Job Listing: Executive Director (Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia)

Job Postings,

The Frontier Culture Museum - Staunton, VA

Closes - 9/2/22 or Open until filled.

Position Title – Executive Director

Salary - $100k - $115k Depending on qualifications

Job Type - Full-Time

For more info and to apply: Please submit an application either online at or by contacting

Job Description

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for furthering the mission and managing the strategic, external, programmatic, fundraising, stewardship and financial operations of the organization. The ED serves as the main spokesperson for the agency, and continuously builds relationships with diverse communities and key stakeholders on regional, national and international levels. Develops realistic goals for the future of the Museum to ensure that the exhibits and programs remain relevant and current while maintaining an emphasis on diverse peoples and the historical significance of the Frontier Culture Museum to the national narrative. The Executive Director works under the direction of the Museum Board of Trustees to advance the Museum’s mission. In collaboration with the American Frontier Culture Foundation and its Board of Directors the Executive Director provides leadership in fundraising, community-building and long-term financial sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications

Master Degree in Museum Studies, History or related fields, Public or Business Administration preferred. Significant recent experience and progressive responsibility at executive level in large complex/cultural organizations including responsibility for fundraising, administration, public relations, staff, project and budget management. Ability to travel, on occasion overnight, as needed in support of the Museum’s advancement and mission. Minimum of 10 years of experience at the Senior Management level required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrates strategic leadership with an ability to clearly and compellingly articulate a viable, resonating vision that    can attract widespread support within and outside of the organization.

• Serves as the external face of the Museum in building its profile as a distinctive national asset and source of                    understanding and innovation

.• Directs and/or coordinates the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate, foundation and         individual donors, Special Projects or Capital Campaign initiatives to ensure the Museum has the financial resources       needed to accomplish its mission and ensure long term sustainability.

• Requires strong proficiency in building relationships, awareness to maximize outcomes for the Museum through            existing and generation of new revenue streams.

• Builds and maintains effective relationships with a wide variety of groups including trustees, state officials, donors,        volunteers, staff and visitors.

• Builds mutually beneficial partnerships with a variety of organizations representing the museums, tourism, business      and academic communities regionally and nationally as appropriate,

• Directs Senior Management Team to ensure excellence in collections, exhibits, on-site and outreach education,                development, retail and marketing, communications and facilities to create engaging and relevant museum content        and experiences to 21st century audiences.

• Hires, develops, mentors and empowers a diverse staff to think, act, and plan in a collaborative, inclusive and                  innovative manner consistent with the Museum’s mission.

• Ensures all systems and processes are compliant with COV and federal regulations, efficient and effective in                    accomplishing agency mission and goals while stewarding its human, financial and cultural assets. Assume final              responsibility for internal controls over financial accountability processes as set forth in the state’s ARMICS standards,    using agency accountability mechanisms such as statewide accounting systems and formal financial statements, and      ensure all agency staff comply with these internal controls.

• Directs and/or oversees complex budgets, project plans, and growth initiatives and effectively communicates these          concepts to variety of stakeholders.

Special Requirements

Valid current Driver’s license.

Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit an application either online at or by contacting

for state certified alternate application options. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. FCMV encourages minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply

Only fully complete Virginia state applications and support materials submitted via the Virginia Jobsline at or certified alternate method will be reviewed. Incomplete applications, online applications missing information, and any materials submitted via email, through the US mail or other means will not be considered.

Questions about the application process may be directed to Lydia Volskis, Frontier Culture Museum at 540-332-7850 × 165 or or at:

Frontier Culture Museum

PO Box 810

Staunton, VA 24402-0810