Executive Director

Company Name: 

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


142 E 7th St
Leadville, CO 80461

Contact Name: 

Sandra Mark





Job Description: 

Type:                         Full-time annual exempt position with some benefits

Reports To:              Board of Directors

Supervises:             Exempt and non-exempt staff

Starting salary:       $80,000-$100,000 (dependent on experience)

Starting date:          May 2022

Overall operational and strategic plan execution responsibility of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) non-profit entity. This includes visioning, managing the budget, financial performance, exhibits, collections, staff, community affairs, grant applications and other duties as required.

Essential Functions

  • Operate a national-level museum
  • Report to the Board of Directors on the state of the operations and mission/vision
  • Develop annual budgets and recommendations to maintain a sustainable operation
  • Manage day-to-day operations of a 25,000-square-foot facility and a remote historical site
  • Budget, plan and execute an annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet as a fundraising event
  • Collaborate with the Board to develop and champion NMHFM strategic plans and specific goals
  • Expand the museum’s presence locally, regionally and nationally
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve goals
  • Continually enhance museum’s communications and community outreach
  • Adhere to best practices in governance and administration
  • Be a leading member within the community of Leadville, Lake County and Colorado

Leadership & Management

  • Actively collaborate with the mineral production industry including universities, societies and mineral production companies
  • Actively engage and energize NMHFM volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and donors to achieve success in achieving goals and strategic plans
  • Recruit, hire, develop, lead and retain the NMHFM employees

Marketing, Fundraising & Communications

  • Build relationships and partnerships with related institutions, funding organizations, donors, and political and community leaders
  • Research and identify prospects and seek financial support from individual, foundation, corporate, and government sources via grant writing and other means
  • Create and manage communications for new exhibits, web presence and brand recognition
  • Publish and communicate program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local, regional and national programs

Work Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a background check and drug test
  • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs.
  • Reasonable fitness is required to live and work at 10,000 feet of elevation
  • May occasionally be required to climb a ladder or stepstool

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the museum field (curation, preservation, ethics, management and legal)
  • Master’s in museum studies, public history, or a related field
  • Some knowledge of the past and present state of the mining industry
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization
  • Skills managing personnel, finances, and museum operations
  • Enthusiasm for and a record of success in fundraising
  • Willingness to be the face of the organization.
  • Negotiate effectively with board and outside entities.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Interested applicants should forward their resume that includes contact info for 3 references by January 31, 2022 to: Sandra Mark edsearch@mininghalloffame.org

For more information about the NMHFM, go to www.mininghalloffame.org