Director -- Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

12 Quarterline Road
Newaygo, MI 49337

Here is an exciting position for you to consider!  There are unlimited opportunities to enhance the culture of Newaygo County and leave a legacy of innovation while overseeing the safeguarding of its history and the community’s heritage.


The Director will:

  • Through directing, supervising and planning with staff and volunteers:  assure the museum objectives of protecting the County’s heritage, attract local visitors and tourists alike, and educate youth through dynamic displays and compelling programs
  • Direct, supervise and motivate staff, generate revenue, donations, fundraising and grants for the continued growth of NCMHC
  • Coordinate ongoing development of personnel, exhibits and programs that will contribute to the successful operation and development of NCMHC
  • Oversee maintenance of the museum, exhibits and storage facilities 
  • Develop visitor and community services, education and special events within established budget
  • Assure the expansion and presentation of vibrant public programs through in-house development, partnerships and collaborations
  • Effectively market NCMHC to promote use by local residents and tourists


  • Display proven success in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with prospective and active funders, governing boards, peer organizations and the public
  • Demonstrate leadership, management and budgeting abilities
  • Demonstrate ability to write effective grants
  • Be able to work in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks
  • Have experience in museum operation, community development or the non-profit section; and/or, have a Bachelor degree in a closely-related field
  • Become acquainted with the history of Newaygo County
  • Be able to attend appropriate civic and government meetings along with working occasional evening and weekend events
  • Have the ability to work in a rural setting and maintain positive relationships with diverse age groups


  • Salary:  Commensurate with position/experience.  This position is full-time at 40 hours/week 
  • Application:  Send resume, cover letter and other application material to Reference “Museum Director” when applying.  If paper copy, please address to:  James M. Rynberg,        P.O. Box 454, Fremont, MI. 49412  Please submit not later than October 15, 2017.

Posted on the MMA website 9/19

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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