[MARMAM] Director Position at The Whale Museum
christi at whalemuseum.org
Tue Aug 8 11:37:59 PDT 2006
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
* 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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