Looking for a fun job where you can really make a difference?  Are you smart, organized, great with people and passionate about historic preservation and maritime heritage? Apply to lead The Steamer Virginia V Foundation as the new Executive Director.  The position is full-time but has tons of flexibility.  You can work from your home office with occasional meetings in the Greater Seattle area and tasks in support of the volunteer crew of the century-old, operational steamship Virginia V, moored on Lake Union. The Foundation board is seeking candidates with the following:

·         Non-profit management experience, preferably in maritime, heritage or a related field.

·         Demonstrated success in fundraising, donor stewardship, and support for members, staff and volunteers.

·         Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships within the organization and throughout the community.

·         Ideally, management experience in a highly-regulated industry.

This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule. Salary depends on experience. Range: $65,000-$75,000.

Visit the Foundation’s website for full job description: https://www.virginiav.org/employment/

Please apply by December 25th by sending your cover letter and resume to board member Douglas Weeks: doug@virginiav.org

About The Steamer Virginia V Foundation

OUR MISSION is to promote the Puget Sound's maritime heritage through the restoration, preservation, operation, and interpretation of the National Historic Landmark vessel S.S. VIRGINIA V.

In 1968 a group of steamboat enthusiasts formed the Northwest Steamship Company. They raised funds to buy the Virginia V and pursued the steamer's status as a historic landmark vessel. The ship was placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites in 1973.

In 1976 the group formed the Steamer Virginia V Foundation as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to continue preservation the Virginia V with a goal of making her seaworthy once again.

In the mid-1990s, the Foundation began a six-year, $6.5 million stem-to-stern restoration project. Their work earned the Washington State Historical Society’s “David Douglas Award” in 2001 for the restoration work completed to-date.

In 2002, the Foundation put the Virginia V back in service 80 years after her first voyage. She remains operational thanks to the hard work of volunteer staff. Ongoing maintenance and repairs are possible thanks to financial support from loyal members and generous donations from many individuals, foundations and government entities.