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Executive Director [National Museum of Civil War Medicine]

The Board of Directors seeks a dynamic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who is committed to the value history museums and libraries provide contemporary society. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to set the budget and strategic direction of the organization and will be responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s activities in accordance with Board approved policies. The Executive Director will be dedicated to the mission and focus of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and be committed to championing museum best practices with respect to collections stewardship, exhibition and program planning. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of institutional experience in a senior leadership position with demonstrated success in staff management and fiscal leadership.

The following key competencies are considered essential to the Executive Director:

Communication Skills –

The Executive Director will be the primary public face and voice for the museum and must be an effective communicator with the proven ability to work with individuals and diversified groups such as government officials, business leaders, scholars, donors and volunteers.

Fundraising –

The Executive Director, working with the Board of Directors, will develop fundraising strategies that bring in additional outside revenues from public, corporate, and foundation sources as well as individual donors and planned giving.

Management –

The Executive Director will direct the museum’s general operations and facilities, including human resources, by effectively balancing income and expenditures to assure the financial health of the organization. S/he will provide leadership in museum operations including collections, education, visitor
experience, and membership activities and develop effective relationships with community and professional groups. S/he will demonstrate the ability to manage multiple entities with multiple physical sites.

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a private, nonprofit museum dedicated to the preservation and study of the legacy of Civil War medical innovations and humanitarianism. The institution utilizes artifacts, storytelling, and the historic lessons derived from that era to educate the public and to explore the impact these lessons still have on modern society. The headquarters and main museum are located in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. This facility contains the primary museum, administrative offices, collections storage, archives and research library. In addition, the organization operates two satellite museums, The Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam battlefield and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office in downtown Washington, DC.

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine currently has a professional staff of eleven full time and four part time employees working with approximately fifty volunteers and docents. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Job Requirements

Master’s degree with a major in history, museum studies or related fields is preferred. Candidates without a graduate degree but with exceptional achievement in the museum field will be considered.

A minimum of five years of leadership experience with a nonprofit organization, preferably in a history museum or related setting.

Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums as described by the American Alliance of Museums.

Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction.

Knowledge of marketing, grant writing and fundraising techniques.

Ability to represent the National Museum of Civil War Medicine positively in written, spoken and digital communication venues.

Ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with museum staff, board members, volunteers, members, donors and partner organizations and in community relations and outreach capacities.

Proven leadership in museum profession on state, regional or national levels, as demonstrated by involvement in association or conference committees, as a peer reviewer, or other comparable activities.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive and commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

For consideration, please direct a letter of interest, current resume and three references, including their contact information, to the search committee at EDsearch.estilow@yahoo.com .
Submitted resumes will be reviewed beginning June 15th, 2015

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Senior Director of Development [Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position of Senior Director of Development.  The Senior Director of Development reports to the Vice President of Development and External Relations and is responsible for management of the philanthropic fundraising function for the Museum, including individual and corporate giving. This position will play a critically important role in collaborating with Museum volunteers, donors and staff to attract charitable support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:              

  1. As aligned with the Museum’s strategic plan, plans and oversees the implementation of the Museum’s fundraising plan that includes the following:
  • Contributions programs from corporations, small businesses and individuals
  • Coordination of the annual giving, matching gifts, grants program, direct mail and web/social-media based, and special program fundraising
  • Advances annual, capital and project fundraising
  • Works with staff, members, and volunteer committees to promote and pursue fundraising opportunities
  • Actively participates in Museum events with an understanding of overall development priorities, and engages in fundraising events
  • Establishes relations with Museum members, donors and volunteer advisory committees to secure financial support

2.   Supervises and coordinates the activities of Development staff:

  • Works with Vice President to ensure that long and short-term departmental goals are aligned with the strategic plan and operational priorities
  • Reviews workloads, schedules, assignments, and monitors status of ongoing projects
  • Assigns specific duties and projects, based on individual knowledge, experience and objectives
  • Coordinates work activities with other departments
  • Recommends appropriate action to resolve issues
  • Evaluates performance, provides feedback and conducts performance evaluations with Vice President

3.   Establishes and actively manages pool of gift prospects comprised of individuals and corporations:

  • Regularly reviews the current donor base to determine if any should be targeted for cultivation and solicitation
  • Conducts prospect research and identification to help identify new gift prospects
  • Meets with volunteer committee(s) to secure their support in engaging prospects
  • Engages in ongoing cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Handles a portfolio of approximately 150-200 donors and prospects
  • Prepares funding proposals and case statements

4.   Travels off-site and/or out of state as required

5.   Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s preferred.
  • 8 – 10 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization preferably with campaign experience; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources).
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Museum.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • High energy and passion for the Museum’s nonprofit mission is essential
  • Ability to articulate and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A professional and resourceful style; takes initiative, manages multiple tasks and projects at a time.   Is open-minded and willing to learn all aspects of the Museum.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
  • Computer Literate:  Microsoft Products; Database Management System; Raiser’s Edge.

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Deputy Division Director [Museum of Indian Arts & Culture]

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropogy

Deputy Division director

(A/O II Manager, PERM # 4446)

 

 

The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to serve as a center of stewardship, knowledge, and understanding of the artistic, cultural, and intellectual achievements of the diverse peoples of the Native Southwest.

 

Position Summary: The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology requires the deputy director to oversee all operations of the museum including human, financial, and physical resources. The daily oversight of museum operations by the deputy director directly impacts all facets of the museum’s mission. Responsibilities span a wide range of activities including strategic planning, budget preparation, preservation of and access to collections, security and visitor services, staff personnel policies,  human resources and financial backup, and management of facilities maintenance and repairs. The deputy director represents the museum in the director’s absence and as delegated by the director with all the constituencies affiliated with the museum.  The deputy director is responsible for managing the various Museum departments: Administration, Curatorial, Collections, Education, Library, Security/Customer Service and Maintenance with in the division.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Art History, Anthropology, or Museum Studies.
  2. Five (5) years’ experience working in a museum setting performing the following: developing & preparing budgets, organizing exhibitions, writing and speaking to a variety of audiences, with demonstrated expertise in an area appropriate to the museum’s mission and collections.
  3. Three (3) years of successfully working with Native American people and communities.

For consideration, please submit your electronic resume to Monica Vigil, Human Resource Liaison, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico, monica.vigil1@state.nm.us.  All interested parties are required to apply online with the State of New Mexico Personnel NEOGOV websitehttp://www.spo.state.nm.us to be considered for the position. Please note: Education – Transcript is required for degree awarded/conferred (If we cannot verify the degree stated, you will not be eligible for the position) Experience – please read the application process carefully:  (If you overstate your experience and cannot verify what you’ve stated, you will not be eligible for the position)

Job Requirements

Position Summary: The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology requires the deputy director to oversee all operations of the museum including human, financial, and physical resources. The daily oversight of museum operations by the deputy director directly impacts all facets of the museum’s mission. Responsibilities span a wide range of activities including strategic planning, budget preparation, preservation of and access to collections, security and visitor services, staff personnel policies,  human resources and financial backup, and management of facilities maintenance and repairs. The deputy director represents the museum in the director’s absence and as delegated by the director with all the constituencies affiliated with the museum.  The deputy director is responsible for managing the various Museum departments: Administration, Curatorial, Collections, Education, Library, Security/Customer Service and Maintenance with in the division.

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Contact Person: Monica Vigil Phone: (505) 476-1258
Email Address: monica.vigil1@state.nm.us Fax: (505) 476-1330

Associate Director [Sheldon Museum of Art]

Sheldon Museum of Art
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks an Associate Director who will contribute to the conceptualization and
realization of the Sheldon Museum of Arts’ vision, mission, and strategic directions. Lead the financial,
administrative, and operational functions of the organization and provide the direction, oversight,
implementation, and management of personnel, operations and budgets. Work with the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Sheldon Art Association, and University of Nebraska-Foundation to coordinate
investments, budgets, contracts and agreements on behalf of the Sheldon Museum of Art. Facilitate
collaborative working processes and effective communication among colleagues to develop schedules,
work plans, evaluation metrics, and budgets that achieve the museum’s strategic goals. Reports to the
museum director.

The Sheldon Museum of Art, located in a Philip Johnson landmark building, houses one of the nation’s
premier university collections of American art, with over 12,000 objects, including European and Latin
American holdings. The Museum Sculpture Garden has over 30 works of outdoor sculpture, including
monumental works by Di Suvero, Lachaise, Oldenburg, Otterness, Serra, Shea, and David Smith.

Criminal background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship
program. Applicant review begins June 1, 2015. View requisition S_150350 at https://employment.unl.edu
for details and to apply. UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action,
equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in arts/museum administration, business administration,
accounting or related field, plus 5+ years’ experience in an art museum, art organization or university with
an operating annual budget of $1 million or more with two years as a supervisor. Must possess strong
computer software skills in Microsoft Suite including proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Ability to promote teamwork, creativity, and open communication; and ability to exercise discretion and
independent judgment in the performance of duties with only general supervision or direction essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer Master’s degree in the arts, art/museum administration, business
administration, accounting, or related fields; experience developing budgets, demonstrating fiscal
responsibility, managing personnel, dealing with human resource issues, and balancing a broad range of
constituencies and priorities; excellent planning and organizational skills; clear motivational abilities;
strong written and oral communications; ability to concurrently mange multiple complex tasks; and
knowledge of SAP accounting, purchasing and payroll system or similar integrated financial system.
Preference given to individuals with curatorial experience.

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Contact Person: Monica Babcock Phone: 402-472-2463
Email Address: mbabcock1@unl.edu Fax: 402-472-4258
Apply URL: https://employment.unl.edu

Group Services Coordinator [National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium]

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) and National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (NMRMA) is seeking candidates for the Group Services Coordinator Position.  This position is part of a team that works together to provide the best possible experience for every individual visiting the Museums of DCHS. An ideal candidate is someone with exceptional service skills, able to think on their feet, lead in a team setting, organized, and positively portray the organization. This position requires working a flexible schedule with some weekend and holiday hours.

Job Requirements

Primary Duties

  • Provide an exceptional experience for all visitors of the DCHS and NMRMA.
  • Greet groups visiting the Museums.
  • Coordinate schedules of groups visiting the Museums.
  • Operate the Point of Sale system and complete all associated paperwork with accuracy.
  • Respond to emergencies.
  • Assist in opening and closing the museums.
  • Encourage visitors to experience all the DCHS and NMRMA benefits.
  • Engage with museum and aquarium visitors to ensure positive experiences.
  • Present the museum positively by maintaining clean and presentable work areas.
  • Assist with events and programs.

Experience

  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Speaking in front of large groups of people.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • Working with children of all ages.
  • Proficient use of computers and computer systems, or the ability to quickly learn.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Quick decision making under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize, focus and manage time effectively.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Compliant with the mission of the DCHS and the NMRMA.

To apply send resume and cover letter to apply@rivermuseum.com.

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