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Executive Assistant to the President

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New Bedford Whaling Museum
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New Bedford, MA
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Published 16 days ago

About the New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport. Founded in 1903, the Museum seeks to advance understanding related to the influence of the whaling industry and the port of New Bedford on the history, economy, ecology, arts, and cultures of the region, the nation and the world. We tell the stories of the many diverse communities that shared in the creation of this history, through excellence in our collections, scholarship, and all forms of public engagement. The Museum is recognized as a compelling destination that inspires all visitors to reflect on the complex issues that shaped the past, remain critical today, and inform a sustainable future. Today, the Whaling Museum is a leader in the cultural landscape of the SouthCoast serving more than 100,000 visitors and offering engaging exhibitions, dynamic public programs and vibrant educational activities appealing to learners of all ages. 

About the Position

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Executive Assistant provides support with administrative, governance, strategic planning, and fundraising-related tasks.  As a highly trusted member of the team, the Executive Assistant will build and foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and provide additional support for the leadership team, as necessary.  The Executive Assistant will help to manage the President’s schedule and coordinate meetings, draft accurate and timely correspondence, collect, organize, and maintain confidential information. They will assist with board and committee meeting preparations, documentation, and follow up.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree with relevant prior work experience. They should enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, and partnering with volunteers. Strong organizational skills are a must and the candidate should have the ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities. The Executive Assistant will possess strong typing skills, proven accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Great verbal and written communication skills, ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, and ability to treat confidential information with appropriate discretion are required. Proficiency with Zoom, Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and other virtual meeting platforms are required. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database is a plus. 

About the New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport. Founded in 1903, the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 21, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$45,000 - $50,000Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Benefits include health Insurance and wellness program, 403b retirement plan with employer match, paid time off, and employee assistance program.

Benefits include health Insurance and wellness program, 403b retirement plan with employer match, paid time off, and employee assistance program.

Location

On-site
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA

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