Work Unit: Yellowstone Gateway Museum Team
Supervisor: County Commissioners
Pay Grade: pay scale 14 ($43,426 to $65,139) Title: Executive Museum Director
Subordinates: Museum Curator, various seasonal, short-term staff and volunteers.
Position overview: The Executive Director will be expected to grow, cultivate, sustain and develop robust relationships with donor network (including major donors, dues-paying members, “small dollar” donors, prospective donors, foundations and corporations), to significantly increase operatinve revenue and overall impact. The Director will effectively create, complete and revise plans of business development, capital projects, land use, master plan development, financing, maintenance contracts, safety of the public, security of facilities and brand development.The position works with the Yellowstone Gateway Museum Board and the Friends of the Museum board on a close basis.They will work with their Team to make the Museum a sought out destination for Visitors and the local comunity.
All duties below are essential functions unless otherwise indicated. Duties of the position are not all inclusive and subject to change.
A. Business Development/Marketing
C. Daily Operations Management
D. Facilities Management
E. Team Management
This position performs a variety of additional duties as needed in support of Yellowstone Gateway Museum.
The successful entrepreneurial Director will have demonstrated abilities in development and implementation of marketing strategies including: marketing plans, budgets, sponsorship ideas, sales and new market growth with great creativity. They will enjoy public speaking. They will have solid knowledge of exceptional communication skills. They will have an understanding of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to Museums. Speaking passionately with citizens about history, historical research and be adept at computer presentation skills including digital photography, power point, publishing software, etc. Will have an understanding of facilities maintenance and operations including capital improvement planning, grounds improvement, safety and security, ADA compliance and technology improvements. A love for working courteously with the public and especially with youth groups. Knowledge of contract negotiations, scheduling, booking events and auditing will be used regularly. Knowledge or understanding of grant writing process is helpful. They will understand integrity, high team spirit and commitment to quality service are important values. Experience with Past Perfect Museum software for cataloging.
Education and Experience: the skills and knowledge regularly obtained through a high school diploma, GED or HSET. A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, history, anthropology, Museum Studies or related field is preferred. An advanced degree would be very advantageous. Must have 5+ years of experience in business administration, public administration, marketing, public relations, or related field. Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a relevant area of the museum field, such as museum management, curation, or collections management is preferred. Experience of 1-2 years in a leadership or management position is needed. Experience working in local government, public or community interest boards or committees is appreciated. Must have ability to Love your job and have a contagious joy about it!
Licenses, certifications, etc.:
Valid Montana driver’s license to travel for education, promotion and training.
This position makes high-level decisions regarding the Yellowstone Gateway Museum operations and services offered. The work requires the creation, revision, interpretation and strict application of rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to collections (code of ethics) and museums. Actions and services provided have a direct impact on the financial integrity of the County as a whole. Must abstain from buying, selling and using the Director position to obtain, for personal use, any artifact, specimen, or archival materials within the YGM’s scope of collection.
The position requires handling non-public confidential information. The person in the position acknowledges the confidential nature of non-public information regarding county employees and elected officials. Consistent with applicable policy and guidelines, this position will respect and safeguard the privacy of employees, elected officials and
If in the course of executing job responsibilities, the person in the position accidentally accesses information that others might consider inappropriate for this position to access, the person in the position will notify the person’s supervisors of the date and time of the access. If a question arises later, it will be understood that the access was accidental. The person in the position will not disseminate any such information.
By signing this Position Description, the undersigned hereby acknowledges reading and understanding this section regarding confidentiality and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein. Violation of confidentiality may warrant disciplinary action, up to and including, suspension, demotion or termination of employment.
This position plans and carries out most assignments independently, and uses judgment and initiative to create short and long-term plans and objectives, solve problems, such as budgetary issues, resource issues, and daily or project-based problems. The Director will work to develop and recommend new processing procedures in response to identifying process inefficiencies, frequent errors, etc. Work objectives and priorities are derived through the Directors self-starting skills and their abilities as a visionary and strategist along with the YGM Board and County Commissioners.
This position has contacts with other the public, county personnel, elected officials, department heads state and local agencies or equivalents, contractors and vendors in order to be responsive to questions and inquiries regarding the Museum.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those in a normal office environment, involving physical demands associated with working on a computer, communicating over the phone and in person, and some light occasional lifting.
While performing the physical duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
On a frequent basis, the employee is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and climb (the stairs) or balance. On a regular basis, the employee must sit, use hands, talk and/or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The position requires the following special vision requirements: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). These are required for assessing and handling the collection properly and safely.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. During events it is moderate to high.