Joni James

Executive Director

Joni has worked with children and young adults from a young age. She led the Sparrow’s Song Youth Choir and MATE Youth Connection as a young adult, and never really outgrew summer camp, directing the Sr. High age camp at Camp at the Eastward well into her 30’s. Joni was a child and family photographer for years, focusing on family videography and capturing moments beyond the stills for families all over Maine. She later worked for Hannaford in an assistant store management position, and that is where she realized the remaining skills she would need for the Executive Director role at Western Maine Play Museum. Joni says that life has been preparing her for this job for quite some time, and now that she’s here, she cant wait to see what is in store for the Western Maine Play Museum!