DEPARTMENT: Program and Exhibits
STATUS: Full-time, exempt
BENEFITS: Paid time off including vacation, sick, and holidays; health, vision, and dental insurance, 401k
LAKESHORE MUSEUM CENTER MISSION: Inspire curiosity and wonder about Muskegon County's natural and cultural history through our interactive exhibits and experiential programs.
About the Museum: The Lakeshore Museum Center is a multi-site institution that has exhibits at all campuses and small exhibits throughout the community. The Main campus is a traditional two-story history/natural history museum that features permanent and temporary exhibits as well as three hands-on rooms. The Historic Sites campus includes five buildings/homes with changing exhibit spaces. The Muskegon Heritage Museum is the latest campus addition and has industry-focused exhibits. Over 60,000 guests visit the museum annually for our exhibits and programs. Visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org for images and more information.
This is a unique position that will likely evolve over time. The right candidate will be extremely adept at working with people and manage all aspects of a previously independent museum as it transitions to an operational site of the Lakeshore Museum Center. The right candidate will be working with 80 volunteers (led by a volunteer team leader), the Founding Directors of the Heritage Museum, and the many departments and staff of the Lakeshore Museum Center to operate and “blend” the Heritage Museum into the Lakeshore Museum Center. The right candidate for this position is likely someone who serves/served as a Director of a small Museum with few-to-no staff and had to wear all hats to keep the Museum running.
· Oversee or Schedule and coordinate school and big lesson tours in the off-season and when needed within the season.
· Work with LMC Exhibits and Collections Director and Department staff for new or changing exhibits and merging the “Collection” over time.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Cheryl Graves at
Cheryl@lakeshoremuseum.org or via mail to Cheryl Graves, Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Ave, Muskegon, Ml 49440.