Director of the Patton Homestead
Reporting to the Town Manager, The Director of the
Patton Homestead will work with the Director of Public Works, the President of
Patton Homestead, Inc. a local nonprofit and the Wenham Museum, the property’s
main tenant, to plan for the future of the Homestead. The primary responsibility of the Director
during the start-up phase is to promote the Patton Homestead to any members of
the public who might be interested in using the facility, initiate and oversee
activity on the property, ensure reasonable public access, public programming
and use of the facility and to help the Patton Homestead Inc. in their efforts
to make the Patton Homestead a self-sustaining asset of the Town of
Hamilton. The Director is also
responsible for overall strategic planning and day to day operations of the Homestead’s
programs and events and developing an achievable plan for revenue generation,
including the Patton Homestead Inc.’s fundraising, grant writing and rentals of
the facility for events and programming. This may include some evening and
weekend hours, when the facility is to be rented out and will include the
development and implementation of plans and policies for staffing such events. This
position is viewed as a key component of the public-private partnership
managing the Patton Homestead going forward.
The Patton Homestead also serves as the current home
of the Patton Archives, a collection of family and military heirlooms, papers,
photographs and works of art connected to the Patton family. The collection was
granted to and is managed by the Wenham Museum, who are tenants of the
property, so the director will have to work closely with the museum staff as
both a collaborator and landlord.
Demonstrated track record in
soliciting and securing funding, including grant-writing.
Demonstrated ability to lead and
work collaboratively with all sectors of the community.
Demonstrated ability with and
understanding of social media outreach and networking.
Passion, integrity, positive attitude,
mission-driven, and self-directed.
Bachelor’s degree with coursework,
or equivalent experience, in any of the following: management, financial management, public
administration, business, fundraising.
Advanced degree preferred.
Desired Professional Qualifications & Experience -
two years senior level non-profit management experience.
examples of having developed and executed strategies for a startup or that
have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
understanding of marketing, public relations, and fundraising with
written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate
communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
to interface and engage with diverse volunteer and donor groups.
action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative.
success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate
existing board member relationships.
computer, social media, and web site skills.
December 07, 2018
$57,388 to $59,709 DOQ
About this Organization:
Municipal government organization, with a publicly owned, culturally significant homestead, formerly inhabited by the General George S. Patton family.
The Town will be hiring a director to manage the Patton Homestead as a cultural resource focused military and family history, with public available space for lease for events.