Colby College Museum of Art seeks Deputy Director

14 Mar 2017 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Colby College invites applicants to apply for the position of:

Deputy Director, Museum of Art

The deputy director occupies a critical leadership position within the Museum of Art. Working closely with and reporting to the Museum’s director and chief curator, the deputy director provides organizational leadership and oversees the overall administrative management of the museum, including implementation of strategic objectives and organizational initiatives. The deputy director works collaboratively with department leadership in collections, curatorial, education, and the newly launched Lunder Institute for American Art to promote a highly functional, interactive, and dynamic museum team. The deputy director encourages and models interdepartmental communication and actively identifies and increases efficiencies within museum work flow on a continual basis. This position also motivates staff, provides and models effective project management skills, and represents the Museum to internal and external audiences and partners.

Founded in 1959, the Colby College Museum of Art comprises five wings, more than 9,000 works of art, and more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, the largest in the state of Maine. The recently announced gift by Peter and Paula Lunder will add more than 1,100 artworks to the collection by artists from Albecht Dürer to Julie Mehretu. Works in the collection strengthen the Museum’s mission to offer Colby students new perspectives on their classroom studies and expand their understanding of diverse subjects through art. The gift will also establish the Lunder Institute for American Art to advance critical and creative research in American art and related fields. The Lunder Institute will be integrated into the academic mission of the College and the Museum and will create unique opportunities for multi-disciplinary scholarship, creative work, and mentorship among visiting scholars, artists, faculty, and students. A major mission of the Lunder Institute is to make connections between American and global art, inspiring a dialogue between places and cultures and making the Museum an internationally recognized destination for the collection, study, and exhibition of American art.

The Colby Museum is also deeply committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion across all strategic and programmatic areas of the Museum to include a multiplicity of perspectives and backgrounds represented on our staff and Board of Governors, outreach to diverse audiences, inclusive and diverse exhibitions and programs, and a broad-based, expansive collection. The Museum also seeks to further strengthen its identity as a preeminent academic museum through national and international partnerships and through world-class exhibitions. In addition, the Museum serves as a key contributor to the revitalization of downtown Waterville through its membership in Waterville Creates! and its active participation in the programmatic initiatives of Colby College.

Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

For more information and to apply please visit:

Maine Archives and Museums

P.O. Box 784, Portland, Maine 04104   207-400-6965 

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