Freeport Historical Society seeks Executive Director

13 May 2014 7:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Freeport Historical Society located in Freeport, Maine , is seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide leadership during a period of continuing growth.  The Freeport Historical Society is a vital and much respected organization with a 45 year track record of successful stewardship of a significant collection including two major properties, the 140 acre Historic Pettengill Farm at  Freeport, Maine, situated in a unique saltwater environment, and Harrington House, the Society’s headquarters on Freeport ’s Main Street

During recent years, the Society has achieved significant growth in both individual and business memberships and increased revenues through the implementation of a multi-year development campaign. The Society has also significantly increased its local and regional visibility with unique programming and events while successfully interacting with families, schools, and artisans often through hands-on, educational experiences. The Society has a longstanding, positive history of an active, engaged, and collaborative board of trustees. 

The successful candidate for this position will help guide the Society to its next level of development through visionary leadership while serving as the conduit of increasing Society interaction with various groups including community and educational organizations, government planning and design review boards, businesses, grant providers, and financial benefactors. Experience with capital campaign development, grant writing, and website management are also desirable.

 Required skills include strategic planning, budget creation and management, and the ability to clearly communicate both internally and externally. Collaborative problem solving, delegation, and organizational skills are also desirable. Previous utilization of these skills in the context of historic preservation, management of historic properties, and museum operations would be favored. Experience as an Executive Director or an increasingly responsible supervisory position is desired. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to FHS Executive Director Search Committee via email at The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014. 

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