Thursday, January 2, 2014

Do you want to work in a museum?

Update: marketing/events position has been filled.

The Museum staffs its programs and events with volunteers but program management is performed by a staff of five full time professionals. As 2014 begins, one of these positions is vacant: the marketing/events manager; the Museum is now accepting applications.

The new marketing/events manager will become a vital member of the management team and help shape the continuing development of the Museum. The successful candidate will be responsible for marketing all programs, and managing the annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days community festival. 

Does this sound interesting?  Read on to learn the details:
Position announcement – MARKETING/EVENT MANAGER The Northwest Railway Museum is located in Snoqualmie approximately 30 miles east of Seattle, Washington.  The Museum operates an historic depot and museum, exhibits, and an excursion railroad between Snoqualmie and North Bend, Washington.  In 2012 the Museum received more than 88,000 visitors and has an annual operating budget of more than $700,000. 
The Museum has a full time employment opportunity for a HIGHLY motivated individual who possesses marketing and event management experience (at least three years), exceptional organizational skills (we will check!), outstanding oral and written communications skills (we will test you for this), and possesses at least a general understanding of the environment in which museums and nonprofits operate (we'll quiz you on this too). 
You will become a member of the Museum’s management team of five with whom you will work closely.  You will be accountable for successfully marketing all Museum events, and will be responsible for managing the annual town festival.  Other specific duties and responsibilities include marketing and community outreach efforts, social media, Internet listings, web site maintenance, addressing visitor issues, managing volunteers within your responsibilities, managing ticket agents and ticket sales, and additional duties as assigned. 
The successful candidate possesses a minimum of a Bachelor degree or better education, has prior nonprofit and/or museum experience, and will be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.  Other desired qualifications include prior volunteer recruitment and management experience, strong computer skills including web site administration, clear and concise writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to work under deadlines; you must be a self-starter and be responsible. 
The position is salaried and overtime-exempt.  You will be required to work the hours necessary to successfully fulfill your responsibilities; this may include weekends and holidays during major Museum events and outreach efforts.