Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are the management of the Lee County Black History Society (LCBHS), which includes operation of the Williams Academy Museum, and the management of the LCBHS Collection. In conjunction with the LCBHS Board of Directors, the Executive Director undertakes long- and short-range planning, policy development, budget preparation and monitoring, and development of LCBHS programs and services. The Executive Director manages office staff, interns and volunteers and established committees that support the core work of the organization. The Executive Director represents the LCBHS in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of local and national history, expands community outreach, and performs duties which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the LCBHS.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervisory skills, especially as relevant to a volunteer staff, financial, and administrative management of an organization
  • Interpersonal and team interaction skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse community and ad hoc committees

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for executing strategic planning, developing LCBHS’ long-term, short-term, and annual goals and objectives for the organization, as established by the Board of Directors
  • Develop and implement policies for exhibits and collections for the LCBHS
  • Develop programs and community activities which further the mission of the LCBHS and benefits the community
  • Set goals for all major fundraising efforts (grant writing, secure foundation grants, membership drives) by working with special event committees
  • Oversee coordination of all LCBHS functions and services
  • Maintain professional development for all staff members and volunteers by participating in educational activities and museum associations


  • Ability to serve as articulate spokesperson for the LCBHS in media outlets, press releases, and public settings
  • Record keeping skills
  • Adept at social media, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Familiarity with computer programs and knowledge of the following applications:
  • MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Past Perfect, QuickBooks, and Dropbox. G Suite, a plus
  • Familiarity in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations
  • Demonstrate ability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of museum’s professional policies, issues, and strategies


  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; additionally, demonstrate ability required to support a non-profit organization, manage service for a small historical society and museum staffed primarily with volunteers

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of working and transporting materials in an historic building with non-standard stairs


  • This is a full-time, salary position, Salary range $65,000 – $85,000, depending upon experience.

Interested applicants should contact Charles Barnes at or call 239-332-8778.