World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame
Long Beach, Washington
98631 United States
Facility & Mission:
The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame is dedicated to the thrill, art, science, sport and history of kites worldwide. The museum’s exhibits and educational events introduce the kite as a multicultural art, in celebrations, modern day design, pulling power and application to energy production. The museum houses artifacts, archives and displays in a 10,350 sq. ft. two-story 10-year-old facility. For more information, please see the World Kite Museum’s website; www.worldkitemuseum.com
Long Beach, Washington
This position reports to the Board of Directors, and will directly supervise one part time staff, the volunteer chairman and fourteen volunteers with varied responsibilities.
The Director is responsible for carrying out strategic plans and policies of the Board of Directors. He/she provides leadership toward achievement of the Museum’s mission, annual goals and objectives.
The Director will develop and organize a strategy to increase major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and others.
The Director will lead, direct and help form Kite Museum services. These include development of education strategies, programs and public events. It involves organization of sales, marketing, communication and exhibits. He/she will also be in charge of business operations, finance, facility operation and maintenance.
- Serve as chief spokesperson for the World Kite Museum and provide a high degree of community visibility.
- Effectively manage exhibits, educational programs, and events to attract visitors and remain within budget restraints.
- Lead in marketing, promotion, quality of programs, products, services and use of social media.
- Leadership in fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and keeping records.
- Recommend the yearly budget for the Board approval and manage the museum’s operations within that budget.
- Collaborate with constituencies including support groups and the community, and regional groups organized to develop unique programs with other organizations.
Bachelors Degree required.
Experience/Education in Marketing, Grant Writing and Fund Raising preferred.
The candidate needs energetic and socially conscious leadership qualities. Successful fundraising, planning, and financial management are desirable experiences. These include effective organization skills and the ability to motivate staff, volunteers and community partners.
The Director will be instrumental in expanding the museum’s fundraising potential and must exhibit high work standards and communication skills. He/she must be adept at problem solving, leading through process rather than mandate. The Director should have the ability to manage and advance several priorities at the same time.
Other qualities we’re looking for include setting an example by a strong work ethic plus a congenial approach to ones fellow workers by being a good listener, having a sense of humor and a commitment to learning.
To apply, please email application and exhibits to email@example.com. Applications must be received by July 15th, 2012. We will send you a card when we receive your application.
Click here to download the application.