Executive Director, Park City Museum
The Park City Museum (PCM) seeks an experienced history-museum leader versed in historic
preservation to direct a multifaceted organization. PCM is central to the life of this former mining
town now renowned for its ski resorts and cultural activity. The new executive director will forge
a productive partnership with a committed board and guide a staff eager for effective leadership.
The executive director will oversee fulfillment of a new strategic plan to build on a solid fiscal and
programmatic base, guiding sustainable growth by better engaging and exciting the community
and its visitors. They will relish the chance to play a key role in creating a vision and finding the
means to fulfill it. They will bring the resolve and political skills to advocate firmly with city
government and area businesses that are also partners and supporters, and to form alliances
among a rich array of potentially competing nonprofits. The new executive director will embrace
the people and the natural setting of Park City as a local resident and active community member.
For the full job profile, open this link: Park City Museum ED Job Profile
• Act as public face of the museum, maintaining existing partnerships and forge new ones.
• Resume a strong role advocating for and helping facilitate preservation of historic
structures in the community.
• Complete recent efforts to bring business practices and financial management up to
standard. Oversee transparent, efficient operations.
• Play a central role in all aspects of fundraising, especially cultivating and soliciting
• Increase participation and support from local, year-round residents by increasing the
relevance and appeal of exhibitions and education programs to them.
• Lead a team of dedicated professionals, setting the course and ensuring progress toward
common goals without micromanaging.
• Add to and possibly restructure the staff to support planned growth and greater
• Strong knowledge of and experience in the history museum field; MA in museum studies,
public history, or a related field desirable. Dedication to and knowledge of historic preservation standards and practices. Knowledge of the history of the American West will be advantageous.
• At least five years running a nonprofit organization or a department within one.
• Demonstrated skills managing personnel, finances, and museum operations.
• Enthusiasm for and record of success in fundraising.
• Sociable personality and willingness to be the face of the organization. A community and
• Firm but diplomatic. Politically adept. Able to maintain museum and preservation
standards and negotiate effectively with board and outside entities.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply in confidence: Email cover letter, résumé or CV (Word documents preferred), salary
requirement, and names of 3 references with contact information by March 15, 2021 to retained
search firm: Scott Stevens, Senior Search Consultant, Museum Search & Reference/Marilyn
Hoffman at: SearchandRef@museum-search.com. References will not be contacted without
prior permission of the applicant. EOE.