Chester County Historical Society Looking For New President

The CCHS Board of Trustees is looking for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader who is passionate about the role of history in inspiring and informing the lives of people today. 

The President must spearhead development activities and oversee all aspects of the institution, fostering a productive, collegial, and respectful workplace. This position further requires a leader with strong fundraising skills to address the growing financial needs for an institution in transition. 

Founded in 1893, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the official county history museum, history education center, and historical repository of Chester County, Pennsylvania, one of the Commonwealth’s original counties.  The 56,000 square foot museum has a budget of $1.4 million, a staff of 17 full and part-time, includes seven exhibition galleries, 80,000 museum artifacts, a research library with over 700,000 manuscripts and 20,000 reference volumes, a photo archives of more than 100,000 photographs, and public programming space. CCHS presents a vibrant array of programs for children, families, and adults, and a robust set of school programs, including the regional National History Day competition.  CCHS also jointly administers, with the County of Chester, the Chester County Archives and Records Services, located nearby in the Chester County Government Services Center.  CCHS benefits from the resources of its location in the Brandywine Valley and its proximity to Philadelphia. 

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