Current PositionsExhibits & Communications
The Exhibits and Communications program at the Museum is comprised of a group of highly skilled personnel in the following areas: marketing and communications, graphic and exhibit design, exhibit fabrication, exhibit maintenance, and Gallery Experience Officers who are responsible for visitor safety and security.
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Director, Exhibits & Communications
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is seeking an experienced museum professional to lead our Exhibits and Communications section.
The Director, Exhibits and Communications, works closely with the Executive Director and management team in the planning and operation of the Museum. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for a large and complex group, consisting of a marketing and communications team, a design studio, a fabrications shop, exhibit maintenance team, and a gallery experience team that is responsible for visitor safety and security and shipping and receiving. Your primary responsibilities will include:
• Managing an annual budget in excess of one million dollars.
• Leading the development and promotion of large-scale exhibit development and renovation projects in an internationally renowned facility.
• Administering human and financial resources efficiently in order to ensure project deadlines are met and deliverables meet program goals.
• Co-coordinating and managing a diverse group of specialized functions by interpreting policy, assessing and assigning priorities and direction, and dealing with multiple sensitive and political issues.
• Managing the Museum’s brand and ensuring it is associated with professionalism and excellence.
• Ensuring that the Museum offers an exceptional visitor experience while demonstrating a commitment to visitor safety and security.
To succeed in this position, you will require exceptional leadership skills to create and sustain a results-oriented environment that empowers staff while building organizational capacity for the future. An ability to collaborate and communicate in order to build strong relationships and effectively communicate the Museum’s vision is also required; as well, you will need strong written and verbal communication skills as they pertain to business and creative writing, media interactions, and public speaking. Knowledge of brand management and strategic exhibit development is also essential.
Qualifications: A university degree in a related field, such as museum studies, marketing and communications or exhibition planning and development, and a minimum six years of progressively responsible experience is required. Previous supervisory or management experience is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with directly related experience working in a cultural or scientific facility.
Salary Range: $3,214.68 - $4,386.18 bi-weekly ($83,903 - $114,479 annually).
Notes: Successful candidates will be required to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
Competition No: 1014169
Closing Date: November 13, 2012
How to Apply: Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit http://www.jobs.alberta.ca/. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alex Rayner, 7th floor Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Alex Rayner at Alex.Rayner@gov.ab.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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