Maine State Museum announces the search for a new director

26 Jan 2012 3:11 PM | Anonymous member

 The Maine State Museum seeks a Director to plan and lead the overall activities of the museum as Maine's 2020 bicentennial draws closer.  The Director serves as the public face of the museum, working closely with the Office of the Governor, Legislature, and other state agencies, including the Cultural Affairs Council, a partnership of state and private institutions.  The Director acts as the museum's chief fundraiser, working with the Friends of the Maine State Museum, in order to increase the effectiveness of the overall program of exhibits, education, and collections. The Director guides the museum's outreach activities and collaborations with other museum, natural science and historical organizations throughout the State. 



Bachelor's or Master's degree in nonprofit management, museum administration, business or public administration, or related field and ten years' experience in a progressive management role, managing a museum, division or department of a museum or a related entity, including staff leadership, budget development, public outreach and administration.  Skills sought: communications and broad-based community outreach experience; a strategic vision of "the museum of tomorrow;" ability to lead a diverse group of professionals; creative fund raising abilities.


More information: Candidates may request an application form, information about the position and supplemental questions prepared by a Search Committee of the Museum Commission which will make the final selection. 

Please contact: Julie Cotnoir, Personnel Specialist, GGSS, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074, (207) 624-7417.


Further information is available at and  Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2012.

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