The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley, Maine was incorporated in 1960 to educate the public about the Maine forest and its many products, both past and present. It is the mission of this outdoor museum to show the importance of the forest to the economic viability of the State of Maine. Maine’s logging past and its connection to the present and future are shown through educational programming in many different formats.
Job Description for Executive Director
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is charged with carrying out all Maine Forest and Logging Museum (MFLM) mission and programs and will oversee its operation. The Executive Director must be a pragmatic leader committed to a high level of excellence. The Executive Director must be a results-oriented individual, able to carry projects through from inception to completion. He/She must be able to build financial and leadership support, develop long-range strategies and vision, and develop programs which promote the MFLM and Leonard’s Mills to ensure its lasting success.
Fundraising (Estimated time 40%): A majority of the Executive Director’s time will be spent on securing financial support for the organization and its programs and projects. Working with the Board and other volunteers, the Executive Director will participate in the cultivation and solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation support as well as seek out grant opportunities as they arise to support MFLM. This effort must include finding new sources of capital in order to further the museum’s mission.
Program Management (Estimated time 30%): Develop short-term and long-term strategic plans for the MFLM that support the Mission and objectives of the organization. Oversee and engage in the planning, organizing, and operation of events – both onsite and offsite as appropriate. With the assistance of key volunteers, ensure that each event fits the mission of the MFLM and that each is run smoothly and is promoted adequately. Work with existing Board and volunteers to recruit more volunteers to support programs at site and throughout the year.
Operate as the lead contact on potential additions to the MFLM Collections to ensure donations fit the mission and there is a clear use, potential use, or display/storage capacity to ensure the value to the MFLM will not be diminished over time.
Oversee and engage in the daily needs of the organization so that it runs smoothly and encourages continued donor and member support
Communications and Public Relations (Estimated time 15%): The Executive Director will serve as the “public face” of the organization at events, with donors, and with the media in order to promote the MFLM and its programs. In addition He/She will oversee and engage in the creation of promotional materials including MFLM newsletters, press releases, and enhancing MFLM’s web presence. In addition, the Executive Director will directly oversee and manage all MFLM employees, including the Site Manager and Caretakers, and serve as a conduit to the Board for those employees.
Budget and Finance (Estimated time 15%): The Executive Director will work closely with the Board President, Treasurer, and Budget and Finance Committee to develop organizational and program-specific budgets and ensure the organization operates prudently within those budgets.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé and two letters of recommendations to the following email address by October 8, 2012: