Here you can find opportunities related to current HAHS initiatives and job listings for positions open at HAHS member-sites.

Professional Opportunities


Position: Executive Director and CEO- Full Time  

Site: Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York
Note: This site owns the HAHS member-site the Arthur Dove/Helen Torr Cottage

Start Date:  Immediately

Starting Salary: Undisclosed

Description: The CEO will serve as the museum’s chief fundraiser and philanthropic ambassador, working with stakeholders at every level, developing new partnerships, and securing significant financial support for the organization’s priorities to assure a sustainable future. The CEO will pursue bold and courageous ideas and strategically allocate museum resources to deliver results. This requires a person with a collaborative, non-hierarchical leadership style and an understanding of the importance of creative risk, diversity of ideas and audience, and passion for the museum’s mission. 

Learn more about the position and qualifications: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2021/9/22/heckscher-museum-of-art

To apply: Send an Email cover letter, résumé (Word/PDF documents preferred), salary requirement, and names of 3 references and your professional relationship, with contact information by November 8, 2021, to: Dan Keegan, Senior Search Consultant, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant.

Position: Director - Full Time  

Site: Melrose Plantation (artist Clementine Hunter), Natchitoches, Louisiana

Note: This site is owned and operated by The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN). APHN was organized in 1944 and now operates as a non-profit organization in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Its mission is to promote and preserve an understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Natchitoches and the Cane River area. A focus of this mission is the preservation and interpretation of the area through the management of Melrose Plantation and other properties under its control.

Start Date:  Immediately Available

Starting Salary: $45,000 annual

Description: The Director will lead the day-to-day management of the Melrose Plantation and other properties owned or managed by APHN and facilitate efforts to reach the goals and objectives of APNH’s Board of Directors and will serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Core responsibilities include: Fund Development, Community and Public Relations, Programming, Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Advertising, Board Coordination, and Human Resource Management.

Learn more about the position and qualifications: http://www.melroseplantation.org/blog

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to: Martha Maynard,  P.O. Box 2248, Natchitoches, LA 71457, mmmaynard58@yahoo.com

Position: Development Coordinator, Full-time   

Site: Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida

Start Date:  Immediately Available


Essential Functions:

The Development Coordinator develops and executes the Albin Polasek Foundation’s annual fundraising plans and researches and secures financial support from individuals, organizations, and foundations. The ideal candidate has 2 years of experience in grant research and writing. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Grows and maintains ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creates and executes a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Develops and tracks proposals and reports for all fundraising
  • Receives all donated monies and manages data entry of donors and gift processing in PastPerfect
  • Manages membership processing, retention, and growth
  • Assists Marketing Manager to develop museum communication
  • Learn more about the position and how to apply at http://polasek.org/getinvolved/employment/

Position: Visitor Experience and Program Specialist

Site: Wharton Esherick Museum, Malvern, Pennsylvania

Start Date: June 2021 

Description: The Wharton Esherick Museum is currently seeking two Visitor Experience & Program Specialists to join our small, dedicated team. Your primary role will be leading tours and assisting in developing and delivering programs that advance the public experience and reflect both Esherick’s legacy and the joy of discovery throughout his Studio. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to many areas of a small museum during a time of growth and changing operations, including collections management, curatorial activities, evaluation and audience development, and general administrative tasks. This is a part-time position (16-24 hours per week) with some weekend days required. The position pays $16 per hour.

Learn more about the position and how to apply at https://whartonesherickmuseum.org/about/job-opportunities/