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Museum Director, Abilene, KS

  • 25 Mar 2020 10:14 AM
    Message # 8857816
    Peggy Schaller (Administrator)

    Museum Director, The Dickinson County Historical Society, Abilene, Kansas 

    The Dickinson County Historical Society (DCHS) seeks a dynamic, self-motivated director with a passion for history, education, and community. The Museum Director will lead DCHS in day-to-day museum activities, strategic long range planning, program development, and more. Furthermore, the director will guide the DCHS fundraising efforts and build strong relationships with donors and Board Members. Additional duties will include collections oversight, exhibitions, education activities, publications, and representing the society as the public spokesperson. 

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Organizational Development and Strategic Planning
    • Membership and Resource Development
    • Fundraising
    • Office and Day-to-Day Administration
    • All aspects of Event Coordination
    • Management of Museum Employees and Volunteers

    The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, History, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropic Studies, or related field. Additionally, candidates will have demonstrated experience in fundraising and grant writing in the museum field. 

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Superior Communication & Interpersonal Skills 
    • Museum Experience
    • Financial and Business Acumen
    • Innovative Thinking
    • Strong Organizational Abilities
    • Managerial Experience in the Nonprofit World
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Quick Books.
    Familiarity with PastPerfect Recommended. 

    To learn more about this regional nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the Dickinson County Historical Society please visit our website –

    Salary Range: $30,000 to $35,000 depending on education and experience.  Also performance incentives.

    To apply please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to  or mail to Dickinson County Historical Society, Attn:  James Holland, 412 S. Campbell St., Abilene, KS  97410.

    Position open until filled.

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