John Wesley Powell River History Museum Manager Needed

Powell (right) with Tau-gu, a Paiute, 1871 or 1872.

The John Wesley Powell River History Museum located on the Green River in Green River, Utah is seeking a manager to run the museum and information center. Until now, the museum has been run by volunteers and staff, but there has never been a director or manager. That person could be you! This museum has immense potential, so this is could be an exciting project for a real go-getter. The job description is below. Resumes will be accepted through November 30, 2013.

The work schedule will be 30-40 hours a week. Working some weekends and holidays will be required for this position. The City is seeking someone with a Bachelor’s Degree in Museum education or equivalent experience.

>Ensure the Museum/ Information Center is open and staffed during posted hours of operation.
>Train, schedule, Museum and Information Center employees and Volunteers necessary for the operation of the Museum.
>Capture, record, and report accurate visitation counts and other metrics necessary for assessing the success of the Museum in achieving its mission.
>Oversee the upkeep and maintenance of the building, grounds and exhibits and displays.
>Oversee the production of all Museum events and manage the Museum’s annual calendar of events.
>Maintain documented “practices and procedures” manual of Museum operations in the event of the Manager’s absence.
>Ensure Museum compliance with all regulations, laws, and local ordinances in the daily operation of the Museum and its events.
>Assist the City council member over Museum on other duties as may be assigned.

Fundraising and Development
>Work with City Council and Museum Boards to implement and execute goals and events for the generation of individual and corporate sponsorships.
>Assist with developing and implementing an annual calendar of events for fundraising, mission-essential activities, and membership-driven activities.
>Assist with developing and growing a membership base.
>Maintain current and accurate data on all donors and members.

Marketing and Public Relations
>Implement and execute marketing strategies and tactics for the purpose of promoting the Museum events and visitor attractions.
>Produce and coordinate all written communications to constituents (e-mails, letters, press releases, exhibit descriptions, etc.) that are of professional, error-free quality.
>Promote the Museum and its activities through effective and efficient means of public relations media outlets.
>Deliver well-designed public presentations about the Museum to outside groups interested in learning about the Museum and its mission.

Skill and Abilities Desired
>Strong organizational, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are mandatory, including speaking before small and large groups
>Highly self-motivated, team player
>Innovative and creative thinker
>Must have good computer skills
>Development and grant writing experience (helpful, but not required)
>Media experience (helpful, but not required)

Compensation based on qualifications and precious experience with a 3 month evaluation.

Send resumes to:
P.O. BOX 620