Position Announcement: Director, Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

The UNM College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Full Professor with tenure, Associate Professor with tenure, or probationary tenure track Associate Professor (as applicable) to begin August, 2018. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on a 5-year term basis (may be renewed), and will also teach in the Department. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. A complete application consists of: 1) letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, 2) a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, 3) five-year research plan, 4) current CV, 5) a vision statement for the Maxwell museum, and 6) full contact information of three professional references. All application materials must be submitted via Requisition # 2607. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Anthropology or related field has been awarded by time of appointment.
Two years of prior museum employment by start of appointment.
Evidence of an active research program as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and grant funding.
Experience in supervising employees and managing budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of extensive experience in museum administration, including in a university setting.
Evidence of successful institutional fundraising and development.
Evidence of curatorial and/or collections management.
Evidence of public outreach to diverse communities.
Evidence of leadership and ability to foster multidisciplinary research to complement existing strengths in UNM Anthropology.
Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
Evidence of an established extramurally funded research program in any of the subfields of anthropology.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Position Announcement: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Native American/Indigenous Studies, University of Chicago

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago invites applications for a faculty position in Native American/Indigenous Studies. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to environmental and resource management studies, finance, gender and sexuality studies, globalization and indigenous-settler colonial relations, law and politics, and museum and visual studies. A goal of the search is to increase faculty diversity, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from historically underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate(s) will be appointed as either an Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Fellow with an initial two-year appointment at the faculty rank of Instructor. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period, during which Provost Fellows will teach one class per year. At the end of the initial term, Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor.

Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience by the time the appointment begins. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website,

Questions regarding the application process should be sent to Kim Schafer at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Applications must include: (1) a current curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter that describes your research, publication, and professional profile; your research and publication plans for the next 3-5 year period; and your plans for teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, (3) a one-page précis of your dissertation (dissertation abstract) or most recently published monograph, (4) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter), and (5) three letters of reference. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

Position Announcement: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, American Philosophical Society

Application deadline: November 27, 2017. Notification: February 2018

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of 18th- or 19th-century American history, history of science, art history, museology, or any other related humanities disciplines. The Fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s Library and Museum. As the public face of the Society, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who come to Philadelphia’s historic district.

The goals of the Museum are to:

 Share the circa 13 million manuscripts and other materials held by the Society with the general public through curated thematic exhibitions.

 Nurture the spirit of inquiry, promote critical thinking, and engender enthusiasm for object-based learning by using primary source documents and authentic objects.

The Mellon Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research in the APS Library and Museum collections in preparation for exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The Fellow will be fully integrated into the APS Museum staff, working closely with others on the curatorial team. They will select objects for exhibitions and develop thematic narratives. The Fellow will gain extensive experience in planning and implementing exhibitions as well as researching and writing interpretive materials for non-scholarly audiences (exhibition labels and text panels, website text, etc.). Depending on the Fellow’s interests and the Museum’s needs, they may also participate in public programming, museum education, collections management, and website development. Upcoming exhibitions include (working titles):

April – December, 2018: Benjamin Franklin to the Moon: 275th Anniversary Exhibition

April – December, 2019: Mapping the New Nation

April – December, 2020: TBD; Announced October 1, 2017 at

Twenty percent of the Fellow’s time will be reserved for their own independent research, ideally using resources at the APS or kindred regional institutions. The Fellow will also be expected to participate in the vibrant intellectual community at the Society, including biannual symposia for the elected Members of the APS, monthly lunches at the Library with visiting scholars, and evening programs with specialists in a wide range of fields.

This two-year Fellowship begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2020. Compensation is $47,000 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant. The application deadline is November 27, 2017. Notification is in February 2018.


 PhD in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. 18th- and 19th-century American history, the history of science, and the history of art often relate most closely to exhibition content. However, the museum’s approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome. Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2018.

 Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences.

 Comfort with working collaboratively.

 Broad interests, along with the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods, and for making creative connections.

 Flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly.

 Project-oriented organizational skills.

 Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field.


Applications must be submitted by EMAIL only to with the subject line as follows: Last Name, First Name - Mellon Application 2018-20


 Cover letter stating interest in exploring curatorial work.

 Completed application form, found at

 Comprehensive curriculum vitae, with items listed within categories in reverse chronological order (include external support received during graduate study, fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, tuition grants, etc.).

 Statement of current research interests (no more than 1,500 words). This statement should include a description of a potential personal research project during the Fellowship, preferably one related to the APS collections or programs.

 Excerpt(s) from dissertation or thesis (no more than 5,000 words). An excerpt from a working draft is acceptable.

 Example of non-scholarly writing, if available.

 A letter from a Department Chair or Director of Graduate Studies (or equivalent) confirming that the applicant has completed or will complete their PhD by the required date.

 Three confidential letters of recommendation, which must be submitted with the APS recommendation form provided at

 See application form for further instructions.

To Download Application Form and Recommendation Forms:

For Further Information on Library and Museum Collections: and

Position Announcement: Muslims in Brooklyn Project Coordinator, Brooklyn Historical Society

The Muslims in Brooklyn Project Coordinator will work closely with the Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) to coordinate the implementation of a dynamic multi-faceted public history project designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities, and contextualize those stories in the broader history of Brooklyn. Using oral histories, the project will provide opportunities for Muslims to tell their stories in all their complexity and nuance, create essential avenues for non-Muslims to understand how those stories relate to and speak to their own experiences, and promote listening as a tool for greater accountability and openness among our civic institutions and leaders. 

The oral histories collected as part of the project will serve as the basis for an interpretive website, an art-focused exhibition, an educational curriculum, a public programming series, and a publication—all of which will be designed to provide learning opportunities, challenge assumptions, and promote tolerance and understanding about Brooklyn’s rich ethnic and religious heritage.

As a member of this highly collaborative team, the Project Coordinator will participate in decision-making at all points in the project and will contribute to shaping content and goals of oral history collecting, public programming, and multimedia web publishing. 


• Assist with historical research
• Conduct oral histories: identify prospective narrators, develop interview guides, record interviews, and audit transcripts
• Liaise with oral history interviewers and narrators to ensure oral history best practices and documentation 
• Curate, edit, and produce audio clips from oral histories 
• Represent the project both internally to BHS departments and externally to community members and other stakeholders
• Assist with event design and coordinate logistics for project-related events, meetings, and programs 
• Coordinate communications with internal and external audiences 
• Assist in managing content for project website 
• Track overall project progress using project management tools 
• Provide administrative support for project meetings, vendor services, tracking invoices and purchase orders 
• Assist in the preparation of reports to be submitted both internally and externally to funders 

Minimum Qualifications:

• MA or higher in History, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, or a related field 
• Experience conducting oral history interviews
• Extremely organized, detail-oriented ability to stay on-task in a complex environment 
• Ability to work independently on administrative projects and ensure that they are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner 
• Comfort with both Mac and PC platforms, using MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with interfaith dialogue, as well as familiarity with concepts of religious diversity and pluralism 
• Knowledge of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities
• Familiarity with multimedia software (Audacity, Photoshop), and content management systems like WordPress 
• Understanding of and interest in the history of New York and Brooklyn
• Interest and Experience writing online content for a broad audience 
• Experience working in a historical society, museum, library, academic, or related institution


Part Time: $25/hour, 25 hours/week for one year; renewable for a second-year pending additional funding. BHS staff ID grants free entrance to museums around New York City.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to: with “Project Coordinator” in the subject line. Be prepared to send writing samples. Applications will be reviewed immediately.

Posting Date:  

September 14, 2017

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Position Announcement: Integrative Collections Director, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) seeks a motivated individual with a background and passion for natural history and the management of collections to fill a new and exciting position, Director of Integrative Collections. The Museum’s research, education, archives, and library collections have been consolidated under one functional area, and we are in search of a leader to guide this new branch. The successful individual will help craft a vision to raise the profile and accessibility of DMNS’ collections, while leading a highly skilled team that provides professional collections management, and support for research, education, and Museum programming. The ability to do collections outreach and communicate the value of our collections is an important component of this position.

The Museum has committed significant resources towards caring for its growing collections including opening of the 63,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Avenir Collections Center in 2014. The museum has also committed to supporting the research collections by establishing new collections support positions within the Research and Collections Division.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Research & Collections/Chief Curator. It will be key to work closely with the division’s other directors, directly supervise collections managers, archives, and education collections staff, and manage a budget focused on collections care.

The world-class collections at DMNS include 4.1 million objects and specimens in Anthropology, Archives, Earth Sciences, Education, Health Sciences, Library, and Zoology. Collections span seven continents, deep time to the present, with a major focus on the American West. A large portion of the collections are databased and publicly accessible, including access through other portals (e.g., iDigBio, GBIF). The Research and Collections Division is supported by 35 staff members, multiple-grant-funded positions, and approximately 700 volunteers.

Information about the Museum’s collections can be found here:

Essential duties:
Provides strategic leadership for collections staff by providing opportunities for career growth and continuing education by building networks with museums for training in collections management.
Awareness of pan-Museum strategy and initiatives and ability to communicate that vision to the staff and integrate into the department.
Inspires staff to excellence, by providing timely feedback and rewarding exceptional performance.
Provides vision for team collaboration within the department and across the museum.
Works with curators to ensure strategic growth of the collections, deaccessions, and repatriation are within parameters of DMNS collection policies.
Evaluates, develops, updates and oversees the implementation of collections management policies and the long-term collections plan and submits for approval through the appropriate channels.
Ensures proper utilization and methodology of collection databases.
Assists with logistics of collection acquisitions that are relevant to the mission of the museum.
Oversees grant administration, budgets, and projects in accordance with museum procedures to improve the care, growth, access, and use of collections.
Oversees implementation of innovative approaches for increasing accessibility and use of the collections.
Serves as a Museum public spokesperson for the collections, and provides professional expertise as needed to other areas of the museum and the media in a timely and professional manner.

Master’s degree in earth sciences, life sciences or social sciences is required; PhD preferred.
7 years’ experience in managing natural history collections.
5 years’ experience utilizing a collection database.
5 years’ experience managing professional level staff required.
5 years’ experience securing and administering grants and budget management required.
Some travel will be required.
Some evening and weekend work required.
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.

Ideal candidate will:
Have a PhD preferred in earth sciences, life sciences, or social sciences.
Be a leader that can inspire their team.
Be a visionary that can increase community and research exposure to our collections.
Have public speaking and experience working with media.

Core values:
We love science.
We are curious, creative and playful.
We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
We think critically and act with empathy.

This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the continued success of the Museum, with 450+ full-time and part-time employees and more than 1,800 volunteers. We are building on our already solid foundation with a strong vision and solid strategy to recreate and redefine how we engage our community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Application Instructions:
Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 15, 2017. Resumes will not be accepted after this time.
Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website:
Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Fellowship Opportunity: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Native American Studies and Caribbean Studies, Wesleyan University

1. Native American Studies
Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2018 and preferably since 2014. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at  Inquiries may be directed to Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Director, Center for the Americas, Applications received by October 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, 860-685-4771,

2. Caribbean StudiesWesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies. We seek a scholar who specializes in Caribbean Studies, with preference, due to the courses already in our curriculum, given to candidates whose research focuses on non-literary cultural and/or historical aspects of the Caribbean. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the Latin American Studies Program. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2018 and preferably since 2014. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at Inquiries may be directed to Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Director, Center for the Americas, <> Applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator,

Position Announcement: "Museum and Society" Coordinator and a Capacity Building Coordinator, International Council on Museums (ICOM)

ICOM is looking to add two new members to the ICOM General Secretariat. The two offers are: a "Museum and Society" Coordinator and a Capacity Building Coordinator.
Please send your application to before August 31st.
Interviews (if necessary via Skype) will be hold on September 26th/27th.

"Museum and Society" Coordinator
Development and coordination of international activities and partnerships under the theme "Museum and Society":

> 3 years of experience in international cooperation or museum/cultural sector
> Proficiency in English and French (Spanish is a plus)
> Team player, curious, diplomatic

Read the full job description here (french version only).

Capacity Building Coordinator (Museum Sector)Development and coordination of international training activities for museum professionals.

> 3 years of experience in international cooperation and/or project management of cultural or museum training
> Fluent English and French (Spanish is a plus)
> Team player, organisational skills, excellent interpersonal skills

Read the full job description here.

Position Announcement: Collections Management Specialist, Hamline University

Job Description Summary
This position oversees management of collections and documentation in the Hamline University repository for the Minnesota Indians Affairs Council (MIAC) Burial Sites Program. The collections manager works closely with MIAC to implement data standards, monitor legal and ethical implications of care standards, and ensure distribution of collections information to authorized personnel.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities

* Works with MIAC to monitor legal and ethical implications of care standards, loans, and documentation such as photography
* Works with MIAC to develop and implement data standards
* Oversees care and control of collections in storage
* Oversees object movements and location histories
* Oversees creation and maintenance of collections documentation
* Oversees maintenance of archives
* Ensures distribution of collections information, as needed
* Contributes to grant reports, as needed
* Supervises the Laboratory Manager
* All other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and Collections Management Database software such as EMu, Argus, Rediscovery, Collective Access, Mimsy XG, or TMS.
* Experience implementing a new collections management system
* Experience working with and/or sensitivity to Native American Communities
* Knowledge of library, archives, and museum collections metadata standards
* Knowledge of NAGPRA requirements pertaining to human remains
* Knowledge of Minnesota Field Archaeology Act SS 138.31-.42
* Knowledge of Minnesota Private Cemeteries Act SS 307.08
* Experience excavating human remains.

Minimum Education/Experience

* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
* 5 years of experience in anthropology / archaeology collections management in a museum setting
Preferred Education/Experience
* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Museum Studies

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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Position Announcement: Museum Education and Public Programs Coordinator at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum in Nome, AK

The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum comprises over 15,000 historical and cultural objects from the Bering Strait, 12,000 photographic prints and negatives, and 300 linear feet of archival materials. The Museum reopened in October 2016 in a brand-new facility with two exhibit galleries, collections range, collections lab, research room, offices, and conference area. The Museum is dedicated to sharing local knowledge, engaging with our regional communities, and providing public access to the collection.

The Museum is looking for an individual who has experience providing educational programs to diverse audiences and an enthusiasm for the vibrant culture and communities of rural Alaska. A summary of job responsibilities are below, please contact me for further information; 907-443-6631

A great opportunity if you have ever thought about living and working in Alaska!

Under direction of the Museum Director assists in the development, coordination, and operation of educational and public programs for the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan and coordinate educational and public programs that complement the exhibits, collection, and mission of the Museum.

Serve as the school liaison for the Museum including but not limited to: schedule and lead school group tours, plan educational visits to classrooms, design educational curriculum, and develop loan kits for schools.

Develop and implement a wide range of public programs for the Museum including: guided tours, gallery talks, workshops, film screenings, art activities, public classes, evening events, and cultural preservation projects.

Plan and coordinate special programming for Iditarod, cruise ship tours, and other events.

Produce and distribute educational materials including brochures, posters, and lesson plans.

Develop and coordinate the Museum membership program including: promote membership sales, produce and mail membership packets, maintain membership database, plan special events and incentives for members.

Maintain inventory of Museum gift store products, transactions and reports, cash accounting.

Create training manuals and activities for docents and volunteers. Schedule and oversee docents and volunteers.

Develop internship programs for high school and college students.

Oversee public outreach for the Museum including developing a printed newsletter, writing news releases, producing content for the Museum Facebook page and City of Nome website, and responding to public enquiries for information.

Research grant opportunities for educational Museum projects, prepare grant applications, implement project goals and objectives, write grant reports.

Help maintain cleanliness of the Museum.

May be required to work weekends.

Other duties as assigned by the Museum Director.

Education and/or Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in the field of Education, Museum Studies, History, Anthropology, or Social Science; 4-5 years of increasingly responsible program experience for museums, schools, or educational organizations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Hours: Full Time, 40/hr wk

Salary: $25.68-$27.64/hr plus benefits

Position Announcement: Curator of Contemporary Art: John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University

Job Title: Curator of Contemporary Art – Job ID # 41593 (Non-tenure track faculty position)
Location: John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL

Primary responsibility is serving as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The position is responsible for developing dynamic exhibitions on contemporary art and artists and continuing to build The Ringling’s contemporary art collection through gifts and acquisitions. The curator oversees the programming of the museum’s contemporary permanent collection galleries as well as the recently opened Monda Gallery of Contemporary Art, a space that spotlights innovative new projects by living artists. In addition, the Curator is expected to develop engaging exhibition projects for the temporary exhibition galleries of the The Ringling’s Searing Wing and occasionally oversee the hosting of traveling exhibitions.

The Curator of Contemporary Art is responsible for research and scholarship on the 20th and 21stcentury art collection and in producing interpretation of the collections, scholarly publications, and exhibitions catalogues. The Curator works collaboratively with the Curatorial, Education, and Collection teams and manages special projects as needed; creates project plans and budgets and monitors project expenditures; develops docent training materials in collaboration with the Education department; teaches and mentors interns and fellows; participates in donor cultivation, outreach, and lecturing in the community; and interfaces with colleagues at the national/international level.

This is a non-tenure track faculty position at Florida State University and reports to the Executive Director.

About The Ringling
The Ringling is a center for art, history and learning situated on 66 acres on Sarasota Bay. It is built on the legacy of circus entrepreneur, collector of art and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable.

The Ringling inspires visitors with an acclaimed collection of Old Master paintings, explores with them the diverse cultures and art of Asia, delights them with the story of the American circus, and transports them to the Roaring Twenties during a tour of the magnificent Ca’ d’Zan mansion.

The Ringling is also committed to exhibiting the work of an emerging community of living artists that moves beyond traditional practice and features dynamic and engaging contemporary visual and performing arts.

The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida. Affiliated with Florida State University, it is one of the largest university art centers in the nation.

Master’s degree in a related field and three years of related work experience. High level of knowledge of Contemporary art. Ability to read at least one foreign language. Knowledge of collections management and the responsibilities of compliance with the American Association of Museum’s policies and procedures. Skill in public speaking. Ability to conduct original and secondary research in the field of Art History.

Ph.D. plus two to three years of curatorial experience. Fluency in at least one additional language. Experience working with donors, major museums, and galleries.

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext 2605 or

How to Apply
If qualified and interested in this position, apply to Florida State University at Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume. This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled &Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

Position Announcement: Director and Professor of Practice, Lehigh University Art Galleries

Lehigh University seeks a dynamic and visionary Director for the Lehigh University Art Galleries, an appointment with faculty status at the rank of Professor of Practice in the Department of Art, Architecture and Design of the College of Arts and Sciences. The position presents an exceptional opportunity for an individual with demonstrated experience in museum leadership to lead an art gallery and teaching museum within one of the nation’s premier research universities, in an academic environment committed to undergraduate education.

As the chief administrative officer of the Lehigh University Art Galleries, the Director will be responsible for the administration and oversight of all programming and operations for the gallery. This includes shaping a strategic vision for exhibitions and educational programming that support the university’s core teaching and research mission; the care and stewardship of the gallery’s teaching collection; supervision of staff, student interns, and volunteers; budget management, fundraising, and donor development; marketing and communications; and a broad mission of public engagement intended to expand the impact and visibility of the gallery, its exhibitions, and collection within and beyond the campus community, and to enhance its regional and national reputation.

The Director will have demonstrated accomplishments and expertise in the above areas of administration, and a clear vision of what it means to be a vibrant and public-facing gallery and teaching museum in an interdisciplinary research university setting. Outstanding organizational management skills, excellent communication and presentation abilities, and an ability to build close working relationships within a larger institutional setting are required. The Director will hold a concurrent appointment as Professor of Practice in the Department of Art, Architecture and Design, teaching 1 to 2 courses per academic year in his or her area of expertise, preferably museum studies, curatorial practice, art history, or a closely related discipline.

Preference will be given to candidates who have prior teaching experience and at least 8 years of cumulative experience working in the museum or gallery setting, with some portion of that time spent in an advanced administrative or curatorial role. Eligible candidates will hold a master’s degree or higher in museum studies, administration, or education; curatorial studies; art history; fine arts; or other related field of study relevant to museum practice.

This is a full-time (11 month) non-tenure track, renewable position with an initial three-year appointment, reporting to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a brief 3-4 page statement outlining their strategic vision of the role and potential of academic galleries and teaching museums in contemporary higher education; and contact information for three professional references. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position has been filled.

About Lehigh
A private and highly selective institution ranked among the top 40 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report, Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. It serves a community of over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and across the world. The Lehigh University Art Galleries has eight full-time staff and four campus gallery spaces, including a 6,000 square foot main gallery in the university’s Zoellner Arts Center and an extensive outdoor sculpture collection. Established in 1927, it presents a rotating schedule of exhibitions and selections from a distinguished teaching collection of more than 14,000 works of art, with extensive holdings in 19th-century through contemporary art from North America, Latin America, and Europe, particularly photography and works on paper. The Department of Art, Architecture and Design is an undergraduate department with 15 full-time faculty serving approximately 90 majors and 60 minors. It offers major and minor programs in art, architecture, design, and art history, with an additional minor program in museum studies.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. It seeks faculty and staff who will promote an inclusive community that affirms and advances the diverse backgrounds and experiences of its members. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits, and is committed to helping employees balance the responsibilities of their professional and personal lives (