Executive, Executive - Executive Director, Executive - Front Office
The Board of the Trustees at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is seeking a President/CEO. The position is responsible to the Board of Trustees for planning and development/fund raising; staffing, organizing, and administering the strategic direction for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame; scheduling, supervising and maintaining the musem facilities; budget development and administration; and negotiating, planning and administering special events.
Initiating and administering the development/fundraising activities supporting the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and auxiliary budgets. Develop and coordinate interaction with prospective donors (friends, inductees, donors), foundations, and city, state and national officials.
Determining the qualities for and the most efficient use of personnel; hiring and training staff for various operational functions; supervision and motivation of staff; conflict management/mediation/resolution of internal and external staff relationships.
Management and administration of TSHOF office; budget development and administration; organization and administration of the museum according to established industry best practices; scheduling events; maintaining and supervising the use of the museum facility and auxiliary exhibits when appropriate.
Negotiating, planning and administering special events on behalf of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Intersted applicants should have at least 10 years of leadership experience in sports, museum, and/or revenue generation capacities.
Interested applicants are asked to submit materials for consideration (resume and cover letter) to email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 22, 2016.
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame offers competitive salaries, employee health benefits, retirement contributions, and paid vacation.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame preserves the legacies of our inductees and the history of sports in Texas in order to educate and inspire guests of all ages.
TEXAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME--- Home of more than 300 Texas legends, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame was the idea of the sports editor at The Beaumont Enterprise. Thad Johnson spoke to the Texas Sportswriters Association d...uring the 1949 Texas High School Coaches Association All Star Games in Beaumont about starting the Hall of Fame. The sports writers unanimously agreed with Johnson and in 1951 baseball great Tris Speaker was the inaugural inductee and Texas became the first state to honor its athletes with a hall of fame. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame under the guidance of Texas sports entrepreneur Lamar Hunt was opened in Grand Prairie on Saturday, May 23, 1981 but was closed in 1986. The Hall of Fame remained dormant until several prominent members of the Waco community created a plan in 1990 to have the Hall of Fame moved to Waco.
Their plan was realized on April 16, 1993 when Waco had its grand opening for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The museum also houses the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame expanded in 2010 to include a new banquet hall, the Health, Fitness and Education Center and Texas’ preeminent college conference, the Southwest Conference (SWC). The Southwest Conference was a national power conference for most of the century until it broke up in 1996. The Southwest Conference exhibit displays the grand history of college athletics in Texas.
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame is now truly representative of the athletic history in Texas as it sits at 35,000 sq. ft.