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- Participates in the personnel process of department staff including, but not limited to, hiring, supervision, development, discipline and evaluation of staff performance and identification of staff training needs.
- Leads staff members in providing the highest quality service to all internal and external customers, which include building group morale and cohesiveness, managing group processes and achieving team goals.
- Maintains department collections responsive to community’s information, recreation and education needs.
- Plans work flow of department including staffing for effective public service.
- Makes recommendations for service improvement to administration.
- Insures compliance with standard operating procedures.
- Manages the integration and operations of Digital Services and supervises the Digital Services Team Lead.
- Assist direct leader with vendors and outside customer contracts.
- Oversees digital services processes at the Main Library.
- In coordination with Digital Services and GLH staff, establishes priorities for digitization.
- In coordination with The Preservation Lab and GLH staff, establishes priorities for collection maintenance, conservation treatment and preservation of special collections.
- Collaborates with The Preservation Lab in preparing special collection exhibitions, including surrogate creations, cradling, and mounting.
- Coordinates and implements emergency preparedness plans when required and as indicated in collaboration with designated institutional colleagues.
- Provides narrative and statistical reports as necessary.
- Implements a public service program of reference and research assistance, reader’s advisory and programming and community engagement to support the Library’s mission statement.
- Maintains appropriate use of assigned monies related to property, programs, and materials
- Supervises department’s participation in public and in-house workshops, programs and book talks as requested.
- Establishes and maintains effective partnerships and communications with community groups, organizations and individuals.
- Maintains awareness of current library trends and subject matter through professional reading, conference attendance and organization participation. Represents Library at meetings, conferences and seminars.
- Regular and reliable attendance is required.
- Minimum of three years of management experience.
- Demonstrates familiarity with standards for care and handling of rare and fragile materials, including appropriate standards for storage, transportation, exhibition, and preservation of various formats.
- Ability to act as team leader: motivate, persuade, and negotiate with diverse individuals and groups.
- Customer-oriented approach to service.
- Demonstrated leadership experience and/or project management experience.
- Knowledge of collections and services in Genealogy, Cincinnati and river history and culture, and African American history and culture at a level sufficient to provide extensive research assistance.
- Knowledge of archival principles.
- Proficiency with common computer applications; knowledge of Sierra integrated library system preferred.
- Knowledge of the basic elements of library administration and the ability to apply such knowledge to work performed.
- Analytical abilities sufficient to perform reference searches quickly and accurately with material at the appropriate age level.
- Independent judgment in order to set priorities and work independently.
- Strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with the public and staff.
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
- Initiative, creativity and flexibility; ability to act as a change agent
- Attends and participates in continuing educational programs focused on opportunities and changes in the profession.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school
40 hours per week
Grade 10: $59,633.60 – $89,460.80 annually
November 1, 2017
Executive Director, Fairfield County Heritage Association
DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all operational, administrative, financial disciplines, fundraising and programmatic aspects of the Fairfield County Heritage Association as directed by its Board of Directors. Properties include both the 1832 Georgian Museum and the 1811 Sherman House Museum. FCHA serves as the county historical society, and presents educational programs and exhibitions to the public. Salary commensurate with experience, starting range $40,000-$60,000.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead the Board, staff and volunteers in carrying out FCHA’s mission through a multi-year strategic plan
- Ensures the operations and administration of FCHA are in compliance with Board policies
- Provide overall supervision of the financial operations of FCHA on a daily basis; Develop an annual operating budget with direction from the Finance Committee
- Supervise the maintenance and preservation of the two historic house museums
- Manage paid staff, volunteers and interns
- Oversee the implementation of marketing strategies; promote the organization, its mission and the museums through public relations outlets
- Execute fundraising initiatives, including grant writing, major fundraising events and cultivating relationships with major stakeholders
- Provide leadership for volunteer committees responsible for public programming
- Cultivates professional relationships with community leaders and organizations for the purpose of increased awareness of and involvement in FCHA
- Manage and provide care for museum collections
- Develop temporary exhibitions in collaboration with museum volunteer committees
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree in the following or closely related fields: History, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies or Business Administration
- Knowledge of museum management best practices and procedure
- At least three years of supervisory experience
- At least three years’ experience in non-profit fundraising
- Master’s Degree in Public History or Museum Administration
- Previous experience as a Museum Director or Assistant Director is desirable
- Experience in planning, organizing and operating public informational and educational facilities, programs and exhibits
- Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software and Quickbooks accounting software
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with FCHA staff, volunteers, members and the public
- Demonstrates enthusiasm for history and a desire to preserve and share local history
- Ability to develop and implement successful fundraising and membership drives
- Ability to prepare and analyze data, to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to carry out projects to their completion
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