Job Listing: Museum President

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The George C. Marshall Foundation exists to promote the values of selfless service, dedicated effort and strength of character exemplified by Marshall’s life and leadership in war and peace and to inspire new generations to follow his example as they face the challenges of the future.

Located on the beautiful Post of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, the GCMF opened in 1964 and is the non-profit, nonpartisan, independent foundation where the values that shaped and motivated George C. Marshall are kept alive. The Foundation perpetuates Marshall's legacy, his leadership qualities and exemplary character through educational programs and facilities that offer a wide range of resources and materials for use by the general public, amateur historians, scholars and students of all ages. Included in the program and facilities are the National Marshall Museum, which educates the public about the military and diplomatic role of the United States during the 20th century and houses many historic artifacts, including the Nobel Peace Prize that George C. Marshall received in 1953; the National George C. Marshall Research Library, which collects, preserves, and makes available to scholars a documented record of Marshall's life and public service career; and various leadership, development and statesmanship programs. Once a month, members and guests enjoy live presentations from world-renown experts on a range of topics through the Marshall Legacy Series. The Foundation occupies a 27,000 square foot facility and houses a major collection of manuscripts, speeches, books, posters, photographs, microfilm, tapes, and films that is a valuable resource for nearly one thousand researchers each year. Approximately 10,000 people visit the museum annually.

The President of the George C. Marshall Foundation reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for all aspects of management and program development for GCMF, including, but not limited to, strategic vision and planning; budget development and management; personnel supervision and administration; educational and public program development and implementation; community and constituent relations; fundraising and membership development; and relations with representatives of local and state government.

Ideal candidates will have a graduate level degree in library science, archival management, history, military history, public history, and museum studies, or another field related to the mission and activities of GCMF. An undergraduate degree in one of the aforementioned or related fields is acceptable with additional experience. The next President will have demonstrated success leading a mission and performance-driven organization with constituencies of staff, members, volunteers, and a leadership board. In addition, a strong network of private donors and a successful fundraising track record is also desired. The GCMF seeks a collaborative, innovative leader with the vision to shape the future of the organization’s reach and capabilities.

Information for Candidates

Please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest, in confidence and electronically, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner
Holly Jackson, Senior Associate

The George C. Marshall Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.