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  • 29 Mar 2017 11:35 AM
    Message # 4698343

    We are looking for a dynamic, accomplished individual to serve as Museum Director of Operations. The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) will open its doors in the Spring of 2018 and is now at the beginning of an ambitious strategic plan to fulfill its mission in line with this new national association with arts and education. The successful candidate for this post will be capable of managing and improving all aspects of The MAX’s operations while also providing an important deputizing role to the President/C.E.O. The successful candidate will likely have experience in the field of not-for-profit management, be entrepreneurial, have an understanding of financial management and accounting principles, and will be expected to contribute to marketing and development strategies. This role requires that the operations manager work closely with the President/C.E.O. both to set priorities and to ensure their successful fulfillment. This individual needs to be comfortable addressing groups and adept at interacting with a broad cross section of The MAX’s wider constituency including members, board of directors, museum visitors, community partners, and current and prospective donors.

    Ensure the proper execution of The MAX budget by assisting the President/C.E.O. in supervising the annual budget and maintaining and/or tracking all Museum financial records.

    Provide for continuing operations of The MAX by maintaining all financial records and accounting data and collaborate with the Director of Development ensuring all donations are received, processed, deposited, and credited properly to The MAX.

    Collaborates across the leadership team to increase visitor numbers to The MAX, especially paid visitors, and collaborates with the Director of Marketing in The MAX’s efforts to market its activities more widely.

    Ensure efficient daily operation of The MAX by supervising support staff in the ordering/purchasing all office supplies and equipment; coordinating telephone, copier, and IT support; supervising the Facilities Manager and assuring that work orders are processed for necessary maintenance and that records of all maintenance are maintained; Supervise the Facilities Manager in arranging for both regular and special custodial support.

    Assist the President/C.E.O. in supervising part-time staff and volunteers working in the administrative areas of the museum including:

    Supervise the Chief of Security and enable the department to provide safe and secure facilities and work environment.

    Supervise the Special Events Manager and ensures the efficient use and scheduling of all Museum facilities by serving as the single point of contact for scheduling all events; by maintaining an up to date calendar of all events in Museum facilities; by determining (in conjunction with the Director of Curatorial Services) appropriate use of Museum spaces.

    Supervise the Visitor Services Manager and ensure the effective operation of museum admissions and retail activity through The MAX store.

    Monitors emerging trends and best practices in the field of museum management.


    Direct oversight and supervision of the following positions:

    • ·        Visitor Services Manager
    • ·        Special Events Manager
    • ·        Security Chief
    • ·        Facilities Manager
    • ·        Administrative Interns/volunteers


    College degree in Accounting/ Business Management/ Museum Studies or related field; museum and/or art museum experience preferred. Undergraduate degree in art history, fine arts, museum studies, art education, or related field desirable. A minimum of two years in positions of progressive responsibility in office management, business management, not-for-profit management or Museum management is desired.

    • ·        Strong organizational skills are required.
    • ·        Must possess leadership and management skills to operate a 6-day a week operation with activities scheduled on closed days as well.
    • ·        Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • ·        Must have ability to accurately track and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • ·        Must possess capability of near error-free accounting and outstanding attention to detail.
    • ·        Evidence of success in strategic planning, introducing and managing change in complex environments, budget planning and administration, and evidence-based assessment.
    • ·        Must have the ability to think about problems and be creative in thinking about solutions as well as resolute in their implementation.

    Interested candidate should sent a cover letter and resume via email to

    Alyssa Rose, Administrative Assistant

    Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience

    2118 Front Street

    Meridian, MS 39301

    PO Box 148

    Meridian, MS 39302

    Phn. 601.581.1550