Executive Director

Museum Village of Old Smith Clove, Inc., located in the Hudson Valley, Monroe NY seeks a full time Museum Director. The Museum is dedicated to exploring and interpreting 19th central rural life and inspiring an appreciation for the evolution of industry and technology in America through
educational programs, hands-on exhibits and special events.

The Museum Director will have responsibilities that will vary depending on the mission of the Museum. The Director will draw from considerable experience, professional skills and education the museum’s mission of preserving and interpreting the history of the museum. Your goal will be to foster culture and education within the community. A successful candidate with high
energy will be able to lead, manage and collaborate with staff, conduct daily and long-term administrative operations and report to the Board of Trustees. The Museum Director is an excellent communicator and is the face of the organization to the community and the
membership. As a Museum Director, you are responsible for overseeing that the entire institution
runs smoothly.

Four core strategies in place for the Director to execute are 1. Administrative
Responsibilities 2. Community Engagement, 3. Visitor Experience, 4. Marketing and
Fundraising.

1. Administrative Responsibilities:
Budget Planning, Record Keeping and Management
Communicating and meeting with the Board of Trustees
Professional relationship with service providers (Accountant, Legal, Financial etc.)
Building Maintenance and site operations

2. Community Engagement:
Build Community Engagement and support
Speaker presentations
Recruiting and training a Volunteer Program
Sponsorships

3. Visitor Experience:
Organize and conduct events and educational programming
Collaborate with the Education Director and area organizations
Be willing to innovate and work to engage new audiences
Enhance the tours and exhibitions for in person experience’s

4. Marketing and Fundraising:
Maintain public relations
Create and distribute promotional materials
Communications through newsletters, news releases, website and social media posts
Communicate through area chambers of commerce
Direct fund development and fundraising campaigns

Qualifications Required
Minimum education requires a Bachelor’s degree. An ideal candidate would have an advanced degree and/or several years’ experience in a museum, historic site or non-profit organization or business, at least four years at an executive or senior management level.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a current resume, cover letter and three professional references by August 15, 2022 via email to: Museum Village Board of Directors at: board@museumvillage.org

The cover letter should address four major areas of information, including comparable work experience and past success, leadership experience and qualifications, fundraising capacity and a statement to convey their vision for Museum Village. The approved candidate should be able to assume the Museum Director’s position by September 1, 2022.
Annual Salary Range:
$40,000. - $50,000. Depending on Experience

Costumed Interpreter

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Museum Village, located in Monroe, NY is seeking applicants for several Historical Interpreter positions. Interpreters help execute our school and educational programs and serve visitors to the museum through the interpretation of 19th-century history in the Hudson Valley.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead groups and the general public on tours of the buildings
  • Interpret individual buildings for school groups and/or events
  • Conduct hands-on workshops for school programs
  • Conduct off-site school outreach programs
  • Help as needed with public events

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have good public speaking skills, an interest in 19th-century American history, excellent customer service skills, and a passion for sharing knowledge with others. 

Previous experience with children and/or experience in education would be helpful.

These are part-time seasonal positions

Ideal candidates will have open and flexible schedules. Evening and/or weekend work may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info@museumvillage.org.