Manages the daily operations and planning for a City Museum; assures proper planning and management of exhibits and programs, and assures the museum facility is clean and accessible, and the exhibits and programs are engaging and educational.
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.  Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Work is performed in a standard office environment and museum facilities.  Light physical demands; mostly desk work, some light lifting. Frequent use of a personal computer.
Full-time, regular, exempt position

• Plans, manages and coordinates the daily operations of a City Museum; plans and directs museum programs, activities and special events to serve the community; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; assures facility and activities are safe, attractive, engaging, educational and in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations and goals. • Supervises trains and evaluates staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks; monitors work and evaluates staff performance; assures that staff maintains safe and aesthetically pleasing facilities, respond effectively to visitors, and adhere to policies and procedures for efficient and safe operations. • Analyzes operations and recommends solutions; monitors budgets, expenditures and grants; researches, develops and evaluates new exhibits and programs; develops and manages outreach, publicity and marketing strategies; oversees facilities management and procurement activities in accordance with City policies; prepares monthly and quarterly reports that capture financial and operational information. • Researches and develops grant funding opportunities for cultural programs, activities and special events; coordinates work with other municipal departments and community organizations • Evaluates existing programs for effectiveness, and recommends new programs or program changes; tracks services provided, monitors results, and generates operational reports as needed.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in humanities, liberal arts, art history, museum studies or related field AND four years public museum program management experience, including some supervisory experience.  A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.  Master’s degree is desirable.
Valid driver’s license is required.  Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.