The Executive Director is the key management leader for Gloucester Celebration Corporation [“GCC”] as it plans and executes the 2023 observation of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Executive Director is responsible, on a half-time basis in 2020 and 2021, for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of GCC’s 400th anniversary effort; the position will likely thereafter move towards full-time status. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Tri-Chairs of GCC’s 400th anniversary effort.



1)  Organization Governance:  Works with the Tri-Chairs, the GCC board, the 400th anniversary Steering Committee, and the subcommittees [collectively, the “Organization”] to fulfill its plans.

2)   Financial Performance and Viability:   Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the Organization. Manages budget and prepares reports for the Organization.

3)   Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with the Organization, its consultants, and staff to ensure that its plans are fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.



  • A bachelor’s degree and appropriate management experience are preferred.

  • Ties to Gloucester and a solid foundational knowledge of the community.

  • A demonstrated capacity to work flexibly in a part-time position to meet the dynamic needs of an evolving non-profit organization.

  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors and volunteers.

  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.

  • Active fundraising experience.

  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.

  • Event planning and management experience required.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, public speaking experience.


Gloucester Celebration Corporation. (GCC), is the organizer of the Gloucester Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Celebration. Learn More.


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via email: info@gloucesterMA400.org.


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P.O. Box 603, Gloucester MA 01930.

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