Overview: The director of Glensheen shall develop and implement long range and annual work plans; provide fiscal, business and facility operations management; direct the hiring, training, supervision, and motivation of staff, and student workers; demonstrate entrepreneurial initiatives in programming and business management; support fundraising efforts; oversee the site’s public relations, marketing, and outreach community development efforts.
The director is responsible for managing the museum according to the recommended practices and the code of ethics of the American Alliance of Museums and to uphold Glensheen's mission to “Celebrate Preservation”.
Essential Job Functions: â— 25% Leadership: Design goals and strategic plans that focus resources efficiently and ensure long-term sustainability; Develop, implement, and assess long and short-range plans for offerings, preservation, fundraising, and development; Build staffing plans, work culture, hiring procedures, and training practices that emphasize respect, inclusivity, teamwork, creativity, and professionalism; Maintain open and productive lines of communication within and between the staff, university, and external audiences. â— 20% Financial Management: Maintain fiscal responsibility by managing Glensheen efficiently to achieve budget objectives while maintaining its collaborative work culture, providing high-quality customer service and encouraging innovation; use a holistic approach to effectively balance out all aspects, challenges, and opportunities of the estate. â—20% External Relations: Direct marketing activities; Act as a face of Glensheen in the region through community building and media relations; Use data-driven decisions to assess effectiveness of communication efforts on Glensheen operations and financials; Engage with similar organizations to learn new tactics and best practices; Represent the museum and the University of Minnesota Duluth at meetings and forums. â— 15% Preservation: Direct the execution of plans for the preservation, maintenance, and conservation of the property’s grounds and collections; manage approved capital projects. â— 15% Operations: Direct the implementation of Glensheen offerings, including accurate and professional interpretation to the public through daily tours, special events, and the gift shop; design and direct procedures to assure access and safety to staff and visitors. â— 5% Coordinate activities of the Glensheen Advisory Council and its committees. Encourage and facilitate the Council’s involvement in the historic site’s planning process, local policy making, and fundraising.
This is an Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) Position.
Required Qualifications: â— Bachelor’s degree and 8 or more years of related experience to include supervisory experience. â— Or a Master’s degree in a related field and 6 or more years of experience to include supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications: â— Experience in management, including successful budget and personnel management, short- and long-range planning, and administrative operations. â— Demonstrated experience as the external face of an organization. Museum, attraction, tourism, or related experience preferred. â— Successful experience in building and implementing engaging marketing campaigns. â— Strong customer facing and relationship skills. â— Ability to plan, organize and manage complex budgets and multi-faceted projects and programs within a large institution. â— Demonstrated ability to communicate in written, oral, and visual media to specialized audiences and the general public. â— Skills in human resources and personnel management related to hiring, training, coaching, and appraising performance. â— Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve. â— Knowledge of preservation, maintenance and security methods for historic structures, grounds, and cultural landscapes. â— Basic knowledge of curatorial practices as they apply to both two- and three-dimensional objects. â— An understanding of the methodology of museum education, audience assessment, and exhibit evaluation. â— Knowledge and appreciation of the cultures and history of northeast Minnesota and how it has historically impacted a broader scene nationally and internationally.
Internal Number: 341424
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