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Executive Director

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society (PAS) seeks a dynamic, action-oriented and creative full-time Executive Director to lead the Society in executing a new strategic plan to fulfill our mission of preserving and utilizing our historical resources to stimulate public awareness and understanding of the local past.

Founded in 1919, PAS is Plymouth’s largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks. We serve as Plymouth’s historical society – the gateway to our community’s post-Pilgrim history. We own and operate three historic house museums dating from the late 17th to the early 19th century, a small Native American site, and a significant collection of textiles, American furnishings, decorative arts, and domestic artifacts. Visit www.plymouthantiquarian.org for more information.

Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for strategic leadership and the overall operational, programmatic, and financial health of the Society. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is the public face of the Society and will embrace our mission, successfully pursue and execute strategic goals and objectives and identify and execute opportunities for mission-related growth. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide care and stewardship of the Society’s historic properties (buildings and grounds)
  • Oversee the Society’s collections management, education, exhibition, and interpretation
  • Develop innovative programming to elevate impact and increase engagement
  • Ensure financial health by providing budgetary and financial oversight and reporting
  • Supervise a team of part-time staff members, docents, and volunteers
  • Lead fundraising planning and initiatives, including capital campaigns, grant writing and execution, and individual and corporate donor development
  • Increase and develop membership, actively engage/enhance existing relationships, promote and cultivate new members
  • Lead marketing, communication, and public relations activities

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in history, museum studies, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related Executive Director or similar senior management experience
  • Strong knowledge and passion for history and cultural preservation and a deep understanding of house museum organization and collections management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, capital campaigns, grant writing and implementation, membership, and donor development
  • Ability to build strong and lasting partnerships with community and other organizations, and engage key stakeholders and audiences
  • Previous experience managing staff, providing guidance, support, and direction as needed
  • Proficiency in using technology and digital platforms for program development, social media, marketing, and outreach
  • Strong analytical skills with knowledge and experience in nonprofit finances and budgeting

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter and references to info@plymouthantiquarian.org. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by March 1, 2024, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary $55,000-65,000 commensurate with experience.

Posted on January 16, 2024


Bookkeeper (Part-Time)

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society is seeking a Bookkeeper to ensure the smooth and compliant financial operation of the organization. This is a year-round, part-time (4-6 hours/week) position with flexibility in scheduling.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage Society’s bookkeeping using QuickBooks Online
  • Ensure timely payment of all bills
  • Prepare and make bank deposits
  • Process and record credit card and other online transactions
  • Reconcile monthly statements
  • Prepare treasurer’s reports for monthly Board meetings
  • Generate financial reports to assist the Director as needed for preparation of the annual budget, grant applications, and other projects
  • Complete yearend schedule preparation for the annual financial review by outside accountant
  • File quarterly sales and use tax returns and annual 1099s for independent contractors
  • Oversee collection of cash at events, as needed
  • Maintain financial records and ensure accurate financial reporting in compliance with all legal guidelines and established accounting principles

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and processes
  • Demonstrated skill working with financial information and maintaining records for nonprofit organizations
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks Online, Excel, and Word required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of all organizational records
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to work independently, professional manner, and positive attitude are all essential

Pay: $25.00/hour

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to info@plymouthantiquarian.org.

Posted on February 8, 2024