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Heritage Alliance / Executive Director

10/16/2019 9:05 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Alliance of NE TN and SW VA and serves at their pleasure. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees through the Executive Committee when the Board is not available and has overall responsibility for the general management and administration of the Association. Qualifications include a minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited institution, with an advanced degree in museum studies or a related field preferred or proven experience in the operation of a non-profit. The Executive Director should have good people skills, successful experience in grant writing or fund raising, and at least three years of experience in the historic museum field. Experience in the historic preservation field is a plus. These duties may change from time to time due to changing priorities. Due to the nature of this position, the Executive Director is a Flextime position, allowing for hours to be adjusted as necessary in a regular 40 hour week. In conjunction with the Board and subordinate staff, the Executive Director’s general and specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

1. Overall responsibility for the organization’s management and protection, including oversight of Collections and Operations.

2. Coordination with the Board of Trustees and their committees and liaison between the Board and all staff, as well as coordination with the State of Tennessee Historical Commission on the cooperative management of The Chester Inn State Historic Site.

3. Along with the Board of Trustees, Lead responsibility for fund raising and long range planning.

4. Lead responsibility for the creation of goals and objectives for the museum’s educational programs, overall direction for the same, as well as all programmatic elements of special events and overall administration of all special events and programs.

5. Plans, directs and supervises the general interpretive programs of the museum, including hiring of staff, and scheduling. Insures quality program delivery by interpretive staff and evaluation of employees.

6. General oversight of the museum’s operations including financial management, planning, reporting, forecasting and management of all funds in a professional manner in concert with nonprofit guidelines of the IRS and accountants.

7. Continued professional management of the organization’s museums in terms of collections, care, and exhibitions.

8. Lead responsibility for marketing and public relations.

9. Develops new programs and events whenever possible and in coordination with other staff has responsibility for the conceptualization, design and implementation of public programs.

10. Other duties as may be delegated by the Board of Trustees.

To Apply – Send Resumes and CVs to Board President Gordon Edwards at gme1313@yahoo.com.

Job Information

  • Location:

Jonesborough, TN, United States

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Executive Director

  • Company Name:

Heritage Alliance

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  • Min Experience:

5-7 Years

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  • Salary:

$34,000.00 - $37,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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