444 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040


Employoment Opportunities

Executive Director

Employee Classification:
Full Time, Exempt, Salary

Work Schedule:
40 hours a week
(Additional hours required for after-hours meetings, weekend events, etc.)

Reports To:
Board of Directors


Provides visionary leadership in the management of a dynamic organization. Directs and participates in fundraising, funding opportunities through grants, marketing, development of strategic vision, exhibit development, general management, financial management and fostering volunteer/board/city relations of the Children’s Museum at Holyoke.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following areas:

  • Leadership and Board Relationship
  • Community Engagement
  • Fundraising & Fiscal Management
  • Staff & Operations Oversight

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with a complex set of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of museum management theory; fundraising principles and techniques; public relations; modern management principles and techniques.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Versai and credit card processing.
  • 3-5 years’ work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating the ability to support a non-profit organization and manage service for the museum.


The position offers a competitive salary based on the candidate’s experience, along with health and paid time off benefits.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Ray Drewnowski, President, Board of Directors, at raydrewnowski@childrensmuseumholyoke.org with ‘Executive Director’ in the subject line.  


It is the policy of The Children’s Museum at Holyoke to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Children’s Museum at Holyoke will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Children’s Museum at Holyoke embraces diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.

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