Job: Museum Director 

Employer: Annapolis Valley Historical Society

Terms of Employment: Full Time

Salary: To be negotiated

Anticipated Start Date: September 12th, 2022

Number of Positions: 1

Location: Macdonald Museum, Middleton, Nova Scotia

 Position Overview

The Museum Director will plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of the Museum. They must be self-motivated with strong public relations and interpersonal skills. The Director will develop plans for the future success of the Museum. Responsibilities include management of 2 full time and 1 part-time employee as well as up to 4 summer students. The Museum Director will work for and with the Board of Directors to assess Museum operations and future needs.


  • Education: A university or college degree related to this field and at least two years of experience as a curator, conservator or museum director or equivalent.
  • Experience: Administration, curatorial and archival experience desirable. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both in spoken and written word. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment to meet tight deadlines. Experience with social media, community engagement and tourism an asset. A background in fundraising, marketing, and event planning will be an asset.

Job Duties and Skills:

    • Acquire, store and research textual material, pictures, maps, architectural documents, electronic materials, films and videos, sound recordings and multimedia materials
    • Appraise and acquire archival materials to build and develop an archival collection
    • Organize noncurrent archives and develop cataloguing and retrieval systems to allow access to archival materials
    • Plan, research and set up exhibits on themes of public interest
    • Direct the day-to-day administration, organizational and budgetary planning in accordance with museum policies
    • Represent the museum at various government, non-government, and community functions
    • Develop and/or maintain relationships with other community organizations, working in partnership with them.
    • Maintain staff training at a high standard and ensure that training programs are available to staff
    • Integrate the society membership into the active volunteer operations and committees
    • Responsible for all public relations
  • Essential Skills:
    • Possess and demonstrate strong organizational skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Strong computer literacy

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