Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Executive Director, closes October 31

Immediate Opening

Executive Director

Minnesota Marine Art Museum                                                                                         9/5/08


Position Overview


The Minnesota Marine Art Museum seeks an Executive Director to provide administrative, intellectual, and programmatic leadership for the planning, management and growth of the Museum.  The Executive Director proactively engages and communicates with our many member, volunteer, donor and public constituencies; works closely with the Museum board of directors; plans and manages the business and financial affairs of the Museum and coordinates the work of staff and committees. This is a full-time position.


The applicant must possess a strong record of experience and achievement in the field of business and financial management; a record of experience in art museum and/or non-profit operations and marketing; and the ability to inspire and lead staff, volunteers and directors.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, management, and administrative skills, as well as strong interpersonal, communication, team-building, negotiation and problem solving skills. Proven leadership and experience in board, management, and donor relations and fundraising are also required. A detailed job description is available on the Museum website www.minnesotamarineart.org


The Museum, founded in 2005, is a nonprofit museum and educational institution working to preserve and present its art holdings, largely original oil paintings, regional folk art sculpture and historic Upper Mississippi photographic prints and traveling art exhibits.  The museum is complemented by its setting on a commercial harbor on the Mississippi River.  The museum’s website contains additional information about the museum and the area community.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, statement of purpose for applying, and the names and contact information for at least three references to:  Executive Director Search, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987.  Deadline is October 31, 2008.


31 August 2008

1) Assistant Curator of Maritime History, Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes September 18

2) Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State, Office of Oceans Affairs, Bureau of
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, closes September 5

3) Curator, US Naval War College Museum, closes September 8

4) Museum Technician, US Naval Historical Center, closes September 5 (Alternate job link)

5) Visitor Services Coordinator
The Hull Lifesaving Museum is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Coordinator to plan, implement, and organize Museum outreach to the general public. Often the first point of contact, the Visitor Services Coordinator oversees the membership program, recruits and works with volunteers, and schedules and offers guided tours. Will assist Museum Educator in implementing programs and events, as well as lectures and children’s activities. General administrative duties include greeting the public, answering phones, data entry and database management, coordinating membership renewals and gift acknowledgements, and participation in committee work. The position involves working as a member of a team and with the public, having strong communication skills, excellent telephone etiquette, the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to work with groups of people courteously and engagingly. Being highly organized and detail oriented, energetic, creative, adaptable, and proficient with MS Office is essential. This 20-hour per week position requires some evening and weekend time. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org.

6) Research Volunteer/Intern
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking volunteers or interns interested in carrying out a large-scale transcription and research project in the fall and/or spring of 2008-2009. The Museum intends to create a database of British sailors who served on the four ships defeated by Old Ironsides during the War of 1812. Applicants should be familiar with, and have the ability to read, early-nineteenth-century handwriting. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is beneficial but not necessary. Schedule is flexible; may be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); these internships are unpaid. Send letter of interest (please specify availability) and resume to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, PO Box 1812, Charlestown, MA, 02129; or, by email to mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

21 August 2008

1) The Door County Maritime Museum, headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is seeking a person for the position of Executive Director.

The museum operates three facilities, including a year-round museum in Sturgeon Bay and seasonal sites at Gills Rock and Cana Island Lighthouse. Primary responsibilities of the Executive Director will be to execute the organization’s mission and policies through employees and a dedicated volunteer corps; oversee staff and facilities; plan, control and report finances. Applicant should have some marketing skills as well as thrive in a non-profit environment which is dependent on donor development and public support. Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Health and retirement benefits available. Resume review will begin Sept. 1, 2008. For confidential consideration send resume, salary history and references to: Jon Gast Interim Director Door County Maritime Museum 120 N. Madison Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
closes sept 1

2) Executive Director, Nauticus, closes late September

3) 4 jobs, Thames Discovery Programme, 2 community archaeologists, 1 outreach coordinator, and 1 administrative officer, closes 29 August

Experience in inter-tidal archaeology, nautical, maritime and industrial archaeology