Kings Mountain Historical Museum

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


POSITION: DIRECTOR & CURATOR

Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Kings Mountain, NC
Applications Contact: Adria Focht
Email: kmhmdirector@outlook.com
Job Announcement Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Appointment Type: Full Time Salaried Overtime Exempt Employee
Compensation: Salary starts at $38,000
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Website: www.kingsmountainmuseum.org

The Director & Curator is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors.  The Board is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiast, and dynamic individual to provide leadership and manage the daily operations of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum (KMHM).

As the Director & Curator of a small museum, the ideal candidate must be willing to “wear many hats” and perform in various roles as necessary.  The role requires a creative and hardworking self-starter with exceptional multitasking and problem-solving skills.  Essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

External Relations & Leadership in the Community

  • Serve as KMHM’s key spokesperson; represent the Museum with professionalism and integrity.  Actively build strategic community partnerships and cultivate strong and lasting relationships.  Maintain involvement with existing partners (i.e. Charlotte Regional History Consortium, Community Partners Committee, KM Main Street Advisory Board, KM Chamber Advisory Council, Library Planning Board, etc.)
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders (personnel, Board members, City & County management and officials, partners, donors, and the public) to increase Museum support and to achieve strategic goals.
  • Manage all advertising, marketing, and media relations.  Administer KMHM’s website and social media sites; develop press releases, e-blasts, and printed media such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, etc. 


Museum Governance & Human Resources

  • Collaborate with the Board to refine and achieve KMHM’s mission and vision, promote organizational growth, and enhance the Museum’s impact in the community.
  • Develop, revise, and implement core planning and policy documents with a focus on steps toward AAM accreditation.
  • Accountable for nonprofit administration and legal compliance.
  • Oversee all human resources functions.  Supervise staff; administer internship and volunteer programs.  Responsible for personnel recruitment, hiring, training, mentorship and development, scheduling, payroll, annual performance evaluations, and recognition.
  • Facilitate Board development, orientation, engagement, committees, and activities.


Cultural Resource Management & Programming Oversight

  • In accordance with professional standards and best practices, oversee and improve all daily museum operations, visitor services, exhibitions, and collections management.
  • Work with Program Committee to plan, schedule, implement, and evaluate KMHM’s annual calendar of public programing.  Coordinate educational programs including guided tours of exhibits and historic structures, special events, as well as outreach and onsite programs for schools, homeschoolers, civic organizations, special needs groups, and the general public.
  • Serve as on-call Facilities Manager for three historic structures and Museum grounds.  Responsible for safety and security, coordinating routine and emergency maintenance, as well as historic preservation, restoration, and operations initiatives.


Fiscal Management

  • Administer all finances.  Work with Finance Committee to develop and implement annual operating budget, and manage accounts.  Prepare Annual Report and financial statements.  Maintain financial records and ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Direct all fundraising and development initiatives.
  • Steward existing financial supporters and foster a culture of philanthropy.  Identify potential development opportunities and cultivate new donors.  Direct, support, and participate in the solicitation of donations, sponsorships, and planned giving.
  • Compose and coordinate grants to achieve strategic goals.


The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies, Nonprofit Management, Anthropology, or related field.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • 2-5 years of experience in a museum or similar cultural institution
  • A passion for history; ability to learn about and interpret the history of Kings Mountain and the surrounding region
  • Management/leadership experience
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge about historic preservation
  • Business savvy and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management
  • Track record of being detail-oriented, organized, reliable, and flexible
  • Experience with QuickBooks and PastPerfect a plus


Minimum Physical or Ability Requirements:
Candidate must be able to work various Saturdays and evening hours.  Must be physically able to navigate through historic buildings with multiple flights of stairs and tight spaces, and able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Application Procedure:
Email cover letter, resume, and/or CV to kmhmdirector@outlook.com.  Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position to which you are applying and where you learned of the opportunity.  Please note that only those candidates invited for screening will be contacted.

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POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Kings Mountain Historical Museum (KMHM)
Kings Mountain, NC
Applications Contact: Adria Focht
Email: kmhmdirector@outlook.com
Job Announcement Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Appointment Type: Part Time Hourly Employee (average 20 hours per week)
Schedule: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Compensation: Hourly rate is $10.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Website: www.kingsmountainmuseum.org

The Administrative Assistant is hired by and reports to KMHM’s Director & Curator, under the direction of the Board of Directors.  KMHM is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiast, and dynamic individual to serve as the Museum’s Administrative Assistant.

As a critical support staff member of a small museum, the ideal candidate must be willing to “wear many hats” and perform in various roles as necessary.  The role requires a creative and hardworking self-starter with exceptional multitasking and problem-solving skills.  Essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Director with Museum operations and administrative tasks.
  • Provide gracious visitor assistance.  Greet visitors, provide guided tours, answer phones, direct tourists, and provide an exceptional customer service and sales experience.  Represent the Museum with professionalism and integrity.
  • Assist with museum events and programs (may require working occasional weekend and evening hours)
  • Assist with fundraising and development activities. 
  • For annual fundraising event:
    • Serve on Annual Fundraiser subcommittee
    • Manage cake auctions (planning, preparation, and event assistance)
    • Maintain accurate ongoing database of in-kind donors, including cake bakers
    • Prepare thank you letters for in-kind donors and cake bakers​
  • Act as recording secretary for monthly board meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.
  • Act as Gift Shop Manager:
    • Promote and process sales
    • Order supplies and sales items
    • Close out each month, manage/replenish cash drawer
    • Close out each quarter (calculate sales, taxes due, artist remittance checks)
    • Close out each year and prepare comparisons with previous years
    • Prepare monthly reports for bank deposits and credit card charges
    • Manage inventory
    • Handle contracts with authors and artists, calculate selling prices and commissions
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 2-5 years of experience in an administrative capacity, museum experience a plus
  • A passion for history; ability to learn about and interpret the history of Kings Mountain and the surrounding region
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Strong relationship building skills 
  • Business/financial acumen and accounting ability will be needed to manage and improve the operations and profitability of the Gift Shop
  • Track record of being detail-oriented, organized, reliable, and flexible
  • Ability to identify needs and the initiative to address them
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required, QuickBooks experience preferred
  • Fundraising experience a plus


Minimum Physical or Ability Requirements:
Candidate will be asked to work occasional Saturdays and evening hours as needed.  Must be physically able to navigate through historic buildings with multiple flights of stairs and tight spaces, and able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Application Procedure:
Email cover letter, resume, and/or CV to kmhmdirector@outlook.com.  Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position to which you are applying and where you learned of the opportunity.  Please note that only those candidates invited for screening will be contacted.