Museum Vision and Mission:
MOHAI is treasured throughout the Pacific Northwest and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.
Title: Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO)
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: MOHAI, Resource Center at Georgetown & Lake Union Park’s historic Armory building
Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
Benefits include: Medical and dental insurance; eligible for participation in 403 (b) savings plan.
The Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO) is the principal financial representative for the organization and has primary oversight for the operations teams. The CFO/COO works closely with the Executive Director and Leadership Team on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, human resources, visitor experience and general operations. The ideal candidate will advise on the financial aspects of MOHAI’s growth strategy, while also envisioning a new five-year business plan and working to build the Operations team to support those efforts.
The CFO/COO supervises the Controller; Director of Visitor Services; Director of Events Services; Senior Manager, Facilities & Security; and Senior Manager, Human Resources & Operations. This position oversees the organization’s CPA firm/auditors, banking institutions, investment portfolio advisors, insurance/risk management company, health benefits broker, information technology service provider, and others as required. The CFO/COO also works closely with Board Committees and the Advancement, Interpretive Services, Education, and Collections Resources departments of the museum.
Accounting, Budget, Finance, Risk Management, Regulatory and Compliance
Information technology, Facilities & Security, Events Services, Visitor Services & Store, and MOHAI Café
Human Resources and Payroll
For more than 60 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. With a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, oral histories and archival items, and an expansive schedule of exhibits and programs, MOHAI is the region’s premier history center. MOHAI operates a dramatic and award-winning museum in Lake Union Park in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, and a Resource Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. MOHAI also hosts the Bezos Center for Innovation, focusing on the history and future of innovation in the Puget Sound region.
MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, please visit www.mohai.org
To Apply (no phone calls, please):
E-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Human.Resources@mohai.org
MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and building a diverse staff. We encourage candidates of color to apply.
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