The Architects Foundation is actively seeking a full-time manager for The Octagon museum.

Job Description

This is a professional position reporting to the Executive Director, AIA Foundation and will oversee the stewardship and maintenance and public programs of the Octagon Museum. This position supports the Executive Director and Development Manager in seeking opportunities and developing proposals for grants in support of AIAF’s mission and programs related to the Octagon.  The manager will oversee daily general administrative functions & operations of the Octagon Museum including but not limited to staffing the museum during open hours, leading museum tours, research, and collection management. This position will work in close collaboration with the AIA Foundation staff for museum programs and operations. This position will require some weekend and evening work, so flexibility is necessary. The incumbent will have some interaction with the AIAF Board of Directors and other AIA staff.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities and Training and Experience:

Demonstrated experience in initiating, managing and successfully implementing new programs and initiatives with excellent problem-solving skills.  Creativity, excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively and efficiently manage several detail-oriented projects simultaneously. Experience with research to identify new opportunities to support museum activities. Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience, patience and comfort in dealing with a diverse range of people.

Bachelor’s degree in Museum Science or nonprofit management with a minimum of three years experience in similar nonprofit organization required. Previous experience in museum research and collections management highly desired. Experience in historic preservation, architecture and nonprofit fundraising a plus.

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