EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB SEARCH
The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River, WY seeks a creative and enthusiastic Executive Director to guide and inspire a diverse and talented staff, foster partnerships, and lead the museum as it grows as a center for cultural and civic engagement.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Established in 1967, the Museum is housed in a renovated 1931 post office building and contains a collection of approximately 40,000 artifacts, county archives with a large historical photograph collection, and local history research material. Sweetwater County has an ethnically diverse history and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum strives to tell the stories of the Native Americans, explorers, fur trappers, travelers of emigrant trails, railroad workers, coal miners, ranchers, cowboys, sheepherders, homesteaders, business people, trona miners, and oil and gas workers who have called this unique landscape home. Please visit www.sweetwatermuseum.org for more information.
The Executive Director is responsible for the development, execution, and management of the policies, programs, and initiatives of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum as guided by its Board of Directors in its mission to preserve and present the story of Sweetwater County.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES- these duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe all functions of the job.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $50,000-60,000. Some weekend/evening hours will be required. The benefits package is competitive and includes health, dental, and vision insurance administered by Sweetwater County as well as contributions to the Wyoming Retirement System. The salary is dependent on and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. References are not required unless you are invited to interview and they will be requested at that time. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates are advised to submit their applications by September 1, 2020.
The first round of interviews will be conducted by phone or video conferencing. If invited for a final in-person interview, travel reimbursement in full or in part will be discussed with the candidate and based on available funds. If the preferred candidate does not fill the position, further in-person interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.
All applicants will get a confirmation email when their complete applications are received. We believe in transparency, communication, and respect so we make every effort to inform all applicants of their status throughout the hiring process.
The interview committee will consist of members of the Museum Board and staff. We encourage a relaxed and conversational interview so candidates can best express their qualifications and goals. The final hiring decision is made by the Museum Board with input from the staff.
When the position is filled, this listing will no longer be available on the museum's website: https://www.sweetwatermuseum.org/about-us/employment
No phone calls, please. Direct questions to the Curator (Amanda Benson) using the email address listed above. Visit our website and social media for information about the museum. The preferred start date for the position is October 26, 2020, or sooner. A later start date can be discussed based on the existing commitments of the successful candidate. Best of luck in your job search!
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