American Precision Museum Seeks Executive Director
The American Precision Museum, founded in 1966, and located in Windsor, Vermont, is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and holds one of the finest collections of early machine tools in the nation. Exhibits are open to the public daily from Memorial Day weekend through October. The museum’s mission is to capture the imaginations of young and old with the spirit of innovation, problem solving and design, as demonstrated through the dynamic story of the machines and people which form the foundation and future of manufacturing in America.
The Board of Trustees seeks a full time Executive Director to implement the museum’s mission in innovative and creative ways. Responsibilities include leading the museum’s daily operations, developing and managing an annual budget of $450,000, and overseeing a year-round staff of two full-time plus one part-time employees, and several seasonal employees. The successful candidate will have the leadership skills to represent the organization effectively to the business and manufacturing community, to the non-profit sector, to the community at large as well as members and supporters. He or she will be a results-driven, high-energy professional of unquestionable integrity and dedication who enjoys taking on new challenges and multi-tasking. The position requires proven experience in grant writing, project management, fund-raising, donor stewardship, and program development.
A Bachelors degree in a relevant area of study is required with a minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience in museum management. Experience in the machine tool industry is highly desired. Salary will be negotiated based on experience.
American Precision Museum Seeks Volunteers to Work with Visitors
Like working with people? Like machines? Are you interested in the history of machine and machine tool development? Do you enjoy communicating your interests to others?
If you answered YES, please get in touch! The American Precision Museum in Windsor tells stories of innovation and evolution of the machines and machine tools that continue to shape our modern world. We are now seeking volunteers for our new docent program. We will train you in professional museum and heritage interpretation, and you will learn to deliver short programs for our visitors.
Below is a picture of John Johnson - a volunteer industrial historian working with visitors in our lobby exhibit area.
American Precision Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.