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Sr. Director, Museum Content and Integration

Job Details

Museum - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Full Time
$80,000.00 - $90,000.00 Salary/year
Any

Description

SUMMARY:

The Sr. Director will serve as the lead voice in USOPM exhibits, collections, and narrative as it relates to the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Working across the organization, this position will ensure accuracy, quality, timeliness, and sophistication of museum content. Further, this position will work to ensure that all content – including exhibits, tours, signage, social, etc. – is appropriately inter-connected and strategic in its planning and execution. This position will manage some of the USOPM’s relationships within the Olympic and Paralympic communities as well as oversee and ensure best standards in museum practices. The Sr. Director will also manage relationships with an array of USOPM content-partners and take the lead in special projects that result from those engagements.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the development and execution of the USOPM strategic plan.
  • Oversee content and exhibit development to provide the athlete’s perspective, and to ensure accuracy, authenticity, interconnectivity, and depth of narrative.
  • Lead strategy and implementation to ensure all content is periodically refreshed and remains current and relevant to audiences, including building and implementing systems for strategic and well-planned exhibit renovations.
  • Manage relationships and contracts with partners and vendors who provide and support content.
  • Provide leadership to an array of special projects in support of strategic partner agreements.
  • Working in partnership with USOPM colleagues, establish and maintain strong USOPM ties with the USOPC, IOC, IPC and organizing committees LA28 and Salt Lake City 2034, particularly as it relates to exhibit content and athlete opportunities.
  • Work with the Guest Experience team to ensure education and coordination on exhibit and guided tour content, guest experience scripts, etc.
  • Work with the Marketing, Communications & Programs team to plug-in initiatives of the USOPM with civic events closely aligned with Olympic City USA, Colorado Springs Sports Corp, Visit Colorado Springs, and other like entities.
  • Work with the Philanthropy & Sales Team to provide leadership in the development of the Hall of Fame Festival and facilitate platforms to ensure inductees’ stories are celebrated and shared to advance the USOPM mission.
  • Advance the USOPM’s museum-industry practices. Serve as the internal champion and lead facilitator for best practices in exhibit presentation and collections care and management. Provide leadership to developing and adopting museum policies and protocols.
  • Work with Philanthropy Team to support pursuit of grants, sponsorships, and philanthropic donations.
  • Supervise the USOPM Curator. Lead curatorial staff in a manner that ensures USOPM brand, quality, and impact standards, aligns with overall strategic ambitions, and offers staff opportunities for professional growth and accomplishment.
  • In coordination with organizational leadership, actively pursue and maintain appropriate local, regional, statewide, and national partners to advance the mission of the USOPM.
  • Manage the exhibits/curatorial budget.
  • Serve as lead staff coordinator for the Collections & Content Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • As a member of the staff leadership team, contribute to overall organization-wide leadership and priority initiatives.

Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Professional experience and sophistication necessary to be successful in a strategic leadership role in a complex and evolving organization. This likely equates to at least 10 years of experience in a senior position in a non-profit organization.
  • Familiarity with museums, and building exhibits, programming, and other content a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Olympic/Paralympic movements and/or the NGB community a plus.
  • Ability both to build long-term strategy and to implement short-term projects successfully.
  • Significant project management experience, with success in meeting deadlines and hitting budgets.
  • Experience supervising staff and leading teams to exceed their goals.
  • Experience building successful new initiatives from the ground up.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Very strong communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills; professional and pro-active.
  • Able to interact professionally with a wide range of people (e.g., Olympic and Paralympic athletes, guests, donors, partners).
  • Skill in building advocacy and engaging the experience of partners and stakeholders.
  • Team player, able to see the big picture of department and organization objectives and comfortable offering and asking for help.
  • Goal-oriented, committed to meeting budget and other articulated benchmarks.
  • Enthusiastic, curious lifelong learner.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This job is performed at the USOPM in Colorado Springs. It is not a remote position.
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and infrequent holidays in support of special events.
  • Able to operate standard office equipment and programs.
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