The Executive Director plays the major leadership role in the growth and direction of the Society. Working with staff, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director plans and directs all institutional activities and operations and is responsible for development, financial management, property maintenance and usage, collections access and preservation, public programs, and community outreach. The Executive Director reports to a 20-member Board of Trustees.
Candidates should have substantial experience in a non-profit organization, preferably a museum or historic site. Skills in fundraising, writing and communications, and organization and team-building will be assessed. Experience in non-profit marketing and public relations as well as effective use of electronic technologies is also important.
About the Company/Organization
Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) is a cultural and educational non-profit institution committed to preserving and interpreting Columbia County history. It is the largest historic organization in the county and one of the largest in the region. CCHS owns and maintains the Columbia County Museum and Library, and three historic properties: the National Landmark Luykas Van Alen House (1737), the James Vanderpoel House (ca. 1820), and the Ichabod Crane School House (ca. 1850). Major restoration of the Van Alen house began in 2005, and the Vanderpoel House is currently being restored. The Society’s annual operating budget ranges from $300,000 to $400,000.
Salary or Pay Rate
$40,000-$55,000. Compensation will be commensurate with the experience and abilities of the successful candidate.
How To Apply
Send resume and a cover letter to:
Dr. Bonnie Yochelson
Chair, Search Committee
Columbia County Historical Society