Arts & Culture

Chief Development Officer and Foundation President United States Marshals Museum, Fort Smith, Arkansas

On the cusp of becoming one of the nation’s top experiential museums, the United States Marshals Museum is dedicated to honoring the history of the U.S. Marshals – the oldest law enforcement agency in the country. A highly competitive site selection process culminated with the announcement that Fort Smith, Arkansas would be the home of the U.S. Marshals Museum. Bringing this Museum to life has required the endurance and unwavering dedication of the Museum staff and Board of Directors, Museum Foundation staff and Board of Directors, the community, and many generous donors.

While the U.S. Marshals Museum honors a federal law enforcement agency, the Museum is not federally funded. Requiring an investment of nearly $50 million, this project is being financed almost entirely by the generosity of foundations, businesses, and individuals and supported in part by local and state government entities.

The Opportunity

The United States Marshals Museum’s breathtaking design combined with highly interactive and educational exhibits will provide the incoming Chief Development Officer and Foundation President with a dynamic springboard for engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects. This leader will have the opportunity to complete the Museum’s $48M campaign currently underway while partnering with the highly engaged board and Patrick Weeks, Museum President and CEO, to lay the foundation for a future endowment campaign. Not only will this position contribute to generations of learners understanding the U.S. Marshals, but success in this role will also impact the local community of Fort Smith with the economic development that accompanies a nationally recognized institution.

The ideal candidate will bring experience within the museum and/or cultural arena, demonstrated success developing relationships with key donors and prospects that result in substantive major, planned, and transformational gifts, and a keen understanding of how to identify and develop relationships on a national scale.

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