Berthoud Historical Society

Museums Director

Organization: Berthoud Historical Society

Position: Berthoud Historical Society Museums Director

Pay Range: $22.00 per hour

Hours: 28 hours (part-time); Wednesday-Saturday with flexibility to provide programming outside regular schedule.

SUMMARY: The director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer and McCarty-Fickel Home museums and reports to the Berthoud Historical Society’s Board of Directors. The Director will be an integral part of the Board’s community outreach efforts and promoting the Berthoud Historical Society.

Other responsibilities include educational programming, exhibition development, collections management, and carrying out the Society’s mission.

The Museums Director is expected to attend Berthoud Historical Society (BHS) board meetings, assist the Board in their fundraising efforts, including donor communications, and grant writing.

SALARY: $22.00 per hour

POSITION LOCATION: Berthoud, Colorado. Berthoud is a growing community with a rich heritage dating back to the 1860s, and retains much of its historical character. The town is located in northern Colorado with easy access to I-25 and Rocky Mountain National Park. Berthoud is located some 30 miles south of Fort Collins, Colorado. To learn more about the town of Berthoud, visit: https://www.berthoud.org/residents

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: The Director must:

• be able to perform administrative, organizational, and budgetary tasks related to the operation of the museums
• possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical abilities, organizational skills
• have at least two years’ experience in collections management, database management, and PastPerfect
• demonstrate proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and social media (Facebook and Instagram)
• be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments while completing daily tasks
• have experience in exhibition development (desired)
• have experience in educational program development and presentation
• possess a valid Colorado driver’s license or the ability to attain one within three months of employment, and have reliable transportation to move between the two museums and storage areas.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies or American History with at least 18 hours credit of museum-related study (Master’s Degree preferred.)

The position requires at least two years’ continual experience working in a museum setting.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is generally performed in a museum environment, including at a desk, in the exhibition galleries, and collection storage area housed in the basement of the McCarty-Fickel Home museum. There will be occasional outside work during events and museum tours.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is a 28-hour per week position. The position has the standard physical demands of a museum environment. These demands include sitting, standing, walking, and climbing stairs or ladders, and prolonged talking during the delivery of programs and training of new volunteers. Light and heavy lifting of boxes as well as moving large artifacts are part of the daily work day.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resumés to: museumresumes@gmail.com before the 1st November 2022. To learn more about the Historical Society visit: https://www.berthoudhistoricalsociety.org/