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Single director for all museums would only add bureaucracy

Aug 19, 2013 - Norma Williamson, Dubois


I would like to comment on a proposal recently discussed at a Fremont County Commission to hire one director to supervise all three county museums. I believe my years as Dubois Museum director do qualify me to comment.

What in the world would one overall director accomplish other than adding another layer of bureaucracy?

If the intent would be to dissolve the commission-appointed advisory board, ten one supervisor might have some merit.

I discussed the intent of the one-director proposal with a county museum board member recently and was told it would increase efficiency and reduce duplication of services.

I can't see that there is any duplication of services at the present time. Our museums are located in three different communities, and combined maintenance certainly isn't practical. Purchasing a small number of archival materials in quantity doesn't offer much in terms of saving.

Honestly, well-qualified directors at each of the three museums is much more practical and cost effective. Supervising a museum is not rocket science. Pick experienced directors and let them hire their own staffs and supervise their museum's operation.

Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

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