Chief Executive Officer, Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 25, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time

Independence Seaport Museum (ISM) seeks a strategic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the next CEO of the institution. Focused on creating a culture of teamwork and transparency, she/he will create and execute a vision for ISM while possessing a passion and enthusiasm for the organization’s educational and cultural work. 

The next CEO will be a hands-on, inspirational, internal and external leader and will bring a strategic focus with strong operational and management abilities. She/he will have a track record of success piloting an organization of similar size and complexity including finance, development, programming, facilities and brand marketing with a track record of successfully raising funds for a similar organization.

ISM increases the awareness, knowledge, and experience of our waterways by highlighting the important role of the Delaware River through direct contact with their collections, exhibits, and the water. Located on the busy Penn’s Landing Waterfront in Philadelphia, the Museum is a key component of the waterfront re-development project and is uniquely positioned to tell the story of the vital role that Philadelphia has played in the maritime history of the United States.

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Independence Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged in our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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