LIBERTY HYDE BAILEY MUSEUM & GARDENS
POSITION TITLE: Museum Director
DIVISION: Non-Union, Museum Employee
SUPERVISOR: Museum Board Designate
STATUS: Part-time, contracted employee 2-3 days a week
The Museum Director will provide administrative and support services working with the
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum (LHBM) Board of Trustees. The Museum Director will
serve as the key liaison between the staff, volunteers, and the Board.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Train and supervise staff, as well as volunteers and docents.
Track employee’s hours worked in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and
submit staff’s timesheets to the Treasurer in a timely manner.
Confer and work with the Board of Trustees to formulate and interpret policies, to
determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations.
Develop and maintain the registration, cataloging, and basic recordkeeping systems as
well as prepare monthly reports when requested.
Develop and maintain the records in accordance with the Museum Financial Policy.
Works with the Board to coordinate the maintenance of the property and the Museum.
Oversees and organizes the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and
related materials at the direction of the Board.
Manages emails and other communications; newsletters, memberships, Annual
Appeals-as outlined by the Board of Trustees.
Ensures that all policies and procedures are aligned to AAM Standards.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.
Museum Experience- Paid, Volunteer or Internship
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Management principles as well as leadership skills. Knowledge of administrative and
clerical procedures and systems. Knowledge of Past Perfect, Office, Google Suite, and
Constant Contact preferred.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC CONTACT
Frequent contact requiring courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
General office equipment including computers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands
and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands
and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, talk and hear. The employee is
occasionally required to walk; sit; climb, balance, stoop, and kneel.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
As a city owned property, the Museum & Gardens follows the City of South Haven
general policies for performance, interactions with public, alcohol and drug usage, and
firearms, and is a drug-free workplace. Details will be reviewed with candidates.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
This job operates in a museum setting and occasionally requires meeting public visitors
and attending meetings at City Hall. Noise levels are typically low but can be higher
during events and/or camps. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of
duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical
assignment for the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the
employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the
employer and requirements of the job change.