Director Spindletop-Gladys Boomtown #499339

Lamar University
February 19, 2023
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Position Information

Posting Number 20112588

Position Title Director Spindletop-Gladys Boomtown #499339 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Gladys City Museum

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

The Director of the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum provides dynamic leadership to direct policy making, planning, organization, staffing, and operations for a complex of 17 replica buildings representing life during the boom years of the first Spindletop oil boom, 1890-1910. The Director works closely with the administration of Lamar University, an Advisory Council, museum staff and volunteers to refine, develop, and implement programs for the museum's fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, events and community outreach.

What You'll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Chief of Operations.
  • Works in conjunction with university administration to develop the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, statewide, national and international awareness and prominence.
  • Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the collections held in public trust.
  • Directs the museum's operations, to include development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, event management and staffing.
  • Manages, leads and develops a part-time staff of four, volunteers, contractors and consultants.
  • Directs the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives. Develops an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the museum.
  • Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum's public image to expand interest and support.
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

    Benefits – Job Perks:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

    Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in history, museum studies, communications, business management, or related field.
  • Customer Service Excellence.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, non- profits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and audience development with demonstrated grant writing abilities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with volunteers and in community relations and outreach capacities.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget.
  • Strong business management skills, including planning, time management, and decision­ making skills.
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling and word processing software. Experience with web content management systems a plus.
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary Commensurate Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 01/12/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

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  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. opm.gov/forms/pdffill/sf15.pdf to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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