Cheyenne Depot Museum


Executive Director

Incorporated in 2004, the Cheyenne Depot Museum, Inc. (CDM) is a non profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to: preserving the National Historic Landmark that is the Historic Cheyenne Train Depot.


Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (ED) will have general strategic, operational and creative responsibility for CDM programs, events, membership expansion, and implementation of mission. The ED will work with the Board and Board Committees to establish policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general range of programs it will deliver. He or she will maintain organizational structure and effective personnel. He or she will provide leadership, direction and guidance of the Organization’s activities and analyze the effectiveness of all organization operations. The ED will represent the CDM to the community and other organizations, donors, members and the general public.

General Responsibilities
• Provide leadership to organization personnel through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication
• Act as the spokesperson for organization
• Execute board-approved policies and attend Board Meetings
• Direct and oversee short and long term strategic plans
• Coordinate and direct employees with staff meetings to disseminate pertinent information
• Oversee the creation of quality museum exhibits
• Oversight and stewardship of buildings and grounds

Management Responsibilities
• Provide consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
• Deliver overall staff direction and supervision (directly supervise staff), including the development of a yearly work plan including goals, objectives and timelines for programs
• Inform Board of Directors on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges
• Work with Board and staff to develop policies
• Ensure successful implementation and evaluation of ongoing programs and events
• Assist in developing an annual budget, fundraising plan and oversee annual audit with Treasurer and Board of Trustees
• Actively engage volunteers, board members, members, and supporters
Fundraising & Communications Responsibilities:
• Develop relationship with funders and maintain regular communications
• Identify grant and sponsorship opportunities and develop proposals
• Oversee development and coordination of events, publications, website, and service provider relationships
• Develop and maintain business relationships with associations, organizations, and related groups
• Develop effective and ongoing relationships with media and local/regional community
• Ability to utilize office technology as well as knowledge of social media platforms to refine all aspects of communications with the goal of creating a stronger brand
• Cultivate new members, particularly youth with targeted programs to increase and sustain membership
• Communicate regularly with all clients, constituents and the community and maintain the highest possible levels of mutual trust, confidentiality and confidence

Building & Grounds Responsibilities:
• Maintain general building and facilities for safety
• Work with staff and volunteers to maintain grounds upkeep and beautification
• Coordinate work projects as needed with volunteers and outside services as needed
• Knowledge of local codes for facility and grounds preservation
• Act as landlord for commercial tenants

Ideal Qualifications:
The ED will be thoroughly committed to the CDM mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.
• At least five years of management, supervisory, and personnel experience
• Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
• Financial management background
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, and self-motivated
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people including working with Board of Trustees
• Fundraising event management experience

Competitive and commensurate with background, skills, and experience. Can include health, vision, dental, and retirement plan benefits.

CDM is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
Resumes for consideration should be emailed by March 25, 2016 to


Event Staff (Seasonal)

We're looking for multiple Depot Plaza event staffers to pour beer, check ID's, change kegs, manage volnteers, and run the cash register for summer events starting in June. Every Friday night June-August and 7 Saturdays. $12/hr. Tons of fun and you get to work outside (mostly in the shade)! Email resume/work history or question to