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Kauffman Museum Director

Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kansas, seeks an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial full-time director. Will lead a resourceful professional staff, committed board of directors and robust corps of volunteers at the Bethel College-affiliated museum that presents the Mennonite immigrant story in the context of the land and people of the Great Plains.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of collaborative communication while leading staff and working with board, volunteers, college faculty and staff, museum members, stakeholders and the broader community to frame a vision for change and growth that reflects the museum’s core values: sustainable stewardship, agile creativity, inclusive collaboration, authentic learning and service, and multigenerational hospitality.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administration of museum operations, fiscal affairs, grant writing, marketing, public relations and fund raising; management of strategic planning process
  • Supervision of museum staff
  • Project coordination of exhibitions and programs that engage the community, utilize and complement the museum’s collection to meet the museum’s mission
  • Reports to Board of Directors


Required: Nonprofit or for-profit leadership experience

Preferred: Museum experience and/or appropriate teaching, library, business experience  Minimum: Masters degree, post-graduate work in related field; terminal degree optional Kauffman Museum is an affiliate of Bethel College, a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.  Director holds liaison relationship with the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.


Applications can be emailed to, including the following:

  • Curriculum vitae of resume that includes contact information for three references
  • 500 word essay responding to the following: Considering Kauffman Museum’s core values, what unique skills, insights or experiences will you bring to our museum?

View the Kauffman Museum website for additional information. Inquiries can be made to Linda Schmitt, interim director

Reviews begin May 8 and continue until filled EOE/AA

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.