Summit Historical Society


Summit Historical Society (SHS) is currently seeking a full-time, year-round Director to perform a variety of leadership, administrative and fundraising duties in support of the SHS mission. Applicants should have experience and understanding of museum practices, non-profit management, fundraising, business administration and membership development skills.

Other applicant characteristics include: • proven ability to make community connections and grow membership • dependability and flexibility • ability to function as a self-starter • ability to work independently as well as a team leader and member • strong attention to detail • proven administrative skills • effective verbal and written communication skills • creativity • ability to plan, organize and present programs. Proven ability to fundraise and win grants Demonstrated ability to work and be supervised by a board

Responsibilities include: • Oversight of staff and volunteers in day to day operations for historic sites and collections • Handling of collection management including loans, accessions, and deaccessions using PastPerfect • Actively generation of revenue through programs, special events, membership, grants, and donations • Planning and coordination of special events and programs • Implementation of community engagement activities • Directing the Society staff in development of strategic plans for success • Active collection and story-telling about Summit County, Colorado history • Creating a dynamic museum environment, in person and online. Responsible for museum for tours and school groups • Overseeing and increasing membership and donations • Writing/winning applications for local, state, and national grants • Responding to emails, phone messages, and correspondence • Overseeing payroll, documenting donations • Developing budgets • Following established museum practices in day to day handling of artifacts • Other duties and activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: • Education: Degree from an accredited college or university in Museum Studies, History, Business, Nonprofit management, or related field, with at least 5 years management experience in related field. • Proficient in Microsoft Office PastPerfect and QuickBooks • Able to speak, write, and read English. Fluency in additional languages, such as, Spanish, is desirable • 5+ years ’experience supervising staff and/or volunteers • 5+ years’ experience with public speaking and presentations Experience with Board direction and supervision

Preferred Qualifications: • Prior experience working in the museum or fundraising field • Experience completing grant applications and receipt of grant awards • Familiarity with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc. Demonstrated skills in growing a nonprofit

Other Requirements: • Candidate must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License and must live in Summit County by first day of work • Reference checks, background checks which may include: financial, criminal, sex-offender registry, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI • Local travel within the county with occasional out of county travel • Attend SHS board meetings (approximately 8-9 meetings per year)

Job Location: 403 LaBonte St., Dillon, CO 80435

Starting Salary: $20-$27 hourly, paid bi-weekly, DOQ. Full-time, year-round, Tuesday – Saturday. Work days and hours will vary depending on the museum hours, special events and fundraising activities, and will require some evening and weekend hours. Limited travel may be required.

Benefits: Flexible schedule around work obligations, PTO

Apply: Please submit cover letter, supplemental references, and resume to Open until filled.

Summit Historical Society is a 501c3 member organization. We Are not supported by county or state governments. We are funded through dues, grants, programs, sponsorships, and donations. Equal Opportunity Employer