The Truro Historical Society Inc. (THS) is seeking a forward-thinking Director to lead its flagship institution, the Highland House Museum. The THS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit whose museum is located in the Cape Cod National Seashore near Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, MA. Serving a large and varied seasonal clientele, Highland House Museum has recently renovated its historic 1907 building, expanded its educational offerings in person and online, and re-oriented its focus towards greater diversity. The Museum is open to the public seasonally June 1- September 30.
The mission of the Truro Historical Society is to inspire through collecting, preserving, displaying artifacts to the general public, with emphasis on the history of Truro, Cape Cod and the Atlantic maritime community. Its exhibitions, educational programs and events emphasize how understanding the past helps us understand the present.
The Director reports to the THS Board of Directors and collaborates with them to further the goals of the Truro Historical Society. The position offered is 30 hours per week annually, with more time required during the season than the off-season. Salary: $40-45K.
Responsibilities of the Director:
Overall managing of the museum, management of the assistant to the director and volunteers before and during the season (May – October)
- Preserving, developing, and exhibiting the museum’s collection
- Carrying out the THS’s mission through education and outreach; growing the THS’s role in the community
Job performance requirements
- Team management, organization, and collaboration skills
- Oversight of the full cycle of visitor experience with supervision, training and guidance of docents and volunteers
- Strong communication and writing skills for educational programs, community relations, grant writing, membership and press coverage
- Digital fluency, ability to work with multiple computer platforms and programs
- Ability to prepare and manage budgets
Academic and Professional Requirements
College degree preferred. Management and project development experience in a museum, other knowledge-based profession or non-profit desirable.
The THS is a member of AASLH and NEMA and actively aims for best museum practice in a digital and rapidly changing environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.
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