Since opening its doors more than 80 years ago, the Vice President of Museum Affairs (the Museum) has been dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence, and connecting generations. Located on Main Street in the historic Village of Cooperstown, the Museum brings the history of our National Pastime to life. Beyond the Museum, Cooperstown itself is a unique location, reminding visitors of earlier days with its character and charm. Those who make the trip are often inspired by the setting both inside the institution and on the small-town streets of the Village.
The Museum’s donated collections contain more than 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts, such as bats, balls, gloves, and uniforms; library books and periodicals; and archival collections including documents, recorded media, and over 350,000 photographic objects. The Museum’s curators use these objects to tell the story of the National Pastime through exhibits.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum seeks an innovative and visionary leader with a strong background and demonstrated expertise in museum leadership. The Vice President of Museum Affairs will a have a deep understanding of museum culture and a demonstrated capacity for building cohesive and effective teams. An appreciation for the unique role of the Hall of Fame and Museum and of Baseball in American and international culture and a passion for delivering a high-quality experience to museum goers in keeping with that role is essential. A background of launching innovative, groundbreaking programs resulting in dynamic public engagement is highly valued.
The Vice President of Museum Affairs will be a dynamic, energetic, communicator who can build strong relationships with museum staff, board members, donors, and other supporters. Additional interaction is expected with Hall of Fame members and Baseball leadership throughout the game.
Leadership that promotes creativity, accountability, resourcefulness, and competence across the entire Museum team, along with a focus on action, is highly valued. Additionally, the successful candidate will be trustworthy and display a high level of respect, humility, loyalty, and personal integrity.
• Extensive background in museum leadership.
• Demonstrated skills in building and managing a strong staff.
• Strong financial expertise in managing an organization’s budget and allocation of resources with the ability to forecast trends and changes.
• Experience in working with a nonprofit board of directors.
• Passion for baseball and its history.
• Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in a museum related field or comparable experience is strongly preferred and a PhD is a plus.
It is anticipated that the salary will be in the range of $130,000-$160,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum provides a wide range of benefits as part of their total compensation package.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates.
To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC.