[MARMAM] Director Position at The Whale Museum

Christi Diamond christi at whalemuseum.org
Tue Aug 8 11:37:59 PDT 2006

Employment Opportunity

Museum Director
The Whale Museum
Friday Harbor, WA USA

POSITION: Museum Director. Full-time position starting at $36-$40,000 
per year dependent upon applicant qualifications.

The Whale Museum is a 27-year-old 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization 
located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State, USA. 
The Museum employs a staff of ten (+/- 4).

The Whale Museum's mission is to promote stewardship of whales and 
the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. The Museum 
is housed in a 114-year-old historic building containing a natural 
history exhibit hall, store, gallery, public meeting space and 
administrative offices. Research focuses on supporting critically 
needed scientific information about whales and the Salish Sea 
ecosystem that can be used in efforts to restore whale species and 
preserve ecosystem diversity in the region. Through education The 
Whale Museum strives to increase public knowledge about whales, other 
marine species and the ecological processes that support them, in 
order to promote more responsible environmental stewardship 
practices. These educational goals are achieved through the 
presentation of artifacts and exhibits in the Museum, special 
programs for K-12 and adults, and by educationally engaging the 
public in the wildlife environments of the San Juan Islands; at 
parks, along the shorelines, and out on the water.

The "Museum Director" is accountable for the sound operations of The 
Whale Museum and is responsible to the Board of Directors. Qualified 
candidates have a college degree, preferably an advanced degree, and 
must demonstrate skills in the following areas:

    * Fiscal Management
    * Fundraising
    * Human Resource Management
    * Working with and the development of a Board of Directors
    * Facility Management
    * Non-profit Management

The Director works with staff members in accomplishing the goals and 
objectives of the Museum that have been developed by both board 
members and staff members. The Director provides the necessary 
information for both board and staff to make proper decisions as the 
lead in long-range planning and its implementation. The Director must 
keep a close watch on fiscal operations and be able to make decisions 
to ensure fiscal resiliency of the organization. The Director must 
work well with people and provide the motivation needed to inspire 
contributors to support the organization in accomplishing its mission.

To apply please include a resume or c.v., contact information for at 
least three references, and a cover letter that explains: 1) why you 
think you are the right person to lead The Whale Museum into its 
third decade, and 2) how you propose to live in or commute to San 
Juan Island if you are accepted for this position.

The Whale Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
sex, religion or national origin, and provides reasonable 
accommodation for applicants with disabilities. If you need a 
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring 
process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable 
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Mail your materials to: Attn. Mary Blevins, The Whale Museum, P.O. 
Box 945, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or email attachments to 
<mary at whalemuseum.org>. Letters of intent and resumes will be 
accepted through September 15, 2006.

For more information contact Mary Blevins, 360-378-4710 ext. 29 or 
email <mary at whalemuseum.org>.

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