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East Benton County Historical Society and Museum

Definition: Under the general direction of the East Benton County Historical Society Board of
Directors, the Administrator oversees and supervises all aspects and activities of the East
Benton County Historical Society and Museum and does all related work as required.
EBCHS Administrator Job Description:
-Reports directly to the Board of Directors; oversees daily operations; maintains cash and
visitation records; analyzes visitor data for planning and goal setting
-Responsible for overall supervision of all aspects/operations of the EBCHS, including volunteer
-Has knowledge of and passion for history, especially local history; able to relay that
information to others in an interesting and compelling way; conducts tours of and plans
activities for the EBCHS on a regular basis
-Is knowledgeable of and capable of implementing collection and archival processing
-Is a self-starter: able to initiate and implement projects using volunteer help as appropriate
-Ability to envision, create and display innovative exhibits (may require lifting 45 lbs.)
-Has excellent writing skills; oversees and contributes to publications, such as the Courier and
the Reporter
-Does outreach as the ambassador and public relations point person for the museum to ensure
interest, publicity, foot traffic and fundraising for the EBCHS
-Identifies, recommends and procures potential revenue streams and new opportunities for the
museum’s growth and development; assists with fundraising events and planning
-Maintains excellent relationships with the EBCHS Museum Board, the public and other
community entities, such as the Historical Downtown Kennewick Partnership
-Collaborates with community partners to communicate the museum’s vision
-Supervises and is actively involved in the social media aspects of the EBCHS (FB, Website, etc.);
utilizes media to foster membership, museum attendance and growth; assists with press
-Must be available for evening Board meetings at least once a month, as well as for museum
functions, and committee meetings, which may occur in the evening, including Saturday

-Prepares agenda for Board meetings
-Assists with selection, evaluation and orientation of new board members
-Knows and abides by the EBCHS and Museum By-Laws
-Develops reports and presents them to the board and membership
-Maintains building security, serves as building coordinator and contact for facilities (Note: East
Benton County Historical Museum and Grounds are owned by the City of Kennewick and all
modifications and improvement must be coordinated and approved by the City of Kennewick.)
Office Management
-Has knowledge and experience in financial matters and is able to comply with and implement
all requirements
-Prepares the annual budget and presents it to the board for implementation. Works in
conjunction with the Finance Committee and Treasurer in all phases and aspects of financial
matters pertaining to the East Benton County Historical Society and Museum
-Has experience with or proven ability to learn Quick Books
-Has experience with and working knowledge of technology, such as Past Perfect, Squarespace,
Square, Excel (or proven ability to learn)
-Operates/maintains Museum Gift Shop
Museum Maintenance
-Concerned about and able to maintain the general upkeep and appearance of the museum;
keeps a clean, neat environment
Desired Qualifications:
Minimum: A.A. Degree or equivalent experience
Minimum: Two years responsible work in Museum management or equivalent management
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of Museum operations; techniques used in
the preservation of historical materials; business finance; report preparation; grant writing;
training and supervising volunteers.

Ability to: Maintain effective relationships with the Board of Directors. Work with others, such
as other historical society boards, museum volunteers, local officials, other agencies and the
public. Conduct historical research; prepare exhibits; develop and implement museum
programs. Be proficient in the operation of computers and operating systems.
Hours and Salary Range:
Work Hours: Part -time (30 hours weekly) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Museum Hours: Open 12-00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Salary Range: $15.00 to $20.00 an hour
Six Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 th , Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas;
If the holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday will be substituted.
Vacation and Sick Leave Policies:
Vacation Policy: Vacation accrues for eligible employees with a minimum of (30) thirty hours
per week at (5) five days for the first year worked and (1) one day per year thereafter, up to a
maximum of (3) three times their annual accrual of (5) days for a total of (15) fifteen days.
When that limit is reached, no further accrual will be credited until vacation time is taken and
the employee’s accrual drops below the maximum.
Sick Leave Policy: Sick leave accrues for eligible employees with a minimum of (30) thirty hours
per week at (5) five days for the first year worked and an additional (5) days for the second year
worked, up to a maximum of (10) days total. When that total is reached, no further accrual will
be accredited until sick leave time is taken and the employee’s accrual drops below the
maximum. No cash out is permitted.
Application materials must include: Letter of interest, Resume, and Three References no later
than December 2, 2019.
Apply online at:
Submit to:
East Benton County Historical Society and Museum
205 West Keewaydin Drive
Kennewick, WA 99336

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