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Posted: 04/07/2010

The Williamson Museum

The Williamson Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 1997 to collect, preserve and exhibit items relating to the rich culture and heritage of Williamson County. We offer free and exciting hands-on educational programs to the public through innovative exhibits, tours and outreach including our annual Up the Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive & Chuckwagon Cook-off, Pioneer Day at Old Settlers Park, and Archeology Day at Berry Springs Park & Preserve. Through our extensive educational outreach programs, our goal is to preserve the unique stories of the county for both present and future generations. In addition, the Museum provides insight and accurate historical information based on first-hand sources in a variety of areas. This focus allows the Museum to effectively educate, entertain and enlighten our visitors.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Georgetown , TX
$50,000 to $75,000

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Williamson County Historical Museum, Inc., DBA as The Williamson Museum, and is employed by and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for organizational leadership and promotion of Museum operations through strategic planning, fundraising, membership development, financial accountability, public affairs and marketing programs, employee supervision, and relationship building with community, business and government leaders. The Executive Director provides necessary leadership for and oversight of all administrative and financial aspects of the organization including the Museum’s three major annual events: Archeology Day, Pioneer Day, and the Up the Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive and Chuckwagon Cook-off. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.


1. Maintain and update effective policies and procedures for managing the Museum’s budgets, historical collections, exhibits and programs.

2. Supervision of budgeting and daily financial operations of the Museum to implement organizational mission within the resources available, working closely with the Treasurer in ensuring that efficient systems, procedures and financial controls are in place.

3. Assure and maintain effective organizational structure and practices regarding personnel and communications.

4. Work closely with the Board of Directors to develop a comprehensive development program to support the mission and vision of the Museum.

5. Research and write grant applications to foundations, corporations, and potential government funders to enhance and expand Museum operations and activities.

6. Implement institutional long-range / strategic plans, policies and programs developed and adopted by the Board.

7. Maintain staff morale by ensuring an environment that encourages input and creativity.

8. Employ, evaluate and terminate staff as needed.

9. Provide direction and delegate specific responsibilities to appropriate staff to accomplish the strategic and operational plans of The Museum.

10. Maintain and continue to develop a strong, positive relationship with Williamson County and the City of Georgetown, the County Judge and Commissioner’s Court, major donors and other key supporters including the Museum Board, committees and patrons.

11. Serve as chief spokesperson for and represent the Museum to the public.

12. Maintain and develop existing and new funding sources.

13. Manage marketing, public relations, and membership strategies.

14. Provide dynamic presentations to garner and maintain support from area clubs, service organizations and interested parties.

15. Provide accurate monthly, quarterly and year end reports to Board of Directors as well as other reporting that may be requested.

16. Insure a high level of customer service at the Museum and work to continually improve customer service.

17. Assist and guide the Board in the strategic planning process for the Museum.

18. Maintain positive working relationships with the 11 Williamson County Independent School Districts.

19. Oversee the provision of tours through and the rental of the Williamson County Courthouse in conformance with policies and procedures established by the


20. Oversee and maintain the existing relationship The Museum has with a local Bingo facility as a fundraising venture providing additional support to The Museum.

21. Perform other duties as identified by the Board of Directors.


• Master’s degree in related field from an accredited university, with a working knowledge of Museum operations and standards, principles, methods and practices, public relations and fundraising.

• At least five years of experience directly related to the responsibilities outlined above

• Demonstrated knowledge of and success in annual program, major gifts and major event fundraising

• Demonstrated knowledge and a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations

• Demonstrated capacity to work with government and community leaders

• Computer proficiency

• Full background check required

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience with a range of $50,000 - $75,000 per year. Excellent benefits and retirement package.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Michael H. Martin, President, Williamson Museum Board of Directors. Please, no telephone inquiries or drop-ins. Please e-mail your submissions to president@williamsonmuseum.org.
Michael H. Martin

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