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Hopewell Museum


Executive Director Position Search

Museum - Pleasant Street Side

The Hopewell Museum in Paris-Bourbon County, Kentucky is seeking an individual with museum experience and education to manage and operate the only museum in the county. Duties and responsibilities include museum operation, Executive Committee coordination, coordination with other local organizations and schools, publicity, and exhibit planning and implementation.

Position: Executive Director, Historic Paris-Bourbon County/Hopewell Museum, Inc.


  • Full time: 35 hours including evenings, weekends, and special events as needed
  • Vacation: 70 hours/year; 2 weeks sick leave; 2 personal days
  • $250,000 life insurance policy


Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or allied field preferred and/or 3-5 years museum and historic preservation experience. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills to work with the community, patrons, volunteers, and committee members.


  • Maintain monthly calendars and website updates, and produce newspaper articles
  • Send publicity to venues outside Bourbon County
  • Design publicity materials as needed
  • Maintain social media accounts


  • Assist Board of Directors and Development Committee with fundraising
  • Solicit special event and exhibit sponsors
  • Participate in fundraising events

Community Outreach

  • Serve on local and state professional boards and committees
  • Provide presentations for local and wider community events

Curatorial Committee (Collections and Exhibits)

  • Oversee acceptance and processing of donations
  • Work with committee to interpret collection materials
  • Assist committee in development, installation and dismantling of exhibits

Office Administration

  • Perform general office duties
  • Possess skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Past Perfect
  • Create and oversee museum mailings
  • Maintain donation receipt records, city/county requests, office records
  • Open and close museum

Educational Programs
Plan, publicize, schedule, and staff student and adult educational opportunities

Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

To apply email a cover letter and resume to: info@hopewellmuseum.org