• Operate the museum in compliance with State and Federal Guidelines for a National Register Site.
• Act as liaison between Board of Directors the Tennessee Historical Commission.
• Implement goals, policies, and strategies of the Board of Directors.
• Lead the site by analyzing needs, developing projects, and improving operations of the site.
• Work under the supervision of the Executive Committee with the President as Immediate Supervisor.
• Serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the staff.
• Supervise staff in performing daily operations of the museum, including curatorial duties and volunteer management.
• Hire, promote, and dismiss staff based on needs, ability, performance, or budget.
• Provide routine business correspondence; account for all funds, maintain all fiscal records in compliance with State Board Policies.
• Prepare monthly reports to the Board of Directors, which shall include but not limited to–number of visitors, income, expenditures, and recommendations.
• Develop and maintain a gift shop.
• Develop and maintain a membership program.
• Develop and maintain a volunteer program.
• Explore public and private sources of financial assistance which might further sustain the operation of the site and develop applications as desirable.
• Develop and maintain an outreach program, one that incorporates site promotion through involvement in the local community and on the state and national level.
• Be available for emergencies related to museum.
• May serve on various museum advisory committees, as required and assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong track-record in understanding and achievement in museum/cultural attraction management
• Ability to inspire, lead and manage staff and volunteers
• Proven ability in fundraising, grant writing, and planned giving
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent interpersonal and public relation skills
• Good written and verbal skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Requirements: Minimum three years of professional museum experience, including at least one year as the manager of a small museum or a section of a large museum; one year of supervisory experience; a bachelor’s degree in history, historic preservation, museum education, anthropology or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. Other combinations of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.