Museum Director


Posted by Brenda Granger on 05/15/2019

Job title: Museum Director

Institution: Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar

Application deadline: Until Filled, Review of Applicants begins May 22, 2019

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Museum Director maintains regular hours of public access to the Stillwater History Museum and oversees all daily operations, exhibits, programs, and events. Works with the Museum’s Board of Trustees to develop and implement policies and procedures. Works with Board to fundraise for the Museum. Serves as the public representative of the Museum in the community.

Duties include:

  • Greeting visitors and groups.
  • Maintenance of business, financial, building use, museum shop, and maintenance records
  • Responsible for collection management and care, including use of PastPerfect
  • Exhibit research, planning, and installation.
  • Strategize and oversee all public relations on behalf of the Museum and Cultural Center.
  • Development and implementation of education programming and special tours.
  • Manages rentals of facility.
  • Oversight of facility maintenance and repairs.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers as well as coordinates volunteer schedules
  • Supervises part time employees, interns, and volunteers.
  • Serve as staff support for the Board of Trustees.
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal candidate has documented administrative, customer service, and curatorial skills. The organization seeks a highly competent leader who brings structure, attention to detail, quality output, and flexibility. This individual is required to work well as a “team” leader, be able to manage multiple projects at the same time, and is able to represent the Museum with professional courtesy and acumen. They shall possesses strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, PastPerfect, Squarespace, MailChimp and social media accounts. The ability to climb stairs, ladders, and lift boxes overhead is required. Ideal candidate would have non-profit fundraising experience, including grant preparation.

The Museum Director serves under the supervision of the Board President as a representative of the Board of Trustees.  Job performance and responsibilities evaluated on a "results" basis. 

The Museum Director is a full time position, 40 hours per week.

Required questionnaire can be found here

Starting Salary: $35,000-$40,000 annually, no health insurance benefits

How to apply/contact information:  Submit resume, 3 professional references with contact information, and completed questionnaire to [email protected], Stillwater History Museum 702 S. Duncan Street, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Open Until Filled, Review of Applicants begins May 22, 2019