Job description

JOB NO.: 95042-LI

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Library, Museum, Arts, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 95042-LI

Working Title: Assistant Director of Collections and Exhibitions

Official Title: ASST DIR, UNSPEC (9)(M95LN)

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $70,000 Maximum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in art history or related field required, PhD or equivalent preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Expertise in an area in which the museum has holdings is required (more information about the collection can be viewed at A minimum of eight years of progressive experience as a curator or in a closely related position is required; a minimum of 5 years in a museum leadership position is preferred; a distinguished body of publications and exhibitions is required; administrative skills in areas such as leadership development, project management and budgeting is required.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director is a key member of the Museum's senior management team, working in close collaboration with the Director in manifesting the organization's mission. This position provides forward-thinking and dynamic leadership for the curatorial and exhibition programs. This individual functions as the Chief Curator for the museum and as such is responsible for working with the Director to set strategic priorities related to growth, display, and interpretation of the museum's permanent collection as well as setting the direction of a dynamic exhibitions program, conducts research and scholarship, and coordinates content for supporting publications. The Assistant Director will see opportunities for different and innovative approaches for presenting collections and exhibitions objects and related material that will incorporate traditional connoisseurship and art historical rigor within a holistic approach to visitor experience and engagement.

Additional Information:


Kristine Zickuhr
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

How to Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. For questions on the position, contact Kristine Zickuhr [email protected]
To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for your at least three professional references, including your current supervisor (if applicable). References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position including your work experience in the following, if applicable, and where it was performed: Curatorial experience, particularly in an art museum. Museum leadership experience. Experience with producing original research for museum publications and exhibitions. Management and administrative experience within a museum or comparable organization.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Jul 6 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Aug 15 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 7/7/2018
Application Due: 8/16/2018
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