Washakie Museum & Cultural Center

Executive Director

Position Summary

The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive of the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center and reports to the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible the development, execution, and management of the museum’s strategic goals as approved by the Board. The ED also plans, directs, monitors, and supervises all facets of day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include financial accounting, payroll, and human resources, implementation of policies and procedures, and managing the professional staff responsible for maintenance and preservation of buildings and grounds, special events including art shows and plays, security, collections, exhibits, educational programs, volunteers, fundraising, developing community partnerships, marketing, membership, and promotion of the site.

Benefits and Salary Range

The starting salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000 DOQ. Benefits include PTO, Health Insurance, and Simple IRA match upon qualification.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Must demonstrate strong business management, accounting, and human resource ability. The position requires an accounting degree and/or long-term demonstrated related experience. Requires human resources experience and/or education. Requires business management education and/or experience. History, Museum Studies, Non-Profit Management education or experience is a plus. • Performs ongoing financial management as well as long-term planning and reporting. Works with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan and long and short-term goals, and to develop an annual budget. Must have solid budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting. Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors regular file back-up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner. • Responsible for Human Resources including policy procedure, hiring/termination, supervising work of paid staff, and safety. Assures that all are appropriately trained, and that adequate staffing is maintained to meet the museum’s needs and objectives. Responsible for payroll and reporting. Regularly meets with staff to oversee coordination of all museum functions and services. Provides oversight and support as needed to staff. • Works with staff to increase contributions and membership, define members benefits, and maintains member records. Work with staff to develop and execute programs for major gifts through lifetime or estate planning. • Works with staff to develop programs and activities which further the mission of the museum, benefit the community, and/or raise funds for the museum including plays, musicals, cultural events, art shows, and other programs. • Serves as primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public. Works with staff to oversees marketing, web and social media presence, and other communications. Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Assists staff to identify grant opportunities to support the operations of the museum. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and required reporting. • Works with staff to coordinate the maintenance and preservation of the museum building, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the museum. Reviews and approves recommendations for contracts for services. • Regularly meets with staff to oversee coordination of all museum functions and services. Provides oversight and support as needed to staff. Must have strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. • Works with staff to develop and implement exhibits for the museum and collection and archival management. • Works with staff to provide oversight on the Museum Gift Shop. • Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends as determined by the museum’s schedule of events. Ability to meet the physical demands of working in a museum and events center. Organization Description The Washakie Museum & Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, operating as a history museum and cultural center located in Worland, Wyoming. The WMCC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Museum is housed in a 25,000 square foot facility opened in 2010 and includes 2 permanent exhibition galleries, 1 temporary exhibition gallery, a special event center, archival storage, and offices. WMCC works to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. Its holdings include a substantial collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and ephemera related to its history. The WMCC holds numerous events throughout the year including plays and musicals, fundraisers, facility rentals, art and history programs for adults and youth, as well as several other events.

To Apply: E-mail only cover letter with resume and references to: creichelt@washakiemuseum.org Cheryl Reichelt, Executive Director Washakie Museum & Cultural Center 2200 Big Horn Avenue, Worland WY 82401 Phone: (307) 347-4102