Executive Director

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (FMP) seeks an energetic, mid-career nonprofit leader with a strong background in natural history, science, or nonprofit-administration. The ED must bring energy/talent to oversee, resource $900K annual budget and manage 24,500-SF historic facility. S/he would lead an established, AAM-accredited institution with 12 FT/7 PT staff, $1.7M endowment, supportive Board.

The ED should relish the challenge of attracting new audiences and support to Main-Street museum in architecturally distinctive Vermont town with strong cultural/educational institutions. Visit Fairbanks Museum. Enjoy an excellent quality of life in scenic area with moderately-priced housing, outdoor recreation, and sense of community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead established, vibrant natural-history museum; lead fundraising and administration. Secure financial well-being by garnering earned and unearned income. Identify, cultivate, and generate significant financial support, especially corporate and individual giving and grants. Work closely with Board; strengthen ties to political, civic, philanthropic community. Lead, inspire, motivate a professional staff. Expand FMP’s audiences and reputation to larger region. Continue to target underserved audiences, especially with public education programs.

REQUIRED: 3 years’ nonprofit-management experience, preferably in natural-history/science museum or environmental organization. Bachelor’s degree. Preferred major in natural sciences. Experience in staff management and project implementation. Strategic thinker and prioritizer. Flair for marketing. Dynamic personality, professional credibility to be FMP’s public face. Energy and persistence. Respect for the Museum’s past, but creativity and innovation in programming.

For full ad, see www.museum-search.com.

Email résumé; cover letter; 3 references; salary requirement by 1/14/2013 to: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference, at email below.

St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Marilyn Hoffman