Now Hiring: Executive Director

  • Position: Executive Director
  • Organization: Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
  • Location: Arthurdale, WV
  • Workplace: on site
  • Job duration: Indefinite
  • Position: Executive Director
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Required travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $45,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. seeks a dynamic and experienced executive to continue the legacy of our current Director, who will become the Director of Philanthropy. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and execute a vision for the next chapter of Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.–building on our organization’s achievements since 1985. The ideal candidate will align the organization around a compelling vision for the future, one that can rally stakeholders and donors as we secure resources–human and financial–to support our mission and expansion.

Job Description

The Executive Director is an energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader responsible for the general and fiscal leadership, operations and management of the historic campus. This includes overseeing development, membership, partnerships, budgeting, volunteer recruitment and management, public relations and marketing, programs, grant writing/administration, historic building preservation and maintenance, and special events management.

The Executive Director is charged with implementing the mission and goals of the museum in a fiscally sound and continuously relevant manner. The Executive Director must be a proactive and highly visible symbol of the museum in the community. The Executive Director must also have a deep passion for preserving the rich history of Arthurdale in promoting its continued relevance, and have the drive to achieve meaningful results. The Executive Director must be knowledgeable of the distinct historic role of Arthurdale and its importance to the nation and the community.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for leading and directing staff and managing an annual expense budget. The Executive Director manages three (3) staff members and our volunteers who support the core work of the museum

The Executive Director will serve as the fundraiser in chief, setting fundraising strategy and will work in partnership with the Director of Philanthropy. We are seeking a visionary leader inspired by the story of Arthurdale and the people who lived and worked there. Key to success in this role will be continuing the ongoing successful fundraising program, focused on both annual operations and major gifts to support ongoing renovation and maintenance of the historic campus and museum. Cultivation of donor prospects, soliciting gifts, and stewarding these relationships are at the heart of this role.

In conjunction with the Board, the Executive Director will lead and implement strategic long- and short- range planning and development of programs and services. The Executive Director represents the museum in the community, participates in events, which increase awareness of Arthurdale’s history expands community outreach, and performs duties, which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the museum.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Grants: Identifies and writes grants to support the mission of Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Responsible for appropriate monitoring and implementation of grants and required reporting.
  • Financial Records, Reports, and Proposals: Performs ongoing financial management as well as long-term planning and reporting. Works with the Board of Directors to develop an annual budget. Works with our external accountant to maintain all financial records and conduct an annual review.
  • Planning: Responsible for strategic planning, as well as creating long-term, short-term, and annual goals and objectives for the organization, in partnership with the Board.
  • Membership: Works to increase membership and define member benefits, and ensures membership records are maintained.
  • Development: Sets goals for all major fundraising efforts. Tracks totals, and reports outcomes to the BOD
  • Supervise Paid and Volunteer Staff: Identifies, assigns, and supervises work of the paid and volunteer staff. Assures that all are appropriately trained and adequate staffing is maintained to meet the organization’s needs and objectives. Creates a congenial atmosphere and environment conducive for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
  • Community Outreach: In partnership with the Director of Education, develops programs, community activities which further the mission of the museum and benefit the community
  • Public Relations and Marketing: Serves as primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public. Promotes museum events and activities. Oversees marketing, web and social media presence, and other communications efforts.
  • Facilities, Supplies and Equipment: Coordinates maintenance and preservation of the museum building, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the museum. Maintains adequate supplies for the museum operation within budget parameters. Reviews, approves and oversees contracts for services.
  • Museum Operations and Visitor Services: Regularly meets with staff to oversee coordination of all museum functions and services. Provides oversight and support to staff in scheduling group tours and coordinates volunteer staffing for regular open hours as well as special tours and events. May conduct some tours and educational programs
  • Special Events & Rentals: Assists in the management of rental and internal events.
  • Exhibits and Collection: Supports the Curator in developing and implementing exhibits for the museum. Supervises the Curator and ensures items donated to the museum are appropriately reviewed, accessioned, conserved, preserved, and cataloged.
  • Records: Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors regular file back up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner.
  • Museum Shop: Provides final oversight on shop purchases, timing of shop activities, and setting of prices for the shop.
  • Professional Development: Participates in educational activities and professional associations to keep abreast of the latest development in small museum and historical society management.



  • Graduate degree in Business, Public History, Non-Profit Management, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years non-profit professional management
  • Proven grant writing skills, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Proven fundraising success, including donor cultivation, foundation engagement, and membership development. Experience in capital campaigns is a plus.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
  • Strong writing and speaking skills, including serving as an articulate spokesperson
  • A working understanding of technology and finance including the following applications: MS Office and G Suite, Little Green Light, and QuickBooks is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of working and transporting materials in a historic building with non-standard stairs. Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Job Information

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to Applications are open until the position is filled.

Posted in