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Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA
390060 Museum Manager
Duties & Responsibilities
The Division of Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums drives the creative and practical conversations that make all academic and public programs at the Harvard Art Museums possible. The Division includes three research curators whose fields of specialization power a formidable engine of programming that—with the students—animates the collections of all three museums, particularly the Museums’ engagement with the many visual artists who are at work on Harvard’s campus each year.
We seek a dynamic Director of Academic and Pubic Programs, Division Head, who will be responsible for overseeing the formulation, management, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of dynamic mission-driven teaching and learning programs. The Director not only sets the public programming agenda, but also encourages collaboration with campus and community partners across disciplines. Based in the study of original works of art, these teaching and learning experiences are directed to—and appeal to- diverse university and community audiences, effectively activating the Harvard Art Museums unique interpretive platforms.
Reporting to Martha Tedeschi, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, the Director of Academic and Public Programs, Division Head is a key member of the museums’ leadership team and actively participates in setting institution-wide goals and priorities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Advanced graduate study in art history, education, or a relevant humanities discipline. Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible museum program oversight and teaching experience, including managing staff.
This position requires attendance at a variety of programs and art museums’ related activities, some of which occur in the evenings and/or during weekends. This position will also necessitate occasional travel.
In the cover letter, please describe relevant experiences you have had in building and working with diverse audiences.
USA – MA – Cambridge
Academic and Public Programs
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Criminal, Education, Identity
Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.