Director - Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale, Arkansas

  • 18 Feb 2021 12:34 AM
    Message # 10111745

    The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is located in Springdale, Arkansas, nestled in the Ozark Mountains and a booming metro area that's home to more than half a million people. Ranked in the top five best places to live in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report) and among the top 25 best-performing cities in the nation (Milken Institute), it boasts world-class corporations, the best public schools in the state, and low unemployment.

    The Shiloh Museum is a municipal, regional history museum focused on the Arkansas Ozarks. The museum's mission is to serve the public by preserving and providing resources for finding meaning, enjoyment, and inspiration in the exploration of the Arkansas Ozarks.

    The Shiloh Museum Board of Trustees is seeking its next director to build on its 52 years of service to the community and to make the museum's vision of the future a reality.

    The successful candidate for the position will have a strong appreciation for local history, a solid background in all elements of museum work, excellent communication/interpersonal skills, and financial acumen.

    The director is responsible for leadership and vision, overall operations, and day-to-day management of the museum. Principal responsibilities:

    • direction of the museum’s mission, strategic plan, and policies, as well as intellectual and programmatic direction;
    • management of the budget, grants, and the endowment, and the generation of additional funding;
    • planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all activities and operations;
    • oversight and maintenance of facilities (3 acres of historic grounds, 3 modern & 7 historic buildings);
    • promotion and marketing; and
    • direction and management of all staff and volunteers (13 full-time staff; 40+ volunteers).


    • Master's degree (doctoral degree preferred) or equivalent in American history, museum studies, public history, or related field;
    • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in museum work, including three years in a supervisory capacity and considerable work with collections, exhibits, and/or research;
    • Supplemental coursework in management, business, or public administration preferred;
    • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Spanish speaker is a plus.

    Position starts June 7, 2021. Salary range $69,651- $86,536, based on experience, plus benefits. Apply with cover letter, resume, and City of Springdale application by March 16, 2021, at For questions, 479-750-8165.