RFP: Museum Management Self-Assessment Workbook Consultant
Who we are:
"To Serve Saskatchewan People by Advancing Museums."
The Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) is a non-profit, collective organization of over 250 member museums and a total membership of over 400, including individuals and associates. The Association is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors representative of the museum community. MAS staff oversee the organization's budget, membership, programming and communications.
The Museums Association of Saskatchewan strengthens Saskatchewan museums through a variety of education, advisory, resource and networking programs.
MAS is funded by SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries and Canadian Heritage.
What the Opportunity is:
Working and reporting to the Museum Association of Saskatchewan’s Museum Advisor, the chosen candidate will develop and write the MAS’s Museum Management Self-Assessment Workbook using the standards found in Standards for Saskatchewan Museums 2016 as indicators. This project can be completed in person and/or online.
Using the predetermined standards, the consultant will create a workbook that specifically focuses on Museum Management, including governance, museum management, risk management, financial management, information management, human resources and marketing. The consultant will use the standards to create a uniform Performance Indicator for each standard. The workbook is estimated to be approximately 100-125 pages long at completion.
The workbook will also include:
- Introduction to the Program
- Gold, Silver and Bronze Indicators for each pre-determined standard
- List of suggestions on how museums can improve themselves and achieve the highest indicator level for each standard.
- Tips and Hints for each Section
- List of unacceptable practices.
- Glossary of Terms
- List of Further Resources
This project is the final section of a four-part self-assessment workbook series that is being created by the Museums Association of Saskatchewan. The Self-Assessment Workbooks are being created to help our members to self-identify their strengths and weaknesses and develop and execute plans for improvement. The first three workbooks in the series focused on Collections Management Exhibits and Education/Interpretation. All three publications will be provided to the chosen candidate as reference guides for the development of this Museum Management Self- Assessment Workbook.
- Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate in museum studies or a related discipline, in addition to a minimum of 2 years related work experience preferably in a small, local museum environment and/or in a Museum Management Department
- Demonstrated research, collections and project management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in the spoken and written word.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with an ability to meet tight deadlines.
- High-level understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Consultation fee is $3,000
- $1,500.00 will be paid at the completion of the First Draft (approx. mid July)
- $1,500.00 will be paid at completion of the project (approx. mid-August)
Please forward your e-mailed cover letter and resume to:
Kathleen Watkin, Museum Advisor, Museums Association of Saskatchewan: email@example.com
Application Deadline: June 7th, 2019 at Midnight (CST)
The Museums Association of Saskatchewan would like to thank all candidates for their submission. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.