The Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum in High Point, NC was formally incorporated as a non-profit entity in January 2018. The museum's board is ready to move toward project implementation and is searching for a consultant to assist with a theme, developing strategies for sponsorships, a director search and more.
The consultant is expected to research, inform, advise and offer guidance as to the following:
Museum theme – Research ideas that pertain to target audiences including preschool, elementary, possibly middle school and high school (with gaming/technology) and opportunities for field trips.
Mission statement development for the organization
Case studies of museums – present and benchmark museums across the country and provide examples and best practices
Exhibits – how theme will be interpreted through a variety of age populations, identify exhibits and why they are important to our theme
Conceptual exhibit layout
Cost of exhibits (fabrication cost)
Identify exhibitors and develop selection criteria
Director search – organization seeks to hire a permanent director. Consultant task will be to lead in this search, develop director qualifications, market the position and participate in the selection
Sponsorship opportunities – develop strategies for sponsorships including inventory of opportunities within the museum and community
Programs to incorporate – advise on programs that attract target audience and plans for implementation
Market conditions – advise on market conditions that museum board can take advantage
Branding / logo development
Develop milestone goals regarding visitor attendance, feedback opinions and budget
Visitor experience – assist in developing unique visitor experience
Elements to incorporate within museum – restaurant, playground, after school rooms, partnerships with local university
Operating guidelines – staffing needs, liability
Procedures / policy for museum operation
Expectation of Consultant Deliverables:
Exhibit fabrication schedule
Museum operating budget draft
Goal matrix for years 1-10
Director search RFP
Museum theme pros/cons worksheet and exercise
Conceptual exhibit layout
Case study report of museums
Marketing plan for target audience
Policy & procedures
Monthly progress summaries
The expectation is for the selected consultant to be available on a routine basis, in person bi-monthly, weekly via phone call, and daily via text and/or email.
Provide monthly formal summaries of progress to date.
The period of proposed contract will be for six months. If needed, a longer term may be negotiated but the intent is for the consultant to bring this project forward and transition to a full time hire of a museum director in that time frame.
|Deadline||March 29, 2018|
|Date Listed:||March 12, 2018|
|Organization||Nido & Mariana Qubein's Children's Museum|
|Address||4114 Ponce De Leon Drive|
|Application Instructions||Please submit qualifications on standard paper size, maintain a range of approximately 40 pages total (front and back). Please provide six copies and one digital copy. The digital copy can be sent electronically to email@example.com. Your best judgment of qualifications, solutions, past projects and testimonials should be part of the proposal. Please include three of your best references and references of your last three projects. The submission should be developed in the following order: 1) Name and contact information 2) Cover Letter and/or Executive Summary 3) Years in Business, annual revenues, form of ownership, litigation against your firm or any teammates on the proposal pending or within the last 10 years. If litigation please explain circumstances. 4) Experience pertaining to this RFP by Key Personnel assigned to this project. 5) Budget narrative on proposer’s cost to perform services 6) Overall Project Experience (including experience in hiring) 7) Statement of “Best Fit” – why you should be selected 8) References Submittal to: Attention: Barry Kitley 4114 Ponce De Leon Drive High Point, NC 27265|