The Museum of the Northwest Territory seeks an Executive Director.
The city of Marietta, Ohio, established as the first permanent organized settlement in the Northwest Territory in 1788, is in Southeastern Ohio at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. Marietta is in Washington County and serves as the county seat. The 2010 census recorded a population of just over 14,000. It is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH area which has a population of over 154,000 (2010 census).
The Northwest Territory Museum Society (formerly Friends of the Museum) operates and manages the Northeast Territory Museum - Campus Martius which is dedicated to the original Northwest Territory Ordinance of 1787, as well as regional early history. A second, the Ohio River Museum, sits one block south on the banks of the Muskingum River and is also under the management of the Society.
The museums are owned by the state of Ohio, under the direction of the Ohio History Connection, originally established as the Ohio Historical Society in 1885 as a 501(c)(3) to carry out history preservation and education for Ohio’s citizens.
The Northwest Territory Museum Society has positioned the organization for growth. This includes a brand-new Ohio River Museum (in development) and long-term planning and expansion of the Northwest Territory Museum - Campus Martius, with exhibits that tell the story of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. This important document in United States History has been described as one of top human rights documents in the world.
The Society seeks an Executive Director to be in place by fall. Candidates with knowledge of the region and Ohio history will be highly considered.
Full Job Description Overview: The Museum Executive Director is a dynamic and innovative leader responsible for the museums’ values and mission-based leadership for the delivery, quality, and ongoing improvement of the guest experience, staff excellence, and financial performance of the Museums. With an operating budget of $300,000 the Executive Director leads the creation, implementation, and coordination of the strategic plan for the Museums insuring financial sustainability and successful delivery of the board’s vision.
Education / Experience:
Salary range: $55,000-$65,000
Job classification: Full-time
To apply: Please send: A cover letter that describes your background and how you meet the requirements, as well as what excites you about this position. Please also send a resume and your current availability. Email to: [email protected]. For more information, visit www.janmckayandassociates.consulting.
Posted: June 24, 2021