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Museum Director

29 Nov 2023 5:01 PM | Erik Flesch

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville seeks an inspirational and mission-driven leader to take the organization to its next iteration. Near-term goals include completing a capital campaign study, planning to prepare for comprehensive restoration of the historic museum campus, and leading a new generation of interpretation about our unique geologic region and 13,000 years of human ingenuity, inquiry, enterprise and development. The Museum will celebrate the 60th year of its founding in 2024.

The Museum Director provides leadership in the strategic vision and management of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. Platteville region’s top tourist destination, the Museum is a dynamic organization whose place-based interpretation and education areas span the realms of natural history, cultural history, science and industry on a historic three-acre campus.

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums is a department of the City of Platteville as well as a mission-driven entrepreneurial and membership organization located in the heart of the scenic Driftless Region and the Main Street business district of historic Platteville, Wisconsin. The City of Platteville offers competitive pay and generous benefits for full-time staff, training opportunities and culture of loyalty and pride. The City of Platteville is an equal opportunity employer. The starting salary is $74,922.

The Director role includes development of strategic vision, business and fund development, site/facility master planning and maintenance, staffing, marketing, operations (including program development, collection stewardship, exhibit development, and visitor services), financial management, volunteer cultivation, and the fostering of relationships between the City of Platteville and two boards of directors — the City of Platteville Museum Board (with ordinance-defined responsibilities) and the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization).


  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Education, Business/Management, plus training in Museum Studies. (Required)
  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies or related field. (Preferred)
  • Related work experience of at least 3 years, including experience in fundraising, marketing and staff supervision. (required)

Application Instructions

Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and list of professional references to Human Resources Manager Chad Wilson, or mailed to:

City of Platteville, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818,

Application reviews will begin on December 21st, 2023, with interviews tentatively set for January 5th, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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