Museum Manager | Temple, TX

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Museum Manager


Manage the operation of the Railroad & Heritage Museum to include exhibits, collection management, educational programs, fundraising, memberships, staff, volunteers, and board activities. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Libraries and Museums.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs, and supervises daily operation of Museum including gift shop, admission, exhibits, collections, facility rentals, fundraising, and educational programming; performs tasks in these roles when needed, such as running gift shop, giving tours, or installing exhibits
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates staff; plans, prioritizes, and assigns tasks; monitors work and performance
  • Directs and implements policies for the Museum to meet professional standards, collections management, financial procedures, disaster response plan, etc.
  • Assists in the development of the museum’s strategic plan
  • Oversees exhibits, ensures quality of exhibits, maintains calendar and monitors receiving and shipping process
  • Manages care, proper handling, display, storage, and use of historic objects and Museum collections
  • Works with donors to ensure compliance with the Collection Policy
  • Interfaces with and support the Temple RRHM Foundation Board
  • Increases museum memberships through recruitment, retention, and member engagement
  • Develops programs specifically for members
  • Recruits, trains, and monitors volunteers
  • Organizes and conducts fundraising activities, Family Day events, tours, trips, and educational programs to achieve revenue goals
  • Coordinates rental contracts
  • Acts as liaison between the Museum and various City Departments and community partners.
  • Accepts payments and processes refunds as necessary
  • Maintains inventory records, contracts, and replenishment
  • Follows the city policies, procedures, and safety guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Public History, American History, Business manager or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Three (3) years of museum experience in a leadership role
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, and To-Do

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of museum curatorial or management experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Power Automate
  • Project management experience, including but not limited to Agile, Lean, Kanban, or Scrum
  • Grant writing experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Pay Type: Salary

Minimum Hiring Rate: $60,028.80

Max Hiring Rate: $60,340.80

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