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Geneseoans have had a dedicated interest in preserving Geneseo's history since March 1972 when the museum was first established. After being housed for 25 years in rental property, the Geneseo Historical Association purchased a home of its own November 1, 1996 and opened to the public June, 1998.
Thank you for visiting GeneseoHistoricalMuseum.com. We have many exciting things to come. We are lookikng for a new curator, see discripiton below.
The Geneseo Historical Museum, Geneseo, IL, is accepting applications for a Curator/Director position.
Job Title: Curator/Director of Geneseo Historical Museum, Geneseo, IL
Reports to: Geneseo Historical Board
Overview: Geneseo has had a historical museum since 1972 and has been in its present location – a beautiful 19th century Italianate house (see website’s picture) since Nov. 1, 1996. In Oct. 2010 The Stees & Keppy Education Room was added to the house. A new Coach House was built on adjacent property and officially opened Oct. 2013.
Create and implement a vision and strategic plan for the future of the museum
Increase visibility and encourage increased use of the museum
Install exhibits & exhibitions for special occasions
Develop online publications for the website
Manage the annual budget, collection accession, and museum personnel (student workers and/or interns)
Continue the process of digitizing the collection and ensuring accuracy of searchable database
Secure grant funding
Other duties as assigned
Skills & Experience:
A college degree in museum science or related field is required
Ability to develop and articulate a clear vision for the museum and possess significant planning and implementation skills
Demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration abilities of all ages
Demonstrate success in fundraising and grant writing
Experience and/or interest in Geneseo history
This position requires some evening and weekend work and limited travel.
Resume and application due March 31, 2015
Mail to Geneseo Historical Museum
205 S. State St.
Additional information: 309-944-3043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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