America's Black Holocaust Museum Executive Director search

Founded in 1988, America’s Black Holocaust Museum builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promotes racial repair, reconciliation, and healing. We envision a society that remembers its past, so it can shape a better future – a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally.

The Museum, a program of the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, brings to light the historic and current lived experiences of African Americans through online exhibits, face-to-face community programs, interracial dialogues, and print and digital publications. We are in the process of completing the new physical museum, which will launch us into a new phase of growth and community impact. Additionally, we are in the process of a structural and esthetic upgrade to the virtual aspects of the Museum.

Thanks to the partnership and generosity of so many people in the community, the Foundation is pleased to be announcing the reemergence of the Museum, one of the most regarded cornerstones of history, art and culture in the city of Milwaukee. After nearly a decade as a virtual museum, our new physical museum, is scheduled to open later this year. Opening events, celebrations, scheduled tours and of course the museum’s official reopening are all in the works. To set the Museum up for ongoing success, we are hiring a full-time, Executive Director (ED) to begin writing the next chapter in our collective history. To learn more, please visit:

Position Overview

The ideal candidate is an action-oriented and entrepreneurial professional who can articulate a compelling vision that connects to the community and stakeholders. They will be able to attract stakeholders, donors, partners, and members to the Museum to enhance its growth and success. He or she will be a confident, welcoming, and enthusiastic public speaker.

A strong candidate will need to demonstrate a commitment to developing community-based, inclusive programming, coupled with a business mind that can envision and execute creative, sustainable business models. The Museum needs someone who is innovative and imaginative yet grounded in delivering tangible results against clear operating and programming objectives. 

The ED must be a confident leader who knows how to provide clarity, balance priorities, and establish a culture of accountability to successfully advance the mission of the organization.

The new ED will play a key role in continuing the development and implementation of the organization’s vision for the future and its programmatic trajectory. Along with a team, the ED will care deeply about sharing the under told stories of African Americans and working to build racial reconciliation and healing.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will provide overall leadership for the Museum’s operations including fundraising, financial management and reporting, community engagement, coaching, mentoring and developing staff, and expanding the museum’s membership and impact. Given the Museum’s prominent role in the city, the ED will be a key leader in Milwaukee and the surrounding area. The Museum also has national and international significance, and he or she will need to be a spokesperson at these levels. The ED will initially be the first full time staff member, holding responsibility for nearly all aspects of operations, programs, and leadership. There is a part time Administrative Assistant already employed with the Museum.


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