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Heritage Program Manager [Museum of Northern Arizona]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 9, 1974 in job announcements |

The Museum of Northern Arizona is seeking an outgoing museum education
professional to manage its Heritage Program, now in its 81st year. The
primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate four festivals of
arts and culture each year to celebrate and promote the Zuni, Hopi Navajo,
and Hispanic cultures in Northern Arizona.

Title:  Heritage Program Manager
Department:  Education
Status:  Exempt, Regular, Full-time, benefit-eligible
Supervisor:  President and CEO

Heritage Program Responsibilities:
*       Seek out and book cultural presenters and artisans representing the
diverse cultures living on the Colorado Plateau.
*        Maintain positive and open communications with tribes, trading
posts, artists, and constituents.
*       Coordinate and create festival communications including, “call to
artist” packages, participant correspondence and material for MNA Marketing
Department
*       Manage collection trips to Zuni, Hopi and Navajo nations.
*       Seek out and book food vendors for each festival event.
*       Work with the Development Department on Heritage Program
fundraising activities, including grant writing.
*       Manage program budgets.
*       Work with Business Office to ensure timely processing of check
requests, collection of booth fees, and city tax license fees.
*       Coordinate and communicate festival activities with other MNA
departments to ensure smooth operations.
*       Work with community organizations such as Nuestra Raices and
Flagstaff Cultural Partners to provide unique cultural programs.
*       Work with MNA’s Membership Department to create exciting and
entertaining festival member previews.
*       Manage festival photography needs.
*       Maintain the Heritage Program pages on the MNA website.
*       Hire and supervise interns and volunteers to assist with Heritage
Program administrative duties and activities.

Education and Experience Requirements:
*       B.A. or B.S. in arts administration, management, business, or
related field.
*       Experience with museum studies or museum education preferred.
*       Minimum of three years experience working with Native American
cultures and artists.
*       Three years experience in organizing and managing special events
and public programs.
*       Three years experience supervising and motivating staff and
volunteers.

Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge:
*       Demonstrated ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with
culturally diverse communities.
*       Organizational skills, an ability to multitask, and an ability to
maintain confidentiality in all professional matters.
*       Ability to utilize computerized system, including Microsoft Office
Suite, email and internet.
*       Trustworthiness and ability to maintain confidentiality in all
professional matters.
*       Ability to maintain professional demeanor with artists, visitors
and staff.
*       Comfort in dealing with the public.

Working Conditions:  Generally work indoors, 7 hours per day, usually
between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Some weekend and evening work required.  Must
be available to work long days and weekends during Heritage Program
festivals including Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day weekend.

Other Requirements
*       Ability to travel throughout the Colorado Plateau region from time
to time.
*       Valid Arizona Driver’s License and ability to drive to remote areas
unaccompanied.
*       Visual acuity for inspecting arts and crafts, fro creating charts
and reports.
*       Ability to stand or sit for long periods, to stoop and bend, to
lift at least 30 pounds, and to pack or unpack fragile items.

Job offer contingent on satisfactorily passing security background check.
How To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
Jaina Moan at jmoan@mna.mus.az.us.

Email is the preferred method of application submission. If you are not
able to submit your application via email, please call Jaina Moan at
928-774-5211,
ext. 203 to receive additional instructions for application submission.

Deadline for application materials: Open until filled. Please submit
applications by midnight on March 9 to be included in the first round of
applications scheduled for the week of March 10, 2014.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is an equal opportunity employer.
This job description can be viewed on our website at
http://www.musnaz.org/employment/HeritageMngr.shtml

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