Executive Director

Company Name: 

California Oil Museum Foundation

Address: 

1001 E. Main St
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Contact Name: 

Jeanne Orcutt

Phone: 

8059330076

Email: 

jorcuttranch@gmail.com

Job Description: 

Executive Director

Post Date: 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Company Name: 

California Oil Museum

Address: 

1001 East Main Street

Santa Paula, CA 93060

Contact Name: 

Jeanne Orcutt

Email: 

jorcuttranch@gmail.com

Job Description: 

Provide leadership and administration for the California Oil Museum and California Energy Resource Center, including planning, organizing, and directing all operational, administrative, fundraising, and programmatic aspects of the organization.  

Full-time. Starting range is $50,000 to $70,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing date: open until filled; review of applications will begin August 1, 2017

To apply: submit a cover letter, resume, and references (in Word document or PDF) to: Jeanne Orcutt, California Oil Museum Foundation Board President: jorcuttranch@gmail.com

Full job description is available at http://www.caoilmuseum.org

Organization overview: The California Oil Museum was founded in 1950 and is operated within the California Oil Museum Foundation, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation. From fossils to fill 'er up, the California Oil Museum tells the story of the black bonanza that created wealth, work, and prosperity for generations of Californians.  The Museum highlights the inner workings of the state's black gold industry through interactive displays, videos, working models, games, photographs, restored gas station memorabilia, and an authentic turn-of-the-century cable-tool drilling rig.  Visitors can exercise their wits and luck as California wildcatters, see how the Indians used natural oil seeps, watch a miniature drilling rig bore into the earth, and explore the memorable brands of gas bought by early California car drivers.  Housed in the original Union Oil Company building offers docent-led tours of the upstairs where restored offices from the 1890’s provide visitors with a personal, hands-on experience of the early California oil business.  In addition to the permanent petroleum exhibits, the Museum presents new exhibits of science, transportation and history throughout the year.  

The California Oil Museum annually hosts 12,000 visitors, including over 5,000 students taking tours and participating in our hands-on Earth Science workshops through our established Education Programs. 

In addition to the Executive Director, there is a full time Operations Manager, three to four part-time tour guides and numerous volunteers.

Essential functions:

  • Oversees fiscal matters; prepares annual budget and action plans; determines and approves expenditures.
  • Directs facility use; oversees safety and security; develops policies and fee structures; ensures maintenance and appropriate use of the facility.
  • Supervises museum employees and volunteers.
  • Develops and secures funding through grants, donations, planned giving, special events, and other formal development activities.
  • Educates through tours, public presentations, and other opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Foundation board to continue to develop, implement and expand the newly-formed California Energy Resource Center’s energy educational outreach initiative.
  • Coordinates the planning of museum exhibits.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with other historical societies and museums.
  • Serves as liaison to local and regional historical groups, community partners, and sponsors; serves as official spokesperson to the media.
  • Plans, manages, and helps execute marketing and promotion activities.
  • Ensures that best practices in museum and collection management are maintained.
  • Works with the Foundation Board to develop and implement strategic plans.
  • Implements directives from the Foundation Board; attends board meetings; collects and maintains statistics; prepares and distributes reports.
  • Attends workshops, conferences, and seminars for professional development.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • The Executive Director will have at least three to five years of relevant senior level leadership and staff management experience. 
  • An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Education or relevant professional experience in museum related field is a plus.
  • Preferential consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated fundraising ability and track record.