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Executive Director

Serves as chief operating officer of the Phippen Museum of Western Art and the George Phippen Memorial Foundation. Directs all activities of the Museum, including carrying out its mission, executing on its strategic plan and overseeing and directing staff, as well as reporting to the Board of Trustees through the elected Chairman of the Board and working with the other trustees to accomplish the organizational objectives.

Core Duties:
Operates the Museum within budget

  • Supervises personnel and facility management
  • Maintains highest ethical standards as promulgated by AAM
  • Cultivates relationships with key stakeholders including artists, donors and members
  • Coordinates and supports implementation of Museum programs, projects, activities events and public relations
  • Assures that the financial position of the museum is solid through oversight of operating expenses, fundraising activities and program and event development
  • Exhibits dedication to high level of collection stewardship
  • Attends community events and promotes the Museum
  • Works closely with the Board of Trustees to engage them in activities essential to the mission

Additional Responsibilities:

Finance and Funding

  • Develops and monitors annual budget and advises Board of financial matters on a regular basis
  • Oversees resource development including grant submission; develops contacts to expand endowment and other fundraising possibilities
  • Identifies and secures non-cash gifts related to Museum’s mission
  • Coordinates staff and Board fund-raising initiatives and activities

Organizational Oversight

  • Assists in development and implementation of operational policies and procedures
  • Oversees the day-to-day management of the Museum
  • Assists and oversees development of annual calendar for Board, exhibits, and committee meetings
  • Develops and manages staff in accordance with current policies and labor regulations
  • Oversees the Phippen Memorial Day Art Show
  • Serves as liaison between staff, volunteers and Board, assuring development opportunities

Required Skills:

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution ability
  • Effective oral and written communication, including regular public speaking
  • Ability to establish and maintain vibrant working relationships within the Museum and outside communities of interest in varying circumstances and environments
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff including the review of work of others to ensure conformity with Museum standards
  • Experience and knowledge of 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Experience with the development of organizational budgets
  • High level of knowledge of basic computer programs, accounting programs and databases
  • Comprehend and make inferences from written material