Executive Director Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Company Name: 

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum


5401 Dinah Shore
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Contact Name: 

Brian Estenson





Job Description: 

Executive Director Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

To apply:

Email: bestenson@srcmail.net

Online: https://www.hrapply.com/aguacaliente/AppJobSearch.jsp

            Category: Tribal Government



The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum (ACCM), including service programs, fundraising, and business operations.  Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, annual fundraising and marketing activities, and public relations.



  • Ten years of experience leading a cultural museum. At least five years at an Executive Director level preferred.
  • Five years of fundraising and marketing experience for a museum or another nonprofit organization.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong business management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.
  • Competence in managing museum operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies.
  • Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.
  • Demonstrated experience with special event planning.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities.
  • Excellent planning, time management and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing software.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned)

  • Develop and facilitate annual planning process, defining organizational goals and objectives consistent with the mission and vision of ACCM.
  • Oversee all programs, services, and activities to ensure that ACCM objectives are met.
  • Develop and administer operational policies
  • Develop, recommend and monitor annual ACCM budget including approving all expenditures, and ensuring proper fiscal record-keeping and reporting.
  • Submit monthly financial statement to the board of directors.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals as appropriate.
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of all staff and volunteers, ensuring proper personnel policies and procedures are maintained.
  • Serve as chief liaison to community groups and other external organizations.
  • Coordinate representation of the ACCM to legislative bodies and other groups.
  • Ensure appropriate representation of the ACCM by all employees.
  • Manage ACCM marking initiative to include advertising, feature articles, editorials, and other marketing related published pieces that appear in print, online, ACCM website, or social media channels.
  • Develop fundraising and financial development strategies, while working to ensure ACCM achieves development objectives.
  • Manage annual fundraising initiatives that include the solicitation and stewardship of annual memberships, event and program sponsorships, and special gifts and grants.
  • Oversee the processing of gifts to the ACCM: annual memberships, sponsorships, gift pledges and payments, gift acknowledgements.