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Museum Director, The Charles J. Muth Museum of Hinchliffe Stadium

Montclair State University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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Job Description


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Community Partnerships, the Museum Director provides leadership and directs policymaking, planning, organization, staffing, and operations. Montclair State University recently made an exciting announcement that it will receive a $5 million transformational gift that it will use to become an educational partner in the creation and operation of a museum and learning center at historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey. The museum is scheduled to open in fall 2023.

The Director serves as the spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum and works closely with the Advisory Board to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach.

  • Works in conjunction with the Board to develop the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, statewide and national awareness and prominence.

  • Directs the Museum's operations, to include development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, staffing, and community engagement.

  • Supervises the Education Director, part-time staff, volunteers, and works closely with Montclair State staff and educators.

  • Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

  • Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community.

  • Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.Directs the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives.

  • Develops an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the Museum.

  • Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, including the collections held in public trust.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a museum, nonprofit organization, or related field.

  • Experience providing strong leadership, developing and implementing strategic plans; and growing an annual operating budget.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, non-profits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.

  • Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.

  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) and database, email, and calendar/scheduling.

  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a managerial level role.

  • Competence in managing museum operations, including personnel matters.

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instruction.


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