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Interim Director - Aurora Colony Historical Society

12 Nov 2020 10:36 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Interim Director Aurora Colony Historical Society

**This exempt position is currently funded for 9 months. The annual compensation range is $40,000 - $50,000 based on knowledge, skills and relevant experience.  Vacation days; sick and personal leave days are compensated. Compensation time will be provided for required after hours and weekend obligations.**

The Aurora Colony Historical Society (Society) was organized to preserve the history and educate the public about the communal, “utopian” group of pioneers (Colony) who arrived and began settling in the area in1856. The Society opened the museum in Aurora in 1966.  The Society owns Colony historical properties in town as well as the historic Stauffer-Will Farm between Aurora and Hubbard. The Society owns the newly completed Will Family Preservation and Research Center built to safely shelter Colony artifacts as well as historical documents and research regarding Colony families.

The Society Board of Directors is seeking a full time Interim Director responsible for leading revenue and marketing functions. The Interim Director will oversee and plan for the future for revenue growth and related marketing, implement Board adopted plans and report directly to the Board.

  • Revenue functions include: fund development; grant development and management, and planned giving. 
  • Marketing functions include: public and community outreach, donor relations, re-opening the museum, and generally building human capital.
  • Key duties in addition include: program maintenance and supervision, oversight and organization of workflow regarding ACHS projects, grants, programs, and events.

Interested applicants with a Bachelor degree in Museum Studies, Business Administration, or Nonprofit Management with an emphasis on Museum Studies and knowledge of fund development strategies, grant management and donor relations in the nonprofit sector should apply.

Applications are on the Society web page www.auroracolony.org Your completed application will be sent to the attention of Caroline Queer via email info@auoracolony.org.  

If you are interested in applying please go to the ACHS web page.  https://www.auroracolony.org/


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