Executive Director | Georgetown, TX

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The Williamson County Historical Museum, dba The Williamson Museum, seeks a transformational leader skilled in driving organizational success and empowering high performing staff. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be based at the museum’s flagship location in Georgetown, Texas and have overall management responsibility for an impactful historical and cultural organization.

Combining inspirational leadership and proven management abilities, they will advance the organization in terms of culture, capability, processes, and impact. Working closely with the organization’s staff, the Executive Director will inspire innovation and ensure that the organization is continually well positioned to advance its vision and mission.

Vision: To be a meaningful presence in every area of Williamson County and a destination for locals and visitors to the region to learn about the rich and diverse history of this area.

Mission: The Williamson Museum exists to preserve the County’s past and enrich its present and future through education and engagement across Williamson County in partnership with residents, businesses, and community leaders.

Executive Leadership and Organizational Management

  • Provide wise and effective executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors (Board).
  • Present strategic options and plans for organization impact and gain Board approval as needed to carry out the mission of the organization.
  • Organize, motivate, and mentor internal team leaders to strategically grow the organization’s impact, programs, and fundraising to advance its mission.
  • Manage and motivate staff, overseeing processes such as hiring, separation, staff development, performance management, and compensation and benefits. Inspire a business-oriented, professional, results-driven environment across the organization.
  • Establish goals, objectives, and operational plans in collaboration with the Board, staff, and other leaders and community partners.

Development and Fundraising

  • Drive development and fundraising, leveraging the Board and staff as needed, to ensure funding needed for annual operating budget and maintaining an appropriate level of reserves.
  • Initiate, cultivate, and extend relationships with the organization’s portfolio of individual, foundation, governmental, and corporate donors.
  • Participate in grant writing and management to fund program activities.
  • Work with board committee and staff to plan and host annual special events. Financial Management and Administration
  • Prudently direct resources and manage all financials within budget guidelines and according to current nonprofit laws and regulations.
  • Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the organization.
  • Monitor board-approved budget and manage daily financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources and optimum financial positioning.
  • Build and administer the annual budget, in partnership with the Board and staff.
  • Work with CPAs and bookkeeper to ensure timely preparation of annual audit and 990 tax return.

Board Relations

  • Maintain regular and ongoing communication to build strong relationships, close collaboration, and open communications with the Board.
  • Attend all Board meetings and provide reports and updates on staff as well as all current work, project timelines, and organizational progress.
  • Provide opportunities for relationship-building between Board and Staff to align strategic visioning with program management.

External Relations and Communications

  • Represent the organization and serve as chief spokesperson publicly at events, conferences, and partnership meetings.
  • Ensure high visibility to prospects and the public to create engaged philanthropy.
  • Engage with constituents and existing and prospective partners across the county.
  • Manage all aspects of the organization’s marketing and public relations, including paid ad campaigns.


The Williamson Museum Executive Director is a permanent full-time position in Georgetown, Texas. Candidates should meet the following qualifications:


  • Demonstrated success as an Executive Director, CEO, or a related senior management position.
  • Bachelor’s (minimum) or Master’s (preferred), or comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to successfully engage with business and community leaders.
  • Experience working with a nonprofit Board.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in fundraising, including grant writing, donor development and special events.
  • Experience with diverse business functions such as Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, etc.
  • Experience and success in motivating, recruiting, developing, retaining, and mentoring high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams.
  • Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator.
  • Familiarity with regional, state, and federal fundraising organizations and processes is strongly preferred.

$65,000-$75,000 starting salary, commensurate with experience, with a comprehensive benefits package through Williamson County, including health insurance, generous paid time off and leave policy, retirement after vesting, and more.


For immediate consideration please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:employment@williamsonmuseum.org 
or mail to: 716 S Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

Submissions will be reviewed until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Williamson Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of the organization’s work.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Day shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Ability to Relocate:
Georgetown, TX 78626: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location:
In person