Executive Director, Cultural Foundation for the Texas Panhandle

  • West Texas A&M University
  • Texas, USA
  • Sep 18, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Job Title
Executive Director, Cultural Foundation for the Texas Panhandle

West Texas A&M University

President's Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Canyon, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits

The executive director reports to the President of WTAMU and provides oversight, planning, vision and leadership for all aspects of the Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle, including the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Texas programs, services, financial management, resource development, human resources, member services, communication, event planning, presentation, and board engagement. The executive director works with the Board of trustees of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, the Board of Directors of the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle. Being a part of the WTAMU community, the executive director assumes a leadership role in partnering with businesses, foundation, government officials, other nonprofits, and supporters.


The chief administrator of the Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle, including the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation. Responsible for establishing vision, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and overall operation of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, which includes the Texas Outdoor Musical:
  • Funding and public relations;
  • Financial and contract management, as well as overseeing operations and maintenance of facilities and collections;
  • Personnel management;
  • Providing direction for exhibit development, program development, and community outreach;
  • Long range planning consistent with WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World
  • WTAMU committees and special projects;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in applicable discipline.
  • Ten years of experience in non-profit or closely related.
  • Supervisory and personnel experience.
  • Experience working with advisory board or equivalent.
  • Financial management, sales management, and fundraising applicable to non-profit, museum, musical production, and/or closely related.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate Degree.
  • Knowledge of Texas and Southwest History.

Applicant Instructions:

Please include the following with your application:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled "CV/Resume," more than one document may be included. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with uploading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at hr@wtamu.edu .

Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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