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Museum Director, Longmont, CO

  • 17 May 2023 1:37 PM
    Message # 13202955
    Justin Jakovac (Administrator)

    Job Announcement

    Museum Director

    CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled



    Portfolio: External Services

    Department: Recreation and Culture

    Division: Museum


    Hiring Range: $9,289 - $10,321/month

    Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Occasional evenings and weekends

    Regular Full-time with Benefits

    Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance.

    Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.

    Open Until Filled positions may close without advance notice. To be considered, please apply as soon as possible.



    The Museum Director provides leadership and overall management and growth of a variety of cultural programs at the Longmont Museum, Stewart Auditorium, and the Art in Public Places program including strategic planning; fiscal management; fund raising and development; staff development and supervision; planning and development of museum and auditorium programs, exhibitions, collections and archives; the Art in Public Places program and collection; performance measurement; marketing and community outreach. 

    Principal Duties:

    ·   Manage the overall operations of the Longmont Museum and Stewart Auditorium; its operational policies and procedures, and its programmatic initiatives.
    ·   Prepare and manage the Museum and Stewart Auditorium annual operating budget, the Museum Trust Fund and other donation accounts in accordance with City policies and procedures.  Monitor and prepare revenue and expense reports.
    ·   Develop and implement strategies to generate operating revenue from exhibition admission fees, box office and Museum gift shop sales, space rental fees, and educational program fees, in conjunction with the City's financial policies. 
    ·   Develop long-range strategic plans and annual work plans and oversee their implementation in conjunction with the Museum staff, Director of Community and Cultural Services, Museum Advisory Board, Art in Public Places Commission, Museum patrons, and community stakeholders.
    ·   Work closely with and provide vision for Museum Advisory Board, Art in Public Places Commission, and Friends of the Longmont Museum support group.
    ·   Actively work with Staff and cross departmentally to create an environment that is inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible for employees and visitors alike.
    ·   Supervise historical research, interpretive planning, and implementation through educational programming and exhibitions.
    ·   Oversee the development of a high-profile slate of temporary exhibitions that are curated in-house or borrowed from other museums or exhibition organizations and that increase attendance and bring a diverse audience to the Museum.
    ·   Oversee the storage of a collection of over 15,000 historical objects that tell the story of the St. Vrain Valley in accordance with standards set by the American Alliance of Museum.  Oversee collection accession and deaccession program with Curator of History and Museum Advisory Board. 
    ·   Oversee the development of a slate of culturally significant programs and performances for the Stewart Auditorium that attracts visitors from Longmont and beyond.  Create a program that appeals to a diverse audience, enhances the Museum’s existing exhibitions and programs, partners with existing performance groups in the region, and produces original content as time and resources allow.
    ·   Oversee Museum space rental program, including contract management, staffing, and maintaining a schedule that balances the cultural mission of the Museum and Stewart Auditorium and the demand for the use of space by other City divisions, departments, outside community groups and private individuals, businesses, and corporations.
    ·   Oversee the administration of Longmont's Art in Public Places Program, which includes both permanent collections and annual loaned objects.
    ·   Oversee development activities, including fundraising strategies and grant proposals to support Museum exhibitions, programs, performances and events; manage funds and required grant reports.
    ·   Oversee the development of a comprehensive marketing plan designed to grow attendance at exhibitions, programs and performances. 
    ·   Serve as a leader in the planning and execution of region-wide cultural initiatives.
    ·   Recruit, select, develop, supervise, and evaluate the performance of professional, administrative, temporary, and grant-funded employees.
    ·   Build and nurture relationships with community partners that promote the museum's role in promoting tourism, attracting industry, and serving as a catalyst for economic development in Longmont.
    ·   Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

    Working Environment:

    Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment.  This work requires vision sufficient to read normal printed materials and to use personal computer. Clear, concise writing skills required for communicating with staff, Advisory Board, and the public.  Must be able to interact cooperatively and effectively with co-workers and the public.  Be able to work with little or no supervision or alone as well as with people of varying ages and abilities.  Must be flexible and able to organize and work on several complex projects concurrently.


    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in history, museum studies, anthropology, art history, education or relevant field and ten years of increasing responsible museum management experience.  Some experience working in a smaller institution and involvement in all dimensions of museum operations is desired.  Prior public sector and business management experience is a plus.  Five or more years of supervisory experience preferred or demonstrated skills/training in supervision.  An advanced degree in Museum Studies or relevant area is highly desirable.


    We’re committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications, and encourages all candidates to apply and help us achieve our goal of creating an inclusive and equitable workplace.


    The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, computer testing, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening.


    DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

    An ONLINE APPLICATION is required. This job is Open Until Filled. The online application process is available for this position on our website at Resumes will be accepted in lieu of the full City Application; however, they must be submitted via the City application site for consideration. Open Until Filled positions may close without advance notice. To be considered, please apply as soon as possible. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.


    The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.






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