16 January 2014
1) Executive Director, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, RI
The Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) houses one of the nation’s foremost historic maritime collections, presenting and interpreting the history and accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Herreshoff boats dominated competitive sailing from 1891 to 1925, including the design and building of five successful America’s Cup defenders. Located in Bristol, Rhode Island, the HMM campus comprises eight buildings, four of them of historic significance, and extensive waterfront and docks, that are a destination for cruising sailors and small cruise ships as well as a venue for yacht rallies and regattas, and an attractive location for summer weddings and other events. A five-year strategic plan has recently been adopted and will guide HMM in achieving its potential. As the chief executive officer reporting to the chairman of the board of directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the entire organization, and for all programs, fundraising, budgets, partnerships, and external relations. S/he must guide the Museum through a period of carefully managed growth, primarily created by outreach to the general public, classic boat enthusiasts, and local educational institutions. He or she must be a pro-active, visible symbol of HMM, upholding the highest standards in all of its activities and operations, maintaining fiscal discipline, and ensuring consistency in direction, communication, organizational alignment and vision. Complete descriptions of the job and HMM are online at http://herreshoff.org/job_opportunities.html. Address inquiries or an application with resume not later than February 21, 2014 to Larry Lavers, Chief Operating Officer, at email@example.com. 401 253 5000
2) Director of Education, The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame, Bristol, RI
The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame seeks a Director of Education to plan, develop and administer the education program of the Museum. This individual would work with teachers and school administrators to develop and execute field trips and other educational programs for students. Responsibilities include working with Bristol, Warren and other school system representatives to develop programs that provide useful and enjoyable educational experiences for students, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He/she would also work with other staff members to plan and present film programs and other special activities, assist the Volunteer Manager in planning and developing training materials and programs for docents and other volunteers, prepare budgets for education programs, assist in the preparation of marketing and other materials for education programs, especially the summer sailing program, execute the student enrollment process for the sailing school and other educational programs, participate in the development of exhibits and plan, recruit speakers for and manages the Museum’s lecture series. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience. The ideal candidate would also have experience with and interest in sailing, a degree in Museum Science or Museum Education and experience planning for or teaching to curriculum standards. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Larry Lavers at firstname.lastname@example.org.