Executive Director

The Thoreau Farm Trust seeks a part-time (20-25 hrs./wk.) Executive Director for the Henry David Thoreau birthplace in Concord, MA.

Responsibilities: Carry out board directives, support board members in carrying out their duties, facilitate board development. Promote visitation, engagement, and membership to Thoreau Farm. Manage all fundraising efforts, including Annual Fund and online auction; develop budgets, oversee AP, bookkeeping, and annual accounting review. Oversee physical care of the grounds, respond to tenant issues and building emergencies, collect rent, negotiate leases. Manage relationships with donors, board, and tenants. Recruit, train, and manage paid interpreters and volunteers. Represent the organization in the community and with town officials. Ensure positive visitor experience in accordance with the interpretive plan, plan special events. Manage Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube social media accounts.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree; minimum five years’ experience in non-profit management and fundraising. Previous work in the museum field desired. Superior fundraising and marketing skills; facility with web and social media tools; the ability to manage budgets; organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; must be creative and self-motivated; enthusiasm, energy, and interest in history. Experience in working with authors and writing, journalism, publications, and program development a plus.

Apply: Send cover letter and resume to info@thoreaufarm.org. Deadline: October 10, 2021. No phone calls please.

Thoreau Farm serves as steward of the Henry David Thoreau birthplace. The house museum is curated to examine Thoreau’s forward-thinking ideas about life, nature, and civic responsibility in the context of 21stcentury challenges.