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The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation – Museum Registrar

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Museum Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for tracking and caring for all collections objects and archives in the care of the HMWF. The Registrar ensures that both internal and external stakeholders can efficiently utilize the collections in a manner that ensures the safety of all objects. This is a full-time position and reports to the Museum Manager. This position may supervise interns and volunteers working in collections. Salary for this position will be between $32,000 and $38,000, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, or a related field.
• Two years of experience in museum collections work.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Experience managing ArchivesSpace or a similar collections management database.
• Knowledge of WWII and Japanese American history.
• Ability to read Japanese.

The Registrar is responsible for the below duties:

Collections Care:
• Receive potential acquisitions and review the appropriateness of items to the collecting goals of the HMWF. Accession and catalogue accepted donations.
• Recommend deaccession of collection items that do not meet collecting goals.
• Pack and unpack, process, and condition report all incoming and outgoing artifact loans. Review all outgoing loan requests. Arrange shipping for all loans.
• Inventory collections and maintain an accurate and accessible collections database. Track locations for temporary custody objects, loaned objects, and new acquisitions.
• Communicate effectively with lenders, donors, and other interested parties. Complete and maintain all necessary loan and gift paperwork.
• Monitor and regularly report on environmental conditions in artifact storage and exhibit areas.
• Monitor condition of objects and archives and make recommendations for cleaning, conservation, and security when appropriate.
• Organize collections storage areas to provide safe storage and easy access.

Exhibit Development:
• Create safe and efficient packing solutions for traveling exhibits developed by the HMWF. Work with Museum Manager and Communications and Design Manager to draft accompanying guidelines on packing and unpacking, condition reporting, and object handling.
• Work with staff to develop temporary exhibits, suggesting potential objects related to topics and themes.
• Develop and maintain a rotation schedule for objects in the permanent exhibit.
• Assist with the preparation and installation of exhibits, especially where the exhibition of collections objects is involved.

Administrative:
• Work with the HMWF board and staff to develop collections procedures, plans, and policies that reflect best museum standards and practices.
• Assist with the execution and reporting of grants, where applicable. Suggest areas where grant funding is needed to the Grant Writer. Notify the Grant Writer of grant opportunities discovered through professional connections.
• Schedule, monitor, and assist researchers requesting to work with the HMWF collections.
Professional Development:
• Represent the HMWF at professional conferences and meetings.
• Establish relationships beneficial to the HMWF with museum professionals from other institutions.

Visitor Services:
• Serve as front desk staff, assisting guests and providing background on the site and museum, approximately 8 hours per week during the on-season. Assist with special events and programs as needed.

The Registrar may also be responsible for other duties, as assigned.

To Apply:
• Submit a cover letter and resume to Dakota Russell, Museum Manager, at dakota@heartmountain.org.
• The application period closes on October 2, 2017.

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is an “At Will” employer. Employment, compensation, and/or benefits can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at the option of either the HMWF or the employee.

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History – Invertebrate Collections Manager

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History invites applications for an Invertebrate Collections Manager position. We seek an individual with interests in non-insect invertebrates to guide the continued growth and management of the physical collections and associated resources including archives and paper records, databases, and genomic resources. Our museum is a world-class natural history institution nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. The Invertebrate Collection houses approximately 870,000 specimens of molluscs, and other non-insect marine, freshwater, and terrestrial invertebrates. Most holdings are from Colorado and the southern Rocky Mountain region, and enhanced by wider U.S. and international collections.

Minimum Qualifications: M.S. degree in relevant field (Biology, Zoology, or Museum Studies) or Bachelor’s degree with at least three years’ experience as a full-time zoology collection manager.

Preferred Qualifications: experience in supervisory roles, fieldwork, grant writing, and/or bioinformatics; proficiency with the taxonomy, nomenclature, preparation, and preservation of invertebrate specimens and their DNA.

The position also requires knowledge on management of zoological collections, including cataloging & accessioning specimens, processing loans, providing regulations & permits for zoology collections, and using electronic databases. Additional required skills include demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, excellent teamwork and communication skills, ability to interface professionally with the university, public, governmental & research communities, and ability to manage projects, students, and volunteers.

Duties include: Assists curator in the management of invertebrate collections to ensure all care and maintenance procedures necessary for specimen conservation; loans; permitting; collection use for research, teaching, exhibits, and public programs; supervision of student assistants and volunteers; databasing, web access, and reporting; museum & local community service; help establish & nurture mutually beneficial relationships with individuals, schools, colleges, universities, and relevant organizations. The collection manager will work with the Invertebrate Curator to develop policy and procedures; grow the collection; write grant proposals; participate in informal (or formal) teaching and training of museum techniques through the collections; aid in shared administrative duties, and develop and implement a long term collections strategy in reference to American Association of Museums accreditation requirements, standards, and best practices.

This position is an 85% appointment (34 hrs/week) for the first two years. It will become a 75% appointment (30 hrs/week) starting the third year. The salary for the 85% appointment is 39-42K commensurate with experience, plus benefits. It will be adjusted accordingly for the 75% appointment. There is the possibility that the salary may be supplemented with external grants to reach 100% appointment.

To Apply: Applicants must apply online at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=11075&lang=en. Applicants will need to provide a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. Position is open until 15 October 2017. Contact: Invertebrate Curator, Dr. Jingchun Li, jingchun.li@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

University of Wyoming – Digital Archivist

University of Wyoming
Job Title: Digital Archivist
Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID:
9041
Location:
Main Campus
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Department:
20500
AHC/American Heritage Center
Date Opened:
08/31/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on
09/30/2017
The Digital Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, stewardship, and discovery of archival content in digital form. They will apply core archival principles of appraisal and description to documentation which is “born digital” and ensure that archival digital content is stable, discoverable, and persistent.

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming:

Digital Archives: Develops and executes processes enabling effective and efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation and management of born-digital (and hybrid) archival collections. Works with a variety of stakeholders including, University Libraries, Information Technology, donors / creators of collections, and AHC archivists and staff to ensure stewardship and technical needs are met, in line with standards and best practices for metadata, curation, rights management, and access.
Professional Practice: Identifies, appraises, and curates born-digital content in existing manuscript and archival collections and University records. Solicits born-digital records and consults with record creators to achieve the transfer of content into the repository. Works closely with the AHC University Archivist to manage University electronic records in compliance with disposition schedules. Serves as a resource for colleagues within AHC, at UW, and around the state for information and support in best practices for the acquisition, description, management and preservation of born digital content in an archival setting. Creates and maintain appropriate workflows, staffing, hardware and software to ensure ingest, description, access and stewardship of born digital content.
Hires, trains and supervises student employees. Maintains high level of knowledge and awareness of best practices and emerging technologies and trends in the area of digital curation, metatdata standards, digital forensics, and digital asset management systems.
Instructional Support and Classroom Teaching: May deliver instruction, develop campus learning opportunities, and supervise graduate research assistants and interns.
Acquisitions: Engages in additional collection development activities to enrich the AHC’s holdings.
Research and/or creative activity.
University and professional service.
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
MA or MLS/MLIS with an archival concentration and two years of experience working with digital content.
Knowledge of digital forensic tools for harvesting, managing and preserving born-digital materials, with preservation and access platforms for digital content.
Familiarity with metadata standards such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS. Demonstrated experience processing born-digital collections and capturing disk images from legacy media.
Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of faculty archivists at the AHC.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Desired Qualifications
Digital Archivist Specialist (DAS) certification;
Programming, scripting and querying skills,
Additional advanced degree, and
Experience applying computational, mapping, or visualization tools to digital resources.
Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado’s major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

To apply online, please go to: https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=6

University of Wyoming American Heritage Center – University Archivist

University of Wyoming American Heritage Center
Job Title: University Archivist
Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID:
9032
Location:
Main Campus
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Department:
20500
AHC/American Heritage Center
Date Opened:
08/29/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on
09/28/2017
The University Archivist undertakes appraisal and acquisition of records of the University of Wyoming. The archivist is responsible for determining which records have permanent legal or historical value. The records include departmental records, selected faculty papers, and materials documenting life and events at the University of Wyoming. The University Archivist works with the university community and the public at large to promote an understanding of the history and legacy of the university.

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming:

University Archives: Supervises university archives and records management program, including handling collections, management issues, improving access to university archives collections and assisting UW personnel with records request. Creates and implements outreach efforts to increase the visibility of the university archives program. Documents important events on campus, often quickly after they occur. Provides records management services to university community, including soliciting, appraising, scheduling, disposing, and processing university records. Facilitates transfer of born digital archives and contributes to AHC born digital records policies.
Professional Practice: Arrange and describe research collections. Create finding aids to assist in location of pertinent material. Apply expert knowledge of wide range of professional standards, sources, and practices. Chair and/or serve on Al-IC committees and task forces as appointed. Communicate effectively with colleagues, collection donors, researchers, teaching faculty and members of the public in order to promote access to the resources of the AHC.
Instructional Support and Classroom Teaching: Provide lectures on archival or historical topics for UW or community college classes. Train and supervise interns and volunteers.
Acquisitions: Engage in collection development activities to enrich the American Heritage Center’s holdings.
Research and/or creative activity.
University and professional service.
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
MA or MLS/MLIS with an archival concentration and two years of experience working with archival material.
Familiarity with metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, DACS and EAD, and with retention schedules and disposition practices.
Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
Experience working with record creators and in engaging communities through archival collections.
Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of faculty archivists at the AHC.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Desired Qualifications
Digital Archivist Specialist (DAS) certification;
Additional advanced degree;
Experience developing programs and exhibits.
Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado’s major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

To apply please go to: https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=6

Rockpile Museum – Museum Assistant (Collections)

Museum Assistant (Collections) – Rockpile Museum

Full Time with County Benefits. Beginning salary: 35,006.40.
Closing Date: September 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Serves as a supporting staff member in the Collections department
of the Campbell County Rockpile Museum.

Under the supervision of the Registrar, will primarily focus on
collections handling and documentation, and exhibits. As directed,
does any or all the routine and special duties connected
with the physical maintenance of the museum exhibits, collections,
and program areas. This may include routine day-to-day
handling of incoming and out-going material, cleaning, repairing,
marking, moving, and storing of specimens, lifting and
transporting materials 50 lbs. or more, and includes the use
of carts, pallet jacks, and other moving equipment. Will locate
stored material and create and maintain relevant records.
Special duties may include such projects as rearranging storage
space, designing storage cabinets or cases; developing or
improving record systems. Provides assistance throughout the
museum including responding to public requests, front desk
duties, special events, and programs.

Qualifications Required: Any combination equivalent to experience
and training that would provide the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to
obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Two years of college and
Experience: 1 to 2 years of experience in a related field Or an equivalent
combination of experience and education.

Knowledge of and proficiency with Past Perfect Museum Software collections
database preferred.

Cover letter, resume, and Campbell County Application may
be e-mailed to rhenning@ccgov.net or mailed to: Robert Henning,
Campbell County Rockpile Museum, 900 W. 2nd Street,
Gillette, WY 82716.

Employment applications may be obtained at the museum
or on the Campbell County website by using the link below:
https://www.ccgov.net/DocumentCenter/View/1786

Campbell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum – Development Director (PT)

The Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum (JHHSM) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that collects, preserves, and explores the cultural, and related natural history, of Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone area through education, research, public programming, and collaboration. The organization hosts a small staff that operates two museums, a museum store, archives and research center, and various educational programming – playing an important role in preserving and sharing the heritage of Jackson Hole. The JHHSM seeks a part-time Development Director to work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on planning and coordinating all aspects of fundraising and public relations for the organization. The Development Director will build and execute a development plan appropriate for our organization and community. This individual will provide direction for all fundraising initiatives including special events, membership, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, capital campaigns, and grant writing. This position requires active participation and knowledge of the local Jackson Hole community with an emphasis on organizational growth and increased exposure in the community.

http://jacksonholehistory.org/wp-content/uploads/JH-History-Museum-Dev-Director.pdf

Denver Art Museum – On-Call Registrar

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23306&clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788

Position Purpose:

Assists on on-call basis with budgeted registration projects involving creation and maintainence of records, collections database, and documentation for incoming art, loan, or traveling exhibitions. Unpacks and conditions artwork, and assists with research and cataloging collection projects. Assists in management of hard file records, file archival rehousing, and file cleanup.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

-Assists with unpacking, packing, cataloging, conditioning, and moving artwork

-Prepares registration documentation (receipts, condition reports, loan agreements, etc.)

-Undertakes data-entry and reporting on collections database

-Assists with maintaining files, records, and working on collection research and cataloging projects.

-Assists with doing condition documentation photography in digitized format

– Assists with collection inventories and storage moves

– Assists with file and records room projects including archival file organization, rehousing, cleanup, and basic filing

Non-Essential (Other) Duties/Responsibilities

-other duties as assigned

supervisory duties

None

Qualifications

Education or Formal Training

Bachelors degree in art history, anthropology, museum studies or related field.

Experience

One year experience in a museum registration, curatorial, or collections managment environment preferred.

Material and Equipment Directly Used

Computer and software (ARGUS open edition, Qscan, Photoshop)

Scanner

A-frame, furniture dolly, pallet jack

Museum van for art transports

Working Environment/Physical Activities

museum, off-site storage

Subject to many interruptions

lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 50 lbs.

standing, walking, sitting, and climbing

eye/hand/foot coordination

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

 

Clyfford Still Museum – Visitor Services Representative

VS Rep Position Posting AUG 2017

1250 Bannock Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
hr@clyffordstillmuseum.org

 Position:  Visitor Services Representative (part time, non-exempt)

Benefits:  Eligible for Prorated, Part-Time Employee Benefits

Application Deadline:  September 1, 2017

Start Date:  Immediately

Compensation:  $12.00/hour

Reports to:  Director of Visitor Services and Events

 

The Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is dedicated to the life and artwork of Clyfford Still. The museum is seeking a Visitor Services Representative who will be responsible to ensure that all museum visitors experience optimum customer service and encounter a welcoming and helpful atmosphere. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; closed Mondays.  Must be able to work 2 to 4 days per week.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Staff the reception desk, greet and provide assistance to museum visitors with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiency. Ensure visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Handle ticket sales and sales from the museum shop; manage cash drawer.
  • Promote and sell museum memberships.
  • Supply front desk with sufficient visitor information literature, maps, and other necessary materials and keep it a welcoming space.
  • Interface with museum security to implement museum policies and procedures for the safety and security of visitors and of the museum.
  • Maintain a friendly and helpful environment for museum visitors. Serve as a resource for, and communicate well with, a variety of visitors, understand and address the special needs of different visitors, address visitor concerns and complaints in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • Understand and help carry out the museum’s mission, activities, services and programs.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with peers at other area museums.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the museum, and perform other duties as needed.

 

Behavioral Traits and Attributes

 

  • Ability to engage and inspire front desk staff and volunteers
  • Relishes in responsibility and is self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic and a rule follower
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes direction well and completes projects in a timely fashion
  • Ability to listen well and be a good problem solver

 

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in business or arts administration preferred; one to two years of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Prior experience in a museum setting a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office products; experience with ticketing and point of sales systems is highly desirable (the museum uses Altru, a Blackbaud product).
  • Prior sales experience and cash/register handling strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, to work in fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines, while maintaining flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public and to exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Sensitivity to diverse characteristics of visitors and understanding of the requirements of visitors with disabilities or special needs.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and references to hr@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement – The Museum prohibits making any employment decisions or basing any terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, height, weight, national origin, ancestry, or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgendered status or gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, political affiliation, military or veteran status or any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

 

The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, leaves, and use of Museum facilities.

 

The Museum expressly prohibits any employment-based retaliation against anyone who brings a complaint of discrimination or who assists the Museum in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

 

Buffalo Bill Museum – Director

APPLY ONLINE AT: www.denvergov.org/jobs

We are seeking a Buffalo Bill Museum Director who will develop, lead and execute the strategic vision for the Buffalo Bill Museum. The Buffalo Bill Museum Director have an opportunity to develop and implement fundraising strategies; and engage with the Museum’s patrons and the community at large through outreach. The Buffalo Bill Museum Director will be working to ensure that Buffalo Bill Museum continues to be a charming walk in to American History, your communications skills, and your enthusiasm for working with diverse groups of all sorts must be exceptional.

With more than 70,000 visitors annually, the Buffalo Bill Museum visitors delight in exhibits about Buffalo Bill’s life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts and firearms. The Buffalo Bill Museum has a number of permanent exhibits, features a special temporary exhibit every year, and hosts 4 special events annually.

Some of the responsibilities include:

Oversight of exhibits, collections, public programs and a small museum team
Public representative for Buffalo Bill Museum within the museum community– as a speaker, author, panelist, etc.
Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the Buffalo Bill Museum
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
Presence at museum at meetings (museum professional gatherings, tourism related associations like Lariat Loop and Visit Denver, civic organizations, etc.)
Operation knowledge; well acquainted with standard museum operations, procedures and policies
Maintain research files and reference library
Build, sustain, and deepen our relationships with audiences and communities most excited to engage with the Buffalo Bill Museum
Oversight of the 64 acre site including lookout mountain park and its upkeep
Oversight and care and maintenance of the site, including the museum and Pahaska Tepee buildings.
Budget setting and monitoring.
Administration of financial and personnel policies and procedures
Oversight of financial expenditures and reporting
Other related work as required.
About You
Our Ideal candidate will have:

A genuine passion and enthusiasm for Buffalo Bill’s life and times
Proven track record of fundraising success, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging and outreaching with a community of motivated supporters
Ability to develop and implement creative fundraising strategies, including marketing techniques
You are a self-starter, creative, energetic person with an eye for what will inspire people to continue supporting the museum.
Experienced manager and thoughtful leader.
Embedded and respected in the Western American History community, and have deep ties and longstanding relationships with people in all corners of the community
An appropriate college degree preferably in Museum Studies, History or related field.
Experience as a public speaker, and writer that can make content meaningful to diverse audiences

Washakie Museum & Cultural Center – Museum Educator

POSITION: Museum Educator
DEPARTMENT: Curatorial
SUPERVISOR: Curator
FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full Time (40hr/wk)
COMPENSATION: $13.00/hr

The Washakie Museum & Cultural Center is looking to hire a full-time museum educator to implement and create programs surrounding our exhibits both permanent and temporary, our collection, art shows, and performing arts. The museum educator will also assist in exhibit research and collections management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Maintains a strong commitment to welcoming, encouraging, and engaging with youth of all ages and families of all types
• Facilitates educational programs utilizing Washakie Museum’s collection, exhibitions, art shows, and performing arts: activities include planning, development, and facilitation of school programs (school tours and 4th grade history days), educational programing to complement both permanent and temporary exhibits, children’s art classes, performing arts camp, and other public outreach programming.
• Assist curatorial department with exhibit research and collections management.
• Writing small grants
• Coordinated funding endeavors to expand museum programming
• Fill in as needed at the front desk or other museum staffing needs including working special events.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Preferably a bachelor degree in museum studies, education, child development, or related field.
• Experience working with children from ages 4-18
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in writing/developing curriculum/programming
• Experience in research and grant preferred
• Ability and desire to interact with youth, families, and schools
• Proficient in Microsoft word, publisher, and excel (experiences with PastPerfect is ideal)

TO APPY: Please e-mail a cover letter, your resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three academic and/or professional references to: rbrower@washakiemuseum.org. All materials must be received by September 29th to be considered. For further information, please email Rebecca Brower at rbrower@washakiemuseum.org.