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Senior Director of Exhibits

Company: The Mob Museum
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITSMuseum Overview: The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a nonprofit museum with a mission of advancing the public understanding of organized crime's history and impact on American society. The Museum presents authentic stories via interactive exhibits, original media, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and dynamic programming. For more information about the Museum, visit Overview:The Senior Director of Exhibits will play a central role in the creation of dynamic, visually arresting and thought-provoking exhibits that advance the Museum's mission and enhance the guest experience. The Senior Director of Exhibits will possess the creativity, skills and experience needed to collaborate in the creation of multimedia exhibits that educate and entertain visitors. Reporting to the Vice President of Exhibits and Programs, the Senior Director of Exhibits will be a member of the senior leadership team for the organization and a major contributor to promoting the organization's mission and core values. Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the organization's range of exhibit projects from planning and design through fabrication and installation.
  • Create and manage exhibit project budgets with a goal of effective cost management.
  • Actively participate in the process of developing and updating the exhibit master plan.
  • Design and implement efficient and cost-effective systems for exhibit development.
  • Provide direct supervision and professional development to staff members, including the Exhibit Designer.
  • Collaborate effectively and flexibly with Exhibits and Programs team members and other colleagues in the design and implementation of exhibits.
  • Attention to detail is paramount.
  • Serve as primary liaison with outside designers, fabricators, printers and interactive developers in the development of exhibits.
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the history of organized crime and law enforcement, as well as contemporary issues in criminal justice.
  • Participate in developing and implementing processes to measure audience reaction to and satisfaction with exhibits.
  • Play an active role in the process of identifying and acquiring artifacts.
  • Participate in the creation of marketing materials to publicize exhibits and educational materials that inform colleagues about new and updated exhibits.
  • Play an active role in the development of annual exhibit-related budgets.
  • Participate in Senior Director-level organization leadership and strategic planning with special advocacy for matters related to exhibits.
  • Aid in fostering an organizational culture that values innovation, promotes inclusion, and inspires excellence in the work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.Experience / Qualifications / Requirements:
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in exhibit-related positions in a Museum setting.
    • Demonstrated skills in exhibit design and production, including the use of computer-based design software to create detailed plans for exhibits.
    • Strong working familiarity with exhibit-making materials and effective lighting systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to read and evaluate schematic design and construction documents.
    • Able to manage people effectively in high-stress situations and to collaborate well across departments.
    • Experience working with subject-matter experts, writers, graphic artists, printers, fabricators, archivists and videographers.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Experience in the development of interactive exhibits is an asset.
    • Able to interact effectively with a broad spectrum of age levels and cultural backgrounds.
    • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, vendors, community organizations, and the public.
    • Proven track record of developing, motivating, training and supervising staff.
    • Strong organizational skills and software competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Flexible, innovative, self-motivated and able to work independently.
    • Able to constantly operate a computer or other office productivity machinery.
    • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is unrivaled in content and recognized for a truly outstanding guest experience.
    • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork and good humor are absolute necessities. Education:A master's degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred, ideally in public history, museum studies, graphic design, industrial design, theater design or a related field.Annual Salary Range $100,000-$115,000 Commensurate with experience + benefits***The Mob Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas , Senior Director of Exhibits, Executive , Las Vegas, Nevada

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