Executive Director Job Description
The mission of CMAAA is focused on the organizing, operating, holding and displaying items of Art, Antiques, Americana and history in the Coliseum in downtown Oregon, IL. A museum of long and short term loaned exhibits from local and outside collections; exhibitions and sales for artists representing all facets of art – painting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, etc.; a place to showcase our local museum attractions, not-for-profit agencies, education and recreational facilities; a venue for community and business meetings, guest speakers, recitals, receptions, social events; and establishment of a digital media studio for educational and business use.
GOVERNING STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATION:
The “Organizational Directors” consist of representatives from the Oregon School District, Oregon Park District, Oregon Library, Village of Progress, Serenity Hospice & Home, Ogle County Historical Society, Depot Museum, Chana School Museum and City of Oregon. There are six “Individual Directors” consisting of local business and community leaders. Executive Committee (EC) consisting of CMAAA’s Executive Director (ED), President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and City of Oregon (City) Representative (currently the Mayor).
START-UP PHASE RESPONSIBILITIES OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
CMAAA has obtained a 49 year lease of the Coliseum Facility (main floor – Museum and second floor – Digital Media Studio. The lower floor is retained by the landlord, the City of Oregon.
The City is working on upgrades according to the lease agreement and presently has bids out for the construction of an ADA ramp for the new entrance to the main floor Museum.
CMAAA has completed planning of galleries, showcases etc. for the main floor, including preliminary agreement with the contractor for the construction, including costs.
CMAAA has had preliminary discussions with various parties concerning the Digital Media Studio on the second floor – configuration and concept but not details and cost estimates. Studio is to be operated as a separate LLC.
During this pre-operational start-up phase, the Executive Director will have the responsibility of project manager coordinating with the City and CMAAA’s contractor regarding, but not limited to, the three construction projects mentioned above, as well as, the establishment of volunteer committees, organizing operations and opening activities.
COMMITTEE STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATION:
The Executive Director will organize volunteer Committees to assist in various functions pertaining to the operation of CMAAA. These Committees (currently and not limited to those listed) are as follows: (1) Space Planning; (2) Digital Media Studio; (3) Museum & NFP store; (4) Art, Antiques & American Acquisition & Temporary Exhibitions; (5) Insurance Coverage; (6) Marketing & Design; (7) Strategic Planning; and (8) Institutional Coordination.
The ED is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of CMAAA. In addition:
POSITION SUMMARY (continued ):
The ED’s primary responsibilities for the City of Oregon:
The following major duties and related tasks have been identified as being essential to the proper and effective performance of the job. The ED should expect to perform all of the following duties:
This position requires an individual to read, write, hear and speak the English Language sufficiently to effectively meet performance expectations. The position requires an individual to walk, sit, stand, operate the equipment required for the position and perform the essential functions listed in the Position Summary and Job Content.
Entrepreneurial background with undergraduate education, if not major, in business administration. Also helpful: