Museum Search & Reference announces the national search for the Director of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

Phillips Academy, Andover, seeks a full-time Director of the R. S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. The Academy is a leading residential college-preparatory school (Phillips Academy).

The Peabody Museum holds major Native-American archaeological collections (500,000 artifacts, 25,000 photographs) from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mexico, and the Arctic, covering 10,000 years. It is primarily a teaching museum and educational resource for the Academy and scholarly community (Peabody Museum).

Job Responsibilities

The Director and staff (4 museum professionals plus admin. asst.) collaborate with Academy faculty to integrate Museum resources, research, scholarship, and cross-cultural approach into the curriculum, producing interdisciplinary lessons and courses, organizing lectures and events, and leading expeditionary learning programs.

Drawing on the resources of the Academy and a national Advisory Committee, the Director oversees all facets of the Museum, from articulating the vision to managing the staff, budget, facility and collections, to building and maintaining relationships with scholars, alumni, donors, and Native communities.

Job Requirements

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Archaeology, Anthropology, Native Cultures, or related field
  • 5+ years of administrative, archaeological, teaching, and museum experience
  • Sensitivity to Native issues; NAGPRA experience
  • Strong communication skills, collaborative style
  • Experience managing professional staff

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Excellent compensation/benefits package, commensurate with experience. The Director will enjoy the cultural and intellectual amenities of the Academy and metro-Boston area (Boston).

Please let us know about your nominations or your own interest in this unique job.  Thank you.