Part Time Director

Website Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum and Gardens

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum and Gardens has an immediate opening for the director’s position. After a temporary slowdown due to Covid, the board of trustees has placed its first priority in filling this position to move the museum forward. The position is part time, 20-24 hours per week and starting pay is $20 per hour.

The museum is housed in the birth site home of Bailey and is one of the oldest homes in South Haven, Michigan and it is owned by the city of South Haven. The operation of the museum is funded by the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Memorial Fund, a 501 3 (c )  and this entity works with the city in preserving and maintaining the building. The museum’s mission is  to educate the public about the Father of Modern American Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey, and in doing so celebrate his life, works and legacy. Bailey devoted his life to the study of horticulture and the stewardship of the planet. He was a “Renaissance man” and was known for his work as a scientist, author, educator and plant explorer.

The director of the museum will be tasked to lead the museum forward using innovative strategies to further the Bailey legacy. Having a strong set of interpersonal skills, friendly demeanor and use of Past Perfect, Google Suite and Constant Contact are important. Bailey believed in the importance of community and the board of trustees wants our community of followers to grow.

The directorship is part time position and allows for flexible scheduling and fresh ideas.  Working hours per week can range from 20-24 and pay begins at $20 per hour. You will have an administrative assistant working under your direction as well as other part time employees. This is a position that allows for creativity and innovation.

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