Science Museum Executive Director
October 2, 2006 1:05 PM

Colburn Earth Science Museum, Asheville, NC seeks a dynamic and energetic individual for full-time museum management. 4-year degree with experience in fund-raising, administration, grant writing and financial management required. Geology background and/or advanced degree a plus. Resume and cover letter to: Search Committee, Colburn Earth Science Museum, PO Box 1617, Asheville, NC 28802.

That's the listing that goes everywhere. For you, my fellow mefites, let me say that the Colburn is a charming small museum with a full time staff of four. The director will, in other words, be doing his/her own administrative work. We used to be purely a gem & mineral museum; the change of focus to Earth Science took place in 2004. There are some dedicated volunteers, a sweet collection of gems and minerals, a great selection of kids programs, a tiny mine installation you can go through with a detonator that makes a great explosion noise and not much money. At all. Therefore, our most pressing need is for a development person; you must have fundraising background to be considered for this position.

We're a pretty nice group of people to work with and Asheville is a great place to live. This could be a great job for the right person. People love this museum and with reason, because it is an old fashioned, charming little museum that also fills a very, very important niche in local science education.

payscale: Probably in the $30,000 range, possible bonuses
job type: full-time
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