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Littleton Museum – Registrar

The City of Littleton’s Littleton Museum has a rare opening for a Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of registration, cataloging and documentation of the Museum’s collections as well as loans to and from the museum. Provides historical and legal record keeping for artifacts purchased by or donated to the city for use at the Littleton Museum. Reviews accession worksheets (cataloged artifacts) for accuracy and consistency. Enters data into computer using museum software; maintains, updates, corrects and revises data within the database. Types legal documents, archival records, and card files for artifacts owned by the city. Re-catalogs and re-numbers artifacts as needed.

The City of Littleton offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid government holidays, floating holidays, vacation and sick time, retirement matching, and a dedicated employee health clinic…to name a few!

Essential
Duties & Responsibilities:

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Works with Collections Division staff to maintain consistency of all museum records and best professional practices
Trains and supervises volunteers in the area of registration
Checks information on accession worksheets prior to entering into the computer using nomenclature, texts and code sheets; also pulling files, cards, and artifacts for measurements or other pertinent information.
Answer incoming calls/greet visitors or volunteers. This includes initial answering of collections division calls, answering questions, and providing information.
Enters data, checks computer for previous entries that include donor name, collection status, and artifact status; edits or composes definitions as needed; and enters artifact data (donor information, collection information, measurements, references, conditions, etc.) into computer database.
Re-catalogues artifacts; this includes verifying information, re-cataloging, pulling artifacts, re-numbering artifacts, writing descriptions, computer entry of revised data, correcting existing log (register), printing out new accession sheets and cards, and returning artifacts to their original location.
Prints cards and accession sheets for entered collections. This includes printing, proofing, filing, and logging information into register.
Contract preparations and other correspondence. This includes checking register, pulling files, drafting responses if needed, or typing letters, contracts, general correspondence, mailing, sorting and filing when complete.
Researching records. This includes checking old accession sheets and catalog cards to transfer information to the computer, new cards, and accession work sheets after they have been entered into the computer to reflect entries in the record for past exhibits or restoration work.
Checks register entries. This includes completing contracts and files that need permanent documents generated after computer entry or when corrections have been made.
Maintains incoming and outgoing loan agreement terms, condition reports, location changes, computer database, certificates of insurance, and other pertinent materials.
Plans and arranges workload and establishes priorities to complete scheduled assigned work within parameters and deadlines assigned by supervisor.
Delivers services to customers and staff.
Thorough questioning determines customers’ needs. Provides the information or assistance required to satisfy the customers’ needs. Accurately answers customers’ questions and assists customers in using the resources of the museum. Questions are answered face to face by use of a telephone and/or email.
May serve as an Emergency Worker

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
May be assigned to serve as a receptionist during lunch periods to answer telephone calls, greet visitors, answer questions, and provide information and assistance to customers.
Performs other assignments and projects as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS/SUPERVISORY DUTIES
This Position Reports to: Curator of Collections
This Position has Supervisory Responsibility for: None
Provides information, advice, assistance, and directions to volunteers working for the Collections Division.

Education, Formal Training & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, art, history, cultural studies, or related field; plus one year related experience; or
An equivalent combination of education, formal training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
Ability to accurately type at a speed of at least 40 wpm with no more than 7 errors as demonstrated in pre-employment testing; and ability to type at least 40 wpm on the job with ability to correct errors prior to preparation of final work products.
Solid computer data entry operation skills using word processing software. Familiarity with PastPerfect software helpful.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Requires solid knowledge of the principles of museum records management including museum collection documentation, loan forms, donor contracts, cataloging information and records, filing articles alphabetically and numerically, and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties of the position.
Requires basic knowledge of artifact handling principles and procedures and the ability to apply those principles and procedures to perform the essential duties of the position.
Requires solid knowledge of computer operation, solid skills in computer operation, computer records management, and the ability to access and retrieve needed information using the computer.
Requires ability to effectively and courteously communicate and interact with customers and staff members who request information and services. Customers may occasionally be angry, argumentative, or disagreeable.
Requires solid organization skills and basic knowledge of research techniques using museum catalogs and books and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.
Requires ability to establish and conduct verbal communications through speaking, talking, and hearing.
The following mental abilities are needed to perform the essential duties of this position: alertness, precision, problem-solving, analytic ability, resourcefulness, flexibility, tact, ingenuity, spatial perception, tactile discrimination, auditory discrimination, speaking, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, olfactory discrimination, writing, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience, visual discrimination, and persuasiveness.
Requires the ability to read and understand written information. Ability to compose information and instruction in written form.
Requires the ability to translate verbal communication into effective written material, e.g., reports and other documents.
Requires the ability to utilize analytical skills and apply results.
Requires the ability to use and apply technology.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Personal computer with assigned software; telephone, fax, photocopier; any modern office technology; donated and purchased historical artifacts; 6-foot step ladder, hand trucks and wheeled carts; small hand tools including screwdrivers, hammers, and pliers; metric and Standard tape measures; sewing needles and threads.
Personal vehicle or assigned city vehicle that includes mini-van, three-quarter ton truck, hand and power tools, and freight elevator.
Digital camera, printers, and scanners.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
The following physical skills and abilities are needed to perform the essential duties of this position: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling artifacts and other objects (with the use of hand trucks and carts when appropriate) weighing 1-50 occasionally assisting other staff members in moving desks, tables, exhibit props, and artifacts weighing up to 200 pounds; occasionally moving, placing, and operating ladders to access artifacts or other objects stored on shelves at heights up to 12 feet; occasionally climbing ladders and stairs; occasionally stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling and frequently reaching and handling to work with objects and artifacts; constantly fingering and feeling to operate equipment and handle artifacts; frequently talking to establish and maintain verbal communications in-person, by telephone and intercom system; occasional hearing ordinary conversations and alarm/equipment sounds including smoke and fire alarms and doorbells; occasional smelling to detect smoke and caustic chemicals; constant seeing with near acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision to see and operate work objects; occasional seeing with far acuity to see objects at the worksite and see people and structures.
This work is performed while in a sitting position to operate equipment and handle artifacts; walking; and standing.
This work is performed indoors in a museum collections building that includes a laboratory, office, and warehouse-type storage areas; and outdoors on the museum grounds during special museum events.
Outdoor work activities may include exposure to: extreme cold; extreme heat; occasional exposure to wet and/or humid weather including snow, ice, rain, hail; high winds, and sun. Indoor work may include occasional exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases from artifacts; occasional exposure to caustic chemicals from cleaning solvents, artifacts containing old poisons and medications (eye goggles and dust masks are provided and must be worn while working with these exposures present); occasional exposure to farm animals, dusts, and hay in farm areas; occasional exposure to mechanical hazards from mechanical artifacts; and occasional work from step ladders.

 

http://careers.littletongov.org/registrar/job/6582950

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum – Museum Registrar

Full Time, Benefits, Museum Registrar. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is looking for an individual with strong organization skills to manage and maintain the Museum’s collections. Primary duties include artifact information/collections management, and exhibition support. Applicant will be responsible for collections inventory and database management, collection preservation and storage, oversight of artifact donation and loan transactions, and research and reproduction services. Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Museum studies and/or equivalent experience in Collections management.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to both Executive Director, Amiee Reese, amiee.reese@oldwestmuseum.org and Museum Associate Director/Curator, Michael Kassel, mike.kassel@oldwestmuseum.org. No phone calls please.

Longmont Museum – 2017 Museum Program Leader

2017 Museum Program Leader, Longmont Museum Job Description

Online applications only, please visit the City of Longmont employment page and look for job # 17-0111 Museum Program Leader.

https://secure2.longmontcolorado.gov/TrackerWeb/appl.nsf/xJobs.xsp

This is a full-time benefited position beginning in May 2017

Primary position responsibilities:
• Coordinate and oversee the Discovery Days program (hands-on arts and crafts for children 2-6 years old and an adult)
• Establish calendar and themes connecting with the SVVSD calendar and Museum’s special exhibition when possible
• Collect recycled materials
• Document projects
• Market discovery days through e-blasts, social media, and outreach events
• Recruit and train volunteers to help run Discovery Days program (1 volunteer to help with each session is ideal)
• Keep classroom and storage area organized, neat, and tidy

• Plan and execute fall, winter, spring, and summer break camps
• Establish schedule for camps
• Design and lead camps
• Supervise part-time camp Museum staff
• Find and supervise camp contractors, coordinate and track payments
• Recruit, train, and supervise teen volunteers
• Communicate with parents (pre camp emails, waivers, phone calls etc.)
• Coordinate camp planning with Recreation Department

• Coordinate other programs and contribute to other projects as needed
• Continue home-school art program for teens
• Winter break kids programs (Santa breakfast, ornament making, other)
• Work with curator of education to plan and teach adult Art’n’Sip classes
• Other one-off programs and new ideas as they come

• Market programs
• Through Social media such as Facebook and Instagram
• Through Constant Contact
• Through social networks such as the Longmont Area Moms Group
• Through SVVSD Friday Folders
• Learn and work with RecTrac, the City of Longmont program registration software
• Participate in general Museum program planning
• Budget planning and management
• Program evaluation
• Work closely with other programmers and marketing staff
• Must be able to lift 40 pounds

Secondary position responsibilities:
• Work with Curator of Education on outreach activities
• Library
• Festivals
• Other
• Participate in Museum events such as festivals and gallery openings including Dia de los Muertos
• Additional projects on an as-needed basis, ongoing

Desirable qualities:
• Must have no less than 5 years work experience in education and/or child care.
• Looking for an individual with a background in the fields of education, museum studies, recreation, history, and/or the visual arts (a combination of these is ideal).
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
• Must be available to work during fall, winter, spring, and summer SVVSD breaks.
• Looking for a creative maker/teacher with an open mind and positive attitude.
• Must be able to work with all ages from toddler to adult.
• Must especially enjoy working with young children as the majority of this job works with children ages 2-10.
• Must have excellent customer service skills.
• Must have excellent communication skills.
• Must be very organized in work flow and physical space.
• Adept at utilizing social media.
• A positive and cheerful attitude is essential.
• Knowledge of Local history including Plains Indians history and Chicago Colorado Colony is a plus.
• Spanish language fluency is a plus.

Sweetwater County Historical Museum – Executive Director

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River, WY seeks a creative and enthusiastic Executive Director to guide and inspire a diverse and talented staff, foster partnerships, and lead the museum as it grows as a center for cultural and civic engagement.

More info at www.sweetwatermuseum.org or employment@sweetwatermuseum.org!

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys – Museum Associate (PT)

Museum Associate I & II

(March 16, 2017)

Reports to: Museum Director
Salary: $10-13 pr. Hour.
Start Date: As soon as possible. Application Deadline April 1, 2017
Work week: 20-25 hours per week; must be scheduled during Museum hours Weds-Sun. At least one weekend day required.

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and (DMMDT) Toys is seeking a part-time Museum Associate to assist in educational programming and day to day Museum functions. The position would begin as soon as possible. DMMDT is seeking a self-starter with strong organizational skills who will thrive in a creative, unique environment.
DMMDT is located in the Historic Pearce-McAllister Cottage in Denver, Colorado. The Museum boasts a large and unique collection that appeals to kids of all ages. DMMDT offers educational programming for children as well as adults.

General:
1. Maintain Museum to professional standards
2. Greet visitors and offer assistance, as needed.
3. Respond to telephone messages, email messages and all inquiries within a reasonable period and not to exceed two business days.
4. Handle opening and closing of the Museum (i.e., locks, alarm, lights, doors, etc.).
5. Oversee daily tally and operations of the admissions and gift shop registers.
6. Handle mail, general correspondence and thank you notes for your position.

Collaborative and Supportive Characteristics:
1. Maintain a positive atmosphere, modeling mutual respect and professionalism.
2. Adhere to hours of employment.
3. Adhere to confidentiality.
4. Demonstrate initiative, accountability and integrity.
5. Adhere to all policies and procedures.
6. Maintain a business casual dress code during Museum hours and functions

Education and Program Operations:
1. Communicate with Museum Director regarding coordination of education and programs.
2. Plan, publicize, organize, manage and conduct all education and programs including, but not limited to: education, scouts, workshops, birthday parties, special groups, Free Days, and outreach programs.
3. Maintain database records regarding education and programs.
4. Coordinate schedules with Director and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure proper staffing.
5. Collaborate with volunteers to ensure effective use of resources and services for education and programs.
6. Coordinate educational programs to correspond with Museum exhibits and days of cultural importance.
7. Respond to inquiries and solicit opportunities to provide education and programs for the Museum.
8. Maintain positive contacts and relations with education and program participants and their organizations.
9. Maintain and stock supplies needed to operate any and all education and programs.
10. Remain flexible for opportunities to travel to schools, libraries, other museums, outside events and organizations in the execution of outreach programs.
11. Write monthly reports for the Board of Directors.
12. Process financial items and communicate with the Museum Director and Treasurer regarding financial matters as they apply to education and programs.
13. Work with Board Members and other volunteers regarding education and programs to assist them in their volunteer roles, provide information as needed, and alert them about potential areas of concern.
14. Assemble and edit newsletter

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist with exhibits, collection and storage as needed
2. Assist with the Fall Show and other Museum fundraisers.
3. Assist the Museum Staff as needed and as time allows.

Skills Required
1. Ability to work with children
2. Must have reliable personal transportation and valid driver’s license. Must be willing to drive within a 25 mile radius of the Museum
3. Must be able to lift 50lbs
4. High School Diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred.
5. Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software is a plus.

It is the ongoing policy and practice of The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or veteran status.
Please submit cover letter, resume and references to mail to:info@dmmdt.org by April 1, 2017. No phone calls please.

Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center – Education Coordinator

The City of Cañon City is seeking an Education Coordinator for the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center. This full-time position is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing educational programming for the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center that incorporate areas of formal learning, outreach and continuing education. The Education Coordinator will identify and cultivate partnerships with community organizations to engage diverse audiences in a way that is enjoyable, and both intellectually and emotionally stimulating for all ages. The Education Coordinator serves as an advocate for the museum’s audience and works to provide meaningful and lasting learning experience that fulfills the mission of Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center.

Schedule for this position is Tuesday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The salary range starts at $31,065 plus participation in the City’s benefits according to City Policy. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, Education, or related field and up to three years of experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Anyone interested should submit a City employment application to the Human Resources Department, City Hall by Friday, April 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Pre-employment drug screening, driving test and background check are part of our screening process.

Apply by submitting an application to City Hall, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81215. Application and job description are available on the City’s web page: www.canoncity.org. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application, but may be submitted in addition. The City of Cañon City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Class Title: Education Coordinator Job Code: 3203
Department: Museum Range: 43
Reports to: Museum Director

SUMMARY:

This full-time position is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing educational programming for the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center that incorporate areas of formal learning, outreach and continuing education. The Education Coordinator will identify and cultivate partnerships with community organizations to engage diverse audiences in a way that is enjoyable, and both intellectually and emotionally stimulating for all ages. The Education Coordinator serves as an advocate for the museum’s audience and works to provide meaningful and lasting learning experience that fulfills the mission of Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develops educational programming that compliments school curriculum, and meets state/national educational standards

Assists teachers/school groups in planning, coordinating, and managing school tours of the museum and outreach programs at the school, which includes scheduling, providing orientation material, and following up with teachers after visits

Make personal contacts and actively develop teacher relationships and promote the museum

Develop and implement adult programs and special presentations, and existing monthly radio programs for “Morning Line”. Implementation includes scheduling, set up, marketing and promoting programs via advertising and production of fliers and other media.

Work with the Museum Director and Curator to develop grant concepts and to secure income and funding for educational initiatives

Recruit and train volunteer educators

Purchases and maintains an inventory of supplies of educational materials

Works with the Curator to develop educational interactive components for exhibits

Participates in appropriate community events to promote the museum’s educational programs

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, Education, or related field and up to three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of Professional Standards and Best Practices for Museum Educators
Museum educational program planning, procedures, and techniques
National and Colorado state curriculum standards
Museum collections management procedures
Familiarity with scanning and digital photography
Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking in front of small and large groups
Computer skills including Microsoft Office and familiarity with collection database software (PastPerfect a plus)
Basic recordkeeping practices
Highly motivated and exhibits a positive image and outlook when interacting with the public and coworkers
Possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING:
Must be able to make sound decisions to resolve minor problems
Independent judgment is required to complete work assignments
Makes recommendations to procedures, policies, and practices

RELATIONSHIPS:
May be assigned to supervise seasonal staff and volunteers
May assist with training other staff and volunteers

Physical & Mental Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, using close and medium range vision. The employee is required to work with and around standard office equipment. The employee is sometime required to drive to various locations in Fremont County. The employee may occasionally work with toxic chemicals, historical weapons, and be in proximity to mold and mildew. The employee is occasionally required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Straight pulling, Pulling hand over hand, Repeated bending, Reaching above shoulder, Simple grasping, Dual simultaneous grasping, Walking, Standing, Sitting, Twisting, Pushing, Stooping, Seeing, Identifying colors, Depth perception, Hearing (with aid), Writing, Counting, Reading, Telling time

About the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center is located in downtown Cañon City, Colorado and occupies the old Cañon City Municipal Building built in 1927. There are two other historical structures on the museum’s property, the Anson Rudd Stone House (built in 1881) and the Rudd Cabin (built in 1861). The museum was established in 1927and houses a number of historical and natural history collections. We also maintain a growing research center and a program room. In 2014 – 2015, the museum became an official repository for federal fossils and archaeological collections.

City of Arvada – Arts and Culture Commission Project, Contractor

The City of Arvada Arts and Culture Commission (AACC) seeks a professional to inventory and catalog all City-owned objects housed at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Project objectives include:
Locate, review, and organize documentation held at the Arvada Center regarding the acquisition of City-owned objects
Complete accessioning and cataloging documentation
Assess condition of City-owned objects
Enter data and information into spreadsheet or database

The existing list of objects at the Arvada Center includes approximately 150 items including sculptures, installations, paintings, etc. The collection includes a number of large sculptures on the Arvada Center property. (While this list may not be exhaustive, it should provide a solid estimate to give respondents an idea of the scope of work.)

The individual (s) conducting the inventory and cataloging will have access to the Arvada Center 7 days a week, typically between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Please provide an hourly rate for this work (incorporate any travel/mileage costs), when you might be able to begin the project, and a CV/resume and/or company description.

Responses are due by Friday, March 3. Contact mvanderkolk@arvada.org for additional information.

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum – Executive Director

Seeking Executive Director
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH PROFILE

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.

MUSEUM PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

SKILL SETS REQUIRED
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.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Commensurate with meeting the above criteria The JHHSM offers a competitive package of the normal benefits.

Application deadline: April 30, 2017

Email resume to jkhunt@gmail.com

City of Lakewood – Community Events Coordinator

www.lakewood.org/jobs

LAKEWOOD STATEMENT OF EXCELLENCE
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.

ABOUT HERITAGE CULTURE AND THE ARTS DIVISION
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.

JOB SUMMARY
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.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS
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.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
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)
Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Not-for-Profit Management or related field.
Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.

Experience
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.

Licensure/Certification/Registration
None.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Computer knowledge.
Knowledge of local, state and regional history.
Knowledge and experience in fundraising including the solicitation and sponsorship process related to events planning.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

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

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

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

Remembering
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.

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

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

EQUIPMENT USED
Telephone
Computer
Copy Machine
Audio Visual Equipment
Camera
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.

 

Apply here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldenco/jobs/1640811/hands-on-history-instructor