Museum Director
Oak Ridge, TN 
Posted 15 days ago
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Museum Director

The Museum Director provides creative leadership in the management of a dynamic organization. Directs and supervises the Daily Operations of the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in administering policies adopted by DOE and the AMSE Foundation Board of Directors (Board). The following is illustrative and not intended to describe every function.

Essential Functions
  • Cultivates relationships between stakeholders for the purpose of collaboration, operations and development.
  • Plans, coordinates and directs the operation of the AMSE Museum which includes carrying out Alutiiq Policies and program determined by DOE, Alutiiq and the Board.
  • Utilizes traditional, print, social and other forms of new media to bring visitors to the museum and to foster growth.
  • Collaborates with community partners to enhance the mission to bring the history of the Manhattan Project, and Science and Energy, to the community.
  • Performs a variety of public relations activities to include coordinating internal and external messaging, working with DOE and the Board, stakeholders and the community
  • Demonstrates effective staff development and organizational skills in areas such as hiring, coaching, collaboration, problem solving and goal setting.
  • Works with the structure that is governmental by understanding lines of communications and the sensitivities surrounding our government client
  • Directs and oversees museum functions to include administration, curatorial, education, public relations, and auxiliary services following departmental guidelines to ensure a professional standard of operations to achieve contractual requirements and objectives.
  • Advises leads regarding services, projects, programs, and financial and resource management.
  • Meets with executive, supervisory, and administrative employees to discuss and resolve budgetary issues, review projects and programs, establish or redirect priorities, review policies and procedures and implement improvements.
  • Prepares and present studies, plans, reports, and recommendations to DOE and the AMSE Foundation.
  • Plan and manage the business and financial affairs of the Museum.
  • Integrate and coordinate all activities needed to execute the scope of this contract while ensuring customer satisfaction and professional and ethical behavior of the staff.
  • Develop, implement, and evolve an Operating Plan that includes benchmarking studies and evaluations to continuously improve the quality of the programs/activities/ events.
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for the museum staff, visitors, and all subcontractor employees.
  • Ensure security and fire alarm systems and services for intrusion detection, surveillance, and access controls are established and operating.
  • Conduct end-of-day security checks of the facility and work areas.
  • Transition and relocate AMSE staff from the current facilities to the new facilities.
  • Continuously review the museum functions and ensure appropriate staffing to maintain museum operations with the appropriate number personnel.
  • Develop a marketing strategy as part of the Operating Plan that considers multiple media platforms and communications approaches.
  • Coordinate with Federal entities and other institutions to develop and implement educational programs and community lectures.
  • Develop partnerships with institutions that promote STEM education and development to establish the AMSE as the hub for STEM education in the region.
  • Develop and implement a brand and marketing strategy that considers multiple media platforms and communications approaches to be incorporated into the AMSE Operating Plan.
  • Maintain the AMSE website to include a calendar of events, including but not limited to opening events, planned events, descriptions of new exhibits as well as summer camps and bus tours.
  • Write, edit and proofread communication materials (e.g. news releases, blogs, fact sheets, FAQs, pitches, corporate emails, briefing books, etc.) ensuring accuracy, quality and consistency.
  • Develop marketing plans, obtain and evaluate costs, and establish methods for calculating Return on Investments (ROI).
  • Provide thoughtful research that supports and/or informs PR and marketing campaigns, news announcements, outreach activities, and campaign drives.
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship/partnership with the AMSE Foundation to develop and implement strategies to transition AMSE to a self-sustain operating model.
Minimum Qualifications
  • At least five years of experience operating in a management capacity for a museum or customer focused non-profit.
  • Proficient in online social applications i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TweetDeck, Quora, etc.
  • Excellent planning, organization and administrative skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with budgeting and managing finances.
  • Strong leadership skills and vision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
Academic Qualifications and Experience

Museum Director

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience, OR

Associate's Degree and 7 years of experience, OR

High School diploma (or equivalent) and 9 years of experience.

Job Location
Oakridge, Tennessee, United States

Position Type
Afognak Native Corporation, Alutiiq LLC and their subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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