The Evansville Museum utilizes its permanent collection and resources to offer diverse educational experiences in art, history, and science for the tri-state region.
About the Museum
The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of southwestern Indiana’s most respected cultural institutions. The Museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine art, decorative arts, historic documents and photographs, and anthropological and natural history artifacts. Also on the Museum’s campus is the Evansville Museum Transportation Center, featuring southern Indiana transportation artifacts from the late-19th through the mid-20th centuries. The Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium offers programs in astronomy and full-dome projection science films for all ages.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science in achieving its operational and strategic goals; guiding the institution in its mission and vision to connect people through art, history, and science exhibitions and programming; facilitating donor development and grant seeking opportunities; overseeing program development and operations; and ensuring sound fiscal management. The Evansville Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 12 paid holidays, vacation, and personal days, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a retirement plan with a match of 3%.
The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science seeks a creative leader with an understanding of and passion for museums who can serve as a cultural diplomat to position the museum as a major educational resource and tourist attraction for Evansville and the tri-state region (Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky). The Executive Director is the organization’s chief spokesperson to both internal and external constituents and its primary fundraiser. With day-to-day oversight of all museum operations, the Executive Director will ensure widely held best practices in the care and stewardship of the collections.
The Executive Director will engage and encourage the Board of Trustees in its role as fundraisers, policymakers, and community ambassadors. He or she will maintain a culture of team building and open communication with the Trustees and staff. The Executive Director will implement and monitor a long-range institutional plan in coordination with the Board of Trustees and staff.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Board of Trustees
· Keep the Board informed of all matters pertaining to the operation and management of the museum
· Work with the Board to develop updates to the strategic plan
· Establish organizational objectives and priorities
· Prepare for and attend monthly Executive Committee and Board meetings
· Serve as Ex Officio on all standing committees
· Assist in Board prospect Identification and recruitment, providing orientation for new Trustees
· Provide ongoing learning opportunities for Trustees through engagement with staff
· Employ and manage employees according to personnel policy procedures
· Create and communicate appropriate policies and procedures for all employees
· Act as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and staff
· Provide for the review of job performance
· Assess staffing needs and develop solutions for growth
· Develop and execute an annual budget to ensure adequate support for all aspects of the organization and its operations
· Oversee fundraising program to ensure income is maximized and in line with the mission
· Ensure that expenses are appropriate and in line with the museum’s needs and mission
· Oversee the planning for capital improvements
· Oversee and expand a development program for all of the museum’s fundraising including major gifts, endowment, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaign
· Prepare organization for capital, endowment, and other fundraising campaigns
· Encourage and seek funding from granting agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and public entities
· Represent the museum to the community at large in a positive and professional manner
· Maintain relationships and memberships with appropriate civic organizations
· Present relevant information from the community to the Board of Trustees and staff
· Maintain professional relationships with donors, vendors, contractors, suppliers, and volunteers
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