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Chieftains Museum

Executive Director

About Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home: Since 1969, the Chieftains Museum/ Major Ridge Home in Rome, Georgia, through its passionate team of volunteers and staff members, has worked diligently to save the historic Major Ridge Home and interpret the complex story it represents. Major Ridge, the first known owner of the house, was a Cherokee leader who played a pivotal role in Native American and United States history of the 19th century. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the 19th century Cherokee through the life, home and property of the Ridge family.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home seeks a hands-on, multifaceted, experienced leader who can articulate the Museum's mission, maintain and develop relationships, successfully fundraise, supervise staff and volunteers, and creatively promote the Museum as both an educational institution and as a heritage tourism destination, with emphasis on its national importance.

The Executive Director is responsible for the fulfillment of the Museum's mission and for developing and executing strategies that achieve the long-term vision for the Museum.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, with advanced degree preferred, in nonprofit management, museum administration, business or public administration, or a related field. Professional experience should include proven fundraising ability, staff leadership, budget development and management, public outreach, and strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Benefits include: Paid Holidays and PTO, Group Health Insurance, and Housing on Museum campus.

Interested candidates should send their Resume and Letter of Interest to

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