Assistant Director

Posted on 08/24/2021

Assistant Director
Museum of the Great Plains – Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, Oklahoma is an AAM-accredited institution that actively collects and presents area and regional history. The innovative Donald W Reynolds Great Plains Discovery Center occupies more than half of the 45,000 square-foot main building. Museum holdings include a large archaeological collection; library, archives, and photo collection; and unique historical collections. The exterior exhibits feature a train depot and steam locomotive; one-room schoolhouse; and replica fur trading post with living history interpreters.

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The Assistant Director works collaboratively under the Director’s leadership to plan and maintain efficient institutional operation. Duties include staff management; fiscal oversight and budgeting; board interaction; museum advocacy; marketing and promotion; fundraising; strategic goals and objectives; and membership operations. The Assistant Director serves as the Acting Director if needed.

Candidates must possess an undergraduate degree or higher in the Humanities or Social Sciences, or a relevant field. A track record of previous administrative and supervisory experience at a professional level is required. A work history that includes a museum or similar cultural institution is necessary. Strong communications and computer skills are needed.

Salary range begins at $40,000. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and retirement, along with professional development opportunities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae with three professional references. Education transcripts may be required. Final interviews will be conducted in-person after a standard background check is complete.

Inquiries accepted through September 30, 2021, or until the position is filled. Send information to [email protected], or 601 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton OK, 73507.

The Museum of the Great Plains encourages diversity, inclusion, and equity as a standard employment practice.