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🔗Executive Director, Connecticut River Museum

  • Full Time
  • Essex, CT, USA
  • 100000-120000 (per annum) USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate

    • Passion for CRM’s mission: To deepen appreciation for the River’s history and to inspire its stewardship by providing unique educational and recreational experiences to diverse audiences
    • Deep alignment with and belief in CRM’s Values of excellence; openness and innovation; environmental sustainability; diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion; respect, integrity, and honesty; and being a good neighbor
    • A minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in an organization of similar size or complexity
    • Professional and/or volunteer experience in one or more of the following:
    1. At the executive level (C-suite or Board) of a non-profit organization
    2. In the education and/or environment fields
    3. In a museum, cultural, and/or membership-based organization
  • How to Apply:

    Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of CRM. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upload required documents to:

    This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant, Erin Cox. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions can be submitted to Erin at:

  • Job benefits: This is a full-time position with a starting salary range of $100,000-$120,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. CRM also offers a benefits package that includes a medical savings account, life insurance, a voluntary 401(k) program (no employer match), and paid time off. The Connecticut River Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: The work environment and physical demands and characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Physical Demands: Requires physical activity including sitting/standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs.), up/downstairs, and walking on the museum’s floating docks. Work Environment: Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Application URL:

Website Connecticut River Museum

To deepen appreciation of the River’s history and to inspire its stewardship by providing unique educational and recreational experiences to diverse audiences.

Skills and Experience
Strategic Leader Able to Balance Vision and Operations

  • Mission-driven leader who is aligned with and committed to implementation of CRM’s strategic plan and goals.
  • Ability to envision and execute initiatives to realize those goals, working closely with staff to measure progress against agreed-upon objectives.
  • Innovative thinker able to identify, assess, and act on new opportunities that expand an organization’s reach, impact, and sustainability.

Inspiring Ambassador and Fundraiser

  • Poised, persuasive leader who delights in serving as the face of an organization and is driven and excited to expand CRM’s network
  • Compelling public speaker capable of connecting with and inspiring a wide range of diverse people to visit, volunteer with, and/or donate to the Museum.
  • Enthusiastic, seasoned fundraiser adept at strategically identifying, stewarding, and sustaining existing and prospective donors.
  • Experience managing and growing revenue-generating programs, services and/or memberships.
  • Proven ability to build partnerships and alliances that expand the geographic reach of an organization, a program, or a service.
  • Experience engaging with and/or managing Board relations and recruitment.

Skilled Manager of People and Organizations

  • Authentic leader who fosters trust, collegiality, communication, and collaboration among staff.
  • Energetic, engaged, accessible manager who embraces hands-on leadership that is focused and disciplined, while also encouraging individual staff initiative and team building.
  • Sound financial manager familiar with budgets and forecasts, especially as it relates to fundraising, earned revenue, expense control, and development.
  • Leader who holds self and others equally to consistent, high levels of accountability and performance.

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