Garet D. Livermore has announced that he is stepping down as Executive Director of Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks in Raquette Lake, NY effective April 1, 2019.
Livermore is returning to his home in Cooperstown, NY to work as a consultant to museum and non-profits throughout the Northeast as well as on historical writing projects.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director in 2013 Livermore had a long association with Sagamore starting in the 1980s when he visted to cross country ski during the winter program season. He later served two terms as a board member and as a regular “Mountain Music” participant and hiker in the Historic Great Camps Special Management Area that surrounds Sagamore.
As the Executive Director, Livermore collaborated with groups as diverse as musicians to create the “Roots & Branches” program for rising Adirondack folk musicians and the Adirondack Center for Writing to launch the Anne Labastille Women’s Writing Weekend. As the Executive Director he increased fundraising and oversaw the renovation of Sagamore’s Chalet building to launch interpretive programs and improve staff living conditions. Livermore previsouly served as Vice President for Education at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
The search for a successor will be led by a search committee of Sagamore’s Board of Trustees and has already begun. “Sagamore is looking for a dedicated, dynamic executive director who loves what Sagamore has become – as an exemplar of remote historic preservation and provider of unique educational programming – and who also wants to further the organization as an essential cultural and educational institution in the United States,” a an announcement sent to the press said. “The right candidate will need to wear lots of hats, from museum director to lodge manager, from program officer to non-profit administrator.”
Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks is the steward of the National Historic Landmark property Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, NY. Sagamore was designed and built by William West Durant and for many years was the wilderness retreat of the Alfred Vanderbilt family. Today it is a unique historical destination where you can stay to take a classes, spend time with family or just enjoy the serenity of the lakeside setting. It is a non-profit supported by individual donors, volunteers and foundations.
For more information or to apply, visit their website for more information. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Board Chair Matthew Melewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Great Camp Sagamore in Winter.