The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, with appointment beginning summer of 2013. The Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is responsible for the overall direction of the museum and its programs that serve as a memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Director will lead and oversee the future growth of this internationally-known museum that represents Jane Addams’s and the Hull-House settlement’s commitments to social change, public service and education. The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, part of the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a historic site that continues to welcome some of the world’s most important thinkers, artists and activists. The director should embrace the UIC Social Justice Initiative to “create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.”
Qualifications: A minimum of a master’s degree in an appropriate field within the arts, history or a field related to the Hull-House legacy, and at least five years’ experience in management, education, resource and program development in a museum or related organization required. Record of academic achievement and success in securing grants and fundraising strongly preferred. Potential for concurrent faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department.
Full position description attached.