JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – FAIRFIELD COUNTY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Fairfield County Heritage Association is seeking a new executive director. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all operational, administrative, financial disciplines, fundraising and programmatic aspects of the Fairfield County Heritage Association as directed by its Board of Directors. Properties include both the 1832 Georgian Museum and the 1811 Sherman House Museum.  FCHA also serves as the county historical society and presents educational programs and exhibitions to the public.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to leading the Board, staff and volunteers in carrying out FCHA’s mission; ensuring actions are in compliance with Board policies; providing overall supervision of the financial operations of FCHA on a daily basis; developing an annual operating budget; supervising, planning, and directing the maintenance and preservation of the two historic house museums; managing paid staff, volunteers and interns; grant writing; overseeing educational events; creativeness in fundraising and event planning; cultivating professional relationships with community leaders and organizations for the purpose of increased awareness of and involvement in FCHA; willingness and skill in researching local history; contributing to the writing and contents of the FCHA Quarterly newsletter. Responsible for the acquisition, inventorying, maintenance, preservation, and security of an extensive historical collection. Must be hands-on in all areas to make sure activities and programs are done thoroughly and to the best result for FCHA.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job demands.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in the following or closely related fields: History, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies or Business Administration, or 5 years of equivalent work experience; knowledge of museum management best practices and procedures; at least three years of supervisory experience and non-profit fundraising experience; budget preparation experience.

Preferred experience: Master’s Degree in Public History or Museum Administration. Previous experience as a Museum Director or Assistant Director is desirable. Experience in planning, organizing and operating public informational and educational facilities, programs and exhibits. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software and Quickbooks accounting software.

Required skills: Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, establish and maintain effective working relationships with FCHA staff, volunteers, members and the public; demonstrate enthusiasm for history and a desire to preserve and share local history; ability to develop and implement successful fundraising and membership drives; ability to prepare and analyze data, to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to carry out projects to their completion; ability to work with a wide dynamic of individuals toward a common goal.

Salary commensurate with experience, starting range $40,000-$50,000. Starting date to be March 2022. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.

Send resume, along with a cover letter and three references to director@fairfieldheritage.org or mail to FCHA, Attn: Search Committee, 105 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR NON-PROFIT HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION

The Fairfield County Heritage Association, a 501c3 that owns and operates two Lancaster museums and serves as the county historical society, is accepting applications for the position of Marketing Director. The successful candidate will start training in early March and take over the position in early April, 2022.

Duties include, but are not limited to, planning, developing, and implementing a marketing, public relations, branding, and promotion plan; distributing press releases; designing advertisements and other promotional tools; posting on social media platforms; coordinating annual membership campaign with committee chair; overseeing website content; editing and providing content for the Heritage Quarterly newsletter; developing and overseeing production of special event publications, brochures, and others as needed; ensuring FCHA is represented at select community events including festivals, parades, and special events; conducting periodic visitor and volunteer evaluations to provide feedback on the visitor experience and to inform marketing initiatives; assisting with phone calls and visitors to the office with questions, research, or reservations; assisting with FCHA events and activities as needed.

Qualifications include a minimum of three (3) years demonstrated marketing/public relations experience, with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, or related field preferred; ability to think strategically and creatively while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, and operating in a fast-paced environment; excellent communication and designing skills; dedication to accuracy required and public speaking experience preferred; ability to work independently and as part of a team; expertise in creating, filming and posting videos a plus; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Publisher software, and social media (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) required; expertise in design software as well as donor database management systems strongly preferred; willingness and skill in researching local history; capacity to work effectively with a wide range of people, building relationships, being diplomatic and exhibiting sensitivity to all in a complex organization. Must possess valid Driver’s License.

This position is Mon-Fri 9a-5p, with some evenings and weekends required. Starting salary $31,000-$38,000/commensurate with experience.

Send resume, along with a cover letter and three references to director@fairfieldheritage.org or mail to FCHA, Attn: Executive Director, 105 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. No phone calls please.