The Sacajawea Center is searching for a new director! Applications will be accepted through Monday, September 30, 2019.

The mission of the Sacajawea Center is to foster the knowledge and appreciation of the Agaideka Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Western frontier life, and the natural environment.

  • Reports to:  Mayor, City of Salmon
    • Department: Administrative
    • Status: at will, full-time, non-exempt
    • Compensation: $35,000-$40,000 with generous employer paid health, dental, and vision coverage (family plan offered at employee expense) and PERSI retirement package, 11 paid holidays, 12 days paid vacation, and 12 days sick leave annually
  • Start Date:  December 2, 2019
  • Application Priority Deadline: September 30, 2019, open until filled – complete application includes cover letter, resume, and city application


The principal function of the Sacajawea Center Director is to manage the site, operations, and programming of the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Educational Center. 

The position requires knowledge of educational, communication, and customer service principles. It requires extensive public communication, program development and management, research skills, and the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.

The duties are performed under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council. The principal duties of this position are performed in a general office and outdoor environment that may include exposure to adverse weather conditions.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

  • Manages the site, operations, and programming of the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Educational Center.
  • Recruits and manages volunteers and seasonal program employees, including hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, evaluating, retention, disciplining, and termination, as needed.
  • Provides assistance to the public and visitors, answering inquiries, providing information and directions, and presenting programs.  
  • Prepares and administers seasonal celebration, historical, and cultural programs and events.
  • Maintains inventory of Center gift shop, including tracking sales and ordering inventory.
  • Tracks Center revenue, including admissions, sales, program fees, donations, grants, and all related revenue.
  • Prepares and implements annual budget.
  • Prepares and maintains visitor, revenue, and related records, documents, logs, and data.
  • Prepares and presents reports to Mayor and City Council, as needed.
  • Manages Center maintenance and upkeep, including janitorial services and groundskeeping.
  • Manages permanent, event, and/or seasonal leaseholders and vendors of Center space and facilities.
  • Researches, prepares, and presents cultural and historical programs for visitors, students, and youth groups.
  • Administers grant-funded projects including researching and writing grant proposals, project administration through completion, tracking funding and fund expenditures, producing required documentation and progress reports, and ensuring overall grant compliance.
  • Prepares and disseminates public information on the Center and programs, including advertising, handouts, brochures, information sheets, and through social media.
  • Manages Center website.
  • Represents the Center and City as liaison to community groups and organizations, interest groups, and other government agencies and entities, including the Center’s official partners: the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Lemhi County Historical Society, Idaho Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee, the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Fish and Game Department, UIdaho Lemhi County Extension Office, Salmon Valley Stewardship, Salmon Arts Council, Lemhi County Humane Society, and Lemhi Regional Land Trust.    
  • Researches, prepares, and implements short-term (seasonal) and long-term goals and plans for new, revised, and enhanced programs. 
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with the Mayor and City Council, co-workers, subordinates, the public, and other individuals and groups encountered through this position.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies, procedures, and safety practices.

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs cleaning and maintenance duties around the facility, as needed.
  • Represents the Center and City on committees as assigned, including the Local Option Tax Commission.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

A complete position description can be found here: Sacajawea Center Position Description.


Submit a cover letter, resume, and City of Salmon application to or Lin Gray, City of Salmon, 200 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Priority consideration for candidates who submit their applications by September 30, 2019. Position open until filled.

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