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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum Executive Director
Skamania County Historical Society, The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648

The Skamania County Historical Society, a non-profit Corporation, owns and operates the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. The museum building and headquarters are in Stevenson, Washington. The Skamania County Historical Society collects, stores, preserves, exhibits, and makes available to future generations historical data, information, and artifacts obtained for the education and enjoyment of residents and visitors.

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum is seeking a full-time Executive Director to oversee all Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum operations. Working with the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum Board of Directors, develop and implement new, short-term, and long-term strategic plans. We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and committed professional to lead the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum into the future. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board of Directors.

Job description: As you execute the Strategic Plan in collaboration with the board, you will be instrumental in building a new and better museum to serve Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

The Executive Director will:
* Attend monthly board and committee meetings and provide monthly Director’s Reports to the board.
* Use sound financial management to keep the museum fiscally sound and financially improving.
* Craft a budget in partnership with the board, that addresses the organization’s financial goals, while supporting the overall vision and strategic direction of the museum.
* Demonstrate success in revenue development including, but not limited to, major gifts, grant writing, government subsidies, on-site gift shop, site rentals and private events.
* Be a self-starter who demonstrates an ongoing commitment to professionalism, standards, and best practices.
* Be a leader who is self-motivated, independent, and able to work cooperatively, collaboratively and is able to meet deadlines.
* Supervise, train and coach administrative and volunteer staff. Set staff performance goals and objectives, and conduct personnel evaluations.
* Develop a membership recruitment plan and grow the membership.
* Oversee collections and archives using best museum practices.
* Provide leadership and direction for short- and long-range historical projects as well as rotating new exhibits.
* Cultivate an environment that enriches the visitor, employee, volunteer, and community experiences.
* Advance DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion) goals
* Be responsible for day-to-day museum operations, including oversight of staff and volunteers, public programming, exhibits, visitor and membership services, collections, and communications.
* Develop partnerships with individuals and community organizations.
* Participate in community heritage and cultural activities.
* Develop and deliver educational programming.
* Keep a flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
* BA in Museology or related field with 4+ years museum experience
* Supervisory museum experience
* Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal and public speaking skills
* Solid financial management skills with experience in fund raising, budget analysis, forecasting and planning.
* Experience with museum education, volunteer programs and an understanding of museum collections
* Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, ability to work in an office and museum environment, travel within the community, navigate stairs and lift up to 20 lbs.
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000
Benefits: Health Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave
CGICM is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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