash reserves, growing endowments, financial systems that allow for monitoring of financial status.

  • Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, oversees grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.  Works closely with the Director of Development to implement robust fundraising activities and results.

  • Serves as spokes

OPen until
10/15/2014

How to apply
To apply, send letter of interest and résumé to LCMMExecApplicant@gmail.com. No phone calls accepted.
LCMM Search Committee
ADDRESS
4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT 05491

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