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Director, Portsmouth400, Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH

Director, Portsmouth400. This full-time, year round position is part of the staff of Portsmouth Historical Society (PHS), a fast paced nonprofit which operates Discover Portsmouth - a multi-program museum/ welcome center - and the John Paul Jones House, a national historic landmark. The position has oversight of Portsmouth 400, an inclusive celebration of the diverse and dramatic evolution of New Hampshire's only seaport, a celebration that will layer in programs and events leading up to 2023 and beyond. (The contract between PHS and the City of Portsmouth runs from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2024.)

This leadership position will be the main point of contact for Portsmouth400, responding to both media and community members and institutions pitching ideas for participation in the program. The director will be deeply involved in fundraising, accounting, volunteer management, event planning, operations, and marketing and will be supported by key staff at PHS. This individual, with an office at Discover Portsmouth, reports to the PHS Executive Director; facilitates/acts as liaison to the Steering Committee for the Portsmouth400, a committee of the PHS board of trustees; coordinates activities with City staff, oversees communications with and reports to the City of Portsmouth.

Send cover and resume to by 9/18/17.


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