i.d.e.a. Museum Administrator

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-03-01
  • Organization: City of Mesa
  • Organization Type: Government
  • Location: Mesa, AZ
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website: http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/

i.d.e.a. Museum Administrator
($73,369.57 – $102,523.20 Annually)

The first review of applications will be on Monday, February 1, 2021.

The City of Mesa, Arizona, is seeking a new director for the i.d.e.a. Museum (imagination, design, experience, arts) after the retirement of long-time director Sunnee O’Rork. The Director (City title: i.d.e.a. Museum Administrator) is a senior manager within the City’s Arts and Culture Department. The i.d.e.a. Museum is dedicated to supporting early learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families. Through imaginative and creative experiences in ArtVille and the HUB Gallery, and temporary exhibitions that immerse visitors in thematically-focused learning and fun related activities, the museum helps build healthy families and supports community development.

This position leads the i.d.e.a. Museum staff, setting programmatic and operational priorities, articulating vision, leading the implementation of long-term strategies, and acting as the liaison to the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation, a 501(c)3 support organization. The next director should be an experienced, visionary, creative and skilled leader, able to work with staff and volunteers to enhance the museum’s programs and facilities. Experience with family/youth programming and interactive arts, science and/or technology programming is preferred, along with the ability to lead a highly creative team with energy and professionalism.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in senior museum management, program development, fundraising and audience development. Capital campaign experience is a big plus, as is prior public sector experience, particularly in a municipal government. The City of Mesa seeks an innovative thought leader, an outgoing and articulate spokesperson, and a community-engaged advocate.

Please see the full job description at http://apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs4715.pdf for additional information. Apply at the City of Mesa https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mesaaz and include a cover letter and resume with your application.

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
• Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Art Education, Art, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or a related field
• Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible experience in the organization and management of museum work, including considerable (3 – 5 years) supervisory experience

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:
• Supplemental coursework in management, business, or public administration is preferred
• Experience in fund raising and teaching art to children is highly desirable

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The first review of applications is 2/01/2021. complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mesaaz

City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.