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Asssistant Director [Lincoln Heritage Museum]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 18, 1971 in job announcements |

*Assistant Director, Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln, IL

*Lincoln College is seeking an Assistant Director for the Lincoln Heritage Museum one of central Illinois’s greatest tourist attractions and repositories of Lincoln collections. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills in working with the public; be willing to plan and implement special events; be able to use computer technology; and undertake grant writing. Strong knowledge of Abraham Lincoln history is desirable. Bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Candidates should send a resume and letter of interest with contact information for three professional references to: Ron Keller, Lincoln Heritage Museum, 300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln, IL 62656, or e-mail to rkeller[at]lincolncollege[dot]edu.

*         The Assistant Director reports directly to the Museum Director. Responsibilities of the position include:
*         Assist in arranging and conducting tours of the Lincoln Heritage Museum to visitors of all ages. This includes coordination of school group tours and children’s activities, as well as adult group tours, ensuring the utmost museum visitor experience.
*         Help plan and execute special events, projects, and temporary exhibits. This includes research, preparation and accumulation of items and resources, and arranging necessary contacts and logistical arrangements.
*         Assist with oversight, management, and creative design input for the new museum project. Recruit a museum staff volunteer base, including training of docents and volunteers.
*         Continue the cataloguing of our entire collection, including the proper handling of items, historical research on pieces, and appropriate labeling of items according to museum standards.
*         Devise and implement marketing plans, including brochures and tourism initiatives, and booking of tours, both within our museum and in conjunction with regional tourism.
*         Assist in developing, planning, and facilitating of our annual summer seminar for teachers at the museum, including presenting sessions, materials preparation, and assisting in arrangements.
*         Utilize general computer technology requisite to networking and general correspondence, exhibit display and enhancement, promotions of the museum, research, maintenance of our PastPerfect software program, and tracking of newsletter subscriptions and renewals.
*         Conduct grant identification and grant writing, and contact individuals or parties for fundraising ventures when requested or approved by the director.
*         Take a leading role in organizing with the Soiree Committee our annual Soiree fundraiser.
*         Attend and represent the museum at local or national events, conferences, or meetings when necessary, or when requested to in proxy of the director.
*         Provide some off-campus presentations when available, or when requested by the director.
*         Organize both broad-based and exhibit-specific local educational and community partnerships.
*         Develop articles for /The Lincoln Newsletter/, including those on major Lincoln activities and on new scholarship, and articles relating directly to the museum.
*         Assume mail, e-mail, or phone correspondence in absence of or when requested by the director.
*         Handle general maintenance of the gift shop items including the ordering and sales of souvenirs and books, fulfillment of special orders, familiarization with credit card and other related customer services. Daily care of overall maintenance appearance, including stocking of brochures.

The Lincoln Heritage Museum is operated by Lincoln College, a non-for-profit private educational institution, founded in 1865. The College is an equal opportunity employer.

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