Employment Opportunities

Antique Boat Museum Seeks Curator

The Antique Boat Museum requires a full time Curator effective February 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region, ABM has a talented and committed staff of 12 full-time and several more part-time and seasonal employees, a 4.5-acre river campus with five exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 320 antique boats. The Curator’s principal responsibility is the care and management of the Museum’s permanent collection. The Curator, who reports to the Executive Director, also oversees the department, which consists of other curatorial and educational staff. The department is responsible for creating mission-driven exhibits, programming, workshops and classes.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Education, or related fields; have teaching and/or curatorial and exhibit experience; and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Starting salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and career accomplishments.

Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendations to Curator Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or email to member@abm.org.

Antique Boat Museum Seeks Experienced Executive Director

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), the largest freshwater nautical Museum in the world, requires a full time Executive Director effective June 1, 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful 1000 Islands in upstate New York, ABM has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, and the Board of Trustees is conducting a national search to identify outstanding leaders who have demonstrated executive experience, imagination, and vision to lead the Museum through the next decade of growth as it becomes an international museum.

The Executive Director oversees a dynamic institution with a talented and committed staff of 40 full-time and part-time employees, an operating budget of approximately $1.6 million $200 thousand in annual capital projects, $23 million of assets, a 4.5 acre river campus with five new exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 320 antique boats. The successful candidate should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated success in fund raising and building strategic partnerships, and financial management experience. She or he should have not-for-profit experience either with an educational or cultural institution, and have an affinity for the mission of the Museum and its unique setting in the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River.

Interviews will take place in January 2016, the appointment will be made by March 15, and the appointment will commence no later than June, 2016.  Starting salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and career accomplishments.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendations to Executive Director Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or emailed to EDSearch@abm.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries may be addressed to John MacLean at johnmaclean@abm.org.

Antique Boat Museum seeks Summer Waterfront Manager

Seasonal: Late June through end of August/Labor Day

Job Summary
Reporting directly to the Educator and working closely with the ABM Fleet Manager the principal responsibilities are the development and administration of the Museum’s summer sailing programs and skiff livery operations.

The Summer Waterfront Manager would be a seasonal employee of the Antique Boat Museum; dates of employment would run from late June until early August. ABM sailing programs typically run Monday through Friday; the Skiff Livery operates seven days a week.

Duties

Administration:

– Hire, train and manage experienced seasonal staff as sailing instructors.
– Hire, train and manage seasonal staff as skiff livery operators.
– Administer course registrations, confirmations and cancellations.

On-Site Programming:

– With emphasis on, and promotion of, safety protocols for on-water instruction and
operations, develop and implement introductory sailing curriculum for students
aged 6 – 10 years. Following US Sailing Small Boat Sailor program develop and
implement hands-on program for students aged 8 – 15 years using Optimist and
Sunfish boats. Following US Sailing Small Boat Sailor develop a teen sailing
program for students aged 12 – 18 years.
– Develop and implement an adult sailing program.
– Manage and promote the Tuesday Night Sailing and Rowing Program.
– With emphasis on, and promotion of, safety protocols for on-water operations train
seasonal skiff livery staff to manage the Museum’s livery program for visitors.

Qualifications

Candidates should possess

– At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Teaching Certificate
or experience managing a summer camp waterfront and staff.
– Excellent organizational and communication skills.
– Knowledge of, and/or experience with, US Sailing Small Boat Sailor programs.

Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendations to Summer Waterfront Manager Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or email to member@abm.org.