Opening Date: February 7, 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Museum Director
Salary/Wage: $85,000 base salary per year
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification: Full time, exempt
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Director of the Siletz Tribal Cultural Center will provide leadership and strategic guidance for the development of Ghii Dee-Ne Dvn, A Place for Our People. The Director is responsible for the administration and overall operations of the Center and will coordinate all day-to-day aspects of the Center, including strategic planning, fiscal management, staff supervision, collections management, exhibitions, and programming.
The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society, founded in 2011, has secured $2.5 million dollars to construct A Place for Our People (Ghii Dee-Ne Dvn), a three story 21,703 sq. ft cultural heritage center to promote the practice, conservation, and restoration of the tribal cultures of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Groundbreaking at the site located next to the CTSI Community Center in Siletz, Oregon, is anticipated for Spring 2023 with a completion date in late 2023 or early 2024.
The Director reports to and works collaboratively with the STAHS Board of Directors, particularly in regard to fundraising. The Director is actively involved with STAHS Board training, development, and succession planning. The Director also works in partnership with the CTSI Cultural Resources Program in coordinating and enhancing the conservation and practice of Siletz tribal cultures. One of the Director’s key responsibilities is to develop rapport with Siletz tribal members of all ages, both local and distant, in order to create a thriving Center culture that is welcoming and inclusive.
The Director will be responsible for designing and implementing a strategic plan that will include monitoring of the construction process; development of policies and procedures; staff recruitment and training; and community and tribal relationship-building. In addition, the Director will be responsible for collaborating with other institutions, including tribal, local, state, and federal entities. The Director will seek professional development opportunities for all Center staff and maintain robust relationships with other tribal museum professionals through organizations such as the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM).
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Native American Studies, Anthropology, Arts or Business Administration, or a related field AND a minimum of three years demonstrated experience serving in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a museum, cultural organization, or tribal entity. Master’s degree and/or experience equivalent to Executive Director or other senior level position preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities and excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, grant- and report- writing.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and foster positive working relationships with Native American communities, particularly in the preservation and encouragement of art and cultural traditions. Siletz tribal heritage and experience with Siletz tribal communities preferred.
Additional Requirements [if standard for CTSI?]:
- Possess a valid Driver’s License, have proof of Liability Insurance and be insurable.
- Maintain any training and credential requirements as per policy and procedure.
- Successfully pass Criminal Background Checks.
- Will take a drug screening test.
This job description is not exhaustive but offers a general list of anticipated responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities may be subject to change based upon the needs of the Center and the CTSI community.
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability or religion.
New employees are required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.
New employees are required to provide proof of COVID – 19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment. A request for exemption must be submitted in writing to the STAHS Board of Directors.
We encourage applications from Tribal Members, Tribal Descendants and Veterans.
Please send a cover letter discussing previous relevant work experience and suitability for this position, a resume or C.V., and contact information for three references letter of interest and resume to:
Mail to: STAHS
PO Box 8
Siletz, Oregon 97380
The mission of the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society is to support and promote the practice, conservation, and restoration of the tribal cultures of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.