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Heritage Program Manager Department: Education
Status: Full-time, FLSA exempt, benefit eligible
Supervisor: MNA President and CEO

Position Description:
Responsible for managing the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Heritage Program. The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate four festivals of arts and culture each year to celebrate and promote the Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, and Hispanic cultures in Northern Arizona.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Seek out and book cultural presenters and artisans representing the diverse cultures living on the Colorado Plateau.
• Maintain positive and open communications with tribes, trading posts, artists, and constituents
• Coordinate and create festival communications including, “call to artist” packages, participant correspondence and material for MNA Marketing Department
• Manage collection trips to Zuni, Hopi and Navajo nations
• Seek out and book food vendors for each festival event.
• Work with the Development Department on Heritage Program fundraising activities, including grant writing
• Manage program budgets.
• Work with Business Office to ensure timely processing of check requests, collection of booth fees, and city tax license fees.
• Coordinate and communicate festival activities with other MNA departments to ensure smooth operations.
• Work with community organizations such as Nuestra Raices to provide unique cultural programs.
• Work with MNA’s Membership Department to create exciting and entertaining festival member previews.
• Manage festival photography needs.
• Maintain the Heritage Program pages on the MNA website
• Hire and supervise interns and volunteers to assist with Heritage Program administrative duties and activities.

Education and Experience Requirements:
• B.A. or B.S. in arts administration, management, business, or related field.
• Experience with museum studies or museum education preferred.
• Minimum of three years experience working with Native American cultures and artists
• Three years experience in organizing and managing special events and public programs
• Three years experience supervising and motivating staff and volunteers

Abilities, Skill, and Knowledge:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with culturally diverse communities
• Organizational skills, an ability to multitask, and an ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters
• Ability to utilize computerized system, including Microsoft Office Suite, email and internet
• Familiarity with WordPress a plus
• Trustworthiness and ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Strong organizational and time-management skills
• Must be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude
• Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with staff, trustees, visitors, participants, and others to whom you represent the institution
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with culturally diverse communities
• Comfort in dealing with the public

Working Conditions:
Generally work indoors, 7 or more hours per day, usually between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Weekend and evening work may be required. Must be available to work long days and weekends during Heritage Program festivals including Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day weekend.

Job contingent upon passing of a background check

Other Requirements:
• Ability to travel throughout the Colorado Plateau region from time to time
• Valid Arizona Driver's license
• Visual acuity for inspecting arts and crafts, for creating charts and reports
• Ability to stand or sit for long periods, to stoop and bend, to lift at least 30 pounds

How To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Jaina Moan at jmoan@mna.mus.az.us.

Email is the preferred method of application submission. If you are not able to submit your application via email, please call Jaina Moan at 928-774-5211, ext. 203 to receive additional instructions for application submission.

Deadline for application materials: Open until filled.
Please submit applications by midnight on March 9 to be included in the first round of applications scheduled for the week of March 10, 2014

The Museum of Northern Arizona is an EEO employer.


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