The Concord Museum seeks an experienced professional to work with its new Executive Director and the Museum Treasurer to oversee the finance and operations of the institution’s growing mission and exciting future.
Overview of the Position
The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for the financial management of the Concord Museum as well as related business and operational affairs of the organization, including financial operations, human resources, security, and facility maintenance. The position serves as a key member of the management team and reports directly to the Executive Director.
The Director of Finance and Operations supervises three part-time positions: the Senior Accountant, the Manager of Buildings and Grounds, and the Museum Shop Assistant. The position works closely with the Board Treasurer and is a liaison with the Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Technology and Building Committee of the Board of Governors, the Museum’s ruling body.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health plan, disability insurance, and 403(b) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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About the Concord Museum
“The Concord Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs, and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world.”
Concord, Massachusetts, occupies a special place in American history and is central to many ideals that we share as Americans. With its outstanding collections, high quality educational programs, and professional staff, the Concord Museum is uniquely positioned to tell the story of the American experience from the pre-Revolutionary War era to the Literary Renaissance and beyond.
Founded in 1886, the Museum serves diverse local, regional, and national audiences interested in learning how Concord helped shape our nation. The Museum’s nationally significant collection of 35,000 objects includes icons of American history, such as Paul Revere’s lantern; exceptional Revolutionary War artifacts; the contents of Henry David Thoreau’s house at Walden Pond; Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study; and superior Native American holdings. It also includes exceptional holdings in American decorative arts and material culture, including furniture, clocks, silver, ceramics, and textiles.
The Museum is a vital educational resource that provides object-based learning programs to more than 10,000 students each year. These unique programs connect real artifacts with people, places, and ideas. Students explore the world of Henry David Thoreau, analyze objects and documents as primary sources, and solve dilemmas as 18th-century citizens. Historical detective work and role-playing are combined with problem-solving, tactile learning, and critical thinking. Lectures, tours, family programs, and community events further life-long learning and enjoyment.
The Director of Finance and Operations will join the Museum at an exciting point in its history. The Museum will complete an $11 million building addition project to house a new multi-purpose educational wing as part of a recent $13M capital and endowment campaign. An ambitious redesign of the Museum’s permanent galleries is envisioned beginning with the de-installation of all artifacts and the closing of the Museum this summer to allow for the physical renovation of these areas.
The Museum operates with a budget of approximately $1.8 million; has a staff of 14 FT and 40 PT individuals; and reaches approximately 45,000 visitors annually. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For further information on the Concord Museum, please visit www.concordmuseum.org