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General Manager; Experience in Cultural Affairs

Job ID: 7352

THE COMPANY

Our client is a non-governmental organization of Innovations, a family of land and marine based companies, philanthropic initiatives, and community projects, which contribute to the vision of a world in which community, environment, and economy function as an integrated system of well-being. Created in 2015 as an umbrella brand for a diverse group of activities that share a common vision for the area in and around La Paz, Mexico. The organization applies a range of tools, including grant-making and business initiatives, to create healthy communities and environments with a diverse economic base, while honoring and nurturing the planet. Committed to creating successful economic models, while restoring balance between the complimentary systems that exist in nature.  It's area of influence has largely been focused in several areas: 

  • Ocean Health.
  • Land Stewardship.
  • Sense of Place.
  • Flourishing Baja.

THE POSITION

Our client is seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as Director/General Manager.

General Purpose:

The Director/General Manager has a passion for the La Paz region, an entrepreneurial spirit, prior nonprofit management experience and the skills necessary to manage and oversee staff, volunteers and operations of this newly established La Paz based charity. Experience should include  museum operations, program management, financial management, fundraising and donor development, community relations, buildings and grounds maintenance. The Director will serve as spokesperson to the media and to the community and should be fluent in English and Spanish. The Director will set work agendas focused on weekends. Museum and cultural spaces will have heavy programming during weekends. In addition, the Director will have to spend 4 days per week in El Triunfo managing operations and coordinating with managers in charge of tourism operations, maintenance, commercial cross-marketing opportunities and day to day operations of the museums, cultural spaces and shops.

Established in 2019, the mission is to educate, inform and inspire people of all ages to promote a thriving greater La Paz region through educational spaces, enrichment programs and museums in the areas of environment, science, historic preservation and the arts. With a staff of 20+ current employees. Currently operates and manages the Museo Ruta de Plata, a mining heritage museum in El Triunfo, BCS and provides public access to urban parks in the historic center of La Paz, Parque Piedras y Pajaros and Parque Postal. Working in close collaboration with different foundations, supports educational programs and has an in-house S.T.E.A.M educational program to serve youth in 9 rural communities of greater La Paz with expanded science and arts enrichment programs. Additionally, is also working on the design and development of two new museums in El Triunfo that it will eventually operate, the Museo del Vaquero de las Californias (MuVaCa) and the Museo Regional de Historia Natural scheduled to open in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Hiring, developing and retaining qualified staff.
  • Day-to-day oversight over all programs, museum operations and other cultural spaces.
  • Working closely with the Board of Directors and General Management to develop and manage an annual budget.
  • Lead in establishing and accomplishing fundraising goals and managing all fundraising activities.
  • Supervision of capital projects.
  • Working with the team on setting organizational Objectives and Key Results, as well as tracking progress.

Environment:

  • Internally: Develops and coordinates Annual yearly and quarterly OKRs, Budgets and Operational Plans for Museums complexes. Has key communication with Manager of El Triunfo Tourism Complexes for a proper operation of the business. Has key communication with AIF executive director and Sr Program officers. Has relations with other Managers and Directors of the Land and Ocean Operations of the Organization.
  • Externally: Relations with other Associations, non-profit entities, universities, government entities.

THE CANDIDATE

  • A bachelor’s degree related fields to business and humanities.
  • Three to five years of leadership experience with a Mexican nonprofit.
  • Museum management experience a big plus.
  • Spanish and English language fluency.
  • Budget and financial management experience.
  • Program Management.
  • Fundraising, donor development and grant writing.
  • Competency in Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Strong and assertive communications skills in Spanish and English.

 

 

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