The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Program Director of Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies, tenure system (academic year appointment). The Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies Program includes two undergraduate minors and a two-year M.A. program. These programs are multidisciplinary degrees administered by the College of Arts & Letters that prepare students for positions related to the management and advocacy of arts and cultural organizations or industry dimensions of an artistic and humanistic entrepreneurial career. Students choose between concentrations in Management and Museum Studies. The Director will shape the curriculum of the Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies Program, significantly grow its online and hybrid course and program offerings, and deepen its ties to local, regional, and national arts communities. They will be the lead liaison between the Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies Program and other units on campus, including the MSU and CAL entrepreneurial initiatives, the Broad Art Museum, the Eli Broad College of Business, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the MSU Museum, etc.
This appointment is expected to begin Fall 2019.
A terminal degree in arts management, museum studies, or related discipline.
The candidate must hold a terminal degree in arts management, museum studies, or related discipline as well as a minimum of 5 years experience in an executive leadership position within the arts management industry. The successful candidate must have a firm understanding of the nonprofit sector, and an ability to aggressively develop local and regional relationships with arts and cultural organizations while building the foundation for our outreach and internship programs. Proven university-level teaching excellence is required while a critical understanding of arts and cultural policy and advocacy models, development, grant writing, and financial management is preferred. The Director will be responsible for teaching, recruitment, assessment, and curriculum & program development.
The successful candidate should be team-oriented and committed to advancing the Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies Program both within and outside of the college. Evidence of ability to work at and across the boundaries of disciplines is expected. The ideal candidate will possess an enthusiastic willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in the college as well as across the university. Other expectations include an active research agenda appropriate for a tenured appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Department of Theatre, or related discipline, as well as substantial contributions to outreach and engagement. The ideal candidate will also bring to MSU a program of current and future scholarship that can be expected to attract graduate students of the highest caliber.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae c) a statement of teaching / research philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications d) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and e) the names and email addresses of 4 potential referees.
Review of applications will begin February 10, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/.
For more information, contact Kirk Domer, Chair of the Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-355-6690. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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