Executive Director

Rocky Mount State Historic Site
Piney Flatts, TN Full-time
Posted on October 17, 2019

Executive Director, Rocky Mount Historical Association

Rocky Mount Historical Association, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered by the State of Tennessee, invites applications for the position of Executive Director.
The Association operates Rocky Mount State Historic Site, which includes 37 acres, multiple structures, sheep and a museum, all under a contractual agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission. The site is located near Piney Flats, Tennessee, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Executive Director works for the association while maintaining a professional liaison with the Tennessee Historical Commission in Nashville, Tennessee. For this reason, the Executive Director is required to attend mandated meetings and to file periodic financial reports with the Commission.

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and strategic management of Rocky Mount and serves under the direction of the Rocky Mount Board of Trustees. The position reports to the Board and has overall supervision of the Association's operating budget, personnel, and day-to-day operations. In addition, the Executive Director supervises thirteen full-time and part-time employees, as well as a group of dedicated volunteers. The Executive Director also, and very importantly, makes recommendations and assists the Board of Trustees in developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising and marketing strategies. This includes the development and cultivation of positive relationships with members, current and potential donors, as well as state and local governments, corporate benefactors and individual prospects.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate for this position should have management experience, especially regarding collection care, finance, fundraising; and, grant application and administration. Knowledge of regional history is helpful in administering the "first-person" interpretation of the site's history and heritage. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, PastPerfect or similar programs is essential. The successful candidate should possess strong written and oral communication skills, be a team player with the ability to work well under pressure while managing multiple projects and deadlines in a diplomatic and professional manner.

Employer's Reserved Rights

This job description does not list all the duties of this professional position. The successful candidate may be asked by members of the governing authority to perform other necessary duties. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either the chosen candidate or the employer may terminate employment at any time.

The salary will be set commensurate with experience and qualifications. The applicant should indicate an expected salary in the cover letter or resume.

Application Process

All applications will be treated as confidential. After a thorough review, the Association will determine a list of candidates to be considered and interviewed. The Association seeks to fill this position by the end of 2019.

Rocky Mount Historic Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.