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 National Corvette Museum

Bowling Green, KY

Education and Community Outreach Manager

INCUMBENT:          Vacant
REPORTS TO:        Director of Collections and Education

LOCATION:              Bowling Green, KY

STATUS:                  Full-time, Exempt

DATE:                        Open Until Filled

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


The Education & Community Outreach Manager will lead the education, public programming, and outreach initiatives for the National Corvette Museum (NCM). This position is responsible for all aspects of education including archival and museum collections as it pertains to education, programming curriculum, and community outreach. This position advises on the intentional growth of a unique collection of educational artifacts and archives pertaining to Corvette history. In addition, this position is responsible for the oversight of the successful development and execution of NCM’s education programs, including field trips and curriculum development, and maintains program stakeholder relationships in support of the company mission. The Education & Community Outreach Manager will be key in the development and management of a team of educators, volunteers, and interns to form, evolve, and execute the NCM’s mission as it pertains to education.


• Elevate the NCM to meet or exceed AAM accreditation standards as it pertains to the education department.
• Work directly with NCM leadership, curators, and other archivists to develop an educational collection of “safely shared” artifacts that are separate from the permanent collection.
• Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, ethical and legal standards related to museum education collections.
• Manage the NCM’s education collection database, (PastPerfect).
• Aid in exhibit planning, installation, and de-installation within NCM education gallery.

Education Programming
• Provide direction to the development of NCM’s education programs that allows for growth while adhering to NCM’s mission and values.
• Develop and/or oversee the development of a curriculum that encompasses all audiences.
• Devise, teach, and oversee the implementation of education programs through a deep understanding of learning pedagogy and styles with a fresh attitude and approach.
• Represent the needs of the education community to NCM in its ongoing program development efforts. Be a representative of NCM’s commitment to education within the community.
• Establish and grow formal relationships with faculty and administrators of primary, secondary, and higher education institutions in the region.
• Oversee all education programming to ensure students, teachers, parents, and museum educators are engaged at the highest level.
• Lend perspective on interpretive/education efforts with docents and educators, including developing scripts for new groups and new exhibitions.
• Assist with recruitment efforts for volunteers, interns, and other educators.
• Oversee coordination of all classes, lectures, and events (i.e., artist talks, gallery tours).
• Provide frequent and professional project, strategy, and/or advocacy updates.

Community Outreach
• Work with the community and other civic leaders to create effective partnerships to broaden the scope and reach of the museum’s initiatives.
• Be proactive in understanding all current and forecasted opportunities for NCM and work to capitalize on opportunities to provide appropriate services to partners, school districts, foundations, et al.
• Partner with NCM marketing and public relations team, as well as the collections department, to develop a robust local and nationwide community engagement strategy with a particular focus on building strong relationships and partnerships with targeted educational entities and foundations that add value to NCM’s business and provide opportunities for growth and expansion.
• Assist the NCM events and collections teams with adult and children’s programming initiatives that are offered to the public either regularly or during our special signature events such as Bash and Anniversary.

• Manage education departmental budget and perform supervisory duties to respective departmental staff, volunteers, and interns.
• Work with the leadership team to develop educational internship opportunities.
• Assure the safety of visitors, staff, works of art, and museum facilities by following and enforcing all related policies and procedures, in the planning and execution of programs.
• Responsibilities are not all-inclusive, additional duties may be assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, public history, education, or related area of study.
• Minimum of seven years of related work experience.

• Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, non-profit museum best practices.
• Commitment to continued learning in collections management and registration fields.
• Knowledge of or willingness to become familiar with, collection database systems, preferably PastPerfect.
• Strong organizational and project management skills.
• Strong work ethic, achievement-oriented, ethical, and motivated beyond personal interests.
• Open leadership style. Actively seeks out and supports collaborative thinking and problemsolving with others in the organization.
• Strategic vision and thinking. Ability to position the organization for the future looking beyond the present situation to conceptualize key trends and identify changing demands.
• Unquestioned personal and professional integrity with assertiveness, presence, and confidence.
• Ability to develop professional and trusted relationships.
• High level of commitment to team and company values.
• Possess effective written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage collection moves both for education and exhibition.
• Demonstrated ability to work with curators and donors to ensure donations are handled smoothly and efficiently.
• Willing to travel as needed.
• Valid state driver’s license required.

• Ability to walk, sit, and/or stand for extended periods.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
• Ability to operate a computer and other equipment in the office.
• Must have sufficient mobility to move around the Museum and the community.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


National Corvette Museum

Bowling Green, KY

Principal Archivist / Manager

INCUMBENT:          Vacant
REPORTS TO:        Director of Collections and Education

LOCATION:              Bowling Green, KY

STATUS:                  Full-time, Exempt, Hybrid

DATE:                        Open Until Filled

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


The Principal Archivist / Manager is a member of the leadership team working alongside the area managers within the Collections and Education teams.  This position aligns and directs the activities of artifact registration, conservation, preparation, and installation to further the organizational mission of the museum.  This position is ultimately responsible for the management of the makeup, development, and safekeeping of the National Corvette Museum’s (NCM) collection of artifacts, and library (research center) and archives materials by following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.  Working closely with the librarian and the museum curatorial team, this position guides, supervises, and mentors staff, directing the activities of the departments under their supervision to fulfill the museum’s strategic objectives.  The Principal Archivist / Manager also implements and recommends the operating policies and practices for the Library & Archives department, including ones pertaining to the acquisition, management, and accessioning and deaccessioning processes.  This leadership role is responsible for balancing a complex and interconnecting set of priorities, ranging from digitization of the collection to keeping up to date with best practice innovation in the physical care and storage of exhibits and artifacts. 

The Library & Archives department is a team of 3 with the Principal Archivist / Manager reporting directly to the Director of Collections & Education.  The National Corvette Museum has over 75,000 items in its collection. 


  • Advise and create SOP’s that guide significant decisions and strategic direction for the Archive, and jointly implement NCM policies and activities.
  • Lead the library & archives.  Assist in the preparation of operating budgets for same areas of responsibility and assure that functions are carried out within the parameters of budget.
  • Seek and recommend acquisitions for our archive. Lead the acquisition process internally and advise the director on issues requiring approval of the board collections committee.
  • Recommend loan requests. Work closely with other C& E managers, to ensure the appropriateness, safety, and condition of all loans.
  • Recommend new initiatives that fulfill the NCM’s mission and once approved, see them through to completion. Oversee other initiatives as assigned.
  • Supervise the planning, acquisition, safekeeping, and cataloguing of collections objects related to Corvette history while maintaining the highest standards of stewardship.
  • Provide recommendations for the collections’ growth, through acquisitions and gifts, and deaccessioning, as well as long-term planning and prioritizing for the collections team and conservation of collection items.
  • Field public and professional research inquiries.
  • Maintain working knowledge of, and compliance with, highest ethical and legal standards related to organizational responsibilities, museum collections, and public accountability.
  • Responsibilities are not all inclusive, additional duties may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, public history, or related area of study.  Master’s degree preferred. 
  • 5 years of relevant work experience with a minimum of three years leading museum projects, programs, and mentoring others.
  • Applied knowledge of professional museum principles, practices, and procedures.
  • An understanding of visitor-centered approaches of content, development, and interpretation – in exhibition gallery and in digital spaces. 
  • Experience in the automotive museum arena. 


  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, non-profit museum ethical and legal standards as well as best practices.
  • Experience in, museum curating research, and collection development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex concepts about history to a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong verbal, public speaking and presentation skills preferred   
  • Ability to balance administrative, financial, and practical management duties.
  • Well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
  • Strong work ethic and unquestioned personal and professional integrity.
  • High level of commitment to team and company values.
  • Strong attention to detail, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.  
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Willing to travel as needed.
  • Valid state driver’s license required.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


MacAllister Machinery

Indianapolis, Indiana

Executive Assistant / Curator to the President

Position Objective:

The primary role of the Executive Assistant/Curator to the President is to enhance his effectiveness and productivity by exceptionally performing essential administrative duties and responsibilities while anticipating the ongoing needs of this top executive. Additionally, this position has a keen understanding of the President’s strategic agenda and independently ensure successful business outcomes. The Assistant acts on behalf of the President in defined areas by making decisions, forming recommendations, solving problems, interpreting policy, and following up to ensure deadlines are met.  Finally, the Assistant is charged with specific responsibilities for managing people, resources, and processes.

The position also will play a critical role in serving as a curator in a museum/collection environment. The ability to track, research and organize items in a collection or exhibition is an essential are critical skill sets for this position.   

 Essential Position Duties:

  • Manage all correspondence, i.e., composition, dictation, letters, phone calls, making contacts, invitations, Contacts List, etc.
  • Planning, coordinating, and scheduling of meetings, appointments, calendars, events, activities, etc.
  • Manage travel activities- establish dates, make airline, hotel, restaurant, and rental car reservations. Keep corporate aircraft log.
  • Manage expenses– review, approve and assign appropriate account numbers to credit card bills, expense books and other invoices. Manage certain budget expense accounts.  Manage checkbooks, credit cards, trust accounts, etc.
  • Screen outside contact, i.e., incoming telephone calls, e- mail messages, surface mail and visitors. Protect the President’s valuable time while providing access or professional support when appropriate.
  • Follow up to ensure expected activities, results, arrangements, and actions are on schedule or complete. Proactively verify, remind, assist, push and facilitate to ensure assigned tasks are completed.
  • Assist in or complete assigned projects, e.g., data collection, analysis, summarization, reporting and recommendations. Defining, documenting, and improving business processes. Documentation of annual corporate business plans. Special projects as assigned. 
  • Able to act for the President by answering questions, scheduling time, responding to correspondence, asking questions, or gleaning information in a meeting. Identify and solve problems independently while keeping the President informed as needed. 
  • Manage confidential company and personal information, personnel files, manufacturer sales and service agreements, key corporate contracts and agreements, related entity records, checkbooks, expenses, and invoices.
  • Maintain corporate real estate records, leases, contracts, purchase agreements, deeds, title policies, blueprints, financial records, etc. Serve as the curator and librarian of all facility and real estate documents.
  • May be asked to perform supervisory responsibilities.
  • A Curator for research, verification, and document asset. Along with provenance, history, condition, and originality of a museum/collection of vintage automobiles.
  • Manage and maintain the physical and digital library, files, records, and information.
  • Update all inventory assets and documentation in history files.
  • Design and install displays. i.e., layout, lighting, fixtures, signage, select assets, supporting ephemera, etc.
  • Manage events: tours, open houses, guest visits, etc.
  • Assist in sourcing information, history parts, services, resources, etc.
  • Oversee improvements in the facility: i.e., lighting, fixtures, display construction, display electrical systems, etc.

Position Requirements:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 15+ years of work experience providing executive or staff level support.
  • A strong understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive materials and conversations.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent administrative skills; 60+ words per minute, filing, dictation, proofreading.
  • Excellent composition skills, flawless grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Exceptional PC experience and skills, with a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational, coordination and project management skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly productive- able to complete tasks independently, efficiently and with high quality.
  • Basic financial knowledge: can read an income statement and balance sheet, collect, summarize, and analyze trends, form conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to coordinate and book complicated international travel arrangements, flights, hotels, restaurants, rental cars, trains, appointments.
  • Manage shipping of goods and cargo overseas via surface and air freight, arrange carnets, customs clearance, collection, packing, consolidation, etc. 
  • 6 sigma Red Belt trained and proficient with Continual Process Improvement tools and techniques.
  • Notary Public
  • History and two years of curatorial experience or an equivalent education and experience.
  • An effective collaborator both within the department and in the larger collection environment, with a positive attitude that supports the departments and the museum goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • Ability to directly supervise people including hiring, motivating, directing, and developing skills and ability.

The duties and responsibilities described here are not a comprehensive list, and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

 MacAllister Machinery Co Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:[email protected]


Gilmore Car Museum

Kalamazoo, Michigan


Summary of Position

The Curator is responsible for development, exhibit presentation, management, intellectual integrity, security and care of the Gilmore Car Museum’s collection. The Curator leads the Museum’s educational offering, including K-12 educational programing (Gilmore Garage Works, on-site tours, and outreach programs), adult programming (Lecture Series, Ford Model T Driving School, Family Days), and other programming for the community. The Curator is also responsible for leadership of the museum’s library, archives and artifacts.

Executive Director

Direct Reports
Director of Education, Collections, Library and Archives Volunteers or Student Interns; leads/facilitates Collections Committee Meetings, leads Collections Development Planning Committee.

FSLA Status

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Curator will:

• Collaborate with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees Exhibits Committee Chairperson to conceive and shape distinctive and dynamic exhibition and experiential programming, that advances the Gilmore Car Museum’s mission, visibility, and reputation.
• Lead development and implementation of all museum exhibits, galleries, interpretive plans, signage, content, and innovative experiential programming.
• Recommend, establish, and maintain a long-range 3-5 year exhibit plan.
• Align exhibit plans with other Museum activities to assure alignment and consistency.
• Retrieve and prepare artifacts and artifact information for exhibits, conduct exhibit-related research, and provide input to staff regarding collection elements for exhibits, programs, and other Museum needs.
• Develop, produce, and maintain all exhibit materials, including interpretive and educational signage, creative, and any related dynamic content.
• Assist with installation and dismantling of museum exhibits.
• Actively participate in the marketing, public relations, and communications related to the Museum including external events and shows, which promote the Museum, its collection, and available experiences.

• Prepare operating budgets and assure that functions are carried out within parameters of the budget.

• Provide for the security, preservation, and accurate documentation and interpretation of all collections including vehicles, library, archives and artifacts.
• Maintain the Museum’s records following Historic Preservation Policy and Guidelines, including record keeping, gifts, accessioning, deaccessioning, lending, borrowing, inventory, insurance reporting, and condition reporting.
• Serve as first point of contact for all potential donors of objects and those offering items for loan, and lead the Exhibits & Collections Committee in the review of all potential accessions, loans, and deaccession based on mission, collections goals, and status of current collections.
• Lead Collections Development Planning Committee.
• Set collections policy, goals, and guidelines.
• Manage and assure accuracy, security, retrievability, and intellectual integrity of collection items.
• Evaluate current practices, stay current with professional standards, and develop new practices in collections management to assist with security and risk management and to preserve, safeguard, and eliminate hazards relating to collections.
• Assure the adequate storage, maintenance, care, and preventive conservation of the collection.
• Provide limited access to collections in response to requests for loans, research, and artifact information, and respond to collection-related inquiries from museums, scholars, researchers, and collectors.
• Train and supervise part-time and volunteer personnel in clerical work, collection duties, and collections care.
• Oversee the development, maintenance, and upgrades of collections database including the online web portal for the Museum.
• Conduct regular inventories of collections, and perform reconciliation with artifact records with the assistance of the Registrar or volunteer personnel.
• Manage documentation and records according to the collections policy, and develop all collection department reports as requested by senior staff.
• Oversee the arrangements, condition reporting, packing, and shipping for both incoming and outgoing loans.
• Prepare operating budgets and assure that functions are carried out within parameters of the budget.

Educational Programming
• Ensure that robust public and educational programming is available through the Gilmore Car Museum, and is aligned with interpretation of our collection, to include K-12 education, adult education, and Gilmore Garage Works tech education programming.
• Prepare operating budgets and assure that functions are carried out within parameters of the budget.

Education, Skills and Experience – Required
A summary of the experiences and skills required for the position:
• Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, public history, American history or related field
• Five years relevant experience in a museum (or equivalent) experience in handling historic objects, including vehicles, appropriately.
• Three to five years in supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of museum methods, technologies, standards, practices, procedures, and ethics, and a desire to adhere to current museum policies and best practices.
• Considerable knowledge of collections management, care, documentation, conservation, security, and risk management.
• Working knowledge of computer database systems and best practices of office management.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include presentations, public speaking, and media appearances.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, donors, collectors, professional colleagues and other members of the museum community.
• Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to communicate ideas effectively, to prioritize work and meet deadlines, to work independently and in a team, and to manage several projects simultaneously.

Education, Skills and Experience – Preferred
A summary of the experiences and skills preferred for the position:
• Master’s degree in museum studies, public history, American history or related field

Licenses and Certifications
A summary of the certifications required for the position.
• n/a

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Required for Position
• n/a, except as required when using Museum equipment, i.e. ladders, lifting, etc.

Work Environment
This job primarily operates in a conventional office environment within the setting of a large 501(c)3 museum. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Sometimes this job operates in collections storage areas, in Museum galleries, and outdoors on the Museum grounds.

Physical Demands
Managing the collection and setting up displays requires the ability to lift 40 lbs. and climb ladders.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.

This position requires up to 10% travel.

Other Duties
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time due to changing priorities of the museum or other factors.

Professional Competencies
• Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
• Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision- making process. Makes timely decisions.
• Visionary Leadership – Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
• Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change.
• Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
• Business Acumen – Understand business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
• Cost Consciousness – contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
• Customer Focused – Works to assure this role supports the priority of assuring every visitor has an enjoyable and memorable experience to the museum.
• Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
• Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
• Diversity – Promotes a harassment-free environment.
• Strategic Thinking – Understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies externals threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

• Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. Is a self-starter.
• Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.
• Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
• Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
• Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changes in work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
• Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
• Dependability – Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
• Initiative – Undertakes self-development activities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
• Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness;
presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]


Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

Pomona, California

Executive Director


Summary of Position

The Board of Directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial leader to guide the Museum through its next phase of growth. This is an opportunity to create real change in a museum, building upon significant strengths toward a more dynamic and sustainable future. The Executive Director will be responsible for initiating a strategic plan process that results in a new vision for the Museum, and in collaboration with the Board, prioritizing and implementing the strategic plan to achieve greater relevance and change in the visitor experience, revenue growth and diversification, and increased awareness outside of the racing community.

About the Museum        

The Museum is a small but vibrant attraction celebrating the history of hot rods and drag racing, car culture, and technological and esthetic advancements over the 75-year history of hot rods and racing in Southern California. The Museum was born from the efforts of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), which is one of the larger motorsports sanctioning organizations in the world, and a group of long-time NHRA staff members led by NHRA founder Wally Parks. The Museum founders envisioned a place that would celebrate the growing interest in the evolution of hot rods, hot rod customization, and drag racing while preserving and making available the history of racing for all to see and experience.

Today, the Museum’s mission is to celebrate the impact of motorsports on American culture. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets the vehicles, stories, and artifacts that represent America’s affection for, and the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms. The collection includes dragsters, land speed vehicles, race cars, customs, hot rods, and other one-of-a-kind vehicles.

Although founded by the NHRA, the Museum has been a separate non-profit organization with its own governing Board of Directors since 1998, the same year the Museum opened to the public. The Museum is located in a historic 28,500 square foot Art Deco exposition building on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Fairplex, which is also home to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and the birthplace of organized drag racing in Southern California.

The Museum has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and employs 3 full-time and 5 part-time paid staff. Attendance is approximately 30,000 per year. Museum revenues are derived from contributed and earned sources, but the majority of revenues are derived from two major annual hot rod reunion events. The NHRA continues to provide in-kind services and support to the Museum through a range of administrative support.

About Pomona and the L.A. County Region

Pomona is a city of 150,000 people located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, between the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley. Pomona enjoys the proximity to other L.A.-region communities, exceptional sports, culture, and entertainment, and beautiful weather year-round.

Formerly rich agricultural land where citrus, olive, and grape farms flourished throughout the 1800s and in the 20th century, today Pomona comprises many adjacent thriving communities. The Museum is located in North Pomona, a community with quiet neighborhoods and a historic downtown area.

The L.A. County region, with its large, diverse population, thriving entertainment industries, expansive cultural offerings, great museums, major universities, outdoor recreation amenities, and exceptional weather, offer abundant opportunities for lifestyle choices. The communities within an easy drive of the Museum offer quiet, small-town living away from the metropolitan center.

Though the L.A. County region is more expensive than other parts of the country, the Greater Pomona area comprises many neighboring cities such as La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, and Claremont, only minutes from each other and from the Museum that offer affordable property covering a wide range of prices and lifestyles, as well as excellent public and private schools. This region is home to the elite Webb School in Claremont, grades 9-12; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; the (7) Claremont Colleges; and Azusa Pacific University.  The locale is about an hour away from beaches, mountains, and deserts.


The Executive Director reports to the Museum Board of Directors and has full authority and responsibility as the chief executive officer of the Museum. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing visionary leadership and strong administrative oversight of all aspects of Museum operations
  • Leading the staff, Board, and stakeholders in the development and implementation of a strategic plan to establish a future vision and priorities for the Museum
  • Shaping the direction of Museum exhibits and programs, and ensuring they reflect the evolving needs and expectations of target audiences
  • Growing and diversifying revenues by working with Board and staff to build a robust fundraising program and maximizing existing earned income opportunities and developing new sources
  • Managing and growing the annual operating budget to effectively support the Museum’s vision; managing the Museum in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Providing direction, mentorship, and leadership to the Museum staff in support of the organization’s mission, vision, and goals; ensuring a supportive work environment
  • Working closely with the Board of Directors, communicating with full transparency, and maintaining strong working relationships with Board members
  • Continuing and nurturing a productive partnership with NHRA leadership and staff
  • Providing a high degree of visibility in the community, strengthening community relationships, and serving as chief spokesperson for the Museum
  • Enhancing the Museum marketing program to raise awareness and grow audiences
  • Collaborating with Museum staff to maintain American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards and prepare for potential accreditation in the future

Ideal Candidate Characteristics       

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Enthusiasm for the Museum’s mission and an appreciation for motorsports
  • Proven track record of leadership abilities, a high level of initiative, and creative and flexible problem-solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for programming, audience-building, and income generation
  • Record of success in financial management, fundraising, community relations, marketing, and Board development
  • Ability to motivate, direct, and mentor staff
  • An open and transparent communication style that keeps the staff and Board informed on relevant issues in real time
  • Capability to develop and maintain positive relationships with collaborating partners and other community constituents
  • Knowledge of museum practices and standards, and familiarity with AAM’s accreditation process
  • A strong work ethic, good sense of humor, high energy level, and strong commitment to teamwork


A minimum four years of leadership and management experience in progressively more responsible positions in a nonprofit or museum setting. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.


The Museum offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Procedure

Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:

Museum Management Consultants, Inc.

[email protected]

Position is open until filled

Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Auburn, IN




Creates and maintains all aspects of registration records (hard and electronic) for all collections (automobiles, small artifacts, and archives) including accessioning, deaccessioning, lending, borrowing, inventory, insurance reporting, and condition reporting.


Assists in innovative methods to display and market the Museum’s collection to appeal to a cross-section of the general public. Leads periodic exhibition efforts in conjunction with others designing and constructing new exhibits, galleries, and other physical content.

Participates as a team to create the museum’s interpretive vision for exhibits, galleries, and educational programming including research, writing, and editing as it pertains to signage, images, objects, and other pertinent materials. Produces and maintains signage for all aspects of museum program-related activities.


  • Maintains complete and accurate collections database providing for all necessary report functions.
  • Supervises and maintains the integrity of the collection database through photography, nomenclature, and consistency including developing and maintaining manuals for data entry.
  • Produces and maintains complete, accurate, and always-current collection files located in the archive holding room and main administrative area. Files include annual curatorial registry, artifact data sheets, condition reports including photography, location reports, loan, gift, and all other permanent records.
  • Creates forms and reports associated with these operations and procedures.
  • Takes image orders and archive requests from PastPerfect Online, creates forms associated with these requests such as use agreements and order forms.
  • Respond to inquiries from the general public, scholars, and institutions regarding specific objects of collection.
  • Responsible for implementation and completion of major finite curatorial projects within a specific time frame.
    • Implements the Digitization and Access project
      • Digitizing museum archives, uploading records to PastPerfect Online, maintaining project progress, works with interns and volunteers on the project
    • Digital exhibits
      • Creation and implementation of digital exhibits through PastPerfect Virtual Exhibit and exhibit software
    • May supervise several subordinates including volunteers, interns, and paid staff with approval.
    • Projects to be prioritized and assigned by Curator and Executive Director & CEO. Project priorities may be dictated by grant funding.
    • In conjunction with Curator, plans ongoing and frequently changing exhibitions that appeal to a cross-section of the general public and creates innovative methods to display collections.
    • Actively participates in the marketing, public relations, and communications related to the Museum including external events and shows, which promote the Museum and its collection.
    • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members of which at least one must be present whenever a collection automobile is moved.
    • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members to drive collection vehicles.
    • Maintains established programs.
    • Produces and maintains interpretive and educational signage for all aspects of museum programs and activities.
    • Actively supports museum fundraising activities and events.
    • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members on security emergency call-in list.
    • Performs many miscellaneous duties and obligations as assigned.


  • Responsibilities include training volunteers, interns, and staff by planning, assigning, and directing work.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Museum Studies, History, Automotive Technology, or related field of study.
  • Museum (or equivalent) experience in handling historic objects including vehicles appropriately.
  • Knowledge of museum methods, technologies, standards, practices, procedures, and ethics, and a desire to adhere to current museum policies and best practices.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to communicate ideas effectively, to prioritize work and meet deadlines, to work independently and in a team, and to manage several projects simultaneously.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelors (Required)


  • Driver’s license (required)

To Apply:

  • Interested applications should e-mail their cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.

National Association of Automobile Museums
P.O. Box 50702
Bowling Green, KY 42102
(502) 219-4807
[email protected]