Lee-Fendall House Museum
614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(t) 703.548.1789 · (f) 703.548.0931
The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, located in Alexandria, Virginia, seeks a full-time Executive Director. This historic house, which is independently operated, is interpreted to the 1850-1870 period and features a half-acre garden property.
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for museum operations, including the preservation and maintenance of the historic building and cultural landscape, fundraising, grant writing, membership, volunteer recruitment and management, collections management, special event management, and public relations. The position requires an energetic, highly organized and creative individual with demonstrated success in areas of leadership, fundraising, business development, administrative management, project management, program development, strategic planning and community relations. The candidate should also have a strong understanding of historical research, and the ability to translate it into public outreach. This position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for managing part-time staff and contractors.
The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, and initiative. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree or a minimum of five years progressive non-profit professional management or museum experience. Knowledge of 19th century America, including decorative arts, is desired.
The regular workweek for this position is Wednesday through Sunday. Some evening hours will be required.
Salary dependent on qualifications. Benefits: monthly stipend for health coverage, 10 vacation days annually, and 12 sick days annually.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: [log in to unmask] Deadline: June 15, 2013.