Sheldon Museum of Art
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks an Associate Director who will contribute to the conceptualization and
realization of the Sheldon Museum of Arts’ vision, mission, and strategic directions. Lead the financial,
administrative, and operational functions of the organization and provide the direction, oversight,
implementation, and management of personnel, operations and budgets. Work with the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Sheldon Art Association, and University of Nebraska-Foundation to coordinate
investments, budgets, contracts and agreements on behalf of the Sheldon Museum of Art. Facilitate
collaborative working processes and effective communication among colleagues to develop schedules,
work plans, evaluation metrics, and budgets that achieve the museum’s strategic goals. Reports to the
The Sheldon Museum of Art, located in a Philip Johnson landmark building, houses one of the nation’s
premier university collections of American art, with over 12,000 objects, including European and Latin
American holdings. The Museum Sculpture Garden has over 30 works of outdoor sculpture, including
monumental works by Di Suvero, Lachaise, Oldenburg, Otterness, Serra, Shea, and David Smith.
Criminal background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship
program. Applicant review begins June 1, 2015. View requisition S_150350 at https://employment.unl.edu
for details and to apply. UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action,
equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in arts/museum administration, business administration,
accounting or related field, plus 5+ years’ experience in an art museum, art organization or university with
an operating annual budget of $1 million or more with two years as a supervisor. Must possess strong
computer software skills in Microsoft Suite including proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Ability to promote teamwork, creativity, and open communication; and ability to exercise discretion and
independent judgment in the performance of duties with only general supervision or direction essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Prefer Master’s degree in the arts, art/museum administration, business
administration, accounting, or related fields; experience developing budgets, demonstrating fiscal
responsibility, managing personnel, dealing with human resource issues, and balancing a broad range of
constituencies and priorities; excellent planning and organizational skills; clear motivational abilities;
strong written and oral communications; ability to concurrently mange multiple complex tasks; and
knowledge of SAP accounting, purchasing and payroll system or similar integrated financial system.
Preference given to individuals with curatorial experience.