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Within the concurrence and oversight of the Board of Directors, establishes policies and procedures to ensure the successful operation of the McLean County Museum of History. The Museum is operated by the McLean County Historical Society, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation (“Society”). Primary duties include oversight and personal involvement in Staff/Volunteer management; financial oversight; fund raising; board and donor interaction; and community representation of the Museum.

About Us


The Mclean County Historical Society was first formed in 1892, with a small Museum created a few years later. Today, the Museum is located in the center of downtown Bloomington, Illinois in the old courthouse building, consisting of four floors. The ground floor is the location of the Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center and Gift Shop. The Museum has 17 employees and over 180 volunteers, and has received several awards in the past for exhibits and preservation projects. It is among the 3% of U.S. museums that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is the mission of this society to educate the general public on the history of the people of McLean County; to develop publications; and to acquire and preserve the collections which reflect the diversity of McLean County. For more information, visit our web site at www.mchistory.org.

This position includes a competitive salary, employee health coverage, and a flexible work environment.


Position Requirements


At least three year’s experience working in a Museum or for a related Not-For Profit.
Should possess basic skills developed from college level education, formal training courses, and past job experience.
Should possess strong management and leadership skills.
Able to balance the handling of multiple projects and operating issues concurrently.
Strong verbal communication skills. Able to interact diplomatically with people of all levels of age, status, and education. Good presentation skills.
Strong written communication skills—able to prepare high quality reports, letters, and marketing materials.
Strong technical skills. Working knowledge of common programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Quick Books.
Experience in budget preparation.
Some knowledge in contract negotiations and administration, to include insurance, leases, and vendor contracts.
Should possess a commitment to continual education and personal improvement.
Should constantly exhibit enthusiasm for our mission, high integrity, and a strong work ethic.

If interested in this position, qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to the attention to the contact listed.


Contact Person:
Bill Zimmerman
Email Address: wazoo47@gmail.com

• Location: Bloomington/Normal

• Post ID: 86542512 bloomington
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