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Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs & Programs [Anchorage Museum]

Posted July 17, 2014

This position has responsibility serving as the project manager to bring together museum program activities, including exhibits, education, public programs, collections, exhibitions and library and archives. This position ensures that the museum’s programmatic activities are consistent with the museum’s mission and strategic plans (emphasizes the importance of the public dimension of the museum and high standards of quality, which include the need for sound scholarship, creative approaches, the execution of projects at a professional level, and adherence to professional museum standards and ethics). The Deputy will seek progress and action in the areas of innovation, new venture creation, partnership development and cross departmental collaborations This position oversees annual goals and budgets for all program departments and supervises the program directors and Chief Curator. Provides administrative leadership in the development of projects and works to ensure that the Museum’s multidisciplinary collections, exhibitions and public programs demonstrate the highest quality of scholarship and innovation while providing and outstanding visitor experience and meeting the interests of a diverse audience. This position facilitates the dialogue between program directors and works collaboratively with directors to ensure achievement of the Museum’s mission and financial sustainability goals. This position reports directly to the Museum Director/CEO.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:

Professional museum standards, procedures, and ethics
Strong organizational , project and management skills, including the planning, budgeting, implementation of major ($1M+) projects
Exhibition development process
Broad range of knowledge in the humanities with professional expertise in a specific area

Strategic planning
Collaborative teamwork
Project management
Strong organizational and management skills
Ability to:

Successfully lead multi-disciplinary, multi-department project teams.
Manage a number of competing high-demand projects simultaneously.
Manage a highly experienced, creative and talented group of professionals
Develop staff in a changing environment and adjust goals in response to emerging opportunities and shifts in strategy.
Make effective presentations to the Board, the public, and funding organizations.
Coordinate programs with other museum departments and other groups and agencies;
Determine work priorities; prepare plans, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates; organize work processes and select work methods and procedures; set goals, monitor progress.
Work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
Present information effectively, both orally and in writing; write and edit various materials.
Work in a multicultural environment.

Master’s degree in museum studies, art, history, anthropology, non-profit administration or related field is required; PhD preferred.
Must have 7-10 years of administrative, project and managerial experience in museum exhibitions, programming, education or other applicable environments
Leadership Expectations:

As a member of the AMA Management Team, the incumbent is expected to model the following traits:

Foster and maintain open communication and collaboration and actively engage in the exchange of ideas and maintaining constructive relationships.
Utilizes initiative and creativity in all aspects of the position.
Lead by example by maintaining a high standard of professional ethics and conduct at all times.
Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
Support and uphold the policies and procedures of the AMA as directed by the Museum Director and Board of Directors.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

Physical Demands

The work environment and the physical demands of this position are typical of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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  1. nice info, been looking for job like this, thansk for sharing

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