Organization: Greenbrier Historical Society
Position: Executive Director
Greenbrier Historical Society is dedicated to community enrichment through the preservation of the history and culture of the Greenbrier area and the education of the public of all ages.
- To maintain and operate a museum that will discover, collect and preserve materials pertaining to the history of, or in any manner illustrative of the Greenbrier area, and will exhibit materials of this area.
- To maintain and operate a research center which will be the depository of maps, manuscripts, iconographic and published materials of the Greenbrier area and will make these materials available to the public in order to promote historical research of the area.
- To undertake an education program which will promote and stimulate public interest in and appreciation of the history of the Greenbrier area.
- To disseminate knowledge about the Greenbrier area through the preparation, editing, and publication of historical materials descriptive and illustrative of these areas, especially through a journal and newsletter.
- To reach out to the Greenbrier community through activities and events which will enlighten the public about the history of the Greenbrier area.
Develop, plan, manage and carry-out operations of the Greenbrier Historical Society including all its buildings and functions working with and through the Board of Directors and the Committees of the Board.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
- Implement organizational goals and objectives
- Supervise employees and volunteers
- Manage daily operations and coordinate employee and volunteer schedules.
- Supervise financial coordinator in financial reporting and activities
- Oversee revenue generating activities such as fund raising, grant writing and retail sales
- Create marketing and promotional materials for operations and special events including newsletters, journal, web-site operation, and other social media.
- Coordinate with the Curator and Education Director who develops and implements educational and public outreach programs and exhibits
- Represent and promote the Society in community affairs
- Perform all related functions as needed
Activities within each area of responsibility may be carried out by support staff, Board Committees, volunteers or by the Director as is in the best interests of the Greenbrier Historical Society.
- BA, BS, or BFA or equivalent–Masters preferred.
- Experience managing Museums, Archives or other non-profit Organizations.
- Experience developing and implementing educational programs and special events
- Experience in managing staff and volunteers
- Management experience or equivalent education to include intermediate management, accounting and marketing knowledge
- Excellent verbal communication skills to include effective public speaking
- Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to compose business documents, financial reports, news releases, and marketing materials with emphasis on accuracy and proper grammar
- Knowledge of U.S. History and interest in historic preservation; Knowledge of regional history preferred
- Computer literacy requirements:
Word Processing Advanced
PastPerfect or Other Museum Software Beginner
Accounting Software Beginner
Publishing/Graphic/Web Design Advanced
- Ability to climb stairs and ladders
- Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Standing, walking and sitting for extended amounts of time
Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to the Greenbrier Historical Society, 814 Washington Street West, Lewisburg, WV 24901. Materials will be reviewed and interviews scheduled with the most promising candidates.