Wellesley Historical Society

Internship and Employment Opportunities

Executive Director, August 2017

The Wellesley Historical Society is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next full-time Executive Director. Founded in 1925, the Wellesley Historical Society's mission is to collect, interpret and display resources pertaining to the town's history and to promote public involvement in, and appreciation of its heritage. The new director will work closely with the Board of Directors to lead the Society through a period of exciting organizational growth, including a capital campaign for the renovation of its new headquarters. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations including communications and marketing, supervising the Curator and curatorial staff, coordinating annual fundraising and membership solicitations, overseeing budgeting and financial controls, coordinating and implementing programs and exhibition development, and providing support to the President and the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills. Experience with collections management software, such as PastPerfect, is preferred. Qualified candidates should be energetic, creative, and resourceful and be able to interact effectively with local media, schools, community groups, and the public. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee, Wellesley Historical Society, 229 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or email info@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org. Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2017.

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