Under general administrative direction of the Dean of Sciences and Math, plans, directs, manages, oversees and provides leadership for Sierra College Natural History Museum.  This position will also be responsible for establishing connections with the community via public outreach, through the coordination, marketing, event planning and general facilitation of museum tours, and lectures, including teacher-training activities.  The position is also responsible for the general management of the on campus nature preserve and arboreta and plays an active role in the development of an endowment fund to address long-term funding needs.

QUALIFICATIONS – The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive museum administration program.
  • Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and applications of general facilities management.
  • Principles and practices of public agency budget preparation and administration.
  • Grant applications and the facilitation of fundraising campaigns
  • Marketing concepts, principles, and techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of public relations.
  • Methods and techniques of facilitating small group processes for resolving problems and optimizing actions with diverse groups.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Principles of business letter writing and complex report preparation.
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff in higher education.

Ability to:

  • Manage and direct a comprehensive museum program for a college or other related public service agency.
  • Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Speak in public and make presentations to small and large groups.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of others.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Represent the District and form partnerships with external agency/organization representatives, District constituents, and the general public.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, District officials, and outside agencies.
  • Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, District staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Masters of Arts or Sciences in a Scientific field, such as, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Museum Sciences or another scientific field.

Experience: 3-5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience with either a museum or non-profit organization or in the position of a Museum Director.

Salary & Benefits: Supervisory salary of $84,526.23 per year. Annual salary increases to a final placement of $102,742.16 per year. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection, including retirement through CalPERS. Twenty-two (22) days of vacation and twelve (12) days of sick leave are provided annually.  Employment conditions (salary, work days and benefits) are subject to change per the collective bargaining agreement.

DEADLINE:  Applications must be received no later than WEDNESDAY, JULY 5th, 2017.  Complete job announcement and application is available online at:


(916) 660-7106