17-0044 Museum Director
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 www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information call (303) 651-8609.