Title Executive Director
Organization Texas Association of Museums
Closing Date
Location Fort Worth, TX

The Texas Association of Museums (TAM) seeks a creative and dynamic professional to lead one of the largest state museum membership associations in the country. The Executive Director (ED) will combine day-to-day management skills with innovative thinking that inspires and leads the membership of the association. The ED serves as the primary spokesperson for the association and must be knowledgeable of the professional standards, national trends, and current challenges and opportunities faced by the membership.

This position, which reports to an active governing council of museum professionals, is responsible for the success of the association. The ED must be an effective manager of the association’s membership services, including a well-attended annual meeting (attendance generally runs between 350-500), regional workshops, and a statewide newsletter. As a leader of the field, the ED must have the ability to work collaboratively and represent TAM to museums, corporations, state agencies, universities, foundations, and state, regional and national museum associations.

This is a unique opportunity for a savvy, networked professional to lead an energetic and progressive association of dedicated museum professionals.

TAM strengthens our museum community by serving the many museum professionals who depend on TAM for the latest in training, best practices, standards, continuing education, and networking. For over 40 years our members have relied on TAM as a resource for ground-breaking information from the field and as a champion for demonstrating the public value of museums. TAM programming, particularly the TAM Annual Meeting, invigorates members to rise to higher levels of accomplishment. Through our members, TAM hopes to engage, educate, and thrill the citizens of Texas, while conducting operations that are transparent and accountable to those who serve.

Position available October 1, 2018. Open until filled. Competitive salary. Electronic applications only. Background and a credit check will be conducted for the finalist contingent to an offer of employment. Please send a cover letter, resume and contact for three references to search@texasmuseums.org

Website http://www.texasmuseums.org/