The Director will have overall operational and program related responsibility for the History Museum of Mobile including the daily administrative and public oriented business operations of the museum, educational programming, facility management, security and custodial management, marketing and public relations functions, financial performance, human resources, and execution of the mission.


Manage all educational and programmatic functions for the museum, and ensure that the Museum’s Collection is protected and secure. Supervise the development of exhibits, programs and supplemental lectures and address visitors and guests on museum related events, activities and local history.  Ensure development of the research library and acquisition of materials to support and further research and historical preservation. Supervise the research, collection, identification, classification, evaluation, recording and storing of Museum materials and assets.

  • Work with board to fulfill the organization’s mission for leading the History Museum of Mobile as set by the Board of Directors its bylaws and the City Ordinance. Advise, consult and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the organization (i.e. the Strategic Plan)
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board, via the Chairman and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions.  Attend regular monthly Board meetings. Provide written monthly reports to the Board on Museum issues.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the History Museum’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, governmental, and private organizations. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
  • Develop and implement fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and other activities necessary to support the Museums mission.
  • Responsible for facility operations to include: security, maintenance, and custodial operations as well as ensuring that the museum facility is in sound operating condition. Oversee repairs and recommends capital improvements to the Board as needed.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of the Museum. Monitor, and implement financial policies as approved by the Board, and funds generated by Museum programs to ensure effective cost controls and cash flow.  Provide information to the Board regarding annual budget development.  Prepare annual budget for approval by the Board.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable, and cordial environment within the organization. Perform human resources functions in accordance with established policies and procedures including interviews, employee evaluations, and disciplinary procedures and makes staff/personnel related recommendations to the Board for final review/approval.


Board of Directors



Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized and accredited college or university in museum or business administration, history or closely related field, preferably supplemented by a master’s degree in history, art history, museum administration or related field and three to five years management experience desired in a non-profit organization or cultural institution or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements. Previous Director level role in a museum setting preferred. Knowledge of historic museums and their role in the educational and cultural life of a community preferred. Previous success in public relations and fund raising preferred.


Thorough knowledge of operational management of a museum or similar institution. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with various entities and handle relationships both externally and internally. Ability to facilitate, coach and develop employees and provide consistent feedback to help grow and develop internal talent. Skilled in leading and directing diverse and individual groups. Demonstrated polished written and oral communication skills, particularly public speaking. Able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to oversee and manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. Proven track record of success in managing a museum or similar public non-profit entity.  Strong ethical standards a must.

Job Information
  • Mobile, Alabama, 36652, United States
  • 27323914
  • March 10, 2016
  • Director
  • History Museum of Mobile
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%