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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Executive Director

13 Jul 2023 8:10 AM | Amanda Davis


The Executive Director is the senior executive at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Flag House). Their role will focus on implementing the museum's Interpretive Plan, modernizing the scope and direction of programs and programming, strategic vision, collections management, grant writing and reporting, and other administrative tasks.  This leader will oversee the museum's collections and lead the development, education, and programming functions supporting the museum's mission. In partnership with the President and Board of Directors, the Director will work to develop, implement, and oversee the business of operating the museum and its interpretive strategies. 


  • Uphold and work to promote the museum's mission and purpose statements. 

  • Advance the strategic vision for the museum by contributing new philosophies, ideas, and approaches to programming, the permanent collection, educational experiences, and museum events. 

  • Increase public awareness of and engagement with museum offerings and exhibitions. 

  • Prioritize patron education, enjoyment, and satisfaction with museum offerings, in alignment with the museum’s existing Interpretive Plan.

  • Enhance the reputation of the museum as a nationally recognized historic site.

  • Grow the museum's educational and community engagement initiatives with diverse audiences. 

  • Enhance relationships with the communities the museum serves and outside entities (e.g.,  other museums, museum consortiums, associations, State and local entities, and non-profit organizations). 

  • Direct and manage the timely planning, development, and execution of educational program offerings and group tour schedules. 

  • Actively participate in the development of budgets with the board's Finance Committee and manage museum resources on related budgets, including internally and externally generated projects. 

  • Maintain and grow contacts with donors and conduct primary development duties related to grant writing and reporting to private foundations, individual donors, and government entities.

  • Conduct regular administrative and bookkeeping duties, including payroll, monthly bill payments and cash monitoring, remote checking and cash deposits, updating QuickBooks records, and bank reconciliations. 

  • Develop and implement collection management strategies, goals, and objectives, developing the policies and procedures necessary to achieve these goals. 

  • Continue to acquire professional knowledge of current developments in the museum world by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings and conducting research. Contributes to this body of knowledge by actively contributing through publishing and presenting blog posts, mini-exhibits, and social media posts when opportunities are identified. 

  • Perform related duties as required. 


Any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to the following: 

  • Bachelor's degree in public history, museum studies, non-profit management, or related field. Master's Degree or commensurate experience preferred.  

  • Experience with grant writing and development initiatives. 

  • Successful supervisory experience. 


Generally, the work schedule is an eight-hour day, Monday through Friday, with flexibility to fulfill the eight-hour requirement. A flexible work schedule or additional work hours may be necessary to meet this job position's requirements, encompassing occasional evening hours and weekend work. 


Salary $48,000 - $52,000 annually. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience. 


Local, regional, and sometimes national travel for conferences and symposiums. 


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential functions and responsibilities of work performed by the employee in this job position. It may not contain a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for this role. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 


The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

You can do so by sending a cover letter noting the reason for your interest and salary requirements, plus your resume, to:

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