The David Owsley Museum of Art is an 80-year-old university art museum housing a world art collection of encyclopedic scope with over 10,500 objects representing civilizations from six of the seven continents. DOMA balances exciting global contemporary and historical art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in a rich, educational environment that serves both the university and the East Central Indiana region.

Assist the director in the day-to-day operation of the Museum of Art. Administer the museum’s university and foundation accounts; develop museum budgets; identify funding sources; assist in grant applications; maintain a donor list and organize fundraising events; supervise security guards and maintain key control and alarm maintenance; manage museum projects and repairs; assist with human resources, including the hiring and firing of student employees; direct publicity and publications, including advertising and awareness campaigns and publishing of museum material. Position supervises an Administrative Coordinator, student guards, interns, and temporary staff.


Preferred qualifications:  master’s degree; museum experience; supervisory experience; security experience; facility with financial and accounting software systems, such as Argos, Banner, and Kronos; advanced text editing, writing, and publication skills.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Send a cover letter, current resume, transcript copy of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Robert La France, Director / David Owsley Museum of Art / Ball State University / Muncie, IN  47306
or electronically to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 99 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Job Information
  • Muncie, Indiana, 47304, United States
  • 26473556
  • January 8, 2016
  • Assistant Director
  • The David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University
  • Assistant/Deputy/Associate Director
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 1-2 Years
  • 0-10%
  • $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 (Yearly Salary)