Launching the Search for a Permanent Executive Director

I’m happy to announce that the GLBT Historical Society Board of Directors has voted to initiate the search for a permanent executive director for the organization. Our supporters, volunteers, board and community have rallied in a way that effectively positions the society to attract a talented executive director.

The Board of Directors has formed a search committee which will finalize the job description, reach out to community stakeholders, and interview candidates. I will join our staff in conducting day-to-day operations of the Historical Society until a new executive director is hired.

I am also pleased to report that Daryl Carr, who assumed the role of acting executive director in May 2015, has rejoined the board. Daryl recently began a new position at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Over the past few months, the Board of Directors has added four new members, engaged our supporters, opened a new exhibition, created an exhibition schedule through mid-2017, planned several fundraising events, and managed the search for a new space for our archives.

In addition, we have launched our redesigned and updated website thanks to the exceptional work of multimedia consultant John Raines.

As always, the board is extremely grateful for the support of our members and the community. With your ongoing involvement, we will continue the great work of the Historical Society in preserving and showcasing the diverse stories of the GLBT past.

Brian Turner is chair of the Board of Directors of the GLBT Historical Society.