The successful candidate will have strong museum experience that has yielded in-depth knowledge of curatorial practice and exhibition planning, education programming, operations, fundraising, public relations and/or marketing, and budgetary management. The ideal candidate will have management experience based on a collaborative work style and team-building skills.
The candidate will be energetic, intrinsically motivated, and a self-starter. They will have demonstrated excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to build trusted and collegial relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders. This person will have demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness and equity. This individual will have an international perspective and interdisciplinary approach that invites collaboration broadly. They will possess the ability to establish credibility with the faculty and relate intellectually with a wide range of disciplines across the University. The successful candidate should possess at least a master's degree in art history, studio art, or other relevant field or research area (PhD preferred).
In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:
The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the Museum. An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the Harn and push the boundaries within the field.
The ability to effectively balance the desire for continued innovation with an understanding of how much change needs to happen in the unique context of this institution and the University. Creates realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.
Executing for Results
The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to excellent performance. Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. The ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in their approach to making decisions. The ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.
The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance. Widely viewed as a strong developer of others, enabling the curators' and staff's creativity.
The ability to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to high standards which commands respect from followers.
A leader who is self-reflective and aware of their own limitations. Leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.
Relationships and Influence
Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, charisma, passion in their beliefs, and active drive.
Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
A comfortable and effective fundraiser, capable of engaging and inspiring current and prospective supporters of the museum nationally.