Museum of Chincoteague Island Seeks Exec. Director

The Museum of Chincoteague Island is currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. Please see the position announcement and the attached position description:

Museum of Chincoteague Island


The Museum of Chicoteague Island invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in advancing the Museum’s mission to preserve and celebrate the island’s people, history and culture.

The Executive Director, under the oversight of the Board of Directors, is responsible for management of all Museum operations, supervision of volunteers, Museum store activities, event coordination, promotion and community outreach. The Executive Director has an active role in fund-raising, building an endowment, financial management and coordination of education programs with a special focus on the Museum’s Road Scholars programs. The Executive Director works closely with Board committees associated with collections, exhibits, promotion and maintenance.

An ideal candidate should have demonstrated excellent organization and communication skills, and proficiency with computer software. A good working knowledge of local and regional history and experience with grant-writing and grant management are desirable.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.

This is a full-time salaried position with a flexible work schedule. Salary range is $35k to $45k annually depending on qualifications.

A letter of interest and resume should be directed to Search Committee, Museum of Chincoteague Island, P.O. Box 352, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 or emailed to no later than July 22 for best consideration. Email submissions are encouraged.

The Museum of Chincoteague Island is an equal opportunity employer.

Museum of Chincoteague Island – Job Description