Grand County Historical Association – Executive Director

The Grand County Historical Association (GCHA), located in the spectacular setting of Grand County Colorado, seeks applications for the position of Executive Director. We are seeking a person with a passion for Colorado history who is able to develop and lead a team of employees and volunteers in fulfilling our mission of preserving and fostering an appreciation for the rich history of Grand County. They ideal candidate will have a background in museum management, business management, and organizational leadership as well as strong interpersonal skills.

With a ten-member board of directors, we operate with a staff of two full-time and several part-time employees along with a large cadre of volunteers. We have strong community support and involvement with our programs. We currently have approximately 350 members.

Job Description: The Executive Director is the key management leader of GCHA. They are responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, strategic plan of the organization and ensuring appropriate museum and historic preservation policies and principles are followed. Other key duties include teambuilding, staff supervision, budget development and management, financial oversight, fundraising, marketing, publicity, and community out reach. Duties also include managing financial accounts, regularly entering accounting data into QuickBooks, preparing monthly and quarterly reports, ordering books and items for the gift shops, issuing and processing membership renewal notices and other routine office administrative tasks.

This is a 12 month, full-time, salaried position. Work schedule and locations are flexible with the minimum requirement of 32 hours per week. Salary, beginning at $42,000, is negotiable depending on previous experience.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in museum or history studies or business management degree with minor in history/museum studies. Two years experience with nonprofit organization.

Desired skills and experience: nonprofit leadership, teambuilding, museum management, the historic preservation, educational program development, fundraising, supervision, strategic planning, budget development, QuickBooks, Excel, Past Perfect and other database management, marketing, and social media.

How to apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 to 5 professional references. Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 31, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Submit applications to:
Grand County Historical Assn.
Attn: Personnel Committee PO Box 165
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451