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Executive Director

Tate House Museum

Title: Executive Director Tate House Museum Reports to: Board of Directors

Supervisor of: Museum Assistant, Weekend Manager

Position Summary:
The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors and Consulting Curator to (1) advance the Tate House Museum (THM) mission, (2) provide leadership and support in the stewardship of THM, (3) lead program management and development efforts, and (4) work with the board and volunteers to develop a strategic plan and direct implementation. The Director is also responsible for overseeing assigned administrative and financial aspects of THM.

The Executive Director oversees planning, vision and leadership for aspects of the THM including programming, events, financial development, member services, and communications. Director supports the Board of Directors (BoD) role in partnering and collaborating with businesses, foundations, government officials, other nonprofits, and supporters. The Director works with the Board and Committees to establish and direct the implementation of vision, policy, and strategic focus of THM programs and supports board development and recruitment.


  • Support the BoD and volunteers to engage community, increase membership and represent the sector’s interest to the larger community
  • Keeps the BoD apprised of conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges of the operating environment so that the Board can perform governance, financial oversight and leadership duties
  • Coordinates scheduling of Board meetings, committee meetings and organization communications
  • Attends monthly and annual Board meetings and maintains an onsite record of minutes and other relevant BoD business
Management of Programs, Volunteers and Membership
  • Oversight of volunteer and docent scheduling in line with goals, objectives, inputs and outcome.
  • Provide ongoing communication and oversight to assure programming and operations stay within approved plans and budgets
  • Work with BoD and volunteer committees to create, publicize and implement programs and events
  • Ensure program quality and consistency with organizational goals through ongoing evaluation of programs and services to determine effectiveness, sustainability, and participant and member satisfaction
  • Maintain communication with the BoD and volunteer committees regarding development and coordination of events and new programs, workshops, publications, and administration of technical service
Development and Fundraising
  • Identify and cultivate donors, develop relationships with prospective funders and maintain regular communications with funders
Develop and Coordinate Advocacy Efforts
  • Build and support relationships with state and local government officials
  • Work with BoD and Publicity Committee to develop and execute a communication strategy to enhance THM presence in the community and nonprofit sector
  • Serve as a spokesman for the THM and assure that the organization’s mission is properly presented to the public
  • Develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with other associations, organizations and persons pertinent to THM and coordinate activities and co-sponsored events
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six (6)+ years nonprofit management experience and/or museum experience OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus four (4) years practical experience
  • Understanding of and experience with capacity-building programs related to historic preservation and best practices for the ongoing preservation and restoration of Tate House Museum properties
  • Demonstrated fundraising and communication skills
  • Experience with donor management systems and reporting
  • Demonstrated marketing and publicity skills (e-newsletters, press releases, social media, marketing collateral) Website experience helpful
  • Supervisory and volunteer management experience
  • Experience working with board of directors
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and willingness to work as a part of a mission-driven team
  • Proficiency in general office software, database management, social media, marketing and communication
Anticipated Salary Range: $20 - $25/hour commensurate with experience and subject to annual performance and compensation review.

Anticipated Schedule: 25-30 hours/week; due to the seasonality of operations, some weekend and holiday work may be required.Please send letter of interest and resume to tatehouse1755@gmail.com

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Portland Area
Tate House Museum

Application Details

Please send letter of interest and resume to tatehouse1755@gmail.com
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