Under the general supervision and direction of the Tribal Administrator/Assistant Tribal Administrator. Directs marketing strategies, development of strategic vision, art & artifact collection, general management, financial management and building relationships with surrounding communities, including tribal communities. Oversees daily activities within the Museum, Cultural Center and Heritage Park.
NATIVE AMERICAN AND CURRENT EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE POLICIES ARE APPLICABLE TO ALL POSITIONS. MUST BE ABLE TO PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT AND ON-GOING RANDOM DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTS
Essential Duties and Responsiblities:
Plans, coordinates and directs all operations of the Museum and Cultural Center while adhering to Policy and Procedures.
Performs all administrative functions as a Program Director; payroll, material requisitions, personnel action forms, personnel evaluations, etc.
Provide effective staff training and mentoring skills,
Prepares and monitors department budgets, policies & procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.
Provides Tribal Council with monthly written reports, to include recommendations for community & educational outreach, problem solving, department goals, opportunities, etc.
Develops and administers special project proposals.
Analyze, coordinates and preserves Museum collections, exhibits, maintains important history of the Cocopah Indian Tribe.
Collaborates and coordinates the monthly Elders meetings and activities.
Plan, develop, communicate and implement community events and activities such as The Annual Cocopah Cultural Celebration Day events.
Other duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of art and art history; museum management and public relations.
Ability to work well with others, including diverse personalities of museum visitors.
Practice good organizational and time management skills.
Be flexible and able to meet challenges as they arise.
Competent in recordkeeping procedures.
Be willing to learn new skills and to participate in specialized training.
Fluency in English and Cocopah language preferred. Spanish language fluency also a plus.
Ability to work with little to no supervision and bring innovative approach to work environment.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred in Museum Studies, Fine Arts, Arts Administration and minimum 4 years professional experience in an art museum including at least two years in a management capacity OR any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Computer experience in Microsoft Office.
Strong desire to preserve the Cocopah language and culture.
Must be at least 21 years of age, required for GSA vehicle operation.
Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel for training and business related purposes.
Must possess a current valid Arizona Driver’s License.
Must be able to pass background investigation.
Testing may be required.
THE OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS OF THESE POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON THE NEED OF EACH DEPARTMENT. FOR ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT COCOPAH HUMAN RESOURCES AT 928-627-2102.