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Executive Director

Wyck Association

The Executive Director provides leadership for The Wyck Association, which governs Wyck Historic House, Garden, & Farm, in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day and long-range operations necessary to protect and promote this important National Historic Landmark house, its collections, rose garden, small working farm, and educational programs. The position reports to the active and congenial Board of Directors of The Wyck Association.

The Executive Director works with the Board to develop the short- and long-range planning and decisions needed to guide Wyck in accordance with its strategic plan. The Director’s responsibilities include staff hiring and management, preparing and monitoring the annual budget, all aspects of fund-raising, supervising educational programming, and public representation. The Director represents Wyck to its multiple engaged constituencies and neighbors and to the community at large. The last includes Wyck’s sister members of Historic Germantown, and Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

Wyck has established a strong reputation as a leading historic house museum in Greater Philadelphia and the new Executive Director will have an exciting opportunity to continue its innovative, sustainable strategies into the future. The new Director will demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and the ability to foster collaboration and community engagement for Wyck in the context of the site’s unique collection of three centuries of family furniture, objects, manuscripts, and historic plantings.

Required Education and Experience:

A Master’s degree in a related liberal arts, historic preservation, museum management, administrative, or business discipline with at least three years’ experience or a Bachelor’s degree with at least five years’ applicable experience is required. The Director will need excellent presentation skills, current information technology skills, and a successful development track record. The active Wyck calendar includes some evening and Saturday programs in season.

Education Level: 
Bachelors Degree
To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to wyckapplications@gmail.com.  Deadline for the receipt of applications is Sunday, January 5, 2020.