Job Category Professional/Administrative
Position Title Director of University Museums
Requisition Number: 0554
Division/Department: P/DF-Picker Art Gallery
Full time/Part Time: Full-Time
Temporary: No Response
Skill band/classification:
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Job Description Colgate University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of University Museums.

The context for this search is a newly conceived Center for Art and Culture to be located in the Village of Hamilton. When realized, this facility would become home to two university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology.

The Director of University Museums will play an active role in the planning and fundraising for the new facility.

The university seeks an imaginative and experienced leader who will build on the museums’ traditional strengths while also working to establish an expanded and dynamic vision of the arts and culture supported by a multi-purpose facility in the village.
Essential Functions During the planning stages of the Center for Art and Culture, the Director will focus primarily on the administration of the Picker Art Gallery in its current on-campus facility.

This includes:
– hiring and supervision of professional and support staff.
– planning and execution of the annual exhibition program.
– supervision of research on the permanent collection.
– development of an advisory board and recommendations for best practices with respect to collection storage and management.

The Director will also provide guidance for university policies concerning acquisition and maintenance of museum materials.

The Director of University Museums, who is appointed by the President and reports to the Dean of Faculty/Provost, works closely with the university’s senior leadership, the Colgate faculty, and with members of the Board of Trustees and alumni.
(Education and Experience) A Ph.D. or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Additional requirements include:
– demonstrated leadership potential and relevant management experience.
– familiarity with the liberal arts mission and the pedagogy of teaching through the arts and cultural programming.
– record of planning, administration, and understanding of best practices.
– ability to supervise staff and to build and nurture relationships with a wide range of individuals and constituents.
– knowledge of the art world.

Salary is highly competitive.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Job Open Date
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Review Begin Date: 07-01-2012
Application Types Accepted Professional/Administrative
Special Instructions to Applicants Colgate, an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university’s academic mission. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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