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Executive Director Job Description

Explorium of Lexington

Job Overview

The Executive Director is the key management leader of The Explorium of Lexington. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the organization, including fundraising, community relations, and business and facilities operations. The Executive Director position is full-time and is directly accountable to the board of directors.

Job Responsibilities

Management and Administration:
Develop organizational goals, objectives and strategies consistent with the mission and vision.
Develop and facilitate an active planning process.
Administer operational and personnel policies.

Oversee the administration of the annual audit process & provide for proper fiscal record-keeping and reporting.
Develop, administer, and monitor the annual budget.
Submit monthly financial statements to the board of directors.
Development and implement a fundraising plan that utilizes multiple development strategies.
· Ensure compliance with funding sources and regulatory requirements.
· Work with the board to raise money from the community.
· Develop and maintain donor relationships.
· Oversee the administration of grant applications and funding proposals, as appropriate.

Provide adequate supervision, coaching, development and evaluation of staff.
Oversee the planning, directing, and coordinating of staff and volunteers.
Create a positive work environment and foster team work.
Ensure proper hiring and termination procedures.

Board Relations:
Engage the board and utilize board members’ skills and expertise to provide appropriate oversight and guidance.
Assist the board chair in planning the agenda and materials for board meetings.
Initiate and assist in developing policy recommendations and in setting priorities.
Facilitate the orientation of new board members with the board chair.

Community Relations:
Serve as the chief liaison and build, manage and maintain relationships with the community and other stakeholders.
Develop strategic partnerships with local and national education, arts and cultural organizations to further programming and services.

Provide management & oversight of facilities.

Professional Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills and experiences:

· Ability to plan and execute in an environment with diverse needs.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships through collaboration with community stakeholders, the Board, and donors.

· Knowledge of administrative and management processes.

· Demonstrated ability to oversee, develop and collaborate with staff.

· Hands on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.

Preferred knowledge, skills and experiences:

· Ability to think and act strategically.

· Ability to balance internal and external relationships and responsibilities.

· Strong organizational abilities including planning, prioritizing, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

· Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally

· Ability to assess results based on the plan and adjust as necessary.

· Ability to convey and implement a vision of the organization’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors.

· Creative thinker who can work with programming and exhibit design departments.


· Fundraising

· Nonprofit management

· Fiscal management

· Personnel supervision

Submit cover letter and resume to Salary range $75,000 - $90,000.

Visitor Services Staff


  • Customer relations
  • Booking birthday parties and group visits
  • Selling memberships
  • Keeping the Museum floor ready for visitors
  • Routine cleaning
  • Inventory of store and birthday items
  • Other duties as assigned

This is a part-time position and candidate must be able to work weekends.


  • Minimum education: high school diploma, some college preferable.
  • Applicants should enjoy working with the public and have a friendly and diplomatic demeanor.

To apply: send a resume and cover letter to

No phone calls, please.

Summer Camp Leader


  • Lead pre-planned camp activities
  • Supervise children during camp activities and free play
  • Ensure safety and appropriate behavior of children
  • Keep camp rooms tidy


  • Must like to work with children
  • Must be able to communicate with children and adults
  • Must be able to read instructions and teach lesson to children
  • Must be organized and adaptable
  • Must be able to think on feet


  • Minimum education: high school diploma, some college preferable.
  • Applicants should enjoy working with the public and have a friendly and diplomatic demeanor.
To apply: send a resume and cover letter to
No phone calls, please.


Please email the following for information:

Rachel Carter, Education Assistant

Group Visits/Enrichment Programs, Traveling Trunks, Birthday Parties, Museum Rentals, Camps, STEM Activity Kits

Lee Ellen Martin, Executive Director

Development and Fundraising, Marketing, Accounts Payable, HR, Special Programming Group Visits, Field Trips To Go, Traveling Trunks

Kalli Turner, Education Director - on maternity leave

Group Visits/Enrichments Programs, Travelling Trunks, Field Trips To Go, Special Group Visit Programming (Kentucky Heritage, Literacy, Science, Engineering, Civics, ExploraSmile, or call for special requests)

Board of Directors

  • Jamie Adams
  • Olivia Davis, Vice Chair
  • Shelby Fink, Chair
  • Cameron Freeman
  • Gene Guinn
  • Chris Henry
  • Amber Martin
  • Paige McCurn
  • Hunter Porter
  • Jacinta Porter, Secretary
  • Douglas Reed
  • Carrie Rogers
  • Patrick Singleton, Treasurer
  • Thomas Wong

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