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President & CEO


The President & CEO of the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is responsible for day-to-day operations and the successful pursuit of the museum’s financial goals, strategic objectives and mission to provide a hands-on, “Play and Learn” environment that engages and motivates children to use their curiosity and creativity to learn about the wonders of our world.



Main Leadership and Management Responsibilities

 Provide for efficient day-to-day management of all administrative operations, delegating work as appropriate; 

 Lead, inspire and mentor staff toward pursuing museum goals; hire, train, supervise, develop and evaluate staff, ensuring that staffing meets the museum’s needs; ensure policies and procedures are consistently implemented; cultivate a work environment and culture that encourages retention of qualified staff; 

 Contribute to creation of the museum’s strategic plan and engage staff and volunteers toward accomplishment of plan objectives; 

 Develop collaborations and partnerships, in conjunction with the Events Coordinator and Play Educator, to advance the museum’s goals; 

 Coordinate and provide oversight for security and safety for the facility, staff, volunteers and guests;

 Manage museum financial operations; ensure strong controls are in place and monitor compliance; produce all necessary materials for the annual audit in conjunction with the Bookkeeper;

 Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio member of each strategic sub-committee, seek and build board involvement;

 Supply the Board of Directors with complete, accurate and timely reports and data required for informed decisions; proactively bring recommendations to the Board in matters related to objectives, policies and strategy; 

 Identify and help recruit new Board members whose talents, interests and commitment will help to advance the museum’s mission and programs; 

 Actively seek opportunities to publically advocate for the museum; serve as museum spokesperson;


Main Exhibit and Programming Responsibilities

 Provide direction for the development of new, fun and inspiring exhibits, outreach and educational programs; leverage the galleries in ways that deepen guests’ experience; 

 Maintain, in conjunction with the Facilities Coordinator, museum exhibits, facility and grounds;

 Work collaboratively with other museums and attractions, thought-leaders in the field, schools, universities, volunteers and community members to strengthen programming and exhibits; 


Main Contributed and Earned Income Management Responsibilities

 Serve as the chief fundraiser for the museum; work with the Board and staff to drive annual fundraising events and appeal; 

 Research and apply for grant opportunities and contributions from foundations, businesses, government entities; strengthen fundraising systems, workflows and donor recognition; 

 Cultivate relationships with individual contributors;

 Monitor grant compliance and generate necessary reports;

 Grow the endowment, enabling the museum to continually upgrade exhibits, maintain the facility, and provide for financial stability as the institution matures; 

 Expand and diversify revenue streams from admissions, facility rentals, concessions, gift shop and other sources.


More details

Name Description
Deadline September 4, 2018
Date Listed: August 29, 2018
Organization Mid-Michigan Children's Museum
Web Address
Address 315 W. Genesee Ave. P.O. Box 2283
City Saginaw
State/Prov MI
Country United States
Postal Code 48605
Job Listing View Complete Job Listing
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Qualifications Master's degree preferred with minimum 15 years successful professional experience with emphasis in museum management and fundraising. Proven experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing a start-up organization.
Salary $52,000-58,000
Application Instructions Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to: by September 4, 2018.

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