Museum Manager (Collections)
Salary: $60,880.56 - $87,160.94 Annually
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Job Type: Full-time Regular
Department: Quality of Life
Job Number: D037 03-23 SS
Closing: 4/3/2023 12:00 AM Mountain
Nature of Work:
Manages the daily operations and planning for a City Museum; assures proper planning and management of exhibits and programs, and assures the museum facility is clean and accessible, and the exhibits and programs are engaging and educational.
Work Situation Factors:
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policy.
Work is performed in a standard office environment and museum facilities.
Light physical demands; mostly desk work, some light lifting. Frequent use of a personal computer.
FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES WHO MEET ALL THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.
This position is graded at RX20
Duties and Responsibilities:
Bachelor's Degree in humanities, liberal arts, art history, museum studies or related field AND four years public museum program management experience, including some supervisory experience. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy. Master's Degree is desirable.
Valid driver's license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Principles and practices or museum management; laws, ordinances, policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of museums, programs, and facilities; methods, practices and procedures for collection care, and management of exhibits and educational programs; purpose, use and benefits of museums & cultural program activities; legal liabilities and responsibilities for museums & cultural program services; principles and practices of effective employee supervision; business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications; City policies and procedures.
Access and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
Assuming management responsibilities and making appropriate decisions, while assuring compliance with department goals and objectives; developing recommendations for improvements for museum programs and facilities; grant management, research and application process; interpreting and applying City policies and procedures; effectively managing operations and delegating tasks and authority.
City of Las Cruces
P.O. Box 20000
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88004
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