|Amy Hollander, Executive Director|
|This steam engine once pumped 8 million gallons of water|
daily to the citizens of York.
She'll be paid $90,000 a year, stated Marcon. She will also get a benefits package that is "adequate, but not generous." This pales in comparison to the $203,000 salary and benefits paid to Donches in 2011.
Hollander has 20 years experience in the museum and nonprofit sector. This includes AJC New Jersey, The Red Hill Museum Village and Readington Museum. She resides in Finesville, N.J., about a 25-minute commute. She is a Vassar graduate with a MA in Historical preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.
|HVAC Superintendent Jack Burke|
is part of construction team.
"My vision for the museum is to develop a premier educational experience that tells the story of America's industrial achievements and the accomplishments of the workers, innovators and entrepreneurs who built our great nation," she said. "This is a story that needs to be told here, amidst the artifacts and architecture of Bethlehem Steel, to connect future generations to America's and the Lehigh Valley's industrial roots."
The museum, with a staff of ten part-time and full-time workers, will have an annual budget of $1,050,000. It hopes to raise about $300,000 per year with $10-12 tickets for 50,000 visitors a year. Sponsors and members will be sought, and Hollander hopes to employ a development director within the next three months.
According to Marcon, the museum has enough capital to finish construction ($6.5 million) and install exhibits ($1.5 million).
Part of the funding for this project comes from a $3.1 million state grant. The museum will also use finding from the City's TIF to pay for improvements outside.
The museum will be open for business by the middle of next year, according to Marcon.