Job Description:

The Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a Visiting Professor of Museum Management beginning August 2013. The appointment will be for two years and is non‐renewable. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college and museum service. SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college with 6,000 students. The College is ranked as one of the 50 best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, has been one of Kiplinger’s magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for six years straight, has been named to the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since their inception, and has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement. The nationally recognized Cooperstown Graduate Program trains professionals for leadership careers in museums. CGP is co‐sponsored by the State University of New York and the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) and offers a Master of Arts degree in museum studies. The program is located on the NYSHA campus, which includes the Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers’ Museum, a living history farm. It is located in a rural, yet cosmopolitan community. Museum management is a key component of the graduate program curriculum. To learn more about the College or the Program please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/academics/cgp.

Duties include but not limited to: teaching museum management, development, strategic planning, museum entrepreneurship, or areas within the applicant’s area of expertise; coordinating with adjuncts; leading a management field trip; participating in curriculum development and assessment and the admissions process; promoting the Graduate Program at professional conferences.


Required Qualifications: MBA degree, a degree in Arts Administration or other appropriate Master’s degree; plus a minimum of ten yearsexperience as a museum director; an entrepreneurial professional museum background.

Preferred: 15 or more years of progressively more responsible experience in museum management preferably as a director; demonstrable commitment to audience‐focused and community‐oriented museum service; demonstrated success working with not‐for‐profit boards and as a collegial team member; entrepreneurship, planning, finance, and fund raising experience in the not‐for‐profit sector; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: www.oneonta.edu/employment.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: www.oneonta.edu/home/diversity.asp. Moreover, the College is an EEO/AA/ADA employer. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=35856. Plea se upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment), and a brief statement of philosophy of museum professional training.

‐‐ Garet Livermore Vice President for Education New York State Historical Association & The Farmers’ Museum PO Box 800 Cooperstown, NY 13326 607‐547‐1490 ‐ voice 607‐547‐1499 ‐ fax