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Posted: 5/4/17

Employer
Legacy of the Plains Museum

LPM is a private non-profit created in 2013 from the merger of the North Platte Valley Museum and the Farm And Ranch Museum. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the settlement and agriculture of the region for present and future generations. The Museum is a destination for people interested in the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails, settlement and communities and agricultural history in the North Platte Valley and High Plains region. In September 2016, LPM completed a 1.2 million exhibit gallery with interactive exhibits, four mini-theaters, six “kid” discovery nodes, and activity tables.


Position
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Type
professional Opportunity
Location
Gering, NE
Details
 
Description Legacy of the Plains Museum (LPM) seeks a highly motivated, self-directed, community oriented, museum professional to lead LPM through its next phase of development. The successful candidate will have experience in institutional leadership, public awareness and marketing skills, building collaborative relationships with other organizations, and grant writing. The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include leadership and management, overseeing daily operations, long-range planning, board relationships and guidance, budget and finance, collections, exhibits, external relationships, and staff and volunteer supervision. LPM is a private non-profit created in 2013 from the merger of the North Platte Valley Museum and the Farm And Ranch Museum. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the settlement and agriculture of the region for present and future generations. The Museum is a destination for people interested in the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails, settlement and communities and agricultural history in the North Platte Valley and High Plains region. In September 2016, LPM completed a 1.2 million exhibit gallery with interactive exhibits, four mini-theaters, six “kid” discovery nodes, and activity tables. Requirements Requirements Master Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, or History Four to eight years of museum work experience in administration, collections, exhibits and public relations Skills and Abilities Strategic planning Communication skills that effectively present information and recommendations, both in oral and written form and at a professional business level. Public speaking skills in order to effectively present educational lectures and programs. Maintain relevant and up-to-date knowledge, skills, and ethics current with American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) standards Customer service skills Equipment Microsoft Office applications PastPerfect Point of Sale System
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none given

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume by May 15, 2017 addressed to President of the Board via email jruzicka60@gmail.com

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