Executive Director -- Kingman Museum

Job Purpose

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Kingman Museum. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

       Overall Organization Performance

       Works with the board and staff to develop strategies for achieving the mission goals and financial viability

       Uses sound analysis and judgement to make decisions to assure the Kingman Museum stays progressive

       Builds respect and profile for Kingman Museum with its various constituencies and the community

       Community Leadership

       Serves as an effective spokesperson and represents the Kingman Museum well to its constituents

       Establishes and makes use of working relationships with organizations and individuals in the field

       Networks and proactively engages community members

       Administration and Human Resources

       Establishes and leads an effective management team by maintaining a climate of excellence, accountability, and respect

       Maintains an appropriate balance between programs and administrations

       Recruits and retains a diverse staff

       Ensures that procedures and organizational culture maximize volunteer involvement

       Ensures compliance with relevant workplace employment laws

       Financial Sustainability and Mission Impact

       Assures adequate control and accounting of all funds, including maintaining sound financial practices

       Works with the staff, finance committee and the board to prepare budgets, monitor progress, and initiate changes (to operations and /or to budgets) as appropriate

       Assures that official records and documents are retained; the Kingman Museum complies with federal, state and local regulations

       Develops realistic, ambitious plans for acquiring funding, including writing grants and maintaining a positive relationship with donors and friends of the museum

       Successfully involves others in fundraising and in earned income generation

       Board Governance:   Works with board in order to fulfill the Kingman Museum’s mission

       In Collaboration with the Board Chair, appropriately involves board members in decisions and keeps the board fully informed in a timely manner of conditions of the Kingman Museum and issues influencing it

       Works with the board officers to ensure that the board is effective as a body and that recruitment involvement, and departures of individual board members are effective

Professional Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree with five or more years nonprofit management experience or 10 or more years nonprofit experience
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and oversight
  • Ability to convey a vision of the Kingman Museum’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability

About the Kingman Museum

Natural History.. Space.. Earth Science.. World Cultures!

Located inside the beautiful trails of Leila Arboretum, Kingman Museum is a hidden treasure in Southwest Michigan housing an extensive natural history collection and Digistar Planetarium. A local landmark in Battle Creek for over 80 years, Kingman Museum works to provide a universal place of hands-on learning for our community and a unique educational experience at every age with each visit.

Our Mission:  To be a resource and destination for lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe, world cultures and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

Interested parties should contact Avar Wright, at balb64@gmail.com.

Posted on the MMA website 4/10.


 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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