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Executive Director
Bosque Museum
Clifton, Texas, USA


Salary: $50,000-$60,000 (Full Time)
Position Type: Full or Part-time
Phone Contact: 254-749-6907
E-mail: Dr. Leslie Bennett, lesliebennett@gmail.com
Contact Address: PO Box 269, Clifton, TX 76634
Bosque Museum Website: www.bosquemuseum.org
Bosque Museum Mail: Bosque Museum, PO Box 345, Clifton, TX 76634

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and direct the strategic plan as approved by the Board of Trustees
  • Develop and implement annual calendar of events and exhibits
  • Communicate both inside the organization and to the public
  • Promote the Bosque Museum
  • Serve as direct report to the Executive Committee of the Bosque Museum Board of Trustees for the proper administration of all policies and operations of the Museum
  • Supervise the day-to-day functioning and operations of the Bosque Museum and staff
  • Oversee the annual budget
  • Direct, assist, and participate in fundraising and grant writing
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with non-profit entities, management, and/or fundraising, and the discipline and operations of museums, historic sites, houses, etc. preferred
Preferred Skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Engaging and strong personality, one that leaves an impression and expresses itself
  • Grant writing
  • Technology applications and social media skills
  • Effective supervision skills
Additional Notes

Our Mission: The Bosque Museum is dedicated to protect and preserve Bosque County’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment and economic benefit of the public it serves.

Our Vision: As we become a nationally acclaimed museum through innovative programming, curatorial excellence, and an enriching visitor experience, we will work together to tell our unique stories and become the top destination in Bosque County. Bosque Museum aspires to be essential to the cultural and educational life of Bosque County and north central Texas.

The Executive Director is the leader and the primary representative of the organization. The Executive Director has the primary responsibility first and foremost to manage the improvement and growth of the Museum. This position will handle or direct the day-to-day functioning of the Bosque Museum. He/she will need a good balance of traditional business skills, including organization, marketing, accounting, basic business management and supervisory skills. Effective communication to the Museum Board and officers, staff and public is essential to this position. Providing new ideas concerning the Museum’s direction (including exhibits) is welcomed.

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to:
Dr. Leslie Bennett
PO Box 269
Clifton, TX 76634

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from June 19 through September 18.

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Audience Engagement Manager (Education)
Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria College
Victoria, Texas, USA


Organizational Unit: Administration
Reports to: Director of the Museum of the Coastal Bend
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Semi-Monthly
Pay Grade: S6

JOB SUMMARY: The AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER is responsible for providing meaningful experiences to diverse audiences onsite, online and in the larger community. Works directly with the Museum director and other senior leaders to define the museum’s strategies for learning, programming, and engagement.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  1. In alignment with the Museum’s mission, creates, develops, implements and evaluates formal learning, outreach, and public programming for a wide range of museum visitors onsite, online and in the larger community.
  2. Responsible for the creation and implementation of a formal education program which will complement school curriculum, support state educational standards, engage students, and fulfill teacher needs.
  3. Manages school field trips to the Museum, assists teachers/school groups in planning visits, coordinates reservations, provides tour materials, and follows up with teachers before and after group visits.
  4. Actively manages education and engagement activity volunteers, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and communicating.
  5. Develops, organizes, implements, and evaluates innovative public programs, group tours, and experiences (such as lectures, general admission activities, children’s camps, workshops, special events, etc.) that encourage and support the engagement of the Museum’s diverse audiences creatively and effectively.
  6. Works with exhibit designer(s) to develop interactive components for permanent and temporary exhibits.
  7. Actively and strategically develops relationships with curriculum coordinators, teachers, community groups and individuals, and external and internal customers towards the purpose of Museum promotion.
  8. Integrate data collection and assessment into programs to ensure improvement and growth.
  9. In partnership with the VC Development team, initiates, plans, and manages grants that support audience engagement efforts; assists in the cultivation of donors and general fundraising activities.
  10. Represents the museum in professional, academic and social forums.
  11. Participates in staff, board, and committee meetings to report, develop, implement, and evaluate educational and public programming; prepares monthly, annual, and other periodic reports analyzing and summarizing program attendance, successes, challenges and other relevant information.
  12. Works with appropriate museum and college staff to market programs; develops articles and relevant information for newsletters, website and other media outlets.
  13. Assists as needed with daily museum operations including staff supervision; opening and closing the museum and museum store; coordination of facilities and staffing needs for tours, meetings, and special events; membership communication; and promotions.
  14. Participates in the museum’s programmatic and intellectual life.
  15. Performs some overnight travel, weekend and evening duties as required.
  16. Performs other duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or related field from an accredited college or university;
  2. Minimum of two year’s relevant experience in interpretation, public programming, or education at a museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, archive, or other institution of informal learning.
Skills:
  1. Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, and critical thinking skills.
  2. Must possess a valid drivers’ license.
  3. Knowledge of curriculum standards, learning and teaching strategies, visitor engagement, interpretive techniques, curatorial practices, museum ethics and principles;
  4. Ability to work collaboratively and organize groups such as committees and teams;
  5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrated verbal and written communication skills;
  6. Basic computer skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite and database systems, and willingness to learn advanced computer skills.
  7. Successful candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of how to engage cross- generational and diverse audiences, with a welcoming and accessible approach.
Abilities:
  1. Must be energetic, curious, excited to share amazing things with the public, interested in innovation, and equally willing to work autonomously or as a team.
  2. Must be comfortable in front of school tours, public events, and audiences of all sizes both formal and informal.
  3. Discretionary judgment regarding confidential information.
  4. Demonstrated high level of initiative, persistence in completing assignments, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  5. Ability to accomplish basic business tasks, meet deadlines, and ability to learn and interpret policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to interact with diverse groups.
  7. Some overnight travel, weekend and evening duties as required and ability to maintain a flexible schedule.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Graduate degree in a related field and additional experience in a variety of cultural institutions and/or formal education setting.
  2. Knowledge of STEM topics and education.
  3. Experience managing volunteers.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle controls, key pads, etc. Will be required to sit and reach with hands and arms as well as, sit, stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds while handling and loading artifacts, boxes, crates and educational display components. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, some color vision, and the ability to adjust focus from documents to computer screen. Hearing of light to moderate sound is required by this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to work outdoors for extended periods, must be able to remain on feet during tours and programs.

WORK HOURS:
This position is expected to work a flexible 40-hour week, year-round, to encompass the museum’s public visiting hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 10a-4p), lectures, and events. Lunch breaks are not included in the 40 hours. “Weekend” for museum staff is defined as Sunday/Monday. If required to attend business activities on either of these days, employee is expected to flex hours with another standard workday during the same work week. This position receives the following holidays at 8 holiday hours/day: Good Friday, Saturday of Easter weekend; Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend; Winter Break (80 hours total – 2 consecutive weeks ending the first business day after New Year’s Day). Vacation and sick time is accumulated and used as per standard Victoria College policies. Overtime must be submitted in advance of completion and approved by supervisor.

Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/victoriacollege/default.cfm.
Contact Victoria College’s Human Resources Department at 361-582-2459.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from June 19 through September 18.

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Executive Director
The History Museum
South Bend, Indiana, USA


The Northern Indiana Historical Society, arose in South Bend, and operates under the management of The History Museum

Job Description
The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership and management of The History Museum. The Executive Director directs and participates in strategic vision development, financial management, fundraising, marketing, collection development and fostering relationships with donors, volunteers, board members and the Michiana community.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a concentration in History, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, Humanities or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years progressive, professional museum experience preferred
  • Minimum of two years management experience
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Prior successful fundraising and community relationship building experience
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, coordinates and directs the overall operations of The History Museum, including policy review and adherence as determined by the Board of Trustees, compliance adherence, and oversight of collections, exhibits and programming initiatives
  • Manages and actively oversees the budget including planning, preparing, projecting, monitoring and administering; recommends opportunities to develop and grow new revenue streams
  • Cultivates relationships with major stakeholders for the purposes of fundraising for major gifts, special projects and overall development of the museum collection
  • Collaborates with community partners to further the mission and vision of The History Museum
  • Identifies and works to obtain grant opportunities to support the operations of the museum
  • Participates in strategic planning, including long and short-term plans and annual goals for the organization
  • Reports to and serves as the principal advisor and initiates preparation of meeting agenda and consent agenda documents for The History Museum Board of Trustees; attends monthly Committee meetings, bi-monthly Board of Trustee meetings, Northern Indiana Historical Society Foundation meetings, and other meetings as scheduled. Actively maintains an open-line of communication on all museum matters with all key stakeholders
  • Hires, manages and evaluates the development and performance of staff, with an emphasis on continuous professional and leadership development
  • Actively oversees maintenance and preventative maintenance for the buildings and grounds and ensures all maintenance needs are identified, communicated and addressed for reliable operation of the museum
  • Prepares annual report and other reports as requested by the Board
  • Attends professional development conferences, workshops and other programs to maintain relevance of the Museum.
  • Maintains a positive and productive relationship with the Studebaker Museum staff and board
  • Other roles and responsibilities, as assigned by the Board
Website: historymuseumsb.org

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dena Wargo (Board Secretary) at d.wargo@mphpl.org

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from June 1 through August 31.

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