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Museum Director

City of Ketchikan, AK
Ketchikan, Alaska
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
MUSEUM DIRECTOR for the City of Ketchikan. The Museum Director plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Museum Department including care and growth of the collections, exhibits, education, and public programming. Promotes a shared sense of community among Ketchikan residents and coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. The

Museum Director prepares and administers the department's operating and capital budget and manages a permanent staff in furtherance of the city's goals. The Museum Director ensures implementation of City Council policies and direction, and responds to recommendations of advisory boards by planning, implementing and evaluating department activities, programs and facilities. This includes maintenance and preservation of the extensive artifact collections and archives of local and regional history held by the City of Ketchikan and the Tongass Historical Society, as well as the Alaska Totems collection managed by the City. This also includes all maintenance and operations of the city's Centennial Building and Totem Heritage Center. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in U.S. History, Anthropology, Museology, or a related field and ten years of increasingly responsible experience in coordinating, supervising, and administering the promotion, planning, implementation, and evaluation of museum programs including three years of management and administrative responsibility.

Regular, full-time Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 with some evenings and weekends. Wage rage of $5,960.01 - $8,027.29/month DOQ; plus benefits. Position is open until filled; EOE/AA

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