Preservation Job Board

(MA) Executive Director 

09-12-2019 17:21

Deadline:  12/31/2019
Offered By (Name of Organization): North Andover Historical Society (NAHS)
Location (City, State):  North Andover, MA
Type: Full-Time
Salary:  Commensurate with experience

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Strategic Opportunities and Challenges 

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead this well-respected, venerable and prominent institution which has preserved, interpreted and shared North Andover and New England history for over 100 years. High priorities for the Executive Director include: 

Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create a revitalized strategic direction for the Society, one which leverages the organization’s legacy and history, acknowledges the shifting demographic and engagement trends in historical societies and museums and determines the best use of NAHS’s resources, most especially its buildings.

Expanding significantly NAHS’s visibility, community outreach, social media presence and engagement to raise the institution’s profile, modernize its presentation, expand participation in its programs and grow financial resources and support.

Developing and executing on a resource development plan to grow NAHS’s philanthropic support through a targeted combination of membership dues, individual donations and private and public grants.

Creating deep connections with members, residents, regional and local community leaders as well as the general public to create a welcoming, engaging and inclusive culture in all of NAHS’s public engagements.

Collaborating with the Board of Directors to create the appropriate governance versus management balance that supports strong executive staff leadership and proper board oversight.

Empowering, supporting and leading a team of dedicated and skilled museum professionals committed to achieving NAHS’s preservation mission and delivering exceptional programs.


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