Museum Manager - The Peel Compton Foundation

Job Title

Museum Manager - The Peel Compton Foundation

Job Description

The Peel Compton Foundation is seeking an experienced, ambitious Museum Manager to join a top-notch team and provide enlightened leadership at The Peel Mansion Museum and Compton Gardens Exhibit Room. The ideal teammate will have the demonstrated ability to be a strategic thought-partner and a hands-on, participative, leader.

About the Position
You’ll have responsibility for all aspects of the museum and museum store operations that includes budgeting, financial controls and exhibition development. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining and researching the collection and docent/volunteer recruitment and training. This role is critical to the Peel Compton Foundation organization in order to support future growth and expand impact.

What you will do
You will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and museum operations as the organization continues to enhance its visitor and donor services. This is a tremendous opportunity for a museum leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of the Peel Compton Foundation.

• Oversee the day to day operations and exhibition planning of the museum and cabin store
• Manage the museum which includes planning, organizing, staffing, funding and directing the museum
• Understand financial reporting, P&L statements and budgeting processes in order to manage and lead a well-organized team and meet business objectives
• Engage with visitors and donors and manage the docents and volunteer programs
• Enhance the museums profile to local and national audiences
• Develop and drive applicable revenue streams associated with the Peel Mansion and Museum Store
• Motivate and lead a high performing team; attract, recruit and retain required volunteers currently not in place
• Coach staff, monitor work product, develop staff skills, and evaluate performance; meet regularly with direct reports and those in your vertical to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; develop short and long-term goals and priorities for direct reports

• Manage the museum, cabin store and exhibit room to ensure they are well organized and provide for consistent visitor and patron experience
• Develop and create artifact donation policies and procedures to allow for effective cataloging and archiving of artifacts
• Develop volunteer and docent programs
• Passionately communicate about the museum and exhibit rooms collections and history and the importance they play in the community and nation
• Must possess excellent research and writing skills to successfully explore new grant opportunities

Who we are looking for

Personal attributes that support your success
• Ability to make decisions, problem solve, delegate as needed, possess a level of business maturity and be a solid communicator
• Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
• You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
• You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
• A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
• A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom
• You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand • Demonstrated qualities of integrity, credibility, and a dedication to the mission

Additional Helpful Experience Includes
• Broad operations management experience
• Doctoral or related degree (museum specialty)

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, controls or machines; reach with hands and arms; speak; hear; stoop; kneel; and crouch.

The Peel Compton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Basic Qualifications

• 7+ years of professional, curatorial and management experience
• Demonstrated skills in leadership and management and a demonstrated track record of high-performance while being able to use sound judgement and reasoning to make decisions
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Master’s Degree in history, art or related content area