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Bastrop County Historical Society, Executive Director Museum and Visitor Center, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10214

Fri, May 15, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, BTT Gateway Job ID 10214 

The Executive Director of the Museum and Visitor Center is responsible for leading and managing the Museum and Visitor Center in an effective and efficient manner. 
Working with the President, Board of Trustees and key stakeholders, he/she will: 

Execute the long-range plan developed by the Board of Trustees, lead the changes and growth planned for the BCHS and develop and implement corresponding annual business plans as approved by the Trustees. 
Recruit, develop and lead the staff in a collaborative manner. Direct, develop; supervise job performance of staff.

Develop the agenda for and manages timely and accurate communications to the President and Board of Trustees and other relevant audiences on all key issues, events and activities. 

Provides staff and volunteer support to committees, assists the Trustees in recruiting and selecting qualified volunteers for Committee assignment. Establish docent and volunteer training and recognition programs. 

Develop comprehensive membership services programs to recruit, engage and retain members and/or supporters. Plans, organizes, oversees and promotes a range of services, benefits and events for members. 

Oversee production of website, newsletter and other communications to feature historical information and news for members and supporters. Prepares correspondence, publications, pamphlets, bulletins, magazines articles, columns, news releases, and advertisements reflecting work of the BCHS or the promotion of projects or activities. 

Ensure that permanent exhibits are well maintained. Plans and displays temporary exhibits utilizing artifacts from the collection and borrowing traveling exhibits from other museums and collections. 

Oversees the collection and preservation and de-accession of artifacts through the archivist in accordance with policies and guidelines. 

Working closely with Trustees raises funds to support operations and special projects and programs; identifying and securing revenue generation opportunities to provide benefits to the members and adequate resourcing for the Society. Identifies potential grants to support the museum. 

Oversees relevant historical research in support of programming or exhibits. 

Oversee financial operations and budgeting; collects dues, pays for expenses and maintains all of the financial accounts working through the Museum Administrator, working with the treasurer.

Maintain systems and infrastructure for recordkeeping of membership, financials, employee records, etc. 

Required Qualifications 
Three to five years of experience in a strategic leadership role of in a museum of similar size, scope and complexity or related equivalent experience in a related nonprofit organization. 
Experienced and compelling communicator in verbal and written formats. Able to speak in public to represent the BCHS at appropriate meetings. Experienced at communicating with boards, membership and volunteers. 
Has built, managed and led high-performing teams. 
Experience successful fundraising for non-profits, grant-writing experiences a plus. 
Degree in history, museum studies or related field, advanced degree preferred 
Commitment to conveying Bastrop’s story to the next generation through education programs, exhibitions and publications 

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