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Director of the Museum of Art

The University of Iowa seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as Director of the Museum of Art (UIMA). This position offers an exciting and unique opportunity for a leader ready to capitalize on the creative renaissance taking place at the University.   A new Museum of Art building will be the fourth and capstone facility in a decade-long rebuilding of Iowa’s arts campus that includes the new Voxman Music Building (2016), the Visual Arts Building (2016) and Hancher Auditorium (2016). The University of Iowa Museum collections are considered to be among the finest in the University museum world and plays a central role in the academic life of the University. UIMA is poised for a dramatic new phase in its history, and the Director will play the leading role in fundraising, installing collections, and programming in advance of opening the new museum building.

The UIMA Director will ensure that the Museum’s mission is clearly understood and that its strategic objectives are fully articulated and effectively pursued.  The director will be a collegial and collaborative leader who will fully embrace the Museum’s contribution to the educational mission of the UI through its exhibitions, programming, research, acquisitions, and engagement with curricular initiatives.  The director will also oversee the Museum’s general fundraising and public relations and marketing efforts, in close coordination with designated UI bodies.

The Director of UIMA reports directly to the Provost.  Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  We expect first round of interviews to occur in March and final round of interviews to occur in April.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Three professional references will be requested at the time of application, but will not be contacted until a later step in the selection process.

To learn more about the position, how to apply, or to submit a nomination, visit: In your cover letter, please share your vision for the University of Iowa Museum of Art as well as how you believe you meet the required qualifications.

About This Job

  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Category: Professional
  • Posted: November 28, 2017