Executive Director-Old Bristol Historical Society

03 Dec 2023 5:03 PM | Anonymous member

Location:         Bristol, Maine

Type:               Quarter-Time

Application Deadline: 1/7/2024

About Old Bristol Historical Society

The Old Bristol Historical Society is an institution committed to preserving and celebrating the rich history and cultural heritage of Bristol, Maine. As a non-profit organization, we are on a mission to make Bristol’s historical legacy accessible to the community and beyond. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Executive Director to join our team and lead our efforts in fundraising and achieving strategic priorities. This is a quarter-time position with future growth opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising Leadership

      Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to secure financial support for OBHS’s operations, programs, and strategic initiatives.

      Cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors, and grant-making organizations.

      Manage donor databases and fundraising campaigns to maximize contributions.

Facilitating The Organization’s Ability to Meet Its Strategic Priorities

      Open the historic mill as a public site and cultural museum.

      Become the pre-eminent repository of the region’s historical records and serve as the go-to resource for historical research and information.

      Foster community engagement through year-round educational programs and events.

      Complete the restoration of the OBHS’s campus grounds.

      Expand outreach and collaboration with local and regional partners and institutions.

      Work with the Board to build the governance, operational and financial infrastructure to support these initiatives.

Staff Management and Operational Oversight

      Oversee the organization’s independent contractor staff.

Board and Stakeholder Relations

      Work closely with the Board of Directors to provide regular updates on progress and financial status.        


      Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising, including grant writing and donor cultivation.

      Strong leadership and organizational skills.

      Knowledge of historical preservation, cultural heritage, or museum management is a plus.

      Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

      Familiarity with Bristol, Maine, and its historical significance preferred.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience for a quarter-time position.


If you are passionate about preserving history, building connections within the community, and leading fundraising efforts for a dynamic historical society, we invite you to apply. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to www.oldbristolhistoricalsociety03@gmail.com.

The Old Bristol Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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