Portsmouth Museums Foundation (PMF) was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1992 to raise and administer private and public donations fort he Children’s Museum of Virginia (CMVA). Since 1992, PMF has raised over $10 million to support the Museum. The Foundation is comprised of a 25-person regional Board of Directors representing Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Today it serves as a tax deductible conduit for contributions to CMVA.
Established in 1980, the Children’s Museum of Virginia is the largest children’s museum in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Museum nurtures children’s imaginations and establishes a lifelong love of learning through fun, dynamic, interactive and educational exhibits, programs and activities. CMVA has annual attendance of 175,000 visitors from all 50 states.
The Future: CMVA aims to create a more interactive visitor experience that is focused on literacy and tailored to its core younger audience. To realize this vision, the PMF Board of Directors is focused on building our Annual Fund and further developing major donors to support continued refurbishments of exhibits, enhance programming and to ensure long-term sustainability.
The Position: The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership, vision and day to day management of operations and fundraising for PMF. Within this context, this person will act as the chief fundraiser and ambassador for PMF, raise community awareness of PMF’s mission, goals and accomplishments, and act as the spokesperson for the organization in its efforts to attract and retain donors, funders, and partners. The Executive Director will report directly to the PMF Board President.
Specific responsibilities include:
Fundraising and Partnership Development
• Increase the level of engagement with key stakeholders, including the Board, CMVA members and visitors, event attendees and others to build a broader donor base.
Management and Operations
Candidate must be located in Hampton Roads. Hybrid work environment available with flexible hours.
Salary Range: $75k+ depending on experience
To Apply: Inquiries and resumes with cover letter may be directed in confidence to PMF Board President: Brandy Lee McNamee, firstname.lastname@example.org, noting in the subject line “PMF Executive Director.”
Deadline to Apply: 9/1/2
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