Thursday, November 15, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Monroe County Historical Museum

Museum Director (Monroe, MI)
Job Posting Date: November 9, 2012
Application Deadline: December 7, 2012

Agency Profile:
The Monroe County Historical Museum has a ten-year voter approved millage. The Museum is an integral part of the history and culture of Monroe County, from the War of 1812 and the Battle of the River Raisin, the Civil War, as well as General Custer’s hometown. The Museum has several historical sites including the Museum itself, the Trading Post, Log Cabin, and an interactive relationship with the River Raisin Battlesite, and the recently established National Park at the Battlesite. The Museum Director will oversee two fulltime staff as well as volunteers who provide tours and educational experiences to various groups, as well as managing historical documents and artifacts.

Under the supervision of the County Administrator with operational direction from the Monroe County Historical Commission, directs the development and operations of the historical museum, trading post, log cabin, and related sites. Supervises a staff engaged in the preparation and interpretation of exhibits, preservation of historical documents and artifacts and serves as an educational resource. Responsible for all administrative functions of the museums including budgeting, long range planning, public relations, donor relations, and capital fund raising. Acts as coordinator/liaison for the Commission trust.

Employment Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Historical Administration, Education, History or a closely related field preferred. Five (5) to Seven (7) years experience in museum administration with some supervisory experience. Prior fund raising and  endowment/development experience desirable. May work some evening hours.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and the use of a vehicle during working hours;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellence;
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources;
  • Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

Physical Demands:

  • Stooping, bending and kneeling to store or locate museum items.
  • Prolonged periods of standing to assist patron, search storage areas and retrieve materials.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs, carry, push cart and transport museum materials.
  • Ability to travel throughout the county and state to various locations.

$42,839.68-$47,937.76 DOQ/ annual to start plus excellent fringe benefits.

How to apply:
Complete job description and application available on the County of Monroe Website @ An updated resume, copy of transcripts and completed application are required. Apply to County of Monroe HR Dept., 125 E. Second St., Monroe, MI 48161, by December 7, 2012. EOE.

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