Denver Firefighters Museum

Executive Director

Executive Director

$50,000 to $60,000 per year


The Director provides leadership to direct policymaking, planning, organization, staffing, and operations. The Director works closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach.

Major duties and responsibilities:
• Works in conjunction with the Board to develop the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, statewide, national and international awareness and prominence.
• Directs the museum’s operations, including development, education, public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing.
• Manages and leads the full-time staff and part-time staff, volunteers, and consultants.
• Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
• Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.
• Directs the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives. Develops an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the museum.
• Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the collections held in public trust.

Qualifications Required:
•Master’s degree in museum studies.
• Three to five years of experience as a director in a museum.