A bachelor’s degree or higher is required, but years of applicable experience in a non-profit organization, museum, or business management may be considered a substitute. A highly successful candidate will possess: • Professional work experience in a museum setting or non-profit organization • Passion for and understanding of early learning environments • Evidenced exceptional skills in: o Diplomacy o Advocacy o Problem solving o Communication • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of best practices within museum leadership • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of play-based and child-development practices A highly successful candidate will have a proven or aspiring record of accomplishment in the following: • Development (ie. Securing grants, raising funds, and leading annual campaigns). • Strategic and operational oversight. • Team leadership and talent development. • Financial management • Community leadership and engagement (i.e. collaborating with major donors, government agencies, community partners, and youth-targeted audiences).
Responsibilities include: • Leading the organization in positioning for strategic opportunities to sustain and grow. • Directing the overall development, implementation, and evaluation of the Museum’s five-year strategic plan. • Creating a positive museum culture that attracts and retains top talent at all levels, whether staff, consultants, board members, volunteers, or community partners. • Maintaining highly efficient Museum operations that maximize resources, build opportunities, and further the Museum’s mission. • Interpreting the organization’s purpose and programs to outside organizations and the public. • Overseeing all facility operations to ensure the building, physical plant, grounds, environments, and exhibits are maintained to the highest standards. • Actively involved in the region to build the Museum’s influence as a regional cultural center. • Maintaining strategic relations throughout the state and country to further the Museum’s mission. • Overseeing successful implementation of organization’s vision with Leadership staff. • Overseeing the development and implementation of the organization’s goal, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Dr. Ginger L. Zierdt at firstname.lastname@example.org. First review of applications will occur on March 20, 2017.