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Seeking Executive Director / Octagon House Museum

Posted: 06/14/2024

The Octagon House Museum is seeking highly qualified candidates interested in sharing our mission, vision, and passion for Bringing History to Life!
Please review the Executive Director position listing and requirements and submit cover letter and resume to

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Executive Director DUTIES: 

  • Act as lead administrator for organization and museum 

  • Serve as liaison for Board 

  • Maintain a master schedule of museum complex reservations, paid and volunteer staff, meetings, and events 

  • Ensure staff and committee chairs have plans approved for exhibition, interpretation, events, programming, and promotions developed and ready to implement each calendar year 

  • Collaborate with committee chairs and staff to expand and enhance public opinion and support of the organization and museum  

  • Work with committees and staff to coordinate volunteer support; recruit, train, retain, and supervise museum complex volunteers, interns, and event and committee support, track volunteer hours and activities 

  • Track and document daily activities, admissions, and revenues 

  • Expand revenues through grants, annual giving campaigns, fundraisers, gala events, member drives, sponsorships, donor support, endowments, etc. 

  • Manage finances; record transactions, receive revenues, draft checks 

  • Collaborate with Treasurer and Committee Chairs to draft annual budget 

  • Assist Treasurer with preparation of tax documents for accountant, filing sales and use tax, running monthly payroll 

  • Act as the primary public representative of Hudson Area History Connection and Octagon House Museum 

  • Further the organization and museum mission to “Bring history to life!” 

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