Stonewall National Museum & Archives Names New Executive Director
The world's largest collection of LGBT historical artifacts and documents, the Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA), has a new Executive Director. After a national search by SNMA, David Jobin has been named to the position following a unanimous vote of both the search committee and Board of Directors of the Fort Lauderdale-based museum, library, and archives. He takes over June 1st.
Jobin has been Executive Director of the 250-voice Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., since 2009, and is credited with helping to significantly bolster its fundraising and community outreach programs. Prior to his work with the chorus, Jobin spent 20 years in theater management in San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
In his new role at SNMA, Jobin will oversee all aspects of the operations, management and fundraising of the 40-year-old institution, which can be found on the Web at www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org. Jobin's office will be located at the Stonewall facility, 1300 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
"David Jobin will bring a new dimension to the future of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives," said Board Chair Thomas Tabor. "His national reach will help us develop and distribute LGBT educational materials based on our extensive archives. He will help us collect important LGBT materials, adding to items in our collection such as the gavel used by the Speaker of the House during the vote to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' And he will help us with national and global outreach as we partner with other LGBT organizations, as well as major libraries, museums, and universities."
Jobin echoed those comments and stated, "I am excited to be joining the Stonewall National Museum & Archives at this time of sweeping changes on issues critical to the LGBT community. I look forward to working with the board, staff, and volunteers to capture and document this progress and to put it in context for this and future generations."
Jobin holds a bachelor's degree from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. He will reside in Wilton Manors, Fla., with his husband, Angel Burgos.
The Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which collects, preserves, and displays the most extensive compilation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, culture, and history. The SNMA collection includes both permanent and traveling exhibitions, precious historic artifacts, a professionally-organized archive, and the largest freestanding LGBT library in the United States. For more information, visit www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org.