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Posted: 05/14/2012

Geneva Historical Society

The Geneva Historical Society is a community-based institution which operates a local history museum, an extensive archive, and three historic house museums, including Rose Hill Mansion, a National Historical Landmark. The operating budget is approximately $360,000. The Society is located in Geneva, New York, on Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Geneva, NY


Working with a hands-on board of trustees, the Executive Director will provide leadership in achieving the mission of the Society. He/She will be responsible for organizational development, strategic planning, fiscal management, membership and resource development, office administration, and the supervision of an experienced museum staff, which include an educator, a curator, an archivist, and a site manager for Rose Hill.


Desired qualifications include commitment to community engagement and museum best practices, aptitude for financial management, and an eagerness to explore creative public and educational programming. Familiarity with grant writing, fund raising and membership recruitment is a plus. A degree in history, public history, museum studies or historic preservation is preferred, as well as professional experience in a museum, local history, or preservation organization. Residency in the Geneva area is preferred.


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How to apply
For additional information and detailed job description, email: search@genevahistoricalsociety.com. To apply send a letter of interest, résumé, three references and salary requirements by June 30, 2012 to: search@genevahistoricalsociety.com. The Geneva Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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