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Diane Frederick
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Greta Bolger
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Jim Young
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Julie Avery
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Laurie Sears
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Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Tim Sparling Sparling
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

NW MI Arts & Culture Network

Benzie Historical Seeks Assoc. Director

Benzie Area Historical Society
Job Posting

Job Title: Associate Director, Benzie Area Historical Society

Job Description: The Associate Director is responsible and accountable to the Executive Director for the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the Benzie Area Historical Museum and Drake School.

About the Role: You will help distinguish the Benzie Area Historical Society with professionalism, best practices and actions that build donor and community loyalty.  Among the responsibilities of the role are:

  • Museum Operations Management: You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Museum and Drake School and provide support to the Board of Directors and Board committee members.
  • Records Management: You will maintain computer-based and other records including the museum’s collections, volunteer, donor, archival records.
  • Communications and Donor Relations: You will work with and support the Executive Director and assigned volunteers to develop and implement strategies around public and donor communications, marketing, website, social media and two
  • Programs and Events Management: Together with volunteers and the Executive Director, you will assist with planning and coordinating Museum programs and events, including registrations, facilities, presenters, volunteers, tours and other event

About You: The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum two years’ related experience; nonprofit experience a plus. Bachelor’s degree in museum science or business management preferred. • Knowledge and experience with fundraising and museum software is a bonus.
  • Desire to learn and become proficient with new technology platforms. Local or general history knowledge is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a public setting with visitors, patrons, and community members and organizations.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

If you are ready to work and help advance the mission of the Benzie Area Historical Society, please send your resume to: benziehistorical@gmail.com. In your cover letter, please explain why your experience is relevant to this role.

PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Michigan Museums Associations Scholarships & Conference


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Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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