Applications due on or before December 15, 2012
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of
Anthropology (MIAC), a prestigious institution dedicated to increasing the
appreciation and knowledge of the diverse Native arts, histories, languages,
and cultures of the Greater Southwest, is seeking an exceptional individual to
fill the position of Director. MIAC, a division of the State of New Mexico
Department of Cultural Affairs, serves as a national focal point for the study,
advancement, presentation and preservation of 12,000+ years of Native American
cultural heritage. See
Position Summary: The Director is an appointee of the
Governor of New Mexico and Cabinet Secretary of Cultural Affairs. The position
reports to the Cultural Affairs Secretary, the Governor of New Mexico, and the
Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents. The position requires a seasoned
administrator with a track record of successful leadership of a
multidisciplinary museum organization, oversight of a professional staff, and
collaboration with a Native American Advisory Panel. The Director supervises a
dedicated staff of curators, educators, anthropologists, and archaeologists who
are responsible for the preservation and interpretation of Native American
ethnographic, contemporary, and archaeological objects and works of art
representing the diverse Native peoples of the American Southwest and northern
Mexico. The Director supervises a staff of 25 and oversees a complex
institution including the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the library and
archives of the Laboratory of Anthropology, the Center for New Mexico
Archaeology (the state’s archaeological repository), and the Museum Hill Cafe.
Competitive salary with attractive benefits.
Desired Qualifications:
1.    An advanced
education degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline
related to the function of the division, including but not limited to
anthropology, archaeology, art history, American Indian studies, or museum
2.    Significant
experience in the management and operation of an organization similar to the
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, including exhibitions and public programs
3.    Passion for
and in-depth knowledge of Southwest Indian arts, cultures, communities, and
4.    Experience in
fund development and grants management
5.    Experience
developing exhibitions and programming in a cultural institution
6.    Scholarly
1.    Personnel
management, leadership, and team-building
2.    Budgetary
oversight and administration
3.    Policy
development and implementation in an institutional setting
4.    Strategic
planning and implementation
5.    Community
outreach and engagement with both Native, non-Native, and support communities
6.    Exceptional
interpersonal and public relations
7.    Exceptional
written and oral communication
8.    Public and
private sector partnerships and program development
9.    Fund
development and grants management
10.   Experience
working with boards and foundations
For consideration, please submit electronically a cover
letter, resume, three professional and three personal references, and scans of
relevant transcripts that document degrees. 
All materials are due on or before December 15, 2012. Application
materials should be sent to:
Elena Sweeney, MIAC Executive Director Search, Museum
Resources Division

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