The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art seeks an Executive Director. The Everhart is a century-old, highly valued community asset that serves as a magnet for cultural tourism, a venue for exciting exhibitions, and a focal point for significant programs and special events.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the entire organization including strategic direction, finances, fundraising, programs, staff, partnerships and external relations. The Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the Everhart in a manner that is fiscally sound, responsive to effective practices in nonprofit management, and reflects established standards in museum operations.
The Executive Director will bring a dynamic, optimistic, pragmatic, and entrepreneurial perspective in building an effective management team and organizational structure that best serves the Everhart’s mission and core values. Experience working in an organization that values and sustains strong community partnerships in both public and private sectors and a high level of community engagement and impact is a must. A background in the successful development of constituent relations that result in major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and other sources of philanthropic support will be a significant factor in candidate selection. The ability to authentically blend into the community culture is expected, including a desire to reach out to the multiple and diverse populations of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Executive Director should have demonstrated skills in all aspects of non-profit management, possess an avid interest in and/or knowledge of the fine arts, cultural heritage, or closely related subjects, and at least five to seven years of senior management experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience with direct stewardship of Board of Trustees is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. The position requires excellent knowledge of and ability in fundraising, marketing, audience development, branding, and operations. Although it is likely that the successful candidate will have career experience at a senior management level of a museum or cultural arts organization, it is also possible that the individual could come from another background or industry.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), paid time off and holidays. Please electronically submit a letter of interest and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. The Everhart Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please see Job Description – Executive Director – 22 February 2016 for additional details on this position and its requirements.
Everhart Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of a major regional museum through participating in all aspects of museum operation. Volunteers can work in a number of different departments and they provide invaluable support for the museum. Potential volunteers should possess a passion for and appreciation of learning, a flexible attitude, and an understanding that reliability is critical. Please contact the Education Department for further information.
Semester internships are available to college students for credit. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get behind-the scenes experience working with the education or curatorial departments. Projects vary, but students will leave with in depth knowledge of the Everhart’s collection, day-to-day experience of both preparation and execution of galleries and programs, and having made a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Everhart Museum. Internships are available for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Call us for further information.
If you would like to submit your resume for consideration for one of the listed positions, please do so via mail to the appropriate department at
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510-2390
We are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. We will, however, hold on to all resumes for one year upon receipt in the event that appropriate future openings become available.
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