Executive Director, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore

23 Jun 2021 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Trustees of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, the “Norlands,” in Livermore, Maine are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director, beginning in September 2021. The Executive Director will engage supporters and the public with her/his enthusiasm for this unique institution and its story. The Norlands is a 440-acre working farm and 19th century estate, located in Maine’s western foothills, the ancestral home of the extraordinary Washburn family. The Norlands is nationally acclaimed for its unique programs in first-person living history. An Executive Director, a paid staff and volunteers offer public programming and special events throughout the year.

Summary of responsibilities: The Executive Director works closely with the Trustees and manages a team of staff and volunteers to carry out the overall operations of the center, including its educational programming, special events and public communications. He/She will oversee the maintenance of our historic buildings and the exhibition of our collection. The ED is the chief advocate and spokesperson for the Norlands and is expected to keep pace with the financial well-being of the foundation. 

Qualifications:  Excellent skills in time management and planning. A working knowledge of database software and social media. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and Trustees. Education or experience in history or museum studies are a plus. 

Terms: Currently a 3-4 day per week position with a starting salary of $40,000 to increase to $50,000 as the pandemic recedes. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021. Applications accepted until the position is filled. 

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to trustees@norlands.org. Please be prepared to provide professional references.

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