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Crawford Auto- Aviation Museum- Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH

TITLE:                      Event & Promotion Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum – Cleveland History Center – Western Reserve Historical Society

CLASSIFICATION:  The position is classified as full-time and is exempt from overtime compensation.

SUPERVISION:        Occasional supervision of interns, volunteers and temporary labor.

COORDINATION:    Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection; CHC Education and Public Program Manager; Marketing Manager; Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program Manager; Sales Manager; Library Manager

DUTIES:                     1. Develop and execute community events and programs using the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection, with an emphasis on auto, aviation and transportation history and entrepreneurship.

  1. Increase attendance at the CAAM and the Cleveland History Center (CHC) by promoting daily and special CAAM programs and activities.
  2. Create and finalize annual CAAM event and exhibit calendar
  3. Recommend and research program and exhibit topics, and develop and execute rotating exhibits
  4. Responsible for preparing activity, progress and grant reports as required.
  5. Responsible for promoting CAAM programs and exhibitions and for supporting audience development for WRHS.
  6. Performs other specific duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimal education requirement is an undergraduate degree in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field.  At least three years of previous experience with event programming and/or educational programming or the equivalent, and familiarity with transportation history, is required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential as is the ability to work with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will exemplify WRHS’s core values – Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, Connectivity, and Excellence.  Tact, enthusiasm and professionalism are essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently, but function as a member of a team for success.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO JANET WATERMAN, HR ASSOCIATE AT jwaterman@wrhs.org

 

 

San Diego Automobile Museum
San Diego, CA

San Diego Automotive Museum Executive Director

Reports to Board of Directors

Full time Exempt Salaried

About the San Diego Automotive Museum

The San Diego Automotive Museum tells the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of the automobile through its outstanding collections, award winning exhibitions, and educational programs.  The museum opened in 1988 in historic Balboa Park.  Today the museum stands as a living tribute to the automobile and what it has meant to our culture.  We call it Cars and Society.  The San Diego Automotive Museum is a non-profit tax exempt corporation established in 1988 in a historic building designed by noted architect Richard Requa for the 1935 Pacific Exposition in Balboa Park, San Diego.  The museum owns an impressive collection of over 60 cars and 40 motorcycles from the US, Great Britain, Europe and Japan in its permanent collection.  Vehicles not on display are stored in the museum’s near by storage and maintenance facility.  Special displays often feature privately owned vehicles on loan to the museum from private collectors.

The museum offers specialty exhibits that highlight a certain style, design, era or manufacturer.  These exhibits change every three or four months.  Examples include special marques such as Porsche and Ferrari and specialty vehicles such as “Lowriders of Southern California” and “Glorious Rat Rods-Diamonds in the Rust.”

The museum’s research library is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on the West Coast.  The collection includes hundreds of books, magazines, and auto-related materials such as advertising pamphlets, repair manuals, photos, movies and more. The library is open to the public and is staffed by volunteers.

The museum has been a community partner for more than 20 years with a Balboa Park Program that brings over 6,000 5th grade students to the museum throughout the year.  The museum also provides educational summer programs for scout troops, YMCA camps, and other specialty programs.  The museum attracts over 100,000 visitors a year from around the world.

Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SDAM Nonprofit’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.  She or he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.  Key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

 Responsibilities

Leadership and Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local program excellence, and evaluation: consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications; recommend timeline and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize SDAM Nonprofit staff and volunteers, board members and partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national recognition.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain SDAM Nonprofit’s high-performance staff and volunteers
  • Ensure effective systems to track museum progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising and Communications:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications- from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning and New Business:

  • Design and complete the strategic business planning process for program expansion
  • Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.
  • Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.

Qualifications 

  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to SDAM Nonprofit’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
  • Specific requirements include:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience (minimum 5 years experience nonprofit management experience or equivalent)
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, delegate, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience desired
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, transparency, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Compensation  

Salary Range $55,000 – $70,000 (salary is commensurate to experience)

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter expanding on why you are the best candidate for this position to EDSearch@sdautomuseum.org or mail it to 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA, 92101 Attention ED Search Committee. Screening of applications will begin May 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  However, submission of application materials before May 15 is recommended to assure consideration in the first round of application screening.

 

 

MUSEUM of AUTOMOTIVE ICONS
Manhattan, KS

Job title: Museum Director

Reporting to: Ward Morgan, Owner

Salary: Pay commensurate with experience

Hours: Full-time position with variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed. Must be willing to travel occasionally during non-business hours

Location: Manhattan, KS

Purpose & Characteristics of the Position:

The Museum Director is responsible for managing overall operations including marketing, events, finance, and strategy, as well as curating a collection of iconic automobiles representing foreign & domestic, past & present

A ground floor opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded individual to guide the theme and collection of a 50,000 square foot auto museum

Candidate should be willing and enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn and grow their skills in a challenging environment

With an annual budget of $2MM for acquisitions and operations, you must be able to take a collaborative approach to leadership which proactively involves the ED, Board Members, the Board’s Development Committee, and selected Members of the Museum Family

Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. COMMUNITY OUTREACH –
  • Must be able to communicate with diverse audiences of visitors, board members, volunteers, sponsors and funders
  • Forge and maintain relationships of trust with the officers and directors, all vital stakeholders/donors, and external authorities
  • Responsible for supporting Museum programming and operations by generating enriching social media content and utilizing digital media to reach new audiences
  1. EVENT MANAGEMENT –
  • Develops and implements Signature Museum Events in conjunction with every day museum operations
  • Coordinate facility rentals and events with appropriate staff members to introduce new guests to the remarkable collection and programs available through the Museum
  • Word to provide engaging programming and outreach for current audiences while developing new constituencies
  1. STAFF & VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT –
  • Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers, and ensuring the appropriate training programs and materials are available to staff & volunteers
  • Ensure adherence to the organization’s daily activities and long-term plans to establish policies and legal guidelines
  • Ensuring that a range of administrative tasks that support fund development are completed, such as processing checks, scheduling meetings, taking and distributing notes from development calls and meetings, generating acknowledgment letters, writing thank-you notes, and other tasks.

Work Experience & Skills:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS –

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
  • Exceptional customer service skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS –

  • Project management experience
  • Experience in annual giving and/or donor stewardship
  • Event management experience
  • Exceptional public speaking abilities

Personal Qualities & Behavioral Traits:

  • An analytical mind capable of “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems
  • “Team Player” attitude while possessing outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and other pertinent information to: office@iconmhk.com

 

 

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM
Nashville, TN

Title: Curator

Reports To: Director

Areas of Responsibility:  Management and interpretation of the Collection

FLSA:  Full-time

Salaried/Hourly:  Salaried

Basic Function:  To manage the collection and direct related educational opportunities for the public, in accordance with the Museum’s mission.

  1. Functions and Responsibilities
  • Oversees all aspects of the Museum’s curatorial program with respect to the Museum’s collection of automobiles, planes, boats, mono- and bicycles, motorcycles, and related materials, including objects on loan.
  • Works with and directs the efforts of the Education department as it relates to the collection.
  • In conjunction with the Director, develops and executes plans for the long-term preservation and exhibition of Collection objects.
  • Works with staff to develop and monitor annual and long-term budgets for acquisition, preservation, restoration, exhibition, and storage of Collection objects.
  • Directs the content, planning, and installation of exhibits, both permanent and temporary.
  • Assists the Director in the identification of future acquisitions, assessment of current holdings, and making recommendations as to the disposition of objects no longer suited to the Museum’s Mission and Collection Plan.
  • Assists the Marketing Department in the preparation of materials related to the marketing and promotion of exhibits, programs, and services.
  • Oversees research on Museum objects, and provides guidance in the acquisition of reference and other suitable materials for research and the library.
  • Assists with the development of the Museum’s research resources as a public resource, including digitization of select materials and detailed photography.
  • Responds to changing needs in the community, as well as the needs of the Museum’s visitors.
  • Develops a relationship with the local, regional, and national museum community, and serves as an ambassador for the Museum in the local and professional community.
  • Keeps up-to-date with changes in appropriate technology and curatorial techniques.

Key responsibilities shall include:

  1. The planning, design, promotion, and maintenance of public exhibitions.
  2. Oversees documentation, organization, and appropriate storage of Museum objects, including loaned objects.
  3. Evaluation of existing and potential Museum vehicles as regards their suitability for the Collection.
  4. Direction of the technical staff in the proper care of objects.
  5. Review and verify the accuracy of the Museum’s descriptions of its objects, as well as those on loan. Conduct research to determine the provenance of objects when appropriate.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Museum Studies, History, Library Sciences or related field required.
  • Qualified applicants will have had at least three years’ experience in an automotive museum or similar setting, developing and/or facilitating curatorial programs and services.
  • Strong research, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Basic understanding of mechanical and automotive systems, restoration, and maintenance.
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office programs or similar is expected; uses technology to achieve desired results.
  • This position requires an outgoing, self-motivated individual who enjoys working with the public in a constructive, positive fashion resulting in appropriate resolutions of disputes and/or difficult situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, ability to work as a member of a team as well as on your own is expected.
  • Creatively handles staff resistance to implementing changes in policies and procedures.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts in an ethical manner and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • A varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends, may be required.
  • Qualified applicants will, at the Museum’s expense, take and pass a DOT physical and drug screening, as well as a background check.

Compensation is based on qualifications and annual reviews will assess growth in job proficiency. Wages are based on a 40-hour work week. We enjoy 6 paid holidays/year, and earn 20 days/year of paid time off. Health insurance is available.

Lane Motor Museum’s Mission Statement

The mission of Lane Motor Museum shall be to collect, preserve, document, and interpret a mostly European collection of automobiles and motorcycles for the public, through both static displays and active demonstrations.

Disclaimer Statement:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the current position, other or different tasks may be required when and if circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments)

ABOUT LANE MOTOR MUSEUM
At Lane Motor Museum, visitors of all ages are introduced to a broad variety of vehicles from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Engineering, politics, geography, economics and design are some of the ways these automobiles have been important to human history. Lane Motor Museum is a working museum with the goal of maintaining all vehicles in running order. Vehicles date from the 1920s to today and feature a variety of microcars, amphibious vehicles, military vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, airplanes, prototypes, one-of-a-kind vehicles and motorcycles.

The Museum is located on one of Nashville’s old pikes, about halfway between our vibrant downtown and Nashville International Airport. Nashville, named an It City by Forbes and the New York Times, is a growing and dynamic Southern city – for more information about Nashville, see: https://www.nashvillechamber.com/explore/live/relocate

Applicants may reply via email with Cover Letter and Resume to: positions@lanemotormuseum.org

Or by mail to:

Curator

Lane Motor Museum

702 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37210

 

 

Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Auburn, IN

Archivist

Provides archival reference services for 100,000 piece archives. Actively coordinates the identification, acquisition and preservation of archival materials; implements finding aids and nomenclature for accessibility. Manages temporary staff and interns for current Digitization Project. Monitors budgetary requirements, costs and efficiencies. Knowledge of archives, museums, collections related practices, professional standards and methods are required. Knowledge of professional ethical and legal issues surrounding collection acquisitions, deaccessions, access, intellectual property, and of automobiles in general is a plus. Full time permanent position with future advancement possible.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s Executive Director.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
1600 Wayne St. PO Box 271
Auburn, IN 46706

 

 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

POSITION TITLE:                       Curator for Vehicles

ORGANIZATION:                      Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc.

REPORTS TO:                             Executive Director

POSITION LOCATION:            Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Speedway, Indiana

FLSA STATUS:                            Exempt

This position description is for an employee of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC (“Speedway”) to work for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”), d/b/a Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (“Museum”), pursuant to the relationships of the Speedway and the Foundation set forth in their Shared Services Agreement dated as of December 2006, as currently in effect and as it may hereafter be amended.

 Essential Functions:

Full-time position as Curator for Vehicles to oversee all aspects of the Museum’s curatorial and education programs with respect to its collection of race cars, passenger cars, dragsters, motorcycles, land speed record holders, and similar racing and automotive vehicles, which currently number more than 350.  Working within the context of the Foundation’s strategic plan, master facility plan, and the master interpretive plan for the Museum, the Curator of Vehicles will provide vision and leadership for implementation of those plans, including (a) the development and execution of plans for preserving, restoring, and maintaining all Museum vehicles, as well as vehicles on permanent or temporary loan to the Museum; (b) developing permanent, temporary, periodic, and traveling exhibits from vehicles in the Museum’s collections and loaned to the Museum; (c) assisting the Curator of Media and Historic Archives (“MHA”) and education staff with exhibits and programs that focus primarily on non-vehicle objects or content; (d) overseeing restoration and maintenance of all Museum vehicles; (e) oversight of vehicle collections acquisition and management, including assessments of vehicles in the collection and recommendations for disposition of duplicate, non-functional, or other vehicles that do not fit the Museum’s mission and strategic plan; (f) oversees research on Museum vehicles and develops a program to provide research services for owners of similar vehicles; (g) provides expertise and guidance in the acquisition of reference and other materials for research and archives that relate to vehicles; (h) assists in the  development of public access to Museum archives and sharing of Museum collections on-line through photography and digitization; and (i) creation of content for the Museum’s website, social media, and other communications vehicles to both educate and promote the Museum.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Preservation, restoration, and storage of vehicles
    1. Oversees organization, documentation, and storage of Museum vehicles, including vehicles on permanent or temporary loan to the Museum
    2. Analyzes donations of prospective vehicles for appropriateness in Museum collection
    3. Solicits donations of vehicles
    4. Develops three to five-year restoration plan, prioritizing vehicles that merit restoration, and working with other Museum staff, develops individual vehicle plan and budget
    5. Responsible for assuring accuracy of all descriptions of vehicles on display or loan, including research to determine provenance of vehicles
    6. Represents the Museum at automobile concours, conferences, meetings, and other gatherings involving historic race cars, Indiana passenger cars and other vehicles
    7. Serves as liaison to owners of historic race cars and passenger cars on substantive matters about vehicle provenance, history, construction, and restoration
    8. Periodically analyzes existing vehicle collection to eliminate duplicates, significantly deteriorated, or inappropriate vehicles, and works with other staff to assure proper disposal, sale, or other disposition
    9. Assures proper storage and maintenance of vehicles to maximize preservation for future use and reference
    10. Develops individualized standards and plans for maintaining each vehicle in the Museum’s collection
    11. In consultation and conjunction with other Museum staff, works with third-party contractors specializing in vehicle restoration and preservation to implement Museum restoration plans and priorities
  1. Works with and oversees the work of third-party curators and/or experts and other staff on curating aspects of the Museum’s vehicle collection as to which the Curator has limited expertise
  1. Development of permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits using Museum vehicles
    1. Provides leadership in developing concepts for Museum exhibits, maintaining an on-going three to five-year exhibit plan.
    2. Works with individuals and partner organizations to obtain items on loan for Museum exhibits.
    3. Works with Museum colleagues to develop written, audio, and film/video content for exhibits.
    4. Works with counterparts in other Museums to develop traveling or joint exhibits.
    5. Oversees budgeting, planning, installation, and break-down of all exhibits.
    6. Works with sponsorship and fundraising staff to secure funding for exhibits.
    7. Works with communications and outreach staff on promoting exhibits.
    8. Assures all Museum staff and volunteers are informed about the exhibit and can act as interpreters and guides.
    9. Develops educational and programmatic content to enhance exhibit content and story-telling.
    10. Provides leadership in organizing annual Historic Racing Exhibition and the periodic Pace Car Reunions.

4    Works collaboratively with Curator for MHA to develop special exhibits and refresh permanent exhibits with content and objects from the Vehicle and MHA collections. 

  1. Develops and manages loan program for Museum vehicles, assuring the safe use and display of all Museum vehicles while on loan. Develops collaborative relations with other automotive museum curators to facilitate exhibit development with loaned vehicles.  Develops relationships with private vehicle owners to gain access to historically important vehicles for Museum exhibits.
  1. Participates in Museum’s design and development efforts for facility improvements as lead for vehicles, assuring adequate storage, lighting, temperature and humidity controls, and public access opportunities. Assists with development of interactive exhibits involving vehicles.
  2. General Administrative Duties
    1. Develops and oversees three-year and annual plans and budgets for vehicle collections and exhibits.
    2. Assists other staff in preparing content for tours, education programs, exhibits, museum self-guided tours, Museum mobile applications, and similar communications vehicles.
    3. Works with senior leadership of Foundation and Board of Directors to implement strategic plan, provide support for other functional groups, and enhance communications aspects of colleagues’ projects.
    4. Hires, supervises, evaluates, trains, and otherwise manages members of team and provides input on performance evaluations of other staff.  Currently, supervises Restoration Services Manager, Assistant Curator, Vehicle Maintenance Specialist.   Collaboratively supervises other staff that may be engaged in vehicle management, such as Museum Historian.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of automobile and race car mechanics, car construction and operation, running and maintenance needs
  • Experience with preservation, restoration, maintenance, and proper storage of vehicles
  • Extensive substantive knowledge about open wheel race cars, open wheel racing, other race series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500 and other races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Familiarity with the owners of key open wheel race cars and select passenger cars
  • Strong research, organizational, and writing skills
  • Experience with website and social media management (Facebook, Twitter)

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, library science, archives, museum studies, motorsports, or similar educational program; or the substantial equivalent in other training or direct job experience.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in working with race cars, passenger cars, and similar vehicles, and communicating and educating the public through use of such vehicles.
  • Basic understandings of mechanical and automotive systems, restoration, and maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge of auto racing, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500 and other races at the IMS track, IndyCar racing, NASCAR, and other racing series.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail in the display, transport, and storage of vehicles.
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with a variety of people with different skills and abilities.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Understands annual planning and budgeting processes and has had significant experience with both.
  • Understands data and can analyze it to monitor and measure performance.
  • Uses technology to achieve desired results; uses MICROSOFT Office products (OUTLOOK, WORD and EXCEL), and other software and hardware technology systems.

Complexity/Problem Solving:

  • Handles several projects and varying deadlines simultaneously.
  • Develops solutions to problems that arise during the day.
  • Handles difficult personalities, both as to staff and the public, in a constructive, positive fashion resulting in appropriate resolutions of disputes and/or difficult situations.
  • Experiments to find creative solutions. Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar opportunities.
  • Creatively handles staff resistance to implementing changes in policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes outcomes of programs and processes, seeks improvement, plans for and implements improvements, striving always to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Not afraid of experimenting (within reason), failing, or learning from new approaches.

Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:

  • Works independently, without direct supervision.
  • Distinguishes between problems and solutions requiring management approval and those that s/he may resolve directly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary, confidential, and sensitive information.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts in an ethical manner and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • Prioritizes projects and adjust priorities in light of changing needs and circumstances.
  • Follows through promptly and delivers work product on-time and of a superior quality.

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Communicates with passion and commitment the mission and vision of the Museum as well as its strategic and operating plans to third parties as well as internal audiences.
  • Effectively communicates plans and ideas to colleagues and external individuals or organizations.
  • Communicates performance issues to supervised staff and provides guidance, training, and constructive feedback.
  • Communicates effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Keeps colleagues and supervisor informed of progress of tasks, as well as issues that require supervisor’s resolution.
  • Knows when to ask questions to seek guidance and when to move forward on his or her own.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Work requires physical exertions and/or physical strains.  May involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable weather conditions.  Must periodically work evenings and on weekends, especially in May.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 


 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

POSITION TITLE:                       Restoration Technician

ORGANIZATION:                      Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum)

REPORTS TO:                             Manager of Restoration Services

POSITION LOCATION:            Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

FLSA STATUS:                            Non-Exempt

OTHER STATUS:                        Full-time

This position description is for an employee of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC, (“Speedway”) to work for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (d/b/a Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum), pursuant to the relationships of the Speedway and the Foundation set forth in their Shared Services Agreement dated as of December 2006, as currently in effect and as it may hereafter be amended.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum restoration services is responsible for the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of the Museum’s vehicle collection.  

Responsibilities:

The Restoration Technician assists the Manager of Restoration Services in restoring Museum vehicles as funds allow; maintaining Museum vehicles used in exhibitions, parades, demonstrations, and concours/car shows; preserving vehicles that do not run; and maintaining all running vehicles.   The Technician may assist in the supervision and training of other Museum staff who get involved in restoration projects from time to time, interns, seasonal assistants, and volunteers.

Specific duties include:

  • Repairing damaged, aged, or otherwise incomplete vehicles, including (a) fabricating components for chassis, frames, brackets, and other support and mechanical components as necessary; (b) repairing minor dents and body imperfections; (c) paint touch-ups; (d) rebuilding engine components; and (e) routine vehicle maintenance.
  • Assisting Manger of Restoration Services with maintenance program for all running Museum vehicles and implementing plans for each vehicle.
  • With Managers approval, purchasing of goods and equipment necessary for routine tasks and projects.
  • Transporting vehicles to local venues and between Museum controlled storage sites.
  • Supervising interns, other Museum staff who assist Restoration Services function from time to time, seasonal staff, and volunteers
  • Participating in meetings and training programs with respect to restoration services.
  • Under direction of Manager, collaborating with automotive museums on restoration matters.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in vintage/antique race car and automobile repair, restoration, preservation, and maintenance.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent required; senior certification or Associates Degree in automotive engine design and repair, auto maintenance and repair, and/or bodywork preferred.
  • Experience and interest in older engine systems and body construction techniques.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high accuracy rate required.
  • Basic skills in welding, fabrication, use of metal lathe and mills, use of basic power tools for engine and body work, wiring, and similar technical skills and knowledge.
  • Current driver’s license valid in Indiana.
  • Interest in motorsports preferred, with experience working with race car maintenance a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience using MICROSOFT Office products (WORD and EXCEL).
  • Problem solving skills:  ability to see and diagnose a problem, determine best method of fixing the problem, how to obtain and allocation necessary resources, and execute on the solution.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals on technical matters.

Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:

  • Ability to work independently, without limited supervision.
  • Ability to distinguish between problems and solutions requiring management approval and those that s/he may resolve directly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary, confidential, and sensitive information.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts in an ethical manner and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and adjust priorities in light of changing needs and circumstances, recognizes when to involve manager in decision-making about priorities.
  • Follows through promptly and delivers work product on-time and in acceptable condition/quality.
  • Ability to work within an established plan and budget.

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Ability to communicate own plans and ideas to colleagues and individuals or organizations with which s/he interacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Keeps colleagues and supervisors informed of progress of tasks, as well as issues that require supervisor’s resolution.
  • Knows when to ask questions to seek guidance and when to move forward on his or her own.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Must work all or a part of a day on weekends at various times during the year, especially in April and May, during select other events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or as may periodically be requested and/or necessary.  Must be able to lift 40 pounds, push vehicles (with assistance of others), work underneath cars, bend over engine bays, and otherwise work at sometimes awkward angles or positions.  Due to potential work-related exposure to chemicals, awareness of and adherence to Hazard Communication and Personal Protective Equipment written programs is expected.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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