Posting Number 20112588
Position Title Director Spindletop-Gladys Boomtown #499339
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
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
State of Texas Retirement plans
Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
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
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
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
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's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran
applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
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.
Posting Date 01/12/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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