Director of Operations at The Brinton Museum

Peak Consulting
Job Description
Job opening: Director of Operations at The Brinton Museum
The vision of The Brinton Museum is to expand upon the work of Helen Brinton, who in 1960 established an institution named after her brother Bradford. Helen’s intent was to preserve the Quarter Circle Ă Ranch and the Brintons’ collection of fine art, furnishings, historic and American Indian artifacts and make them accessible to the public. It was her desire that the institution be a source of education and enjoyment to all visitors, regardless of nationality, race, color or creed.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Operations is a key member of the leadership team with responsibilities for the operation and performance of disciplines and functions that include finance; development; risk management; information technology; facilities and security; human resources; retail and food/beverage operations; and third party contract management. The Director of Operations works closely with the Director/Chief Curator to lead and implement the strategic planning initiatives of the museum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
• Tells the Museum’s story, comprehends its mission, participates in programs and events, and makes connections with the museum’s patrons and the community to answer their questions and elicit their feedback. Interacts with other members of the museum’s staff to share information and to collaborate to achieve the museum’s strategic objectives.
• Manages and organizes all day-to-day operations of The Brinton Museum.
• In conjunction with the senior management team and strategic planning committee, develops and executes the museum’s strategic plan.
• Develops personally and professionally in a manner that allows the Director of Operations to undertake expanding responsibilities and potentially advance to further management roles.
• In collaboration with the Director/Chief Curator, helps coordinate the execution and continued development of the strategic plan to carry out the mission/vision of the museum.
• Works with Director/Chief Curator to plan and implement a balanced budget: Oversees entire museum budget and helps departments plan and execute their yearly budgets.
• Tracks costs and revenues continuously to ensure practical, cost-efficient operations within approved budget limits and changing financial conditions.
• Supervises and coordinates periodic financial, operating and audit reports as well as the management of all financial functions.
• Develops and maintains responsive business systems and the information technology systems required to support them.
• Manages proposals, negotiations, and contracts with third parties.
• Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors regular file back-up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner.
• In collaboration with Human Resource Consultant, develops and implements human resource policies and procedures. Will work in collaboration with department managers to assess the recruitment needs and assistance required in each area.
• Works with Facilities Manager to coordinate facilities, planning, maintenance, improvement and expansions; as well as the security process appropriate to the Collection and other assets that must be preserved.
• Works with Development Director to achieve development plan goals and objectives and ensures effective tracking and reporting to appropriate committees.
• Works with the Museum Store Manager coordinating retail operations and sales.
• Works with the Bistro Managers to ensure all food and beverage service for the restaurant and catering are of the highest quality.
• Works with Director/Chief Curator to ensure all departments are properly communicating with each other and working cooperatively.

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The Director of Operations will have a relevant bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating ability required to support a non-profit organization and manage services for a museum and historic ranch.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Familiarity with the operational procedures at all levels of the organization
• Excellent strategic leadership skills
• Team-building skills with a collaborative management style
• Creative and innovative problem-solver
• Superior organizational and time-management skills
• Ability to work with SAGE 50 software program, or the ability to learn it quickly
• Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to inspire employees to live up to their potential and optimize their productivity
• High integrity and sound judgement

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The Brinton offers a competitive salary and benefits based on a candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates please email cover letter and resume to laura@peakconsult.net. For questions regarding the position please contact Laura Lehan at 307-655-5405. To learn more about The Brinton Museum go to www.thebrintonmuseum.org.
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