Earthmoving Heritage & Learning Center Director

CJ Moyna & Sons + Mobile Track Solutions

Premier heavy-highway contractors in the Midwest.

Facility Overview:

Our brand-new Earthmoving Heritage & Learning Center will be a destination facility teaching the evolution of both Caterpillar earthmoving equipment and heavy equipment technology that built America. The 36,000 sq. ft museum will house a world class collection of antique Caterpillar equipment along with multiple displays showing the evolution of related technology such as:  controls, engine power, welding, safety, the environment, and more!  Our facility, which is scheduled to open in September 2021, will also be used specifically to host education events, formal training, and business seminars for up to 200 persons.

Position Overview:

As the Director of the Heritage & Learning Center you will be expected to build a nationally recognized earthmoving education program for earthmoving contractors. You will promote and manage all aspects of the education events, formal training, and business seminars happening at the facility. This includes managing all logistics that go into planning and hosting guests at the center with an emphasis on providing a superior visitor experience.  The position will have pre-opening duties which will entail project management tasks and assignments. Once the center is open, the development and rollout of day to day operations will become the primary job scope for our full time Director. This position will report to the private owner of the museum


 Pre-Opening Responsibilities:

  • Initial responsibilities will include acting as a project manager to assist with a timely opening date of the facility. This will involve heavy coordination and assistance to the interior design firm and contractors to finish the facility details.
  • Develop and implement an annual marketing plan including website development, advertising, and social media exposure.
  • Oversee the development of earned income opportunities to include education programs, facility rentals, tour visits, and hosting business meetings.
  • Develop an annual budget in consultation with museum owner and oversee the fiscal affairs of the museum.

Post Opening Responsibilities:

  • Manage ongoing annual marketing plan, business plan and budget
  • Develop sound working relationships with volunteers, other collectors, corporations, local and regional organizations, and potential donors.
  • Develop and train volunteers and ensure the facility is staffed for hours of operation, programs, and events to meet the needs of the organization, visitors, and customers.
  • Coordinate the rollout and development of exhibits to maximize facility appeal and industry engagement.
  • Manage earned income opportunities from planned education programs, facility rentals, tour visits, and hosting business meetings.
  • Assist with managing proper care and management of the collection
  • Carry out the strategic vision to include, in part, building a nationally recognized earthmoving education program for earthmoving contractors.
  • Manage day to day finances including handling of cash receipts, paying bills, ordering supplies

Position Requirements:

  • High School Graduate
  • Work Experience:
  • Experience working in Museums, public history  heritage or other learning centers preferable but not required.
  • Understanding of the museum field preferred
  • Experience, understanding, or familiarity with earthmoving, construction, and heavy equipment operation, service, or distribution is preferable but not required
  • Sales & Marketing – Web development and social media presence
  • Event Planning and Management
  • General management or business organization administration
  • Passion for history
  • Proficient with computers and have working knowledge of various computer software and applications (Outlook, all Microsoft Office Products,  social media platforms, website management etc.)
  • Availability in scheduling needs. The position will require occasional evening or weekend hours as needed.
  • Preferred Start Date – December 1, 2020

Personal Qualifications: The following personal characteristics are important

  • Excellent time management
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • High Attention to Detail
  • Highly self-motivated with sense of urgency regarding task or project completion
  • Financial acumen
  • Polished Communication skills – Ability to speak and write with a high degree of professionalism
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills. Candidate must enjoy working and meeting the public and heritage center visitors. Candidate must be comfortable embracing opportunities to develop new relationships with individuals and organizations.

Compensation:  $40,000 with potential for increase, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefit package is provided which includes healthcare and 401K.

Application Procedure:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Tasha Henkes – Human Resources: with “Heritage & Learning Center Director” in the subject line.  Be prepared to provide three references upon request.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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