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The Menokin Foundation seeks an ED to fulfill the dream of completing “the most engaging preservation project in America.” Oversee construction of the innovative Menokin Glass Project to preserve, protect and interpret the important 1769 house-ruin of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Lightfoot Lee. This project’s aim is not another historic-house museum, but a 21st-century model to connect the past to the present in innovative ways. Menokin is a National Historic Landmark property comprising both historic ruins and pristine conservation land.(menokin.org). OPPORTUNITIES: Shepherd an ambitious programmatic vision, including history, architecture, archaeology, preservation, and land conservation, for the unique cultural and environmental resources that comprise the 500-acre Menokin property; guide a $7-million multi-year capital campaign. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversight of multi-faceted construction/renovation project; fundraising for the campaign and operations; institutional and project advancement, including strategic-planning and marketing; program development in education, outreach, community relations; operational, governance, and financial management. THE REGION: Located in the history-rich, beautiful tidewater region of Virginia’s Northern Neck, 2 hours from DC, 1 hour from Richmond. Enjoy hiking, birdwatching, recreational waterways, and other historical sites (northernneck.org; Menokin_videos; http://www.fws.gov/refuge/rappahannock_river_valley/) REQUIRED: 7+ years’ professional experience; historic-preservation background preferred; related B.A. (advanced degree preferred); fundraising experience; construction or renovation project experience a plus. See full qualifications/job description at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 3/25/16 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
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