The Assistant Director is a key member of the Museum’s senior management team, working in close collaboration with the Director in manifesting the organization’s mission. This position provides forward-thinking and dynamic leadership for the curatorial and exhibition programs.
This new position comes at an important moment in the museum’s history. In 2017 the museum brought on a new Director, and this position is expected to be a partner in the realization of an ambitious and exciting vision for the museum.
This individual functions as the Chief Curator for the museum and as such is responsible for working with the Director to set strategic priorities related to growth, display, and interpretation of the museum’s permanent collection as well as setting the direction of a dynamic exhibitions program, conducts research and scholarship, and coordinates content for supporting publications. The Assistant Director will see opportunities for different and innovative approaches for presenting collections and exhibitions objects and related material that will incorporate traditional connoisseurship and art historical rigor within a holistic approach to visitor experience and engagement.
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To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for your at least three professional references, including your current supervisor (if applicable). References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position including your work experience in the following, if applicable, and where it was performed: Curatorial experience, particularly in an art museum. Museum leadership experience. Experience with producing original research for museum publications and exhibitions. Management and administrative experience within a museum or comparable organization. In-person interviews for finalists will be held in Madison, Wisconsin the week of September 10th, 2018. Financial support and travel arrangement will be provided.
For questions on the position, contact Kristine Zickuhr, firstname.lastname@example.org