The Director oversees the Museum, Visitor Center, Research Library, Special Exhibit Program, Gift Shop and Archival Program. The position reports to the President and oversees 1 full time and 4 part time staff members.
The 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 including conducting regular performance reviews. Schedule training, counsel, and imposes corrective action up to and including termination. Conducts regular staff meetings and conferences to help staff understand the organization's program of work and their respective work tasks.
- Establish docent and volunteer programs including recruiting, training, and recognition. Provides staff and volunteer support to committees.
- 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. Prepares or directs the preparation of articles or fact sheets 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, staffing and special projects and programs. Identifies and secures revenue generation opportunities to provide benefits to the members and adequate resourcing for the Society.
- Oversee financial operations and budgeting; collects dues, pays for expenses and maintains all of the financial accounts working through the Museum Administrator, and working with the treasurer.
- Maintain systems and infrastructure for recordkeeping of membership, financials, employee records, etc.
- Successful resource development such as fundraiser events, donor solicitations, membership drives, grants, etc.
- Exceptional oral and written communications skills, able to speak in public to represent the BCHS at appropriate meetings. Experienced at communicating with boards, membership, volunteers, city officials, business owner, etc.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher (or equivalent)
- Robust problem-solving skills
- Leadership role in museum or nonprofit
- 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.
- Has built, managed and led high-performing teams.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Commitment to conveying Bastrop’s story to the next generation through education programs, exhibitions, and publications
$48,000 - $52,000