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Executive Director - Lincoln County Historical Society

06 Mar 2020 2:26 PM | Anonymous member

The Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS) of Lincoln County, Oregon, seeks an Executive Director who is energetic, creative, hands-on and goal-oriented to provide leadership in executing the LCHS mission.  The LCHS team includes an active and engaged Board of Directors, hardworking and talented staff, and dedicated volunteers. 

As Executive Director, you will have the opportunity to join us in finishing the first year of our current three year strategic plan and in finishing the development of the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (PMHC).  The PMHC is an approximately 30,000 square foot building with history located in the high tourist traffic area that is Newport’s Historic Bayfront and has impressive views of the Bayfront and commercial fishing fleet.  The PMHC has been open since June 2013 and is in the completion phase of development.  The most recent addition to the PMHC in June 2019 is the 120 seat Doerfler Family Theater that includes a stage and a built-in 4K laser projector system with an 18 foot drop down screen.  LCHS also operates the Burrows House Museum, Log Cabin Research Library, and the Carriage House located in the City Center of Newport.  Find out more information on LCHS at www.oregoncoasthistory.org, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.


The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief operating officer of the Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS) and reports to the LCHS Board of Directors. The ED assists the Board of Directors (Board) in setting policies, goals and objectives for LCHS and helps implement them. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the LCHS, for leading the LCHS in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board, for communicating effectively with the Board, and for providing, in a timely manner, information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions. General duties include administrative, fiscal, management, exhibit and educational programming, collections, community outreach and public relations, fundraising, organizational relationships, professional development, and other areas as needed.


The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating an ability to direct a nonprofit organization and work in a museum setting.  A Masters in Museum Science or related subject is preferred.


This is a full time, salaried exempt position. Starting salary range $50,000-$55,000 DOE with benefits. 


March 27, 2020


Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF to:  business@oregoncoasthistory.org with LCHS Executive Director Search in the subject line.  Or mail to:  LCHS Executive Director Search, 545 SW Ninth Street, Newport, OR 97365, received by March 27, 2020.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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