Unalaska museum closes during search for new staff

The Museum of the Aleutians remains temporarily closed. (Photo by Greta Mart/KUCB)
The Museum of the Aleutians remains temporarily closed. (Photo by Greta Mart/KUCB)

Unalaska’s Museum of the Aleutians will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The museum’s board of directors has decided to keep the museum closed while the board conducts a search for a new executive director, collections manager and education programs director.

Board member and city manager David Martinson said this morning that given there is currently now only one employee, the museum would be closed for the time being. He added the board was working to reopen the museum as soon as possible.

Martinson also says that the board received outgoing executive director Zoya Johnson’s letter of apology to the community but has not released it to the public.

Johnson resigned as museum director last week. Her last day on the job was Monday.