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Executive Director

The Museum of Texas Tech University, a major research institution with collections totaling over 8 million objects, seeks an inspiring leader to implement a 21st-century vision for the museum, to enhance resources, integrate diverse operations, sustain important research, and improve the visitor experience. Located in a Sunbelt city of 263,000, this AAM-accredited museum is one of the largest university museums in the U.S. Director will steward an institution with collections in  anthropology, visual art, clothing and textiles, history, paleontology, and natural sciences; and with affiliated operations including the Lubbock Lake Landmark, Natural Science Research Laboratory, Moody Planetarium, and a Master’s program. With an annual budget of $3.2M and 64 staff, the Museum serves 150,000 visitors annually and a global community of research scholars. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead museum development efforts to cultivate and grow museum operating and capital support and endowments; help oversee construction of a $12M addition in 2020; lead and inspire a high-powered staff; oversee exhibitions, education, and research programs; enhance opportunities for traveling exhibitions, partnerships, loans, and interdisciplinary research. QUALITIES: Dynamic leadership, strong donor-cultivation skills, excellent manager and communicator, current on museum best practices; able to coordinate interdisciplinary interests, grow public engagement. REQUIREMENTS: 8 years’ experience in museum director/executive-leadership position; Master’s degree in relevant field: science (preferred), art or history; PhD preferred; fundraising track record. Full qualifications/how to apply: All application materials must be submitted online through TTU careers application site at: Inquiries/nominations to: Apply by November 18, 2019 preferred. Position open until filled. EOE/AA.

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About This Job

  • Museum of Texas Tech University
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: 120,000-150,000
  • Posted: October 23, 2019