MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR

Company Name: 

Clark County Museum

Address: 

1830 South Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89002

Contact Name: 

Clark County Human Resources

Phone: 

(702)455-4565

Email: 

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov

Job Description: 

Please see full posting and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/clarkcounty/jobs/3181167/museum-administrator?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

ABOUT THE POSITION
 

The Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking qualified candidates for Museum Administrator. This position plans, organizes, coordinates, reviews and evaluates all museum staff, sites, exhibits and activities of the Clark County Heritage Museum or the Aviation History Exhibit located at McCarran Airport, as a function of the County's cultural activities mission.

 

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

 

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the final hiring interview.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
 

Education and Experience: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Museum Administration or Studies, History, Archeology, a Natural or Social Science, Business or Public Administration or a field related to the work AND three (3) years of full-time professional, or supervisory experience in the development and operation of public museum facilities. Possession of an appropriate advanced degree is desirable. 

 

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

 

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours. Work entails weekend, evening and holiday assignments.

 

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

 

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
 

Assists in planning goals, objectives, procedures and work standards for the museum; develops and administers the specified museum's budget. Plans, develops and implements a variety of exhibits, programs and activities for a single or multiple museum sites; may develop exhibits and programs in specific programmatic areas. Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff. Recommends selection of staff; trains staff and provides for their professional development; administers discipline as required. Contributes to the overall quality of the museum's service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures. Schedules, researches and develops programs to accompany traveling exhibits and displays, researches and locates artifacts for display and coordinates the preservation and restoration of such objects. Obtains lecturers, artists, crafts persons, performers and others to present information related to ongoing or special exhibits; recruits and trains volunteers to present information related to such exhibits; researches and develops programs for special age, cultural and ethnic groups. Directs the daily operation of a single or multiple museum sites; ensures that the public facilities are properly maintained; oversees the receipt, balancing and deposit of monies received. Ascertains public interests and areas of historical need; plans for collection development, including acquisition, preservation, storage and display; develops funding sources, including preparing grant applications and monitoring the use of grant funds. Confers and acts as liaison with a variety of educational, governmental, business and community groups; fosters the development of public awareness and program attendance; provides for the development of an active public educational and informational program; makes presentations to various groups. Maintains an accurate inventory of all museum property in accordance with professional standards; provides for the appropriate storage and safe keeping of such items. Ensures the safety and security of museum facilities and the visiting public. Prepares a variety of written materials, including periodic and special reports, policies and procedures, correspondence and informational materials. Assists with the preparation of museum exhibits and with general office support, gift shop, admission and other museum activities on a relief basis. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer and museum professional analytical tools, in the course of the work; may drive a County or personal motor vehicle to visit various sites and attend meetings.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; strength to lift and maneuver artifacts weighing to 50 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Must be capable of traveling to and from various county locations in order to attend meetings and visit and/or inspect other job sites. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.