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The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement's Division of Arts and Museums seeks a Museum Services Manager

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The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement's Division of Arts and Museums seeks a Museum Services Manager


The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement’s Division of Arts and Museums (UA&M) seeks an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team as a Museum Services Manager. This position will provide strategic oversight for the Museum Services program. Position is full-time, requires statewide travel, residency in Utah, and includes the option to telework. 

Principle Duties
As the Museum Services Manager you will typically:

  • Provide outreach, training and consultation to Utah’s museums in collections, care, museum administration, exhibits, interpretation and education through in person and online education opportunities.
  • Manage and conduct reporting for two ongoing federally funded grants.
  • Communicate program-related content through the Division’s website, newsletter and social media including resources, funding opportunities and research.
  • Assist in maintaining a constituent database, leading state-wide surveys and disseminating relevant information to the field.
  • Identify and facilitate community partnerships (state, local, regional) for future collaborative work.
  • Perform supervisory duties for Museums staff.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for the Division’s museum grants.
  • Travel statewide to provide on-the-ground museum field services.
  • Manage program budget, including oversight of two federally funded grants totaling $1 million through 2024.
  • Perform other duties as required to support the mission and function of the Division.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:

  • Excellent management skills and ability to work within a team environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of museum best practices and experience with museum collections.
  • A familiarity with national museum standards (AAM, AASLH).
  • Experience in museum management.
  • Excellent verbal, written, customer service and communication skills.
  •  Knowledge, experience and skill to develop and coordinate workshops and training for museum staff, board and volunteers.
  • The ability to work in a flexible team environment.
  • The ability to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A working knowledge of and good relationships with Utah’s museum community.
  • The ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Preference may be given to those with a degree in museum studies, arts administration and/or related professional experience.

Why You Should Join Our Team
As part of the UA&M team you will have the opportunity to work with a passionate, diverse and talented staff, supporting broader division work with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. We foster a vibrant and inclusive culture within our workforce. In this position you would also enjoy a generous benefits package through the State of Utah.

The Agency
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a public agency composed of two advisory boards (the Utah Museum Services Advisory Board and the Utah Arts Advisory Board), and a staff of 22 FTE. As the state’s primary agency that focuses on supporting Utah’s arts, museums and cultural community, our vision is to be a relevant and knowledgeable agency working with and for Utahns to encourage a vibrant and culturally engaged state. Our core values include collaboration, openness, excellence and ensuring access, inclusion, diversity and equity through our services and programs.

Supplemental Information 

  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).