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Museum executive director needed in Canada by Annapolis Valley Historical Society 

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Museum executive director needed in Canada by Annapolis Valley Historical Society 

The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach. collections held in public trust.

The museum director oversees everything that happens within the institution, manages the staff, and ensures policies, budgets and goals are made and kept. They also have the final say on the exhibits and displays.

We like to think of it as someone who is well versed in EVERYTHING about the public and private aspects of a museum, a fantastic and thoughtful leader, and a vigilant protector of the world’s most precious artifacts and stories.

Job details

  •  Location: Middleton, NS
  •  Salary; $36,000 to $39,000YEAR annually for 35 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as 2022-09-12
  •  Vacancies: 1 vacancy

Museum directors have years of experience and they do it all! They oversee their museum’s collection, supervise and negotiate the exchange or loan of artifacts, and travel with exhibitions. They are also called on to authenticate and classify the museum’s newest acquisitions.

Check out this job description for The Executive Director at The Midwest Museum of Natural History:

The Executive Director has the overall responsibility to carry out the organization’s mission and policies established by the Board, including the financial, educational, collections, and operations management of the organization.

Museum Director Education Requirements

To become a museum director, you typically need (at least) a Master’s degree in museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, public history, public administration, historic preservation, architectural history, or related field and 5+ years of high-level museum management experience.

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Job requirements




or equivalent experience

  • Museology/Museum Studies


2 years to less than 3 years

Specific Skills
Prepare funding and grant applications and proposals; Prepare budgets and monitor revenues and expenses; Perform duties of a librarian, archivist or curator; Develop, promote and implement public relations and promotional programs; Develop and administer policies and programs; Develop and maintain archival collection; Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations
Budgetary Responsibility
$100,001 – $500,000
Additional Skills
Recruit, train and supervise staff
Security and Safety
Bondable; Criminal record check
Transportation/Travel Information
Valid driver’s licence
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail; Tight deadlines
Ability to Supervise
5-10 people

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include when submitting your application:

  • Cover letter
  • References attesting experience

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