Executive Director

Alexandria, Minnesota
$50,000-55,000 with additional compensation to help offset cost of health insurance
Jan 19, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Position Overview

The Executive Director of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens leads and manages the strategic and operational components of the organization. This is a full-time, year-round position. 

The ideal candidate for this position will bring a mix of proven success in fund-raising with a passion for the unique contributions that museums make to their communities and to the preservation of our shared history. Interest in the history and culture of Minnesota lakes and classic watercraft is a plus. We intend to fill the position effective March 2018. 

Learn more and apply at http://legacyofthelakes.org/careers/.

Museum Overview

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens is located in Alexandria, Minnesota, a vibrant community of 14,000 in central Minnesota. The mission of the Museum is to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of lake life. Four major galleries in this impressive facility house an extraordinary collection of classic wooden and fiberglass boats, fishing equipment, resort memorabilia and related exhibits. Traveling exhibits from well-known regional museums rotate annually in the front gallery. The permanent collection includes over 500 objects, plus additional loans from collectors across the country.

The Museum is open to the public from mid-May through the end of October each year.

Over the past five years, extensive and beautiful Gardens have been developed with annual and perennial plantings, water features and quiet areas for reflection. A summer outdoor music series draws hundreds to the Gardens on Friday nights. An events center is currently under development as a future revenue source, and the Gardens is frequently the site of weddings and other celebrations.

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