Executive Director

Company Name: 

Connecticut River Museum


67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426

Contact Name: 

Scott Stevens or Marilyn Hoffman



Job Description: 

Connecticut River Museum (CRM) seeks an innovative leader for its expanded mission and nearly completed capital campaign. The new Executive Director will raise CRM’s profile and dramatically increase its reach and impact. The AAM-accredited museum, founded in 1974 to interpret maritime history, now includes river ecology. Located in Essex, CT, a scenic, affluent town near urban areas, universities, and cultural attractions. CRM’s exhibitions, programs and special events serve 27,000 people annually. The $1 million budget has been balanced for four years. Responsibilities: work with board members to raise capital gifts and ensure completion of the campaign; initiate new strategic planning; work with staff to furnish new collections storage, develop a three-year exhibition plan, develop interpretation in a new discovery center, and build sustainable operation of the expanded museum. Qualifications: Master’s degree in museum studies, public history, nonprofit management, or equivalent education and experience; 5+ years leading a museum or environmental/conservation organization or a large department; strong people skills and community engagement; interdisciplinary interests; successful fundraising; self-motivation. Details: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/. Apply: Email cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, and 3 references with contact information by March 4, 2019 to Scott Stevens, Senior Search Consultant, Museum Search & Reference/Marilyn Hoffman, SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  EOE