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Executive Director

Cape Coral Historical Museum, Cape Coral

The Cape Coral Historical Society founded in 1980 is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Cape Coral.  The Society established the Historical Museum in 1987 as a community museum dedicated to preserving, displaying and sharing the unique character of Cape Coral for future generations.  Our members and the generosity of our supporters keep this important story alive.

Executive Director

Annual salary 

$40,000 Negotiable with experience and approval by Board of Directors.



Work schedule

Tuesday thru Friday 8:30 – 4:30


Saturday 8:30 – 2:30


Additional hours as necessary for meetings and events

Personal leave 

10 days of annual paid leave after one year of employment

Holiday closures

Closures determined by Board of Directors

Submit following: Cover letter, three references with letter preferred and resume or CV to

Deadline for submission: Until Position is Filled

Job Title:        Executive Director

Purpose:         The main purpose of this position is to preserve, protect, enhance, and share the unique history of Cape Coral.  By uniting different agencies, personalities, and efforts the Museum can more accurately preserve Cape Coral’s history for future generations.  

Responsibilities: The Executive Director’s position encompasses a very broad role.  He/she must have the ability to work well with Board of Directors, members, volunteers, personnel, City and other community leaders, and the media.  He/she must oversee the operation of the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum to ensure fiscal responsibility.  

  • Ensure the collection, preservation, exhibition of artifacts of Cape Coral
  • Strengthen membership
  • Evaluate and establish Museum hours of operation
  • Grow funding sources
  • Direct and supervise staff and volunteers to reach their goals


  • Manage Museum open on specified days of operation and perform all associated duties 
  • Supervise personnel and volunteers
  • Volunteer management; training session, policies and procedures, correspondence, recruitment, and maintain accurate records of volunteer hours
  • Establish guidelines and materials for volunteers to use so tours are conducted in an established manner
  • Recruit, interview and hire of appropriate personnel, whether paid or volunteer
  • Maintain membership for the Society including list of members, dues records and correspondence with members
  • Attend Board Meetings, Annual Meeting, and other assigned meetings
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors for the betterment of the Museum
  • Provide Board of Directors with reports
  • Ensure the protection of all aspects of museum
  • Ensure that all grounds, paths, structures, and equipment are properly maintain and in good working condition
  • Maintain good relationships with neighboring entities
  • Prepare, propose and operate within a budget 
  • Seek out and apply for appropriate grants and other finances for the Museum
  • Designate reserve funds for future projects based on anticipated needs of the museum
  • Maintain proper and accurate financial records with maximize use of QuickBooks software
  • Make regular deposits and payment of bills
  • Monthly meeting with CPA to generate and review monthly report with bank reconciliation 
  • Oversee security of inventory and operation of Museum shop
  • Oversee and maintain Museum Website
  • Oversee and maintain Facebook site
  • Oversee the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts
  • Establish and implement Marketing Plan
  • Prepare and distribute press releases on a regular basis
  • Seek out traveling exhibits for the museum
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors
  • Work closely with City of Cape Coral Government
  • Oversee strategic planning
  • Coordinate special events with Board Members and/or Event Chairman
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Museum’s programming
  • Develop new educational programs for members, general visitors and children/families
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, history, education, or a related field 
  • 3 to 5 years museum or non-profit experienceAbility to work independently as well as a team member
  • Ability to serve as a team leader by encouraging, supporting, and establishing teams by considering different personalities
  • Able to multi task and take on several projects simultaneously
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and Past Perfect software
  • Experience in budget preparation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Willingness to work weekends and after hours ▪ Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to pass an extensive back ground check

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