The Denver Firefighters Museum seeks an Executive Director and Chief Curator. The person selected for this position is charged with conducting the daily affairs of the Museum, interpreting and applying the policies adopted by the Board of Directors and controlling the operation and activities of the staff and volunteers.
The Executive Director manages the Museum including: finances, grant writing, strategic planning, budgeting, overseeing and implementing the long range plan, events/fundraising/programming, collections care and exhibitions.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience as an Executive Director directly responsible for developing special events, fundraisers and programming, as well as a successful grant writing history and a historic preservation background.
This position additionally serves as the Curator for the Museum collection. These duties require an extensive knowledge in collections care, storage and display techniques, and Past Perfect database experience.
Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Preferred) in Museum Studies, History, or equivalent field and five years of full-time experience in a management position in a museum or historic site setting.
This is a salaried position. Starting yearly salary range is $45,000 – $48,000, commensurate with experience. This position receives paid sick time and vacation leave.
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com by February 28, 2018. No phone calls please.
About the Denver Firefighters Museum:
The DFM is housed in historic Old Station No. 1, which was an active fire station from 1909 to 1975. It interprets the history of both the 151-year-old Denver fire Department and firefighting profession. In addition, the DFM works to educate the members of the community about fire and life safety. This is accomplished through educational programming, interpretive exhibits, and scholarly research.