Executive Assistant & Communications Liaison

About the Opportunity

The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a leading regional museum, a treasure and force unto itself on Cape Ann, at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collection includes fine and decorative arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the  numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea, including such well known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Walker Hancock.

In April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Director, Oliver Barker, who came to the museum from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Oliver, with the full support of the Board, is galvanizing the Museum in new and exciting ways leading up to the City of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary of English settlement in 2023 and the Museum’s upcoming 150th Anniversary in 2025.

In addition to the main Museum, CAM in 2020 celebrated the opening of the Cape Ann Museum  Green campus including the completion of the new Janet & William Ellery James Center which addresses the Museum’s critical needs for expanded collections storage, exhibition and community programming space, creating entirely new opportunities to engage, excite and connect with audiences.

Job Summary

The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is seeking an Executive Assistant & Communications Liaison (EACL) to the Director.  As a professional, the EACL provides a wide range of highly skilled administrative assistance to the Director which includes, but is not limited to, managing and prioritizing both written and verbal communications with internal and external constituencies, organizing and planning logistics of meetings and events, anticipating the daily needs of the Director, being the primary liaison with the Board of Trustees.  The EACL will be the primary liaison between CAM and contracted designers and PR consultants as well as printers.  The EACL must be able to work independently in an environment with multiple and sometimes competing priorities. The EACL is required to perform complex administrative duties with the highest degree of confidentiality, professional judgment, and excellent customer service. 

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties


Status:                         Full Time exempt

Estimated Start Date: March 15, 2023

The Cape Ann Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@capeannmuseum.org.  You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

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