The Hunter Museum is currently accepting applications for Executive Director position now until May 1, 2015. 

The Director has full authority and responsibility for the overall management of the Hunter Museum, including its human, physical, and financial resources, the content of its programs, and its future development and growth.

Her/his primary responsibilities are providing leadership guided by the Hunter’s mission and values, and developing the vision, strategic planning and implementation for the museum’s programmatic excellence, including fundraising strategies and financial stability. She/he will take a leadership role in all fundraising activities and work in tandem with the Director of Development and the Development Committee of the Board. An immediate and ongoing responsibility will be to engage with the general and business Chattanooga community, the museum’s patrons of all generations, funding sources and the area’s cultural organizations.

Within the first six to eight months, the Director will focus on becoming familiar with the Hunter’s operations and will assess the museum's strengths and weaknesses to ensure that appropriate personnel, programs, policies and procedures are in place to achieve the long term goals identified by the Hunter board:

• Increase the number of visitors and program participants
• Increase the financial stability and sustainability of the museum
• Improve the overall visitor experience
• Enhance and improve the overall operations of the museum
• Increase the visibility of the museum

Reporting/Working Relationships
The Director reports to the Board of Trustees through its Chair and works closely with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board. Reporting to the Director are Chief Curator, Curator of Education, Director of Development, PR/Marketing Director, Facilities/Security Manager and Administrative Manager. The Director also works in collaboration with and oversees the operational and administrative functions executed under the resource sharing partnership by the Tennessee Aquarium personnel.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, please visit the Hunter Museum's Careers page.