Montgomery County Cultural Foundation Job Description Executive Director

Montgomery County Cultural Foundation
Job Description
Executive Director
Report to:
 Montgomery County Cultural Foundation Board of Directors
 Staff and volunteers
 Part-time position (20 hours /week average)
 Paid twice a month
 Vacation – 20 hours annually
 Personal time – 10 hours annually
 Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s preferred in Museum Studies, History, Public
History, Art History or related field. Coursework in non-profit or business related fields
desirable. Professional experience comparable to above education considered.
 Strong management and leadership skills
 Success in strategic planning and fundraising; grant-writing experience strongly
 Clear understanding of professional museum standards and willingness to adhere to
those standards
 Experience in planning and implementing diverse types of educational programming
 Experience in designing and installing museum exhibits
 Ability to communicate effectively with diverse range of individuals
Position Summary:
The Executive Director is responsible for managing the daily operations and for the
educational and creative direction of the organization, collections, interpretations,
exhibitions, acquisitions and donations; recommends policies and assures that approved
policies are followed; plans and directs activities, special events, summer camps;
oversees operation, preservation and maintenance of the Rotary Jail Museum and the
Tannenbaum Cultural Center; is responsible for supervising and coordinating the work
of the staff and volunteers; works with the board to plan and implement fundraising
activities, i.e. capital campaigns, endowment campaigns, and grant writing; serves as
the primary spokesperson for the organization; endeavors to comply with established
professional museum standards.
Key Responsibilities:
 Work with staff to plan and implement educational programming and coordinate
outreach activities; develop and cultivate opportunities to raise the organization profile
 Ensure an ongoing public presence for the organization through marketing, public
speaking, and other public communications, i.e. newsletters, updates, web site, social
media, media releases
Recruit, interview, hire, and terminate staff and oversee their work; provide direction,
support, and evaluation
Work with volunteers and staff to assure that the organization’s sites are available to the
public during specified hours of operations; work with staff to develop interpretive
plan; train staff
Serve as head of staff, providing oversight, direction, support, and evaluation
Supervise volunteer program. Ensure that the organization and its physical assets (including
materials on loan) are properly and adequately insured
Work for and support the Board of Directors in their governance role, including selection of
Promote professional museum standards to the Board of Directors and staff; act as an
advocate for the organization’s collections and facilities ensuring that policies and
procedures conform to accepted professional museum standards and codes of ethics
Work with the Board of Directors and staff to establish overall direction and priorities
including the development, implementation, and periodic revision of a strategic plan
Manage the organization and staff within the established policies and practices and
pursuant to the approved mission and vision
Refer research requests to the appropriate individual or organization to ensure that the
requests are filled
Serve as nonvoting member of all standing committees
Oversee the operation of the Turnkey Gift Shop
Schedule and lead tours as needed
 Work with the Finance Committee to develop a yearly budget and to ensure that sound financial
policies and controls are in place, and disburse funds appropriately
 Complete annual evaluations of all staff and recommend appropriate financial remuneration
 Work with the Board of Directors and staff to establish and implement fundraising
goals, encourage ongoing participation of Board members as donors and solicitors
 Help to identify and cultivate individual, foundation, and corporate donors and expand
donor base; research and write grant proposals, develop annual solicitations, and other
fundraising initiatives
 Ensure the preservation and maintenance of the Rotary Jail Museum, Tannenbaum Cultural
Center and the museum grounds
 Direct and oversee the acquisition of artifacts and archival materials in accordance with
approved Collections Management Policy
 Direct and oversee preservation, conservation, and interpretation of artifacts and
archival materials in the permanent collections of the organization
 Initiate and administer policies and programs that benefit the collections
 Supervise housekeeping of the sites belonging to the organization
Approved by the Montgomery County Cultural Foundation Board of Directors on 11-18-2014