Monday, February 14, 2011

Employment Opportunity with Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation and Guild

Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation and Guild
113 N. 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Job Title:                       Executive Director

Education:                     Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and advanced degree preferred in museum studies or a discipline related to the Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation & Guild’s mission and collection.

Experience, skills,
And Knowledge:                 
·  Managerial, organizational and administrative ability
·  Ability to initiate programs, train and motivate people, coordinate activities, speak publicly, and deal effectively with the public, private groups, and community organizations.
·  Should understand museum development and be able to communicate that understanding to the Board and others outside the museum field.
·  Familiarity with preservation laws and procedures, including Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation.
·  Experience with exhibit development from concept to presentation.
·  Minimum of five years of experience in museum work.  Previous managerial or supervisory experience required
·  Property management experience preferred

Job Description:
1.       Responsible for orientation, training, work assignments, motivation, and evaluation of other staff and volunteers.
2.       Responsible for development of program plans and budgets for consideration by the Board and for implementation of approved program plans and budgets.
3.       Responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate records, forms, procedures, and practices related to collections, personnel, purchasing, property rentals, and general administration.
4.       Responsible for building security, visitor safety, disaster plan, and maintenance of facilities and equipment.
5.       Responsible for developing and carrying out all ongoing activities and special programs of the museum with budgets and policies authorized by the Board.
6.       Responsible for fundraising for the museum and providing input to members of fundraising committee.
7.       Responsible for development and installation of changing exhibits.
8.       Oversees content of museum website and social media.
9        Oversees creation & dissemination of all marketing/PR materials.
10.     Attends meetings of the Board and its committees, maintains liaison with them and the city of Phoenix, provides financial and other report as requested by the Board, and maintains public relations broadly in the community.
11.     Works with the City of Phoenix and Historic Preservation Officer regarding the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the historic buildings in Heritage Square.

                                        This exempt position includes salary of $32,000 per year, sick leave, vacation time, and paid opportunities for professional development such as attendance of annual meetings of relevant professional associations (conference fees only).

                                        Send applications to Monica Heizenrader at; must be received by March 31, 2011.  Please include 3 letters of reference.


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