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Freeport Historical Society Seeks Executive Director

02 May 2014 3:37 PM | Anonymous
The Freeport Historical Society, located in Freeport Maine, is seeking a
full-time Executive Director to provide leadership during a period of
continuing growth.  The Freeport Historical Society is a vital and much
respected organization with a 45 year track record of successful stewardship
of a significant collection including two major properties, the 140 acre
Historic Pettengill Farm at Freeport, Maine, situated in a unique saltwater
environment, and Harrington House, the Society's headquarters on Freeport's
Main Street.

 During recent years, the Society has achieved significant growth in both
individual and business memberships and increased revenues through the
implementation of a multi-year development campaign. The Society has also
significantly increased its local and regional visibility with unique
programming and events while successfully interacting with families,
schools, and artisans often through hands-on, educational experiences. The
Society has a longstanding, positive history of an active, engaged, and
collaborative board of trustees.

 The successful candidate for this position will help guide the Society to
its next level of development through visionary leadership while serving as
the conduit of increasing Society interaction with various groups including
community and educational organizations, government planning and design
review boards, businesses, grant providers, and financial benefactors.
Experience with capital campaign development, grant writing, and website
management are also desirable.

 Required skills include strategic planning, budget creation and management,
and the ability to clearly communicate both internally and externally.
Collaborative problem solving, delegation, and organizational skills are
also desirable. Previous utilization of these skills in the context of
historic preservation, management of historic properties, and museum
operations would be favored. Experience as an Executive Director or an
increasingly responsible supervisory position is desired. Salary will be
commensurate with experience.

 Please submit a cover letter and resume to FHS Executive Director Search
Committee via email at  <mailto:FHSsearch@gmail.comFHSsearch@gmail.com.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.

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