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Museum of Fine Arts Director

Leepa/Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs

Compensation: $61,937.62

Openings: 1

PeopleSoft ID: 1164

Formal review of applications begins: Jan 20, 2019

Department: Leepa/Rattner Museum

Position Summary:
Facilitator of the LRMA Board of Directors.

Typical Essential Duties

• Provides strategic growth and development of the Museum through application for accreditation and implementation of professional standards as outlined by the American Association of Museum;

• Facilitates as staff liaison for Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Inc. Board of Directors and serves as Secretary to the Board;

• Serves as liaison to the SPC Foundation, Inc., SPC Institutional Advancement and other departments within the College.

This is the fourth of four levels in the Museum series. Incumbents plan and coordinate the operational and fundraising functions of a museum. Responsibilities may include developing museum policies and procedures; preparing and managing a budget; coordinating museum departments and functions; marketing museum events and activities; cultivating donors and soliciting funds; writing and managing grants; and preparing operational, financial and statistical reports.



Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts or in a related field to assigned area. Master's degree in art, art history, museum studies, non-profit management, or a related field. Course work and evidence of participation in museum management and administration is required.


Five (5) years experience managing a non-profit cultural institution including three (3) years experience in fundraising. Experience in a college or university museum with a permanent collection, teaching experience and/or a record of managerial accomplishments is desirable.

*An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.


• Funding sources for college museums and art programs;

• Legal aspects of museum operations;

• Current and prospective legislation affecting art museums.

• American Alliance of Museum Accreditation Standards and Process;

• Museum operations.

• Managerial principles;

• Budgeting principles;

• Museum collections management;

• Museum exhibit development;

• Curriculum development;

• Educational principles and practices;

• Basic marketing principles and practices;

• Customer service principles;

• Analytical methods;Public relations principles;

• Computers and related software applications.


• Monitoring and evaluating employees;

• Delegating and prioritizing work;

• Developing and monitoring budgets;

• Developing museum collections;

• Creating exhibits;

• Developing and presenting educational materials;

• Creating marketing materials;

• Public speaking;

• Conducting research;

• Preparing records and reports;

• Providing customer service;

• Developing and implementing operational policies and procedures;

• Using a computer and related software applications;

• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.


• Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

• Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

• Incumbent may be subject to dusts, odors, and chemicals.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

1. Manages staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. (Daily 20%)

2. Develops museum policies and procedures; plans, coordinates and evaluates programs, projects and service offerings; ensures compliance with policies, goals and regulations. (Daily 10%)

3. Develops and administers budget; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; and, manages financial operations. (Daily 10%)

4. Oversees management of collection including handling, preservation, storage, maintenance of retrieval system and documentation; evaluates collection and determines priority of needs. (Daily 30%)

5. Organizes marketing and public relations efforts; maintains contact with collectors, donors, art institutions, museum and College staff in acquisition of special collections; solicits funds; writes and manages grants. (Daily 20%)

6. Prepares and reviews a variety of operational, financial and statistical reports. (Daily 10%)

7. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. (As Required)

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at

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