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Executive Director, Maine Archives and Museums, Hybrid

Position Summary

This position supports the Association of Maine Archives and Museums (MAM), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). MAM is the only professional association representing museums, archives, historical societies, and other collecting institutions in the State of Maine. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee and works closely with the Administrative Coordinator managing the day-to-day operations. The Executive Director will serve as the visionary leader for MAM, working with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in advancing the operations, goals, and activities of MAM.

The Executive Director position is offered as a work from home, hybrid work schedule, with limited in-person meetings. The position requires attendance to the MAM annual conference with the possibility of other in-state travel and in-person representation. Reasonable costs for travel shall be reimbursed upon approval by the MAM Executive Committee. 

Primary Responsibilities

Working with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides strong leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the institution’s growth; develops strategies and initiatives to fulfill MAM’s mission; oversees long-range planning; and recommends policies that support MAM and its members. 

We seek a visionary leader who will:

  • Increase audiences within MAM’s diverse membership. 
  • Create and maintain ties with and among Maine’s archival and museum communities.
  • Develop and support programming for our members. 
  • Actively seek out opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations that support stability and growth within MAM, including fund development strategies and execution. 
  • Serve as a spokesperson and advocate of MAM, effectively representing MAM to community, professional, and other agencies. 

Work with Board of Directors

  • In conjunction with the Board, identifying, cultivating and maintaining ties to community groups,  associations, state agencies, and other institutions to promote MAM’s programs, growth and  members and/or secure cooperation, funding, or assistance in programming; 
  • Working closely with the Board to develop ongoing programming and long-range planning; 
  • Working with the Board to establish budget priorities and goals;  
  • Working with the Board on conference planning;
  • Attending all full Board and Executive Committee meetings and any other committee meetings as requested; 


  • Seeking out funding and partnership/programming opportunities within other associations;
  • Researching, writing, and administering grants in conjunction with the Board and specific committees; 

Member Relations

  • Supporting and advancing member recruitment;  
  • Conducting outreach to our members and to the broader public;
  • Representing MAM at events and conferences and builds relationships internally and externally with members and prospective members;
  • Inviting participation between membership staff and stakeholders to create content, programming, and active involvement;

Public Outreach and Communications

  • Promoting MAM and establishing effective public relations through the preparation and  presentation of public programs and workshops;
  • Working with the communications committee in drafting press releases and representing MAM when speaking with media outlets;
  • Enhancing the public awareness of our members’ unique content and programs.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the specific challenges facing Maine’s collecting institutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the field.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction.
  • Excellent managerial, planning, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently.
  • Minimum of five years’ working experience in cultural institutions or nonprofit organizations.

The position reports to:

Maine Archives and Museums Executive Committee.


This is a contract position.

$30.00 Hourly

40 hours a month

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cipperly Good, MAM Board President, via email [email protected] by June 1st, 2023.