Peoria Riverfront Museum

Chief Operating Officer

Peoria Riverfront Museum


Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Hours: M-F, 9-5p (Flexible as needed in order to meet deadlines or attend meetings or special
Supervises: Senior staff

Job Summary:
At the direction of the CEO, collaboratively lead and coordinate daily operations of the museum
from a systems perspective. Manage and implement operational goals in support of the
Museum’s strategic plan; report to CEO on status and outcomes. Supervise senior staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Manage daily operations of the museum as directed by the CEO.
• Communicate the CEO’s vision and directions to senior staff; advise the CEO on operational
topics and progress reports.
• Assist the senior staff in executing projects and implementing operational systems in
concert with the Museum’s strategic plan.
• Collaborate with senior staff to report and analyze performance data and outcome metrics.
• Supervise the senior staff.
• Facilitate operational goal achievement through collaborative assignment of human, capital
or facility resources and consideration of programmatic organization.
• Coordinate implementation of new cross-departmental processes and systems, ranging
from technology to programs.
• Maintain the operational calendar for exhibitions, projects and programs.
• Represent the CEO at internal and external meetings.
• Support philanthropic relationships and communications.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
• 10 years professional experience with a demonstrated understanding of organizational
leadership, servant leadership, general management, planning and policy; museum,
cultural, or education experience preferred.
• Track record of project implementation, budget management, supervision, and data-driven
decision making.
• Passion for the Museum’s mission and an interest in and excitement for the Museum’s
disciplines of art, science, history and achievement.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills.
• Excellent written & oral communication skills.

Essential functions (ADA):
 Ability to work full-time schedule which may include evenings, weekends and some
 Ability to communicate and interact verbally, both in person and over the phone.
 Ability to use personal computers and other office equipment effectively.
 Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
 Exerting up to 10 pounds regularly, up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible
amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the
human body.
 Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of the work assigned.
 Requires the ability to travel to and from job location.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and may include other duties as assigned.


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