Business in McMinnville, Oregon – McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Job Description
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
$95,000 - $115,000/year
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (EASM) is a non-profit organization searching for an experienced and talented Executive Director.  Located in McMinnville, Oregon, we are surrounded by the beauty of the Willamette Valley.  Our museum's house both military and civilian aircraft and spacecraft, most notably, the Hughes HK-1, Spruce Goose.  Our mission statement is "To inspire and educate, to promote aviation and space history, and to honor the patriotic service of our veterans." 
The Executive Director oversees all aspects of Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum operations, collections, programs and program content, policy-making and implementation, strategic planning, fundraising and development, retail and finance operations, and capital improvements.  The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the directives of the Board of Directors, and monitoring, steering and evaluating progress toward achieving the Museum’s long-range goals while making appropriate program adjustments as needed.  The Executive Director delegates responsibilities to and supervises an executive staff.
Our ideal candidate will have expertise in the following areas:  Management, working with a Board of Directors, Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Fundraising and Development, Communications and Marketing, and Education.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Museum Management, Finance or a related field is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Requires ten (10) years of experience in an advanced level of executive and managerial capacities; preferably in a non-profit organization. Museum experience is strongly desired.
  • Any combination of experience and education will be considered instead of meeting exact qualifications.
We offer benefits package, employee discounts and Family Membership to our museums.
For a complete job description and to download our application, please go to  Click on Employment at the bottom of the website Home page.  This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Please forward your application materials to our Human Resources Department via the following:
Fax:  503-434-4188
Mail to:  500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128
All candidates must be willing to submit to a pre-employment drug test and background check. 
If you have questions about the position, please contact our Board of Directors, President Paul Gelinas at
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