Duties include, under administrative direction, providing conceptual leadership through specialized knowledge in the operations of three existing museums in the city of Irving (the Ruth Paine House Museum, the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center and the Mustang Museum) and playing a key role in the construction implementation of a new 15,000 sq. ft. Irving Museum and Heritage Center. For all four entities, the Museum Manager will develop policy; acquire funding; and manage the staff and activities of the assigned area. Duties will also include overseeing professional practices such as acquisitions, deaccessioning, preservation, research interpretation, and preservation for all City of Irving Museums and the city’s Archives; planning, developing, organizing and directing educational, historical and artistic programs and experiences for museum visitors and facility users; researching and proposing major initiatives to sustain and enhance appreciation of local cultural heritage; overseeing, arranging and directing security, preservation, transportation and storage of collected and borrowed artwork and artifacts; assisting with budget planning and administration; researching, preparing and submitting grant and endowment proposals; coordinating media relations and marketing of museum programs and services; and representing the City museums at professional conferences.
Application may be submitted online at cityofirving.org.
Jobs close at 5:00 p.m. on the closing date posted on the City website.
A Master’s degree in a related field and three years of museum management experience required. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Texas driver’s license.
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