Director of Advancement

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000.00
Maximum: $70,000.00
Details: Salary is negotiable based on experience and with a proven track record of success.



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26 Mount Desert Street
PO Box 286
Bar Harbor
United States


With the mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit, the Abbe Museum is a decolonizing museum, offering changing exhibitions and a robust programming schedule for all ages, welcoming 30,000 visitors each year on Mount Desert Island, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Wabanaki people are engaged in all aspects of the Museum, from curatorial roles to policy-making. The Director of Advancement is critical to this work and is a highly visible position at the Abbe Museum, a fast paced museum environment, with three areas of focus—donor and fund development, marketing and public relations, and event production. The ideal candidate is an experienced nonprofit professional with an entrepreneurial and creative approach. She/he has demonstrated success in obtaining major funding from individuals, corporations, foundations, and/or government entities. She/he will have the proven ability to identify prospective donors and will be energized by the challenge of developing those individuals into leadership donors. The successful candidate will also be an energetic, mature, and experienced manager who can work effectively among a small, professional team.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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