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New Hampshire Boat Museum Employment Opportunities


Position Title:  New Hampshire Boat Museum Operations Manager

Reports to:                                    Executive Director

Status:                                            Full – time salaried position, low-mid $30,000

Application deadline:              December 19, 2016

To apply:                                        Send resume, cover letter and references to lisa@nhbm.org

The New Hampshire Boat Museum

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a small, but very active museum located in scenic Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee. Poised for imminent growth, the Museum is in the quiet phase of a $5.5 million capital campaign to build a new 10,000 sq. ft. museum building on a four acre campus overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.

The Museum’s mission is to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for New Hampshire’s freshwater boating heritage and lake culture. Open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day the Museum serves over 10,000 residents and tourists with changing exhibitions and an array of fifteen programs that promote active engaged learning.

The Museum’s two-person staff is ably assisted by an engaged Board of Trustees and over 200 volunteers who actively participate in event planning and implementation. The Museum is one of four museums in Wolfeboro, a picturesque New England town whose population swells during the summer and fall seasons.

The surrounding Lakes Region is home to many opportunities for those interested in culture or outdoor recreation. Portland, ME and Portsmouth, NH are both an hour away, with Boston, MA two hours away.

Function of Position

The Operations Manager assists the Museum’s Executive Director, an active board, and over 200 volunteers to implement a range of services to ensure the Museum operates efficiently on a daily basis.  Duties include but are not limited to fundraising, membership and Capital Campaign support; administrative office support including daily financial reporting; events management; website management;  and Museum Store management. Some exhibition curation and installation work is also required. This position reports to and receives instruction from the Executive Director.

Essential Functions

Fundraising and Membership

  • Maintains and manages the membership and donor database in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Stays current with membership trends in the museum field and spearheads membership drives.
  • Implements all data entry and acknowledgements processes, including correspondence, membership renewals, new member packets, thank you letters, and Annual Appeal campaign.
  • Provides reports as requested from databases.
  • Serves as Capital Campaign support including data entry, donor acknowledgement, correspondence, attending weekly meetings, note taking and distribution.


  • Provides all administrative support necessary for running the two-person office
  • Performs various clerical duties including filing and office supplies ordering.
  • Provides front desk back-up support as necessary.
  • Tracks daily Museum income from admissions, store, and donations and makes bank deposits.

Museum Store Management

  • Manages Museum Store, maintains an accurate year-end inventory, orders and prices items for sale, & works with Museum Store vendors.
  • Oversees design and production of NH Boat Museum branded products.
  • Acquires knowledge of Point of Sale and credit card processing systems.

Event Planning

Assists with planning and implementation of special events and education programs.

  • Processes ticket sales for events and tracks attendance.
  • Works with volunteers and board to ensure that events are of the highest level of quality.


  • Updates and manages the Museum’s website and assists with social media posts.

Other Duties

  • Assists front desk staff when needed.
  • Works with Executive Director and volunteers on annual exhibition research, curation and installation.
  • Various other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of computers and databases, particularly Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of membership and collection database Past Perfect.
  • Knowledge of website management in Word Press a plus, or ability to rapidly learn with training
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to handle sensitive information with absolute confidentiality a must.
  • Positive outlook and flexibility in a fast-paced small museum required.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills with general public, members, and Board.
  • Ability to take direction, while also functioning independently.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to monitor work schedule and workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to trouble shoot/problem solve over a variety of areas (database, computer hardware)
  • Experience researching and curating exhibitions.

This position is employed-at-will and no contractual agreements should be inferred from this job description. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  For more information about the New Hampshire Boat Museum, including the organization’s mission, events and programs, visit www.nhbm.org.




The New Hampshire Boat Museum is an educational organization focusing on the boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire. We serve the local community and visitors by presenting exhibits and outreach programs, events, publications and hands-on activities.