• State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Administration and Management Museum and Arts
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description





*Pay Grade: GRADE 41

Salary Range: $66,628.08 -

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time


Phone: 702 486-2911


Position Description

This position is responsible for the overall leadership of the Nevada State Museum, an institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum is one of seven managed by the Division of Museums & History, within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The museum is located in central Carson City, in the former U. S. Mint building and additional buildings that form the museum campus. The museum has several off-site locations for the storage and management of museum collections including a specialized textile center and a center housing federal cultural resource collections. The museum is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2021.

The museum director is responsible for all aspects of museum management including but not limited to overall leadership, staff and volunteer scheduling, development and work assignments for 20 museum professionals (when fully staffed) and approximately 100 volunteers/docents, operations, planning, fiscal management and community relations. The director will set and uphold high standards of professional practice with respect to ethics and public trust, security and preservation of collections of the museum and its partners, public access to collections, development of exhibitions, publications, education and research. The director is also responsible, through qualified staff, for reviewing applications and issuance of permits for the investigation, exploration or excavation of historic or prehistoric sites within the boundaries of the state. The director actively participates in the development and management of the State and Trust Fund budgets, restricted donations and special project accounts, the pursuit of grants and donor support. Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, public history, anthropology, history, art, or related field and five years of progressively responsible museum management experience which included developing and implementing marketing, publicity, merchandising, public relations, collections development and management, audience development strategies, and preparing and implementing long-range plans, setting goals, and assessing outcomes in a museum environment. Two years of this experience must have included supervising museum volunteers or staff; OR one year as a Museum Director II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of experience or education above the Bachelor's degree level as described above.

The Examination

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

    Special Requirements
    • Flexible and/or rotating shifts are required.
    • This position may require work on nights/weekends/holidays.
    • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprint is required. Person's offered employment in this position will be required to pay for the fingerprinting.

    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    *The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Nearest Major Market: Carson City
    Nearest Secondary Market: Reno

Job Address

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