Town of Hamilton

577 Bay Road
Hamilton, MA 01936

Date Posted:
November 14, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



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.


Minimum Requirements:

  • The position requires excellent knowledge of and ability in event logistics and planning, marketing, branding and operations.

  • 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.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • 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 -

  • Minimum two years senior level non-profit management experience.
  • Specific examples of having developed and executed strategies for a startup or that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing, public relations, and fundraising with grant-writing experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Self-directed, action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • Strong computer, social media, and web site skills.

How To Apply:

Apply to:

Town Manager

Town of Hamilton

577 Bay Rd.

Hamilton, MA 01936

or via email at:

Apply by:
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.