Denver Firefighters Museum


Organization: Denver Firefighters Museum

Position: Director

Major Duties Summary:
The Director provides dynamic leadership to direct policymaking, planning, organization, staffing, and operations. The Director works closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach.

Major duties and responsibilities:
• Works in conjunction with the Board to develop the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, statewide, national and international awareness and prominence.
• Directs the museum’s operations, including development, education, public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing.
• Manages and leads the full-time staff and part-time staff, volunteers, and consultants.
• Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
• Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.
• Directs the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives. Develops an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the museum.
• Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the collections held in public trust.

Qualifications Required:
•Master’s degree in museum studies.
• Three to five years of experience as a director in a museum.
• Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.
• Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.
• Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.
• Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.
• Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities.
• Competence in managing museum operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies.
• Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget.
• Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of database, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing software.
• Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 per year.
This is an upper-level management, full time, exempt position.

Vitae and cover letter to:
Search Committee
Denver Firefighters Museum
1326 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80204