Friday, May 12, 2017

Position Announcement: Cultural/Museum Administrator, Tohono O'odham Nation’s Cultural Center/Museum

Position Summary:
Under limited supervision, accomplishes established objectives by planning, organizing, directing and evaluating all functions required to operate and maintain activities and services provided by the Tohono O'odham Nation’s Cultural Center/Museum. The work is normally reviewed upon completion to ensure compliance with general organization/ department goals, policies and procedures. Major work activities are covered by procedures or guidelines permitting flexibility in selecting methods to utilize and procedures to follow, determination of work priorities, and the planning and coordination of projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
-Ensures Cultural Center/Museum effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-term goals and concerns that must be addressed.
-Implements and maintains professional standards and serves as the liaison between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Nation’s Government, Cultural Center/Museum Board, advisory groups, Districts, School Districts, Communities, other Museums, archaeology and anthropology communities.
-Directs the development of strategic plans for all Cultural Center/Museum activities and programs.
-Directs the establishment, implementation, and communication of goals, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with strategic plans.
-Provides information and recommends options and course of action by implementing directives.
-Increases management’s effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orientating, training, coaching, and disciplining Cultural Center/Museum personnel; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning responsibilities and assessing accountability; establishing a climate for offering operational opinions and suggestions; providing and participating in educational opportunities.
-Achieves financial objectives by preparing and administering annual budget; presenting and justifying budget recommendations to appropriate personnel.
-Prepares and submits reports on the status, activities, and plans for current and future operations to immediate supervisor, and required personnel.
-Secures additional funding for the continuation and expansion of program services and services delivery. 
-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, reviewing professional publications, establishing networks, participating in professional societies, and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
-Performs other job related duties as assigned and contributes to a team effort.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the Tohono O’odham history, culture, customs, and traditions.
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, tribal laws, regulations and requirements.
• Knowledge of laws, regulations, codes, ordinances and statutes regarding Culture Center/Museum operations.
• Knowledge of budget preparation and grant/proposal writing and administration.
• Knowledge of tribal, state and federal accounting, purchasing, auditing and human resources policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of Museums as well as museum management.
• Knowledge of effective principles and practices of management and supervision.
• Skill in effective management and supervision.
• Skill in providing superior customer service to internal and external customers.
• Skill in Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
• Ability to formulate and implement a strategic vision and articulate the museum mission.
• Ability to demonstrate a high level of sensibility to community issues and concerns.
• Ability to prepare reports, exercise initiative and exhibit independent judgment.
• Ability to facilitate meetings, conferences and training.
• Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, and the general public.
• Ability to maintain privileged confidential information.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Native American Studies, or closely related field, and one year work experience in museum administration, research and related museum activities, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
• Two years of supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:
• Upon recommendation for hire a criminal background and fingerprint check is required to determine suitability for hire.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
• Must meet the Tohono O’odham Nation tribal employer’s insurance requirements to receive a driver’s permit to operate program vehicles.
• Based on the department’s needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O’odham Language and English as a condition of employment.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive

To apply, contact
Tohono O'odham Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 837
Sells, Arizona 85634
(520) 383-6540

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