Development Director Job Description

The East Tennessee Historical Society is a widely recognized, regionally based organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of a 35-county region. This mission is accomplished through a lecture series, teacher and student education, family heritage and genealogy programs, an annual history fair, tours, outreach, and a museum featuring an 8,000 sq. ft. signature exhibition and a changing exhibits gallery.

Of the $700,000 annual operating budget, approximately 80% is raised through membership, development, and sponsorships.  Development assets include a strong annual giving program, a membership/donor and subscription base of 2,000, and a semi-annual fundraiser. Future expectations include an increase in all levels of membership and donors and an endowment campaign.

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