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Joseph Robert Phillips

museum director

Joseph Robert Phillips, Museum director. Board of directors Maine Cmty. Cultural Alliance, Friends of Maine State Museum, Maine Association Museum, since 1996; member Maine Cultural Affairs Council, since 1992, State House and Capital Park Commission, since 1992, Blaine House Commission, since 1994, Maine Arts and Heritage Tourism Partnership, since 1998; member board advisors Damariscotta River Association, since 1996.

Background

Phillips, Joseph Robert was born on March 14, 1950 in Utica, New York, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, State University of New York Maritime College, 1972. Master of Arts in History Museum Studies, State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1981. Master of Business Administration, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), 1990.

Career

Captain, executive director Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1972-1975. Captain, associate project director New York Bicentennial Barge, Albany, 1975-1976. Various project positions Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, 1978-1981.

Various program management and marketing positions Bath Iron Works Corporation, Shipbuilders, 1982-1992. Museum director Maine State Museum, Augusta, since 1992.

Membership

Board directors Friends of Maine State Museum, since 1992, Maine Archives and Museums, 1996—2002. Member Maine State Cultural Affairs Council, since 1992, State House and Capitol Park Commission, since 1992, Blaine House Commission, since 1994. Member regional aomori group Maine-Aomori Sister State Council, 2001—2009.

Executive committee Maine Center for Arts, 2006—2007. Member of Brunswick Naval Museum & Memorial Gardens (board directors since 2009), Friends of Blaine House since 2005.

Connections

Married Dixie Anne Stedman, 1988.

spouse:
Dixie Anne Stedman