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Posted: 06/04/2010

Alex Haley House Museum Association

The Alex Haley House Museum and Interpretive Center is a state-owned historic site in Henning, Tennessee. The house was the boyhood home of internationally known author Alex Haley, most famous for his Pulitzer Prize winning Roots. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 10-room bungalow is interpreted to the period of Mr. Henning’s childhood and is managed by the Alex Haley House Museum Association. An architectural award winning interpretive center houses educational exhibits and staff. The Executive Director will manage the operations of the site.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Henning, TN


• Operate the museum in compliance with State and Federal Guidelines for a National Register Site.

• Act as liaison between Board of Directors the Tennessee Historical Commission.

• Implement goals, policies, and strategies of the Board of Directors.

• Lead the site by analyzing needs, developing projects, and improving operations of the site.

• Work under the supervision of the Executive Committee with the President as Immediate Supervisor.

• Serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the staff.

• Supervise staff in performing daily operations of the museum, including curatorial duties and volunteer management.

• Hire, promote, and dismiss staff based on needs, ability, performance, or budget.

• Provide routine business correspondence; account for all funds, maintain all fiscal records in compliance with State Board Policies.

• Prepare monthly reports to the Board of Directors, which shall include but not limited to–number of visitors, income, expenditures, and recommendations.

• Develop and maintain a gift shop.

• Develop and maintain a membership program.

• Develop and maintain a volunteer program.

• Explore public and private sources of financial assistance which might further sustain the operation of the site and develop applications as desirable.

• Develop and maintain an outreach program, one that incorporates site promotion through involvement in the local community and on the state and national level.

• Be available for emergencies related to museum.

• May serve on various museum advisory committees, as required and assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Strong track-record in understanding and achievement in museum/cultural attraction management

• Ability to inspire, lead and manage staff and volunteers

• Proven ability in fundraising, grant writing, and planned giving

• Excellent customer service skills

• Excellent interpersonal and public relation skills

• Good written and verbal skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks


Requirements: Minimum three years of professional museum experience, including at least one year as the manager of a small museum or a section of a large museum; one year of supervisory experience; a bachelor’s degree in history, historic preservation, museum education, anthropology or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. Other combinations of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

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How to apply
To apply, send resume, cover letter, three current letters of recommendation, and transcripts to: Alex Haley House Museum and Interpretive Center Board of Directors, P. O. Box 500, Henning, TN 38041

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