The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives in the search for an Executive Director.
The Executive Director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) will excite organizational growth, drive significant fundraising efforts, and begin to develop a long-term plan to achieve heightened national visibility with an eye toward creating a physical presence in Washington, D.C., while maintaining a strong presence in the South Florida region.
To lead the organization in fulfilling this vision, the Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic, experienced leader who is committed to equality and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community on the national stage, who can inspire our community to think boldly about the future, and who will ensure that SNMA remains on sound financial, programmatic, and operational footing in South Florida as it aspires towards increased national impact.
Founded in 1973, the Stonewall National Museum & Archives is a 501(c)(3) cultural organization whose mission is to promote understanding through the collection, preservation, and sharing of the proud culture and heritage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their significant role in American society.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives is one of the leading independent museums and archives in the country solely devoted to the acquisition, preservation, and exhibition of LGBTQ+ history. Now in its 45th year of operation, SNMA offers research materials, archival collections, exhibitions, and educational and social programming that are unmatched by any other institution in the nation. Stonewall is built on four programmatic pillars: the Paul Fasana and Robert S. Graham Archive, the Stonewall National Library and Stonewall National Library Special Collection, the Stonewall Museum & Galleries, and the Stonewall National Education Program (SNEP).
SNMA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of sixteen committed local, regional, and national LGBTQ+ leaders and is guided by an impressive National Advisory Council, consisting of major thought and action leaders in the museum-world and in the LGBTQ+ equality movement. The Board of Directors is committed to furthering the diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community within Board membership – consistent with SNMA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is all of its activities, events, and exhibits. The Executive Director will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors. SNMA's operating budget is currently supported by Board contributions, donors, state and local grants, special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, and partnerships.
A bachelor’s degree in business, the humanities or a field related to the duties of this position is required for this position, as is five years of experience in an executive or senior leadership role within a nonprofit cultural organization, preferably with an annual budget consistent with that of SNMA. An advanced academic/professional degree in not-for-profit leadership, finance, museum studies or any applicable field within the humanities is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
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