Paleonet: Job posting: Museum Executive Director, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

Liz Freedman Fowler eafreedman at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 02:12:07 GMT 2016


The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm seeks an Executive
Director to manage museum operations. This is a great position at an
actively growing museum, working with wonderful people in beautiful
southern Utah. I am very happy to answer any questions about the position
at tracksofdinos at gmail.com.

Please share this job announcement widely. We seek someone with a
combination of museum experience and management experience. Paleontology
experience is strongly preferred.

*Job title:* Museum Executive Director

*Organization:* St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm (
www.UtahDinosaurs.com)

*Salary:* $47,500 plus a $5,000 benefits package

*Application deadline:* Review of applications will begin on Monday July
25. Early applications strongly encouraged.

*Position start date:* August or early September 2016


The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm houses one of the
best dinosaur track sites in the world. We are located in St. George,
southwestern Utah, and have approximately 40,000 annual visitors, many of
whom come to our museum as part of their travels to nearby National Parks
such as Zion and the Grand Canyon.

Our museum is young and actively growing. We have a small staff and so the
director is responsible for almost all aspects of museum operation. This
position is a combination of many different duties and skills. The main
components of the position are administration and management, and
purchasing gift shop inventory. Other duties include marketing, public
relations, human resources, arranging group tours, maintaining the web page
and social media accounts, applying for grants, event planning, and
community outreach. The director also develops and produces new exhibits
one to two times per year in collaboration with our site paleontologist and
a consulting paleontologist from the local Dixie State University. Daily
duties vary greatly and require being a “jack-of-all-trades”. The director
must be efficient at multi-tasking and problem solving, whether the
problems are solved with a wrench or a business meeting.

Position is full-time and is supervised by a board of directors. Bachelor’s
degree required; Masters or Ph.D. strongly preferred. The desired candidate
will have museum experience and management experience. History of
paleontology museum experience preferred. This is not a paleontology
research position, but a director with paleontology experience will have a
great advantage when designing paleontology exhibits and outreach programs.

To apply, email the following items to tracksofdinos at gmail.com: 1) A cover
letter explaining your qualifications for the position, detailing your
experience with the wide variety of duties listed in the job description.
2) Your resume. 3) The names and contact information for three professional
references.

For questions about the position, please email our current director, Dr.
Liz Freedman Fowler, at tracksofdinos at gmail.com or call 435-574-3466 x1.


Full Job Description:


*JOB DESCRIPTION*



*POSITION:  *Museum Executive Director, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site
at Johnson Farm, St. George, Utah, United States



*SUPERVISOR:  *Foundation Board President and other Board members as
assigned



*QUALIFICATIONS: *

·      The Director must have a Bacherlors or higher degree in either
museum services, a relevant scientific field, or other as determined by the
Board

·      The Director must have the ability to:

o   Work with the public, employees, and volunteers in a pleasant and
outgoing manner, be tactful, and professional

o   Work with professional people in related fields and be familiar with
both scientific principles and appropriate business practices

o   Work with budgets and financial information regarding the site

o   Gain a working knowledge of all facets of the facility

o   Develop long range goals and create applicable programs

*DUTIES: *

·      Under the direction of the Foundation Board, the Director will:

o   Work with the Board to achieve goals according to the Strategic Plan

o   Prepare and employ a budget for the facility and be responsible for
allocation of funds

o   Supervise the development and implemention of  marketing strategies and
plans

o   Supervise all employees and volunteers, create a program for feedback
and appraisals, and maintain appropriate personnel records

o   Manage the gift shop so that it provides a stable source of income for
the site

o   Apply for grants to fund new expansions and exhibits utilizing the
goals of the Strategic Plan

o   Continue to develop and increase participation in membership programs


o   Produce or supervise production of the membership newsletter

o   Develop programming such as Dino Days or other museum-specific events

o   Work with the curator to develop and implement an interpretive plan and
strategy for the      museum, including permanent and temporary displays,
signage, hands-on and children’s activities, etc.

o   Work with the curator to further develop the employee and volunteer
programs, training, and communications

o   Oversee the facility’s physical requirements, or designate such duties
as required, to maintain the site as a pleasant and safe place to visit or
work

o   Meet with the public, other business organizations, donors, grantees,
etc., as necessary to perform the duties of the position

o   Supervise scheduling of tour groups and arrange details as necessary

o   Supervise development of educational and/or resource-sharing programs

o   Supervise development and maintenance of the museum’s web presence,
social media, and other technology as applicable

o   Be familiar with good museum practices and work with curator to ensure
proper care of specimens, including appropriate documentation,
recordkeeping, and storage of collection items

o   Attend monthly Board meetings, prepare and present appropriate updates
and documentation as required by the Board

o   Attend professional conferences when applicable

o   Other duties as assigned


*HOURS:*  This is a full-time position. Requires occaisional evenings and
weekends for holidays and special events.

*SALARY: * $47,500 plus a $5,000 benefits package

*HOW TO APPLY:* Email the following items to tracksofdinos at gmail.com: 1) A
cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, detailing
your experience with the wide variety of duties listed in the job
description. 2) Your resume. 3) The names and contact information for three
professional references.

For questions about the position, please email our current director, Dr.
Liz Freedman Fowler, at tracksofdinos at gmail.com or call 435-574-3466 x1.

*APPLICATION DEADLINE:* Review of applications will begin on Monday July
25. Early applications strongly encouraged.

*POSITION START DATE:* August or early September 2016


www.UtahDinosaurs.com
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