Executive Director | Beaumont, TX

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Who we are:

The Beaumont Heritage Society is a non-profit, organized for educational and civic purposes to preserve and interpret the historic collections of the John Jay French House Museum and the Chambers House Museum to foster a connection to Beaumont’s history and inspire others to value preservation and heritage for the benefit of the community.

Position we seek:

The Beaumont Heritage Society seeks an Executive Director to oversee the maintenance and operation of two historic house museums- the John Jay French House and the Chambers House, and to serve as an advocate for history, heritage, and preservation within the community at large.

Overall responsibilities include:

· Recommend policies and plans to the Board of Directors for discussion and review and implement those approved

· Communicate effectively and regularly with the Board on matters pertinent to the strategic goals, mission, and financial health of the Society.

· Responsible to hire, manage, motivate, and retain a highly qualified and diverse staff (4-5).

· Plan, promote, staff, and implement events and fundraisers that support our mission and connect with the community.

· Develop strategies to increase other revenue streams for the Society including, but not limited to, the submission of financial requests to grantors and foundations for the Society’s maintenance, operation, and programming needs.

· Responsible for the financial management of the Society including implementing and overseeing the annual budgets, handling bill payment, obtaining bids, negotiating contracts, grant writing, obtaining property insurance, and the handling of all payroll related aspects including the filing and payment of taxes.

· Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Society through management and adherence of approved budgets to ensure maximum resource utilization to maintain a positive financial position.

· Professionally represent the Society as the principle spokesperson and enhance the Society’s image by being active and visible in the community, and when possible, collaborate with other professionals and organizations for the betterment of all.

· Serve as a liaison between preservationist, historians, exhibitors, and other consultants for programs and activities.

· Participate in preservation activities in the City of Beaumont

Museum specific responsibilities include:

· Plan and oversee all building maintenance needs and activities

· Responsible for daily operation of museum programs

· Oversee safe and secure storage and ongoing care of the collections in accordance with industry standards.

· Oversee collection development and management

· Oversee and participate in the documentation, research, and interpretation of collection items.

· Oversee the creation of permanent and temporary exhibits

· Actively lead and participate in every aspect of each events held onsite


· Possess strong leadership skills and the ability to influence and inspire staff, supporters, board members, and members of the community to strengthen the organization and support our mission.

· Must have basic accounting, budgeting, and strategic planning skills

· Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key external stakeholders, partners, donors, influences, and volunteers

· Ability to develop and sustain a clear vision and strategic focus

· Possess strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and presentation skills

· Ability to balance and prioritize competing and changing demands

· Ability to think outside the box, and when necessary, pivot to accomplish goals in adverse conditions

· Possess comprehensive knowledge and experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing

· Possess comprehensive knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office

· Be familiar with grant writing procedures, management, and reporting

· Demonstrate ability to advocate for and promote history in and outside of the museums

· Must value the importance of history, preservation, heritage, and community


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management, Museum Administration, Public History, Communication, Tourism or related field


3-5 years of business leadership and fiscal management of a nonprofit organization preferred


9:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday (some evening and weekends for meetings/events)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
Work Location:
  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No

Application details

Desired start date: July  2021   

Interested applicants should a send a resume and cover letter to:   applyBHS@gmail.com by June 18th for consideration.