Museum Directors are responsible for the overall leadership, operation, planning, and management of a State museum in conformance with professionally accepted museum practices and standards for the management of collections held in the public trust and interpretation of those collections through research, exhibitions, education, and public programs.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

This position is responsible for the management of the Nevada Historical Society, an agency within the Division of Museums and History. Located on the campus of the University of Nevada in Reno, the Nevada Historical Society was founded in 1904 and holds significant object, archival, and manuscript collections. The museum director is responsible for all aspects of museum and library management at the Society. This includes but is not limited to overall leadership, staff and volunteer scheduling and assignments for 6 staff and approximately 40 volunteers/docents, operations, planning, fiscal management and community relations. The director sets and upholds high standards of professional museum practice with respect to ethics and care, security and preservation of collections entrusted to the Society, public access to collections, development of exhibitions, education and research. The director supervises the publication of Nevada’s historical journal, the Quarterly, published four times a year. The director actively participates in the development and management of the State and Trust fund budgets for the Society, restricted donations and special project accounts, as well as the pursuit of grants, foundation support and additional memberships to the Society. The director will work with the public by serving as a resource to the community.


In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education   and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, public history, anthropology, history, art, or related field and five years of progressively responsible museum management experience which included   developing and implementing marketing, publicity, merchandising, public   relations, collections development and management, audience development   strategies, and preparing and implementing long-range plans, setting goals,   and assessing outcomes in a museum environment. Two years of this experience   must have included supervising museum volunteers or staff; OR one year as a   Museum Director II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of experience or education above the Bachelor’s degree level.
Job Information
  • Reno, Nevada, 89503, United States
  • 27132879
  • February 29, 2016
  • Museum Director III
  • Nevada Division of Museums & History: Nevada Historical Society
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years
  • 25-50%
  • $59,779.00 – $89,846.00 (Yearly Salary)