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Executive Director – Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum

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Last Date to Apply: A resume and cover letter must be submitted to whirligigpark@gmail.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The Position:  This full time Executive Director position is responsible for the management and oversight of a dynamic start-up nonprofit organization using art and science and a public park/outdoor museum as catalysts for community and economic development.

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization created to design, build, program, and promote a unique new park in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson, which will serve as an arts & science-driven economic development engine, vibrant community gathering space, and tourism driver. The 30 massive, wind-driven kinetic sculptures designed and built by the renowned artist, Vollis Simpson, are being renovated and conserved to serve as the centerpiece of the new park. The non-profit will retain long-term ownership and maintenance responsibilities of the artwork collection and will work in partnership with the City of Wilson to construct, promote and program this public park. The Whirligig Park project has received national recognition, funding, and or partnerships from prestigious organizations such as the National Parks Service, Smithsonian, National Endowment for the Arts, Kohler Foundation, ArtPlace America, the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and the City of Wilson, among others.

Compensation: Pay commensurate with experience in the industry

Benefits: The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum nonprofit organization provides an excellent working environment as well as benefits. Pay commensurate with experience in the industry.
Vacation, holidays, PTO
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Compensation package for medical benefits
Flex scheduling

To Compete the Selection Process: To be considered for this position, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the position and organizational goals, usually interpreted to require at least five years’ experience, is required. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.

The Selection Process
: The process begins with a complete evaluation of the resumes submitted. After screening all candidates, the most qualified will be invited to participate in personal interviews. The applicant determined to be the best fit for the needs of the positions will be given a careful reference and criminal background checks and a drug test.
 
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum
Where the Sciences Meet the Arts
252-243-8440
828-318-2860 (c)
www.wilsonwhirligigpark.org
 

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