The Maine Maritime Museum is launching a nationwide search for an executive director. The museum formed a search committee of eight individuals, including trustees, staff, volunteers and residents of Bath, and plans to contract with an executive search firm to assist in the effort.
Founded in 1962, the museum encompasses a 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River, which includes the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, working boatshop and blacksmith shops, and dozens of exhibits detailing Maine’s vibrant maritime heritage. Open year-round, the museum employs approximately 30 staff and over 250 volunteers.
“Our staff and board are excited to begin a new chapter at the Maine Maritime Museum, and we are committed to finding the most qualified candidate to lead the museum into its 60th year,” said Lincoln Paine, vice chair of the museum’s board of trustees and chair of the search committee.
Christopher Timm has been named interim executive director and will oversee museum operations until a permanent director is named. He previously served as the museum’s chief curator and director of external affairs.
“We are incredibly grateful for the museum staff who have all stepped up to expertly steer the museum through its busiest year to date. We appreciate Chris’ willingness to step into the interim role and are confident he will successfully lead the staff through this transitional period,” said Laura Burns, chair of the museum’s board of trustees.