Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Garst Mission: Possible

A new day dawns at the Garst Museum!
Garst Museum is adding the position of Development Director to its staff to ensure that it remains an award-winning institution of excellence.  Sustaining and enhancing the 35,000 square-foot facility in Greenville, Ohio, its 300,000 artifacts, and permanent exhibits of national significance and recognition (Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, the Treaty of Greenville, Ohio’s Native Americans, and the multi-racial settlement of Longtown) will require external funds. These funds exist at local, state, and national levels, and the process of securing these funds is challenging and often very competitive. 

The Development Director will be essential to the Garst Museum’s mission to collect, exhibit, and preserve its assets by cultivating relationships among past, current, and potential donors and sponsors. The director will be recruiting volunteers for development activities and overseeing the fundraising process, including preparation of proposals, grant applications, fundraising publications, correspondence, and reports.  

This position is an exciting opportunity for a fundraising professional to showcase expertise in fund development, donor and public relations, networking, event planning, and grant writing for 25-30 hours per week at a salary commensurate with experience.  Strong skills in fundraising, leadership, communication, sales/marketing along with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, or a related field—and passion for Garst’s mission—are necessary. 

If you are that person who is the key link to viability and growth as part of the Garst Museum’s mission team and would like to apply, please send a resume with three references and a cover letter by May 14, 2021, to the Darke County Historical Society, Attn: Development Director, 205 North Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. You can also visit the museum’s website for more information and application material: garstmuseum.org/post/garst-museum-job-opportunity.

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