The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, with appointment beginning spring or summer of 2014.
Leading the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum into its next phase of growth, the Director will create and implement the vision for the museum and its programs that honor social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. This internationally-known museum is part of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, and represents Jane Addams’s and the Hull-House settlement’s commitments to social change, public service and education.
The Director has primary responsibility for exhibitions and programs, facilities and operations, the collections, the preservation and improvement of the two historic buildings that make up the Hull-House, and the future expansion of the Museum. The Director communicates the significance of the history and legacy to the campus community, the neighborhood, the residents of the City of Chicago, and national and international publics.
The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and operates with help and advice from an advisory committee. The Director collaborates with Museum and Exhibition Studies program, the UIC Social Justice Initiative, the campus Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change and the wider University community to develop meaningful educational opportunities and public programs with the schools of art and art history, architecture, design, and theatre and music. The Director will be expected to teach in their field of study in the College, and work with faculty and students in interdisciplinary research and teaching activities that relate to the Museum and/or the legacy of Jane Addams. The Director will expand connections with community groups and local, national and international organizations. The Director is responsible for the operating budget of the Museum and is expected to attract private, public, and foundation support to bring the museum to new levels of public service, research, and instruction.
A minimum of a master’s degree (Ph.D preferred) in an appropriate field within the arts, history or a field related to the Hull-House legacy, and at least five years’ experience in management, education, resource and program development in a museum, community, cultural, or related organization required. Success in securing grants and fundraising strongly preferred.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum website: www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull
College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts website: http://cada.uic.edu/
To apply: submit letter of interest, vitae and a list of three references.
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