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Job title: Executive Director

Job type: Full-time

Baltimore Museum of Industry: The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) was founded in 1977 as a project of the Mayor's Office to preserve Baltimore City's rapidly disappearing industrial heritage. In 1981, the BMI incorporated as a private non-profit educational institution and moved into the historic Platt Oyster Cannery building in South Baltimore. The Board of Trustees seeks an experienced non-profit/museum professional for the position of Executive Director.

Mission: “We collect, preserve, and interpret the industrial and technological heritage of the Baltimore region for the public by presenting educational programs and exhibits that explore the stories of Maryland’s industries and the people who created and worked in them.”

The BMI has identified four institutional goals to serve this mission:

  1. To reinforce the financial foundation of the BMI.
  2. To ensure the continued stewardship and conservation of the collection and holdings.
  3. To enrich the legacy of and the respect for the history of industry in Baltimore.
  4. To grow the public awareness and support of the BMI and to promote the brand.

Summary of Position: Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees, the BMI Executive Director has comprehensive administrative responsibility for the organization, covering leadership, development, marketing, museum collections and financial management. The Executive Director oversees a wide range of related activities including, but not limited to, staff, board development, fundraising, facilities management, collections, special project administration, long-range planning, and event management.

Requirements: The BMI’s Executive Director will be self-motivated and highly organized, with experience in all phases of non-profit management and a passion for the preservation of American history. Graduate degree in History or Museum Studies and 5 – 7 years of museum experience with increasing responsibility for institutional management.

Application deadline: September 1

Apply to: Carole Baker at cbaker@thebmi.org


The Baltimore Museum of Industry provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification.