Submitted by Renie Plonski on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 6:29pm
KELSEY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR, MI
Working Title: Kelsey Museum of Archeology Associate Director
Market Title: Academic and/or Program Officer Intermediate
Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000
Note: Higher salary possible for well-qualified candidates
About the Kelsey Museum
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is a unit of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It serves as steward of a large collection of art and artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, including one of the world's great collections of excavated Graeco-Roman artifacts from Egypt. The Kelsey sponsors ongoing fieldwork and research projects and a lively exhibition program geared both to the general public and to academic audiences. Activities also include an expansive program in public education and outreach, an ever-increasing web presence, and a program of publications serving all facets of our endeavors. The Kelsey's Director and curators hold academic teaching positions within disciplinary departments of the College. Professional staff includes two conservators, two collections managers (registrars), a specialist in outreach teaching, an exhibition designer/preparator, an editor of publications and web sites, a graphic artist, security personnel, and a business office staff serving all these activities. See the Museum's website for further information: www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Associate Director
Under the supervision of the Director of the Museum, the Associate Director will coordinate the collaborative efforts of our multi-disciplinary staff. Facilitating and streamlining the Museum's special exhibition program will be a key component of the job. The Associate Director will also coordinate the development and implementation of all public education, outreach, and community relations programs and services. S/he will act as the Museum's representative over a wide range of University and community constituencies. Together with the Director, and in consultation with curators and staff, the Associate Director will be involved in framing strategic and operational plans consistent with the Museum's place as a unit within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan.
Under the supervision of the Director, the Associate Director will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day coordination of the operations of the museum. S/he will be the direct administrative supervisor of the Museum's professional staff and will work collaboratively with the academic curators to facilitate their Museum-related projects.
Working closely with the Director, the Associate Director will share significant responsibility for strategic budget decisions. S/he will also work closely with the Kelsey's Office Manager to oversee the budget and to ensure that the Museum is following College and University best practices related to financial and HR management. Along with the Director, s/he will expand foundation and government support for the Museum through proposal writing for external funding as well as collaborative efforts with LSA Development on internally generated fundraising initiatives and activities.
The Associate Director is a full-time 12-month position.
Summary of Major Duties
* Oversight of daily museum operations through supervision of professional staff
* Management of security policy decisions
* Collaboration with Director on major planning, overall management, and museum operations
* Oversight of public education and outreach programs
* Participation in major budget decisions in conjunction with the Director
* Coordination of the Special Exhibition Program
* Grant writing for external funding
* Oversight of marketing and development activities in conjunction with LSA Development, Marketing, & Communications partners
* Participation in activities related to the Kelsey Museum's profile among national museum organizations
* Filling in for the Director as needed
An advanced degree or equivalent experience in museum management or a museum-related field. 3-5 years leadership experience in a museum setting and 2-5 years administrative responsibility, including staff supervision and budget management. Demonstrated success in leading and managing people and programs in complex non-profit organizations. A track record of building and maintaining successful relationships with community and government agencies, ability to develop and execute strategic plans, excellent writing and verbal skills, and a history of successful grant applications.
Knowledge of Mediterranean archaeology and/or ancient art.
Application Materials (to be sent to Professor Sharon Herbert, Director of the Kelsey Museum at 434 S. State St, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109):
1. cover letter
2. current c.v. or resume
3. names and contact information for three professional references
Review of resumes will begin on Sept. 15, 2011 and will continue until Dec. 15, 2011.