Museum Director

Company Name: 

City of Ketchikan


334 Front St
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Contact Name: 

Vanessa Booth




Job Description: 

The City of Ketchikan, Alaska seeks a multi-talented individual to direct and participate in the operation of two city-owned museums: the Tongass Historical Museum, a small community museum; and the Totem Heritage Center, which preserves 19th century totem poles, in addition to conducting classes and workshops in the traditional arts of Southeast Alaska Natives. The Museum Director oversees a staff of eight. 


The successful candidate will be an accomplished communicator and manager with broad museum experience, including administration; budgeting and planning; staff supervision; collections care; and exhibit and program development. Demonstrated leadership, creativity, and style are essential. With a small staff and limited resources, the person selected will be expected to deliver exhibits and programs that not only engage the community, but also educate and entertain visitors.


Ketchikan is a welcoming community of 14,000 located on an island in beautiful Southeast Alaska.  Ketchikan has daily jet and ferry service, and is a 90-minute flight from Seattle, WA.  Spectacular natural beauty with mild climate, small town life, a vibrant arts scene, boating, fishing, and outdoor activities are among the reasons why people love to live here.


A full job description and City of Ketchikan employment application (REQUIRED) are available at Information about the museums can be found at  Direct inquiries to Vanessa Booth at (907) 228-5631 or

$60,708 - $70,454/annually DOQ plus benefits. Position Open Until Filled; EOE/AA.