Executive Director, Niagara History Center - Lockport, NY
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Permalink

The Niagara History Center, Niagara County’s premier organization for promoting the cultural heritage of the Erie Canal and the rich history of Niagara County, is seeking a qualified professional to serve as its Executive Director. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Museum Studies, History, non-profit or for-profit management. The person filling this position is also expected to have three years of non-profit managerial experience, complete knowledge of Microsoft Office, experience using Quick Books, proven experience with fund raising, and writing successful grant applications. Compensation includes annual salary in the range of $40,000, employer-paid health insurance of up to $7,500 per year, and two weeks paid vacation. A full description of the job requirements and responsibilities of the Executive Director is available below.

Interested individuals are to submit a letter of application and resume with references to:

Search Committee, Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY 14094.

Applicants for this position should meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferred) in museum studies, history, non-profit management, business management


  • Three years of managerial experience with a non-profit organization
  • Complete knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Able to use Quick Books for software entry and reports
  • Proven experience with fundraising


  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Full medical coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Expenses paid for attendance at required museum conferences

Work Environment:

  • Office - Shared work space
  • Work hours require flexibility based on events and staffing needs.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Position Include, but are not limited to the following:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Establish long-term planning for the maintenance/preservation of all NHC buildings and facilities.

Board Relations:

  • Participate in Board meetings; create agendas, prepare staff reports, and attend Board and Board committee meetings.

Financial Management and Fundraising:

  • In partnership with staff, prepare grant applications and manage grant projects

Human Resources & Administration:

  • Set staff performance standards; create annual goals; conduct annual staff evaluations; maintain personnel records.

Community Relations:

  • Represent the NHC and advocate its mission to external stakeholders and audiences

Exhibitions and Education:

  • Create and maintain standards of excellence for all museum collections, exhibitions, and education efforts

Membership & Communications:

  • Design and oversee an ongoing membership recruitment and retention program

Research and Analysis:

  • Develop a program to share results of research and analysis by staff and volunteers

You can email your information to jobs@niagarahistory.org