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Salary Range – $55,000.00 – $68,000.00 DOE
Full – Time – Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, PTO, 9 company Holiday’s, 401K after 1 year of work.
Free Family Thanksgiving Point Membership which includes, free visits too all venues, discounts on food, retail, summer camps and classes, free or discounted tickets to nearly 50 Thanksgiving Point events, like Tulip Festival and Luminaria, each year.
The Director of Collections is a new position for Thanksgiving Point. Although not a collecting institution per se, we display and hold paleontological, geological, and anthropological collections at the Museum of Ancient Life, a growing live arthropod and pinned entomological collection at the Butterfly Biosphere, a collection of live farm animals at Farm Country, an exhibit-based collection at the Museum of Natural Curiosity, and, at times, botanical, and horticultural specimens at Ashton Gardens.
The time has come to develop more robust organizing frameworks and systems to advance collections stewardship and risk mitigation. We seek someone to lead this effort, support our amazing scientists and think creatively about collections and, perhaps, devise new strategies, nomenclature, or groupings that encourage curiosity and illuminate unusual and interesting linkages.
You will collaborate with our scientific departments and foster their efforts to care for their living and/or static collections, develop stewardship and risk management policies, support research efforts, and, once policies are established, maintain, support, and evolve collections care practices, scientific endeavors, and the re/development of content-based exhibits and experiences well into the future.
The priority areas of responsibility for the first two years are:
As a member of the Joint Management Team, part of our unusually democratic hierarchy, you will work collaboratively other departments to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Institute, informing decisions that involve and/or impact collections stewardship. As a leader in the Design and Programming Division, you will collaborate closely with the departments that make up that awesome and super-inclusive team: Design, Learning and Engagement, Exhibitions, Audience Research and Evaluation, Volunteers, Paleontology, Entomology, and Agriculture.
SHIFT HOURS AND DAYS REQUIRED:
This is a full-time benefitted position with hours of work generally from 8:00 – 5:00 (flexible) Monday through Friday, however, you will also work on some weekends, evenings, and holidays when special events or projects demand.
SKILL AND LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Thanksgiving Point is a Utah institution with more than 25 years serving the community in education and entertainment. Our vision is to engage families and individuals of all ages and abilities. We accomplish this through a variety of offerings and places to explore and visit. Thanksgiving Point is home to five world-class venues: Farm Country, Butterfly Biosphere, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens, and Museum of Natural Curiosity. Major annual events include Luminaria and the Tulip Festival, just to name a few. Each year more than two million visitors come to Thanksgiving Point from all 50 states and around the world. Team Members enjoy free venue admissions for themselves and their families, a 401K match incentive, Sundays always off, and so much more! Thanksgiving Point is a one-of-a-kind place, and we want Team Members who are that way too.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Director of Collections
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