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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum seeking Executive Director

17 Jul 2013 12:42 PM | Anonymous member

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Industrial Heritage Trust is seeking an Executive Director to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Museum’s operations, focusing on executive management and development. The Director oversees a staff of 2 full-time and 3 part-time employees, and 80 volunteers.  Annual operating budget is $500,000+.

Qualifications:  The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Museum and, as such, is responsible for the general and fiscal leadership and management of the entire organization, including fundraising, budgets, programs, partnerships, and external relations. Above all, the Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a fiscally sound manner. This person plays a leading role, working closely with the Board and staff, in developing and articulating the strategic direction of the Museum and in implementing the resulting strategies and initiatives.  This position requires an outstanding leader with exceptional communication skills, excellent fundraising skills, a strong public presence, and enthusiasm for making the case for the Museum to a variety of donors and partners. This individual must have the ability to work with the Board to create and carry out a unified vision for what the Museum can and should do. The ability to articulate a vision must be combined with the drive to achieve results and maintain museum ethics.

Requirements:  Relevant experience, proven leadership and fund-raising ability.  A college degree is a plus, particularly in relevant disciplines.

Salary:  Compensation commensurate with experience.  Negotiable.

TO APPLY :  Send resume, cover letter, and professional references in confidence to director@mainenarrowgauge.org.  Executive Director Search, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Industrial Heritage Trust, 58 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101.

Deadline for applications is August 17, 2013. EOE

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