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San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego, CA
Executive Director

San Diego Automotive Museum Executive Director
Reports to Board of Directors
Full time Exempt Salaried

About the San Diego Automotive Museum:
The San Diego Automotive Museum tells the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of the automobile through its outstanding collections, award winning exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum opened in 1988 in historic Balboa Park. Today the museum stands as a living tribute to the automobile and what it has meant to our culture. We call it Cars and Society.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is a non-profit tax-exempt corporation established in 1988 in a historic building designed by noted architect Richard Requa for the 1935 Pacific Exposition in Balboa Park, San Diego. The museum owns an impressive collection of over 60 cars and 40 motorcycles from the US, Great Britain, Europe and Japan in its permanent collection. Vehicles not on display are stored in the museum’s near by storage and maintenance facility. Special displays often feature privately owned vehicles on loan to the museum from private collectors.
The museum offers specialty exhibits that highlight a certain style, design, era or manufacturer. These exhibits change every three or four months. Examples include special marques such as Porsche and Ferrari and specialty vehicles such as “Lowriders of Southern California” and “Glorious Rat Rods-Diamonds in the Rust.”

The museum’s research library is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on the West Coast. The collection includes hundreds of books, magazines, and auto-related materials such as advertising pamphlets, repair manuals, photos, movies and more. The library is open to the public and is staffed by volunteers.

The museum has been a community partner for more than 20 years with a Balboa Park Program that brings over 6,000 5th grade students to the museum throughout the year. The museum also provides educational summer programs for scout troops, YMCA camps, and other specialty programs. The museum attracts over 100,000 visitors a year from around the world.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SDAM Nonprofit’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. Key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Leadership and Management:
• Ensure ongoing local program excellence, and evaluation: consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications; recommend timeline and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
• Actively engage and energize SDAM Nonprofit staff and volunteers, board members and partnering organizations, and funders.
• Support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national recognition.
• Lead, coach, develop, and retain SDAM Nonprofit’s high-performance staff and volunteers
• Ensure effective systems to track museum progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising and Communications:
• Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications- from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
• Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning and New Business:
• Design and complete the strategic business planning process for program expansion
• Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.
• Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.

The ED will be thoroughly committed to SDAM Nonprofit’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience (minimum 5 years experience nonprofit management experience or equivalent)
• Unwavering commitment to quality programs
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, delegate, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
• Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
• Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience desired
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
• Passion, idealism, integrity, transparency, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Salary Range $55,000 - $70,000

How to Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter expanding on why are the best candidate for this position to or mail it to 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. However, submission of application materials before November 15 is recommended to assure consideration in the first round of application screening.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
We will contact only those individuals whose qualifications match the position.



The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI
Antique Vehicles Mechanic

  • Position Type: Facilities
  • Date Posted: 8/19/2019
  • Location: The Henry Ford
  • Antique Vehicle Mechanic     (Full Time position)


Responsible for the use, inspection and regular maintenance program of the operating historic land transport vehicles.  Oversees driving and licensing program to ensure safety of vehicles, drivers and passengers.


1.          Responsible for the implementation of preventive maintenance program. Performs program of routine inspection, lubrications and repair of collection use vehicles.
2.          Establishes, oversees and implements, driving, licensing and safety inspection program to ensure safe and legal operation of vehicles.
3.          Establishes relationships with restoration shops to provide service for major repair and restoration work; schedules and oversees work.
4.          Procures parts and services for vehicles, weighing considerations of cost, efficiency and historical accuracy.
5.          Tracks repair and restoration costs for each vehicle.
6.          Serves as a member of the transportation collection team. Providing input on collection loans, accessions and de-accessions.
7.          Maintains detailed inventory of parts for standard repairs.
8.          Trains, organizes, assigns and oversees tasks performed by part-time and volunteer staff.
9.          Carries out administrative work, including material & service requesting and project planning as assigned.
10.        Contributes to the effective team management of all problems, issues and opportunities.
11.        Acts as a team player and provides expertise within a team environment and with other teams as appropriate.
12.        Performs other duties as assigned.


Requires High School diploma or equivalent; Proven knowledge of historic land transport vehicles; demonstrated experience operating and maintaining a variety of historic vehicles.


Good oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computerized collection management system; ability to assess and carry out vehicle repair; ability to operate and teach operation of historic motorized land transport vehicles; ability to maintain a budget; ability to work independently, supervise part-time and volunteer staff; previous experience administering licensing or safety program, and supervisory experience desirable.


Constantly (5-8 hrs./day); Frequently (2-5 hrs./day); Occasionally (up to 2 hrs./day) – for the following requirements:
Standing - Constantly Stooping - Occasionally
Walking - Frequently Kneeling - Occasionally
Sitting- Occasionally Crouching- Occasionally
Lifting - Frequently Crawling- Occasionally
Carrying - Frequently Reaching- Frequently
Pushing - Frequently Handling- Frequently
Pulling - Frequently Grasping- Frequently
Climbing- Occasionally Repetitive Motion- Frequently
Balancing- Occasionally Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination- Frequently
Lifting: Infrequent heavy - up to 100 lbs.  Occasional light to medium (10-60 lbs.)
Vision:  Good; hearing and balance needed
Other:  Must be able to pass physical exam and to wear a respirator and other safety equipment such as hard hat, safety glasses and safety belt.  Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.

MENTAL: Utilize analytical approach for troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions.  Ability to analyze and interpret intended use of parts and/or mechanisms; ability to analyze problem and decide on appropriate course of action.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Indoor environment includes:  smoke, exhaust, dust, dirt, loud noise, grease, chemical/process fumes and temperature fluctuations.  Some tasks are performed outdoors in all seasons and in all weather.  Overhead lighting in supplemented with natural and task lighting.

To apply go to The Henry Ford Application


Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
Auto Auction Director

General Function:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Auction Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Museum’s annual Auto Auction ("Saratoga Auto Auction"). This position will be responsible for assembling over 350 lots, by networking in the automotive industry. The Auction Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Development Task Force in all aspects of the auction to ensure its continued success.

Job responsibilities:

Develop a detailed budget, complete with reasonable revenue and expenditure targets and expectations.

Develop and execute a marketing and operating plan.

Use personal and professional contacts to locate vehicles and automotive memorabilia for the auction.

Meet with owners to inspect vehicles to ensure the vehicle’s quality and assess the vehicles mechanics and body to set appropriate reserves.

Manage all administrative work pertaining to each car or car collection to ensure it is ready to be auctioned and sold in New York State.  This includes DMV, county and state regulations.

Responsible for all advertising, marketing, and promotion of the auction including but not limited to: print, digital media, earned media, promotions, sponsors and the auction catalog.

Manage the auction website and operating software to ensure effective relationships with consigners, bidders, spectators, and third party vendors.

Attend industry events, auctions, meetings with sponsors, enthusiast meetings, car clubs and Museum-related events to source and develop new contacts.

Develop and secure auction sponsorship including service providers (transport companies, finance companies, insurance companies).

Ensure from a customer perspective that all constituents (consignors, bidders, sponsors, volunteers and spectators) are treated well and satisfied with every aspect of the auction.

Develop and train all auction employees and volunteers.

Responsible for the auction being properly staffed at all times and analyze daily planned schedules for proper staffing.

Maintain positive employee and custom relations and morale whenever possible. Practice sound leadership and human relations principles to promote teamwork at all times.

Coordinate proper record keeping and follow-through on all sales and promotions.
Work with the Executive Director, volunteers, Development Task Force, SPAC staff, and Museum staff to ensure proper staging of vehicles before, during and after the auction (including tents, lighting, security).

If interested please send your resume and credentials to Carly Connors at


Crawford Auto- Aviation Museum- Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH

TITLE:                      Event & Promotion Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum – Cleveland History Center – Western Reserve Historical Society

CLASSIFICATION:  The position is classified as full-time and is exempt from overtime compensation.

SUPERVISION:        Occasional supervision of interns, volunteers and temporary labor.

COORDINATION:    Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection; CHC Education and Public Program Manager; Marketing Manager; Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program Manager; Sales Manager; Library Manager

DUTIES:                     1. Develop and execute community events and programs using the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection, with an emphasis on auto, aviation and transportation history and entrepreneurship.

  1. Increase attendance at the CAAM and the Cleveland History Center (CHC) by promoting daily and special CAAM programs and activities.
  2. Create and finalize annual CAAM event and exhibit calendar
  3. Recommend and research program and exhibit topics, and develop and execute rotating exhibits
  4. Responsible for preparing activity, progress and grant reports as required.
  5. Responsible for promoting CAAM programs and exhibitions and for supporting audience development for WRHS.
  6. Performs other specific duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimal education requirement is an undergraduate degree in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field.  At least three years of previous experience with event programming and/or educational programming or the equivalent, and familiarity with transportation history, is required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential as is the ability to work with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will exemplify WRHS’s core values – Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, Connectivity, and Excellence.  Tact, enthusiasm and professionalism are essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently, but function as a member of a team for success.




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