Executive Director (Massillon)


  • Industry: Executive Management - Chief Executive/General Management
  • Type: Full Time
  • $198,230.00 - 198,230.00
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Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources Back to Press Releases Print Submit an Article Employment: Executive Director, Delaware Children's Museum (Wilmington, DE)

Contributed By: Delaware Childrens Museum
Email The Author: ...@delawarechildrensmuseum.com

The Delaware Childrens Museum (DCM) is a start up organization located on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. The Executive Director will be responsible for implementing the museums mission through strategic planning, budget and program development, fund raising, staff recruitment and management, marketing, community relations and ongoing evaluation of the progress against the strategic plan. The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that the Board is kept informed on the capital campaign, planning and construction progress.


  • Develops strategic plan in coordination with Board members
  • Develops and manages operating budget and capital budget with finance committee and/or Treasurer
  • Plans, organizes and directs programs, evaluates results
  • Hires and manages staff, volunteers, and consultants
  • Actively involved in capital campaign and annual appeal
  • Works with the Capital Campaign, Exhibit Design, Education, Human Resource, Marketing, Finance and Building Development Committees to plan the museum and over see its construction
  • Represents the DCM in the community and with the media
  • Responsible for excellent customer service with all constituents
  • Plans, develops and facilitates special events
  • Attends all board Meetings and execute decisions of the Executive Committee and Board
  • Attends the annual Association of Childrens Museum conference
  • Manages the Earth Balloon and all other outreach programming


  • College degree, Masters level preferred
  • Experience in fundraising with a focus on capital campaigns
  • Budget development and management experience
  • Grant writing skills
  • Understanding of database management and various computer programs
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Dynamic presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience working with board of directors and donors
  • Superior organization and administrative skills
  • Experience in program development, preferably with childrens or science museums
  • Excellent motivator
  • Good sense of humor!
  • Detail oriented Has creative ideas for the DCM vision
  • Has visited childrens museums
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends

Work Environment
The Executive Director position will initially be based in an office in the Community Service Building in downtown Wilmington. Free parking is available. A secretary or administrative assistant will be recruited as well and initially, these will be the only two hired administrative staff for the museum. The position will require frequent meetings in other offices or locations throughout the region for fund raising, planning and outreach. A personal automobile will be needed for transportation.

Candidates should respond to ...@delawarechildrensmuseum.com

Keywords: Delaware Childrens Museum, employment

Posted: September 17, 2007 Back to Press Releases Print Submit an Article

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