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Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum – Executive Director

Seeking Executive Director

Mission of JHHSM: The mission of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is to collect, preserve and explore the cultural, and related natural history of Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone area through education, research, public programming and collaboration.


Founded in 1958 by avocational archaeologist and western history enthusiast Slim Lawrence, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum plays a critical role in the Jackson Hole community and Greater Yellowstone. In addition to collecting, preserving and exploring the past, the museum supports educational programs and research that focuses on archaeology and the history of the Native American presence in the Intermountain West. The fur trade, homestead, ranching and dude ranch eras, development of tourism, mountaineering, skiing and other outdoor recreation, are also part of our mission, as well as the importance of the region’s role in the history of the country’s national and international conservation movements.
To support its mission, the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum offers a wide variety of educational programs, from walking tours of historic downtown Jackson, to history excursions and program series to customized programs for local and regional students, and wide ranging historical exhibitions. The organization also publishes scholarly works on the history of the region. These activities help local residents and visitors to the area understand and appreciate our western heritage, and to reflect on the future of our community. The museum also engages in web based activities.

In addition to a permanent collection of two and three dimensional artifacts, the historical society and museum features a substantial research library with subject and biographical files, document archives, maps, oral histories, and photograph archives.


The Executive Director is the chief executive officer for the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (Museum). He or she is the principal party responsible for accomplishing the mission of the organization. He or she is responsible, in conjunction with the Board of Directors (Board), for establishing and implementing the vision of the organization.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board and is accountable to the Board for actions and decisions involving the Museum and Historical Society. He or she is responsible for managing the museum in accordance with standard museum practices. The Executive Director’s duties and responsibilities fall primarily into the following areas.

Leadership: The Executive Director is responsible for conceptual direction and long term vision for the organization. He or she will pursue policies that are consistent with the mission and purpose of the organization. He or she will monitor trends in the community and the profession, and design programs to address the future needs of the organization to ensure long term sustainability. If warranted and approved, seek out appropriate partnerships to achieve this objective.

Financial Resources of the JHHSM: Subject to Board’s concurrence, the Executive Director is responsible for budget management and allocation of financial resources for the organization. He or she is charged with managing the assets and financial resources of the organization responsibly.

Preparation and management of annual and multi-year budgets
Oversee risk management
Oversee purchasing and expenditures
Oversee financial records and systems related to accounting functions
Seek professional assistance in this area as needed
Report regularly to the Board on the financial status of the Museum
Development / Fundraising: The Executive Director will take a leadership role in development planning and fund raising and be active and dynamic within the community. The Executive Director is responsible for supervising all development activities of the museum.
Community Engagement: The JHHSM is a valued community resource supported by public funding in a public-private partnership. The Executive Director will oversee the public relations area of the museum. He or she will be the chief spokesperson for the organization and will represent the organization in public, at town/county meetings, conferences, and other public and professional outings. He or she will participate in the community and in the museum profession, and will promote general visibility, public awareness and understanding of the museum.

Board Relations: The Executive Director is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors, serves on all standing Board committees (non-voting) with the exception of the Executive Committee, and participates with the Board in setting policy and making decisions that affect the Museum. His or her responsibilities in the area include the following duties.

Provide conceptual direction for the Board of Directors
Advise and assist the Board in developing and establishing overall policy and direction for the Museum
Conduct research, provide information and analysis, and formulate recommendations to assist the Board in developing policy and making decisions
Identify issues and strategies to bring to the Board’s attention
Recommend annual and three year budget and long-range planning
Implement policy and other decisions established by the Board
Facilitate communication with the Board President as well as Board members
Serve as primary liaison between Museum Board and Staff
Provide support to the Board and its various committees
Implement and manage special projects
General Management of the Organization: The Executive Director is responsible for managing the organization and its operations. The departments and areas in administration include education, public programming, collections, exhibits, public relations, facilities, equipment, security, insurance, visitor services, publications program, and museum shop. The Executive Director will manage the Museum in a manner consistent with its purpose and mission, with the goals of the Board, and with standard museum practices and procedures. The Executive Director will have a firm understanding of delegation, oversight, constructive criticism and positive feedback for staff members. Lead staff in developing a climate of excellence, accountability and respect.

Curatorship: The Executive Director will have a firm understanding of the curator role in the museum environment, and ensure that proper stewardship of the JHHSM collection is maintained.

Understands revenue generation and long term sustainability in a museum environment.
Effective spokesperson to interested community groups, foundations, elected civic leaders, etc. to ensure Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum’s continued visibility in the community.
Develops realistic, ambitious plans for raising funds needed to reach organizational goals and works closely with the Development Committee to develop annual and multi- year plans.
Is an organizational leader whose leadership skills inspire trust, dedication, and an atmosphere of professionalism throughout the organization, and is a team-builder.
Understands collaboration, cooperation and building community ties.
Has the necessary financial acumen to manage both expenses and revenue in a prudent and skilled manner.
Possesses excellent communication skills.
Has a proven record of fundraising experience.
Has a passion for the history of the region and has the ability to communicate that passion and inspire others.
Has knowledge of the internet and web based activities.
Commensurate with meeting the above criteria The JHHSM offers a competitive package of the normal benefits.

Application deadline: April 30, 2017

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City of Lakewood – Community Events Coordinator

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

The mission of the HCA division is to enrich and inspire people through places and programs that engage, celebrate and build community through heritage, culture and arts programs. HCA operates within the Department Community Resources that is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood. We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.

Responsible for fulfilling the HCA mission through the coordination, oversight and implementation of large outdoor festivals, amphitheater programs, formal events and cosponsored event agreements. Arranges for new site programming of large events. Current events include Cider Days, Sounds Exciting! Summer Concerts, Rockin’ Block Party and Lakewood Lights/Mayor’s Tree Lighting.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.)

Responsible for all aspects of outdoor community events located primarily at the Lakewood Heritage Center (LHC) but can also include other HCA related venues.
Develops an annual community events plan that is inclusive and builds upon participation by multiple audience bases. Seeks and values collaborations with a variety of community organizations and businesses.
Assists with the development of budgets for all community events. Develops an annual community events plan that meets established revenue goals.

Working with the HCA teams, researches ideas for and develops new LHC community events which are revenue generating and align with HCA and the LHC museum’s mission.
Serves as the lead staff person in the coordination of community events, including all aspects of planning, implementation and evaluation.
Anticipates and manages day of event production, logistics and complications with the utmost professionalism.
Assumes additional City-event responsibilities as needed.
Serves as a resource to other City staff as it relates to the planning and development of events.

Works closely with LHC Building Repair Technician to direct community event setups, strikes and logistical preparation measures.
Works with volunteer coordinator to ensure appropriate levels of volunteer support is provided for community events and other volunteer assignments.
Works closely with marketing staff to establish and implement effective event marketing and promotional plans. Promotes community events through public speaking.
Hires and supervises seasonal event assistants to provide logistical support during many community events.
Trains staff and volunteers on emergency procedures and protocol during events.

Facilitates communication and aligned processes with CR department events committee. Serves as a resource to other city staff.
Maintains an active role in the events community, stays abreast of new developments and best practices and incorporates new ideas as applicable.

Collaborates with Resource Development staff on overall business solicitation plan for community events.

Supports museum operations and functions as an integral part of the LHC museum team.
Provides excellent customer service.
Maintains open, respectful and direct communication that values input from each other, our community and our patrons.
Exhibits professionalism and excellent customer service under stress.
Demonstrates professionalism and political acumen under pressure.
Requires regular and prompt attendance.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Actively participates as a member of the LHC team in order to implement the museum’s mission
Actively participates as a member of the HCA staff.
Collaborates with other members of the HCA division, Community Resources department, city departments, outside agencies, and community groups to plan and implement events.
Sells, services, and facilitates externally produced community events hosted at the Lakewood Heritage Center and other City venues as needed.
Actively involved in short and long term planning related to HCA facilities and programs as appropriate.
Conducts variable staff reviews consistent with the City’s performance review system.
Works independently and as part of a team.
Actively participates in division staff meetings.

Supervision Received
Receives general supervision from the Heritage Center Administrator.

Supervision Given
Oversees the work of variable employees, interns and committee volunteers.

Essential Qualifications:

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Not-for-Profit Management or related field.
Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.

A minimum of three years of experience in a leadership role producing large outdoor community events.
Experience producing large events (8,000 – 12,000 patrons) preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.


KSA’s and Physical/Mental Reqs:
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Access software applications.
Ability to demonstrate appropriate organizational/interpersonal skills including the ability to work with people inside and outside of the City.
Skilled in written and verbal communication.
Ability to negotiate with variety of businesses, community volunteers and others on behalf of the HCA Division.
Ability to demonstrate good judgment/problem-solving skills in a professional, creative and timely fashion.
Ability to respond in a timely and accurate manner to requests from the public and others.
Ability to effectively direct the work efforts of variable staff, volunteers/interns.
Ability to work long hours including evenings and weekends at community events and programs as required.
Ability to deal with angry, frustrated, or upset individuals.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Criminal background check required.

Computer knowledge.
Knowledge of local, state and regional history.
Knowledge and experience in fundraising including the solicitation and sponsorship process related to events planning.

Lifting and Carrying
Lifting supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Body Positions
Bending, kneeling, stooping and moving about from location to location.
Must be able to transport self to off-site locations.

Must be able to respond to requests in person and on the telephone.

Uses vision to work with computer as well as read memos and other written material.

Uses basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for working with budgets, income and expense reports and contracts.

Must remember details of planned events, contracts negotiated and commitments made.

Language Ability
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people.

Must demonstrate sound decision-making ability regarding a variety of issues, at times under stressful situations.

Work involves frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
Work involves attending weekend and evening events.

Copy Machine
Audio Visual Equipment
Golf carts and/or other motorized vehicles
Dollies and other wheeled moving devices

Golden History Museums – Hands-on History Instructor

Hands-on History Instructor – Summer seasonal position, 25-40 hours per week on a set schedule Monday through Friday. Work with our campers at our fun, outdoor summer camp. Applicants love to work with kids and encourage a fun environment – we love to hire teachers, museum educators, and students.


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City of Longmont – Museum Director

17-0044 Museum Director
Division: Museum
Department: Community Services
Hiring Range: $6,969 – $7744/MO
Regular Full –Time with benefits
Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 5:00pm

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Director of Community Services, the Museum Director provides leadership and overall management and growth of a variety of cultural programs at the Longmont Museum, Stewart Auditorium, and the Art in Public Places program including strategic planning; fiscal management; fund raising and development; staff development and supervision; planning and development of museum and auditorium programs, exhibitions, collections and archives; the Art in Public Places program and collection; performance measurement; marketing and community outreach.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Manage the overall operations of the Longmont Museum and Stewart Auditorium; its operational policies and procedures, and its programmatic initiatives. Develop long-range strategic plans and annual work plans and oversee their implementation in conjunction with the Museum staff, Director of Community Services, Museum Advisory Board, Museum patrons, and community stakeholders. Supervise historical research, interpretive planning, and implementation through educational programming and exhibitions. Develop a high profile slate of temporary exhibitions that are curated in-house or borrowed from other museums or exhibition organizations and that increase attendance and bring a diverse audience to the Museum. Serve as a leader in the planning and execution of region-wide cultural initiatives. Recruit, select, develop, supervise, and evaluate the performance of professional, administrative, temporary, and grant-funded employees. Oversee the storage of a collection of over 15,000 historical objects that tell the story of the St. Vrain Valley in accordance with standards set by the American Alliance of Museum. Oversee collection accession and deaccession program with Curator of History and Museum Advisory Board. Develop a slate of culturally significant programs and performances for the Stewart Auditorium that attracts visitors from Longmont and beyond. Create a program that appeals to a diverse audience, enhances the Museum’s existing exhibitions and programs, partners with existing performance groups in the region, and produces original content as time and resources allow. Prepare and manage the Museum and Stewart Auditorium annual operating budget, the Museum Trust Fund and other donation accounts in accordance with City policies and procedures. Monitor and prepare revenue and expense reports. Develop and implement strategies to generate operating revenue from exhibition admission fees, box office and Museum gift shop sales, space rental fees, and educational program fees, in conjunction with the City’s financial policies. Oversee Museum space rental program, including contract management, staffing, and maintaining a schedule that balances the cultural mission of the Museum and Stewart Auditorium and the demand for the use of space by other City divisions, departments, outside community groups and private individuals, businesses, and corporations. Prepare grant proposals to support Museum exhibitions, programs, and events; manage funds and prepare required grant reports. Develop and implement fundraising strategies that support exhibitions, programs and performances. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan designed to grow attendance at exhibitions, programs and performances. Serve as a public relations and large projects/events contact to further promote the Museum programs and services. Build and nurture relationships with community partners that promote the museum’s role in promoting tourism, attracting industry, and serving as a catalyst for economic development in Longmont. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. This work requires vision sufficient to read normal printed materials and to use personal computer. Clear, concise writing skills required for communicating with staff, Advisory Board, and the public. Must be able to interact cooperatively and effectively with co-workers and the public. Be able to work with little or no supervision or alone as well as with people of varying ages and abilities. Must be flexible and able to organize and work on several complex projects concurrently.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in history, museum studies, anthropology, art history, education or relevant field and ten years of increasing responsible museum management experience. Some experience working in a smaller institution and involvement in all dimensions of museum operations is desired. Prior public sector and business management experience is a plus. Five to eight years of supervisory experience preferred, or demonstrated skills/training in supervision. An advanced degree in Museum Studies or relevant area is highly desirable.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time on March 3, 2017. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at For more information call (303) 651-8609.

Town of Estes Park Cultural Services Department Museum Division – Museum Curator

The Town of Estes Park Cultural Services Department Museum Division currently has an opening for a Museum Curator position with an emphasis on Collections. This position performs professional-level curatorial duties in collections; including acquisitions, accessioning donations, collections management, digitization projects, database entry, and filling public research requests. The job requires a bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, American History, or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Knowledge of PastPerfect Database preferred. Must be able to work weekends on a rotating schedule. Refer to the attached job description for a complete list of duties.
The hourly rate for the Museum Curator is $22.72 – $30.67 per hour depending on experience. Benefits include retirement, medical (employee and children), dental (family), vision (family), life insurance and vacation.
A job description, job announcement and application are available at Town Hall or on the Town’s website at Submit application, cover letter and resume to: Town of Estes Park; Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1200; Estes Park, CO 80517; or in person to Administrative Services located at 170 MacGregor Ave; Room 130, no later than 5:00 pm, February 24, 2015.

Golden History Museums – Education Assistant

Education Assistant – Part time permanent job, 25-30 hours a week with flexible scheduling, but Saturdays are required. Work responsibilities will include managing and scheduling our education programs, designing public programming and curriculum, and a lot more. Great position for someone who would like to grow their experience and learn about museums in a hands-on way.

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Berthoud Historical Society – Educator/Program Assistant (Summer)

Educator/Program Assistant Required
Summer Part – time Position: (May 1st – September 16th) 20 weeks/20 hours per week
(Some evenings and weekends)
Salary: $11-$13 per hour depending on experience.
Berthoud Historical Society, Berthoud, Colorado (between Longmont and Loveland)

Minimum qualification is a BA in history/education/anthropology with at least one year experience working in a museum education department
The ideal candidate will have at least one year completed of a museum education graduate program or similar, and experience working with diverse audiences

Job Description:
The Berthoud Historical Society seeks a museum educator/program assistant for their active summer programming. The educator will be responsible for organizing and running the museum’s history day camps, organizing and leading our new monthly family days, conducting tours, and assisting the museum director and volunteers with admissions and visitor service duties during open hours. In addition, as a program assistant, you will be expected to help the museum director with our evening programming (concert series) and fundraising events.

This position requires walking, standing, and bending. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision.

Skills required:
Knowledgeable and familiar with best museum education standards and practices
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
Experienced in designing and implementing innovative programming for a variety of age groups
Comfortable working with diverse audiences and age-groups
Enthusiasm for the museum’s mission and museum education
Comfortable working in a variety of environmental conditions
Familiar with computer software and POS software (Square)
Flexibility and a willingness to work in a team environment and independently

For more details or to apply:
Please send a letter of application and resume via email (Educator Position in subject line) to:
Karen Lloyd D’Onofrio, Museum Director.
No phone calls Equal Opportunity Employer Open until filled.

Sublette County Historical Society, Museum of the Mountain Man – Executive Director

Sublette County Historical Society/Museum of the Mountain Man
Executive Director

The Sublette Historical Society and the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming seek a qualified and highly motivated person to serve as its Director. The position is full-time and work will begin in May 2017. Pay will range from $45,000 to $60,000 depending upon education and experience.

Background: Formed in 1935, the Sublette County Historical Society (SCHS) is the oldest historical society in Wyoming. As the decades passed, the SCHS and its collection grew. The Society’s visionaries launched an extraordinary plan: a museum of national standing that would preserve and interpret the Rocky Mountain fur trade era. Ground was broken in 1974 and the Museum of the Mountain Man opened its doors to the public in 1990. Today the museum publishes its own journal and the SCHS also owns and operates the Lander Trail-New Fork River Crossing Historical Park, the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum, Trappers Point Historical Site and the historic Rendezvous grounds in Daniel, Wyoming. The Museum of the Mountain Man’s history education programs range from prehistoric to Sublette County settlement era history, with special emphasis on the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era of the early 1800s.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
● Serves as the Director for the Museum of the Mountain Man (MMM) and assists with the operations of the SCHS.
● Builds and maintains working relationships with people and organizations in the community, as well as with the wider world of people within the world of museums and historians in the region.
● As Director, implements the policies established by the board in a transparent and collaborative manner.
● Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Museum of the Mountain Man and gift shop. Oversees the management of the Society’s financial operations, accounts, cash and inventory, endowments, gifts, and maintenance of required records.
● Leads and actively participates in the development of the strategic vision of the organization.
● Able to work in creative ways with limited operational funding and works to find new sources of funding, grants, and support resources.
● Provides for the effective promotion of the organization, including the development and implementation of strategic plan, including promotional programs.
● Supervise, schedule, train, and evaluate employees and volunteers.
● Manages the membership program, including renewals and growth of membership numbers and involvement.
● Supervises the publications of the organization’s journal and other materials and publications.
● With the help of other staff supervises the maintenance, security and public safety of the facility, its equipment and supplies.
● Works with the Collections Committee and curator to oversee all aspects of collections management.

Preferred Background:
● An academic or practical experience background in non-profit administration, museum studies, or other discipline with a broad knowledge of history.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in written formats.
● Experience in administration with some supervisory experience preferably in a museum or arts organization.
● Familiarity with the principles and practices of museum/cultural institution administration, especially with the development of policies and procedures.
● Working knowledge of use of computers, data entry, email and social media communication, and correspondence.
● Ability to work with the public and volunteers, ability to get along well with others.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest about your desire and fitness for the Executive Director Position, along with your resume and references to Close Date: March 3, 2017

Town of Windsor – Education Coordinator

The Town of Windsor is seeking a candidate who under general supervision, the Education Coordinator makes art, culture, and history more accessible to the public through innovative and interactive education programs. The Education Coordinator works primarily independently to plan, design, develop, and implement educational programs that bring knowledge of history, arts, and culture to a variety of audiences. The Education Coordinator plans, coordinates, and oversees museum programs, activities, events, tours, lectures, school programs, and outreach.

•Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of science, education or art from accredited institution.
•Two years previous experience teaching or education various groups and creating learning objectives/programs, preferably in a related environment.
•Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills.
•Knowledgeable in Microsoft office suite.
•Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Driver’s license that meets TOW standards.
•CPR/First Aid Certification

All resumes must be accompanied by a Town of Windsor application. For a complete job description and employment application, please visit our website at Submit application and resume to, fax to 970-674-2496 or mail to Town of Windsor, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Walnut Street, Windsor, CO 80550

History Colorado Center – Guest Service Ambassador

Guest Service Ambassador
Service Systems Associates, Inc. (SSA), the provider of guest services at the History Colorado Center has Guest Service Ambassador positions available. SSA is a, Denver based, family owned company with over 50 accounts nationwide. We are a leading provider of guest services to cultural attractions with opportunity for career growth. Visit us at
What you get to do!
-Work with museum operations team
-Be a part of a unique museum environment focused on the history of Colorado
-First Point of contact for museum visitors
-Process admissions and membership transactions
-Treat each guest with SUPERIOR, OUTSTANDING, FRIENDLY service.
-Inform museum visitors about programs, events, exhibits and general museum guidelines
-keep the admissions and museum organized, stocked, clean and visually appealing

Skills and Characteristics we are looking for!
-Can “Do” attitude
-Passion for Colorado History
-Flexible work schedule (days and Weekends)
-Ability to work in fast paced environment
-Team player
-Loves what they do

What We Offer!
-Employee meal program
-Career advancement
-Family company who cares

The Legal Stuff!
-Service Systems Associates is an EEOE and a satisfactory background check must be completed before being hired
-Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
-Must be able to move and/or lift items that may be heavy
-Satisfactory background check

To apply for the Guest Service Ambassador position visit