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Current Openings

Executive Director

Primary Duties:

The Executive Director directs the operations in keeping with established policies and carries out the directives of the Board of Trustees.


Primary Responsibilities:

The Executive Director serves the Society as the chief executive officer with the overall responsibility for the management of the Society’s personnel, financial, physical, intellectual and collections resources. In addition, Society programs, publications and services are overseen by the Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible to develop goals and to execute those goals as approval by the Board of Trustees. It is the Executive Director’s responsibility to promote the Society, and seek out cooperation with other agencies, institutions and organizations for the collection, preservation, study and appreciation of Brown County history. The Executive Director is the BCHS representative on any commissions, committees, and organizations in the area where representation is appropriate.


Specific Duties:

  • Carries out the policies of the BCHS as set forth by the Board of Trustees.
  • Keeps them informed concerning society activities, museum operations, needs and plans by means ofmonthly reports at Board meetings or at other times as required.
  • Oversees development and programs and services and implementation of the same.
  • Manages staff, including hiring and firing of employees and providing direction.
  • Develops the annual budget for approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Manages finances in keeping with established financial procedures.
  • Coordinates and implements fundraising for the society including pursual of grants.
  • Serves as the Society representative for public, professional and social occasions.
  • Identifies equipment and facility repair, improvement and replacement needs and reports those needs to the Board of Trustees or designated committee.
  • Analyzes and optimizes business strategy.
  • Oversees daily operations.
  • Develops and implements promotions and advertising plan for Society programs and services.


Position Requirements:

  • Leadership experience with not-for-profit organization.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Successful fundraising experience including annual fund raising, special events and grant writing.
  • Proven ability to manage human resources.
  • Experience working with media including social media.
  • Demonstrated experience with prudent fiscal management.

Contract Cataloger


Position Type:

Contract, hourly with a minimum of 20 hours per week



$15 per hour


Position Summary:

The contract cataloger will inventory the Brown County Historical Society’s artifact collection as part of a comprehensive phased inventory. The inventory will include textiles, small sculptures, paintings, and miscellaneous household or business artifacts. The work will include reviewing and updating current catalog records to include descriptions, measurements, history, condition, and photographs into the museum’s PastPerfect database. Appropriate marking and photographing of objects is also needed before placing them back into storage. The contractor will work with staff and volunteers as necessary.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates new catalog records if needed in the PastPerfect collections database.
  • Reviews and updates existing catalog records and input required information on each object.
  • Documents condition details of each object, and researches object histories.
  • Photographs, assigns numbers as needed, and rehouses each object.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in museum studies, history, or equivalent.
  • Experience working with historical collections.
  • Experience working with PastPerfect or other museum collections database.


Required Qualifications:

  • Able to bend, stoop, climb ladders, or reach for and carry items up to 30 lbs.
  • Able to write neatly and legibly.
  • Be organized and meticulous.
  • Skilled at using computers.
  • Willing to perform computer data entry into PastPerfect Museum Software.
  • Willing to follow established collections procedures and project work plan.


Supervisor: Collections Curator