Museum Director/Achivist

Company Name: 

Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum dba African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii


1311 Kapiolani Blvd., #203/207, Honolulu, HI 96814
Honolulu, HI 96814

Contact Name: 

Deloris Guttman




Job Description: 

Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum dba African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii, 1311 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 203/207, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Museum Director/Archivist Job Description Application Deadline – position will remain open until filled. Salary Range & Benefits Commensurate with Experience Application Procedure: Send Current CV or resume, a cover letter, an unofficial transcript and two references Contact Information: Search Committee – Email: (No phone inquiries) Mission: To promote, perpetuate & preserve the history of Hawaiian Africana settlers, their descendants, and contemporaries to educate young and old Vision: To honor the birthplace of the 44th U.S. President and his early childhood years and preserve our past to enhance the future generation Position Responsibilities:  As Museum Director, manage the daily operations and administration, oversee budget development and financial management; ensure the accuracy and integrity of complete financial and accounting records and reports; and  Report to Board of Directors, provide innovative leadership and expertise in all aspects of the organization, direct personnel and volunteers;  Works with the Board of Directors and its committees to develop the next phase of growth to insure its visibility in relevance to community as well as long term sustainability;  As chief planner and fundraiser, provide visionary leadership and advance the Board of Directors long range plans to expand organization capacity;  Work schedule must be variable as needed (morning/evening meetings or weekends)  Lead the Board of Directors in its strategic long terms needs, fundraising initiatives, grant writing proposals, capital campaign and membership campaigns; cultivate and strengthen relationships and communication with Board of Directors, donors, and supporters;  Responsible for professionalizing and administration of archives, catalog, ensure that the archival collection is stored properly, data base maintained, and secured to preserve its longevity with care;  Develop plans for exhibitions and expand programs;  Collaborate with partners to expand museum mission in the community;  Leadership style that promotes creativity, accountability, and resourcefulness;  Facilitate the development of web-based marketing to include strong social media presence;  Candidate must have an appreciation for Hawaii’s ethnically diverse history and culture; ability to forge personal relationships with donors and stakeholders is key requirement;  Stewardship of historical collections, cataloging, system management, preservation standards relative to archival work;  Skills and experience in software and computer application, expand computerized data retrieval and archival services; knowledge of best practices for digital preservation and digitization; The candidate should be a strong motivational leader with experience and understanding of Board governance and development and demonstrated instincts for choosing successful paths for institutional growth, development, and sustainability. In addition, be an energetic communicator who can influence others to action. A as is demonstrated leadership in change and talent management. A Master’s degree with 5+ years of senior management experience is required; volunteers and interns. Develop community exhibition displays in public venues, and continue community outreach programs in schools to educate K12 students. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and to work collaboratively. Ability to function independently with flexibility and personal integrity. High level of attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner.