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Executive Director

Position Description: The primary responsibilities of the Director are the management of the Fillmore County Historical Society (FCHS), which includes operation of the Fillmore County History Center and the management of the FCHS Collection. In conjunction with the Board of the FCHS and its Executive Committee, the Executive Director undertakes long- and short-range planning, policy development, budget preparation and monitoring, and development of FCHS programs and services. The Director supervises employees  and volunteers who serve as docents and members of established committees who support the core work of the organization. The Director represents the FCHS in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of Fillmore County history and of the FCHS, expands community outreach, and performs duties which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the FCHS.


Duties and Responsibilities shall include but are limited to:

  • Management & Supervision: 

    • Identifies, assigns, and supervises the work of employees  and volunteer staff. 

    • Assures that all are appropriately trained and adequate staffing is maintained to meet the FCHS needs and objectives. 

    • Creates an atmosphere and environment conducive for recruiting/retaining volunteers.

    • Constructs, along with the President, monthly and annual meeting agendas. 

    • Orients new board members. 

    • Acts as Ex-officio member of all committees. 

  • Finances &  Fundraising

    • Performs bookkeeping tasks, payroll and ongoing financial management tasks as well as long-term planning and reporting. 

    • Works with the Board of Directors to develop a yearly budget for the FCHS.

    • Seeks out fundraising opportunities. 

    • Sets goals for all major fundraising efforts, tracks totals, and reports to committees. 

    • Identifies grant opportunities and writes grants to support the operations of the FCHS. 

    • Monitors grants and provides required reporting.

  • Community Outreach: 

    • Develops programs, community activities, and appropriate meetings which further the mission of the FCHS and benefit the community.

    • Coordinates the Fillmore County History Partners quarterly meetings. 

    • Attends the Fillmore County Commissioner meetings annually to provide reports and solicit appropriation. 

  •  Website, Promotion, and Publicity: 

    • Promotes FCHS and Museum events and activities. 

    • Keeps website current and social media channels active. 

  • Membership: 

    • Works along with the board to recruit new society members.

    • Oversees the FCHS membership database.

  • Collections & Exhibits

    • Works with the Assistant Director and Collections Committee to ensure items donated to the FCHS are appropriately reviewed, accessioned, preserved, and cataloged.

    • Works with employees and committees to develop and implement exhibits for the Museum and off-site venues.

  • Museum Operations and Visitor Services: 

    • Regularly meets with employees  to oversee the coordination of all Museum functions and services. 

    • Provides oversight and support for group tours and coordinates volunteer staffing for regular hours as well as special tours and events.

    • Conduct occasional tours and educational programs. 

    • Maintains records related to utilization of the Museum.

  • Facilities, Supplies and Equipment: 

    • Works with the Building Committee to oversee maintenance of the museum building, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the FCHC.

    • Maintains adequate supplies for FCHS and Center operation within budget parameters.

Skills and Expertise Desired:

  • Supervisory skills, especially as relevant to a volunteer staff, financial, and administrative management of a non-profit organization

  • Ability to positively represent the FCHS

  • Experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grant writing as well as corporate and private donations; demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions

  • Financial record-keeping skills

  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the following applications: QuickBooks, Google Workspace, spreadsheets, data management and website design programs.

  • Experience working with a team; ability to effectively and positively work with a diverse community and organizational committees

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5 years experience in organizational management or non-profit administration.

Salary: $20/hour
Work Hours: ~25 hours/week (50 hours shared betw
een two positions), Current Museum Hours: 10a-3pm, Tue-Sat

To apply, send resume, cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: 



Attn: Hiring Committee

202 County Road 8

Fountain, MN 55935


Open Until Filled


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