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Job Description



Chief Executive Officer



The Director of Finance is an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Museum. The incumbent has responsibility and decision-making authority for the overall management of the Museum, including its physical, human, technological and financial resources.



  • Provides the leadership, vision and long-range strategic planning for the Museum’s financial stability, including budgeting, forecasting, monitoring and reporting.
  • Identifies opportunities for increasing revenue and reducing expenses.
  • As a member of the Executive Team, provide value-added contributions to the Team, promoting cooperation and integration of all functional areas.
  • Adopt “best in class” practices for finance and model the approach for interactions across the organization.



  • Directs all financial and managerial accounting functions. Identifies opportunities for increasing revenue and reducing expenses. Champions and ensures financial integrity.
  • Leads annual Museum-wide operating budget preparation for each department, and capital budget.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly financial reports and analyses for the Board of Trustees and its sub-committees.
  • Works with Director of Advancement to produce financial needs analyses as a basis for fundraising planning.
  • Develops and monitors internal control policies and procedures, ensures compliance with all federal and state financial reporting requirements, ensures compliance with contract guidelines.
  • In conjunction with outsourced human resources firm, monitors payroll and benefits administration.
  • Ensures that all tax filings are accurate and timely.
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Develop and document all policies and procedures relevant to finance and accounting.


In addition to Museum-wide responsibilities noted above:

  • Leads the Finance team, to include providing career development, objective and measurable goals, knowledge growth, objective and timely feedback and counseling.
  • Instills in the Team an appreciation of the Museum’s mission, a passion for promoting it, and line-of-site awareness to their role in the success of the organization.


In addition to Museum-wide responsibilities noted above:

  • Prepare, monitor, and adhere to annual budgets for all areas under span of control.
  • Develop, monitor, analyze and adhere to metrics that objectively measure success and opportunity for continuous quality improvement in the Finance area.
  • Provide transparent feedback to staff, Executive Team, and Board of Trustees.


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field. Master Degree in Business  Administration or CPA preferred
  • Minimum eight years in a progressively responsible finance role, with experience in non-profit organizations
  • Experience in a managerial role, supervising staff and fostering accountability
  • Experience with ticketing, sales and revenue reporting, and daily cash handling
  • A passion for the Museum and its mission
  • Ability to convey information to people of all ages and backgrounds in a compelling way
  • Open-mindedness: ability to see things from many points of view
  • Ability to develop and adhere to budgets
  • Ability to lead staff and set an example
  • Strategic thinking and creativity
  • Knowledge of financial software and ticketing packages
  • Ability to accomplish goals through collaboration with internal and outsourced relationship.
  • Ability to communicate with the Executive Team and Board of Trustees in an articulate and succinct manner that provides objective evidence of success and vision

SALARY $70,000-$77,000

Please send cover letter and resume to: Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and

references by August 10, 2018 to:

Meghan Ladolcetta, mladolcetta@exploreandmore.org


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