Executive Director | Beaumont, TX

Classified Job Listing,

September 23, 2022 






The Executive Director of the Texas Energy Museum is responsible for the operations and programs of this science and history museum in Beaumont, Texas, that focuses on petroleum energy. Established as a 501 C3 educational museum in 1990, the museum is overseen by a Board of Directors of 15 members, has a staff of 3 persons, and maintains modern exhibitions and robust educational programs.    



Supervise museum staff & volunteers ensuring effective daily operations.  

Prepare annual museum budget, prepare monthly & quarterly financial reports for treasurer & board of directors, and work with CPA on annual financial review. 

Responsible for strategic planning, as well as creating long-term & annual goals for the museum in conjunction with the Board of Directors.  

Plan, develop and implement permanent & temporary exhibitions. 

Plan, develop and implement school and group educational programs, virtual & distance learning programs, and community, family, & adult educational events. 

Ensure donated items and collections are reviewed, accessioned, cataloged, and preserved in accordance with generally accepted museum practices. 

Manage the museum’s development strategy and the generation of revenue through corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, major gifts, and contributions through the annual fund-raising gala. 

Serve as the public relations representative of the museum, effectively communicating and promoting the museum on all outreach and media platforms; develop and implement museum marketing strategy.  

Ensure maintenance of the museum building, grounds, and equipment to provide for safe and reliable operation of the museum and to maintain professional appearance.  

Ensure museum policies & practices are compliant with relevant federal, state, and local regulations; prepare and submit federal, state and city reports as required. 

Participate in & collaborate with museum, community, tourism, and professional associations to enhance professional development & museum involvement and promotion.  

Ensure regular and effective communication with Board of Directors including reporting on assigned committee achievements and results of set goals.  




Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Earth Science or related field preferred.  

3 years of museum or cultural organization experience; organization or program management experience preferred.  

Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. 

Understanding of general museum standards, ethics, and best practices as outlined by the American Alliance of Museums preferred. 

Experience & knowledge of fundraising, grant writing, program and event planning & management, marketing, financial management, and budget oversight preferred. 




Must be able to present presentations & programs to small and large groups.   

Must be able to help with exhibit installation and maintenance 




Minimum salary $60,000 plus 403B retirement plan and health insurance 

Position available January 1, 2023 


To apply & request application packet, email cover letter & resume to raphaella.tem@sbcglobal.net