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Museum Division Director

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Museum Division Director
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Museum Division Director
$4,177.00 - $8,194.00 Monthly
Baton Rouge, LA
Job Type
Job Number
Culture Rec & Tourism-State Museum
Opening Date
Closing Date
6/2/2024 11:59 PM Central
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Supplemental Information
This position is located at the Office of State Museum in Baton Rouge , LA.
This position will be filled using the Regional Director and Branch option of the Minimum Qualifications.
Preferred Experience: Experience in interacting with support groups and donors and in securing project grants, developing and writing grants and proposals.
Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
The Regional Museum Division Director supervises the operations, and coordinates the exhibits, publicity and community programming and outreach of the Louisiana State Museum-Capitol Park. Thibodaux, Natchitoches and Patterson working under the direction of the Office of State Museum's Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary.
35% Coordinates, supervises and manages the operations of regional sites, overseeing a staff comprised of administrative and curatorial. Coordinates the work of all subordinate staff. Makes assignments, directs the work, and evaluates work of subordinates. Conducts performance planning and reviews. Counsels and disciplines subordinates when necessary on performance issues. Approves annual and sick leave requests. Makes recommendations regarding merit increases to appointing authority. Interviews job applications, make hiring recommendations to the appointing authority.
25% Actively seeks to increase awareness and engagement of the Museum within the greater, cultural academic, and philanthropic communities. Makes presentation to community and interest groups promoting the Louisiana State Museum, its exhibits and programming. Attends community and special events conferences promoting museum activities. Works with the Public Information Director to prepare brochure for promoting museum activities. Greets the public and schedules and conducts VIP tours of the facilities.
20% Plans, organizes and coordinates curatorial functions for Community Programs and Collections of regional sites, working in consultation with the LSM Interpretive Services, Education, and Collections Division Directors.
15% Prepares management reports such as budget proposals. personnel, operational activities and vehicle use. Approves routine purchase request of the sites. Establishes a procedure for admission receipts and bank deposits.
5% Performs other duties assigned.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
For further information about this vacancy, contact :
Troi Johnson, HR Analyst
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
PO Box 94361
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9361
FAX: 225-342-7928
Minimum Qualifications
1.) Division Director Option:
A baccalaureate degree in American history, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, history, historical geography, museum science, museology, or fine arts, plus four years of professional level curatorial experience.
2.) Regional Director and Branch option:
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level museum experience.
Division Director and Regional Director and Branch options:
A master's degree in the above qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in any qualifying field will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To direct the work activities of a major division in the State Museum; to serve as a regional director over the branch museums in a region of the State of Louisiana; or to manage and
direct the operations of a large and complex branch museum in a metropolitan area such as the Capitol Park Branch Museum in Baton Rouge.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
Broad from the Museum Curatorial Services Director or higher.
Supervision Exercised:
Division: Direct line over Curators, Museum Special Projects Coordinator, and Librarians; functional over volunteers.
Regional: Direct line over Curators, Museum Branch Directors, security, maintenance, custodial, and other museum staff.
Branch: Direct line over Curators, security, maintenance, custodial, and other museum staff.
Location of Work:
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of State Museum.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Curator 3 and Special Projects Coordinator by the presence of division management responsibilities.
Differs from Museum Curatorial Services Director by the absence of responsibility for the direction of the Division of Curatorial Services.
Differs from Museum Director-Branch by serving as a regional director supervising Branch Directors.
Differs from a Museum Director-Branch by managing a large, independent and complex museum that is not part of a region.
Examples of Work
Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the work activities of a major division for the State Museum.
Coordinates work by scheduling assignments and directing the work of subordinate curators.
Directs arrangements for the receipt or rejection of accessions to the museum; plans and arranges for expansion of collection.
Supervises the accessing and cataloging of materials for museum records.
Schedules and supervises the periodic inventory of collections for signs of deterioration; directs the repair and conservation of articles as necessary.
Performs the more technical research to identify and interpret museum collections.
Directs the planning, arranging, and hanging of exhibits.
Coordinates public relations for divisional activities.
Presents lectures and attends special events and conferences to promote museum activities.
Recommends policies and procedures regarding the division.
Coordinates, supervises and manages the curatorial, operations, maintenance and law enforcement activities for their branch museum and Branch Museum Directors in the
their region by inspections, review of financial and administrative reports and budget requests, conferences, training sessions, and coordination of major construction,
repairs or expenditures, and interpretive programming.
Develops, prepares and monitors budget recommendations for personnel services, equipment and materials; prepares purchase requests and makes needed purchases;
maintains fiscal records; prepares reports, correspondence and plans; recommends policies and procedures for regional operations.
Meets with civic and governmental groups to promote region and site use by public relations.
Coordinates public relations by meeting with civil foundations and governmental groups to promote region and site.
Supervises the maintenance and use of buildings and grounds for support functions and/or staff. Coordinates branch and site level work by scheduling and managing the
work of subordinate staff; trains staff; inspects building, grounds and equipment to insure that proper safety, security and maintenance procedures and standards are being met.
Coordinates pre-bid, pre-construction and final inspection meetings on repair projects within the southern region.
Selects and trains staff; assigns and evaluates the work of all subordinate branch museum personnel. Coordinates work by scheduling assignments and directing the work
of subordinates at branch museum.
Prepares management reports such as budget proposals, personnel, operational activities, visitation, and vehicle use. Prepares purchase requests and makes purchases.
Plans, proposes, coordinates, supervises and participates in general maintenance, minor repairs, contracted construction and programs.
Conducts correspondence relative to the branch museum.
Cooperates with Museum Division Directors of Collections and Programs in planning, organizing and coordinating curatorial functions within the branch museum.
Performs literary and field research on the culture, archaeology or history of the area, prepares brochures from information obtained and assists with the planning
and arranging of exhibits.
Presents lectures and attends special events and conferences promoting branch museum activities.
Greets the public and schedules and conducts tours of the facility.
Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.
As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:
Insurance Coverage More information can be found at
Parental Leave- Up to six weeks paid parental leave
More information can be found at
Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
- Mardi Gras,
- Good Friday,
- Memorial Day,
- Independence Day,
- Labor Day,
- Veteran's Day,
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):
- Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video (\Retirement\System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system
- Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,
- Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others
Do you have experience in Grant Writing?
- Yes
- No
Do you have experience in Public Speaking?
- Yes
- No
Do you have experience in speaking French or Spanish?
- Yes
- No
Do you possess a baccalaureate degree in American history, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, history, historical geography, museum science, museology, or fine arts?
- Yes
- No
Required Question
State of Louisiana
For agency contact information, please refer to
the supplemental information above.
Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
(866) 783-5462
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