FLM provides family programs, summer camps, food events, concerts, history lectures, and tours- all to celebrate and share the earliest history of Austin. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that stands as a reminder of life in the Republic of Texas era. The property is owned by the State of Texas, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas are the custodians of the site. The Museum is operated by a professional staff.
The French Legation Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of Texas history and culture through preservation of the legacy, structure, and collections of the French Legation to the Republic of Texas.
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JOB SUMMARY: Manages and directs the French Legation Museum in the areas of Administration/Finance, Development, Publicity/Public Relations, Personnel, Education, Interpretation, Preservation, Maintenance, Collections/Archives Management, and Facility Rentals. Reports to the Chair of the French Legation Museum Committee (FLMC), Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) and works in cooperation with FLMC as a governing board.
ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE: Oversees activities in the museum office. Pays bills and prepares annual operating budget at the direction of the Committee Chair and Treasurer (which involves financial entry in QuickBooks Software). Prepares monthly reports on museum activities for the French Legation Museum Committee. Hires, trains, and supervises full and part-time staff of less than 10. Additionally, oversees work of consultants, contractors, and volunteers. Oversees museum store operations.
PRESERVATION/MAINTENANCE: Oversees the preservation and ongoing maintenance of historic and other buildings at the French Legation Museum.
DEVELOPMENT: Identifies and obtains grants and other funding sources for museum projects. Provides input to FLMC regarding fundraising opportunities for preservation, educational programs, and grounds work and others.
EDUCATION/INTERPRETATION: Develops, plans, and oversees the implementation of education programs, tours, special events, workshops, and other programs on for the general public and other groups.
PUBLICITY/PUBLIC RELATIONS: Manages program staff in promoting tours, programs, special events, and facility rentals at the French Legation. Works with program staff to design, and distribute brochures and publicity materials, including public service announcements and press releases.
COLLECTIONS/ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT: Manages curatorial projects performed by various Museum staff, develops and prepares museum exhibitions, conducts annual inventories of the collections and equipment owned by the State of Texas and the DRT. Oversees museum archives according to existing archival manual, records retention policies and current archival standards.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Museum Administration, or Public History, or Art History, or History, or a related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 3-5 years and 7 years of progressively responsible museum administration experience, preferably as a director or assistant director of a history museum accredited by the American Association of Museums; or an equivalent combination of education and non-profit, preservation, and/or contract management experience. Must have proven negotiation skill, as well as successful experience with community and board collaboration.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Required computer proficiency, and experience using Microsoft Office, Quick Books and Quick Books Point of Sale. Experience with Google Apps for business a plus.