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Executive Director - Benton County Historical Society

02 Nov 2020 1:36 PM | Anonymous member

Benton County Historical Society in Philomath Oregon, seeks a highly creative, innovative thinker as Executive Director to imagine, initiate and execute new ideas in the museum field, realizing these innovations through exhibitions and programming in the Historical Society’s two museums: the Corvallis Museum in Corvallis, Oregon, the recently-completed [2020] Allied Works Architecture-designed, modern building, and the Philomath Museum in Philomath, Oregon, headquarters of the Society, housed in the 1867 National Register Philomath College building.

The Executive Director should have extensive museum experience, preferably working with budgets larger than $500,000; superior management, writing, and communication skills and a sense of purpose that displays sound judgement while showing a passion and enthusiasm for the Society’s mission and mandate.

The E.D. must have a commitment to the preservation of art and objects in the Society’s holdings and must value professional collections management and conservation. The E.D. must also value good design in all aspects of the Society’s work and foster professional exhibition development and implementation.

The E.D. must uphold the Society’s commitment to embed equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of programming and outreach. There must also be a commitment to give public access to the Society’s collections not only in rotating public exhibitions, but to the Society’s archives and research collections.

Working with curatorial staff, the E.D. will promote and cultivate internship opportunities at both museums for students from Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College.

Working with the Board of Trustees, the E.D. will assure adherence to Society’s policies and procedures, and develop resources for the Society’s financial sustainability.

Please submit a cover letter, resume or C.V with three current references, and a recent writing sample of at least three pages (750-1,000 words) to: Search Committee, BCHS, PO Box 35, Philomath OR 97370 or email to irene@bentoncountymuseum.org with the subject line E.D. Application. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2021. The position start date is July 1, 2021.
For the complete job description: http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/get-involved/current-job-openings/

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Salary range, depending on qualifications and experience, is $65,000 to $95,000 per year.


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