Job is Expired Museum Operations Manager

Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Academic

Job Description

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum invites applications for a new position.  The Museum Operations Manager provides support to the Museum Director by managing and enhancing all aspects of daily operations, providing backup support for the Library's Access Services Department and coordinating and expanding cross-unit Museum/Library collaborative initiatives. 

Museum responsibilities include gift shop management, budget and financial reporting, general record keeping, rental scheduling, student worker supervision, and statistical reporting. Under the direction of the Museum Director, this position also provides support with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, displays and exhibits, research inquiries, programming, and other museum enhancing initiatives. Other responsibilities include serving an average of four hours per week providing backup support as needed to the Library's Access Services Department, including circulation desk and inter-library loan support; and providing Museum/Library Joint Initiatives Support.

Description of Community

Colorado School of Mines is an internationally preeminent teaching and research university dedicated to meeting the resource development needs of a rapidly evolving, technology-based society. Mines was selected by the Colorado State Legislature as the state's first "exemplary institution" of public higher education due to our "high degree of responsibility and capability with regard to academic and administrative functions." Colorado's oldest public university, Mines is located in Golden, Colorado at the gateway of the Rocky Mountains, 13 miles west of downtown Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder. Mines offers a comprehensive portfolio of benefits to its classified workforce, including medical, dental, life, disability plans, flexible spending and health saving accounts, a dependent tuition benefit, and retirement plans. Mines employees enjoy an alternative holiday schedule, reasonable parking fees and access to a state-of-the-art recreation center. The Arthur Lakes Library is an information center for engineering and science in earth, energy, and

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Other Education Credentials

A college degree in a geoscience, museum or library field of specialization is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, aptitude for fiscal record keeping, demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, students and volunteers, and a strong service orientation.

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Colorado mining/geoscience history education
  • Demonstrated evidence of continuing education in a geoscience, museum or library field
  • Experience managing or working in museums and museum-related organizations
  • Experience working in a library, particularly in Access Services
  • Retail management experience, including online sales and sales expansion
  • Experience and demonstrated engagement in the fields of Colorado mining/geoscience history 
  • Experience developing and maintaining websites

Application Requirements

HR Contact Information

Human Resources 303-273-3250

Additional info

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is the second most visited university geology museum in the country and the first to receive a moon rock on loan from the Johnson Space Center in Houston. In 2016, we had over 27,000 visitors from 50 states and 53 foreign countries. Since our founding in 1874, our Museum has obtained and displayed significant mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite, and mining artifact exhibits. Our collection now includes over 55,000 cataloged specimens. Our Museum is currently staffed by 14 students and ~40 volunteers.


official job posting:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified


Not specified

Hours per week

Not specified


Not specified


Not specified


Not specified

Date Posted

October 6th, 2017

Number of Views