The Director of Special Events will design and execute a comprehensive special events strategy to support a major portion of the Museum’s earned income goal, relating to the Museum rentals, special events: Art Ball, and other major donors/prospects/members/volunteers cultivation and stewardship events. The position will lead the growth and promote use of the Museum to outside organizations.
This position has an annual salary range of $100,000-$110,000 and a comprehensive benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, life insurance, pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.
Currently, the Director of Special Events position is a hybrid onsite/remote position, with three days required onsite. In January 2023, all NMOA employees will work fully onsite.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
About the Newark Museum of Art
We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.
Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.
From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.
With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.
The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment - staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions - reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA communities as they must be centered in the work we do. Additionally, The Newark Museum of Art invites candidates with backgrounds or lived experiences in cultures within or adjacent to those of Asia, to further decenter nonwestern narratives in curatorial practices.