The Iberville Museum Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1998. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Iberville Parish. The museum is housed in a restored 1848 parish courthouse that later became Plaquemine’s city hall and is located in downtown Plaquemine, LA.
Over the past few years, the museum has worked on securing financial stability for the organization, designing exhibitions that include more historical interpretations that are engaging for the entirety of our community and its guests, and building partnerships with other local and regional organizations. These efforts have set the stage for an exciting next phase of growth and opportunity for the museum. In conjunction with the Board of Trustees, the Director/Curator will be the core element of this new phase, providing forward-thinking, creative, and innovative leadership for the organization to guide its mission and programming efforts.
Our ideal candidate is positive, upbeat, and ready to bring a fresh perspective to the organization.
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, retirement, and opportunities for professional development. The salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Key responsibilities include overseeing and managing all aspects of the museum’s operations, exhibits, collections, and education programming; serving as the Museum’s face to the community; establishing and nurturing key collaborations with local and regional partners; overseeing the development of innovative new programming; and capitalizing on education outreach opportunities.
The Director of the Iberville Museum will:
- Be a highly visible and leading face and voice for the Museum.
- Partner closely with the Board and part-time staff members to implement the organization’s mission and vision.
- Work closely with the Board Treasurer in the development of an annual budget.
- Be a self-motivated and dependable person with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Have excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Have knowledge of the local and regional community history, or a willingness to learn.
- Have the ability to work occasional evening and weekend events as needed
- Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in a relevant field such as Museum Studies, Non-profit management, or History
- A passion for local history
- Experience or knowledge in researching, writing, designing, and installing exhibitions
- Experience with marketing, social media, and digital engagement.
- Familiarity with collections management best practices
- Experience with guest services or customer service and knowledge in historical interpretation
- Proficiency with:
- PastPerfect 5
- Microsoft Office suite or Google Workspace
- Email marketing platform Constant Contact
- Adobe products including Photoshop and Indesign
- Graphic design platforms, like Canva
- Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and an ability to remain level-headed in stressful situations or at times when decisions must be made quickly
- Ability to work well independently
- Ability to wear a variety of hats to support the organizational functions as needed
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter & resume (in one pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Director-Curator Position.