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Executive Director, The Williamson Museum, Georgetown, TX

24 Sep 2020 5:15 PM | Danelle Houck

Job Title: Executive Director

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 depending on Qualifications

Benefits: Salaried position with mileage reimbursement, and benefits package

Hours: Full Time – 40 Hours, Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, as part of your 40 hour work week

Contact: Danelle Houck,, 512-943-1670, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

Reports to: The Williamson Museum Board of Directors

Mission: The mission of The Williamson Museum is to promote the culture and heritage of Williamson County through education, preservation, acquisition and exhibition.

Primary Purpose:  The Executive Director is responsible for the organizational leadership and promotion of the Museum operations through strategic planning, fundraising, membership development, financial accountability, public affairs and marketing programs, employee management and relationship building with community, business and government leaders.  The Executive Director provides leadership for administrative and financial aspects of the organization including annual fundraising events like the Cattleman’s Ball.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement annual calendar of events and exhibits
  • Serve as direct report to The Williamson Museum Board of Directors for the proper administration of all policies and operations of the Museum
  • Supervise the day-to-day functioning and operations of The Williamson Museum and staff including budgeting and daily financial operations of the Museum to ensure the organizational mission within the resources available
  • Oversee the annual budget
  • ·         Maintains and updates effective policies and procedures for managing the Museum’s budget
  • ·         Maintains an effective organizational structure and practices regarding human resources and communication
  • ·         Interview, employ, evaluate and terminate staff as necessary
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors to update the comprehensive strategic and developmental plan to support the mission and vision of the Museum
  • Research and write grant applications to foundations, corporations, and potential government funders to enhance and expand Museum operations and activities
  • Serves as chief spokesperson for the Museum to the public and other entities
    • Maintain and develop a strong, positive relationship with  Williamson County, cities in Williamson County, the County Judge and Commissioner’s Court
    • Maintain and cultivate donor and member relationships
    • Maintain and cultivate new and potential Board of Directors
  • Manage marketing, public relation, and member strategies – to include media  requests, fundraising, bequests
  • Provide dynamic presentations to garner and maintain support from area clubs, service organizations and interested parties
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. This is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. 

Education and Experience

  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited university, higher degree preferred
  • ·         Working knowledge of Museum operations and standards, principals, methods and practices, public relations and fundraising.
  • ·         At least three years of experience directly related to the responsibilities outlined within the job description
  • ·         Demonstrated knowledge of and success in annual programing, major gifts, grant writing and major event fundraising
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to work with government and community leaders and participate in relationship building with the community
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, with team building skills as a top priority
  • ·         Demonstrated knowledge and a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations
  • ·         Full background check required


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