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1803FW: Job Posting - Deputy Director- Texas

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  • Gutenkauf, Diane
    Mar 11, 2014
      Don’t respond to me, application info is below

      Diane Gutenkauf
      Director
      Robert R. McCormick Museum
      Wheaton IL 60189
      630-260-8159 (v)
      dgutenkauf@...

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      Subject: FW: Job Posting - Deputy Director- Texas

      Deputy Director
      Museum of Texas Tech University

      The Deputy Director of the Museum of Texas Tech University will support the Executive Director and the university as the lead representative of the Museum to its external constituents and the general public. The Deputy Director’s primary areas of responsibility include marketing and promotion, community engagement, and public education. The Deputy Director will also support the Executive Director in the administrative areas of strategic planning, budget and finance, and policy development and implementation, especially where these areas affect external relations. As appropriate, the Deputy Director will assist and coordinate with the development officer assigned to the Museum. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director.

      Particular duties of the Deputy Director are to:

      •Establish and implement an aggressive marketing plan that will increase the Museum’s visibility locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally by promoting its unique collections and exhibits, academic and public programs, and research functions. Coordinate with the Associate Director for Museum Information Services in these efforts.
      •Work closely with the Executive Director, faculty, and staff to maximize the TTU Museum budget and develop new sources of funding to support programs and activities through grants, community partnerships, corporate sponsorships, and similar sources.
      •Coordinate with the Executive Director and the Assistant Director for Community Engagement to help organize and promote Museum-based community outreach and engagement opportunities through collaborations within the university, the city, and the region.
      •Help identify and attract additional external audiences for the Museum’s public education programs, including the Planetarium.
      •Liaise with the Museum Association to foster goodwill relationships and functional opportunities that benefit the Museum by that Association’s efforts and resources •Coordinate with the Executive Director and the Assistant Director for Operations on policy implementation and practices pertaining to external constituents’ and the public’s use of Museum facilities.
      •Coordinate and engage with staff who serve as the “public face” of the Museum, to include providing informative presentations to community organizations and affinity groups throughout the region, state, and nation.
      •Work with the Executive Director on budgeting for externally generated revenues and for expenditures related to the various functions and activities coordinated by the Deputy Director.

      Qualifications: As the minimum qualification, applicants must have a master’s degree in Museum Studies/Science or a discipline related to the mission of the Museum. Preference will be for applicants who have relevant experience in a museum or non-profit environment, who share the Museum’s interests and goals, and who have a proven record of success in marketing and community engagement. Additional preferences include experience in public relations and public education. Previous managerial or administrative experience involving the oversight of multiple direct reports and involving regular interaction with external constituents is required. Highly refined verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to enthusiastically share the vision and accomplishments of the Museum with stakeholders, potential donors, and funding agencies are indispensable.

      Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

      To apply: http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/60947