The Yale University Art Gallery (the Gallery) is the oldest U.S. college art museum, housing a major collection from all parts of the world. The Gallery's encyclopedic collections number over 200,000 objects ranging in date from ancient times to the present day. The permanent collection includes: African Art; American Decorative Arts; American Paintings and Sculpture; Ancient Art; Art of the Ancient Americas; Asian Art; Coins and Medals; Early European Art; Modern and Contemporary Art; and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. First-hand encounters with Yale's collections are an integral part of teaching and learning across the University and forge creative connections that inspire tomorrow's leaders. To a degree greater than any other university art museum, the Gallery also serves as a civic center: it is the largest art museum in the region, and serves the city, county, and state.
After a period of unparalleled transformation and significant expansion, the Gallery has begun a search for a new Director. The next Director will be in an exceptional position with a formidable platform to be able to shape the future of academic art museums, to grow the next generation of museum professionals as well as future patrons, and to demonstrate the possibilities of art museums in the 21st century overall.
The Gallery has retained the executive search firm of Korn Ferry to assist in the search. Please email nominations and applications (resume/CV and cover letter) to: Naree W.S. Viner, Nonprofit Practice, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017.
Posting Position Title: Director, YUAG
University Job Title: Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated evidence of progressively increasing organizational leadership within complex environments where relationship building and influencing skills are key to success.
Required Skill/ability 2: Persuasive and inventive leader who is inspired by the unique mission of a university art museum and who can inspire others as well.
Required Skill/ability 3: Must possess the intellectual vigor and vision, as well as the sterling reputation and personal magnetism, that are necessary to galvanize support for the Gallery.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated strategic leader who is collaborative, diplomatic and a visionary.
Required Skill/ability 5: Senior-level management experience in an art museum setting, arts institution, or similar organization, with a record of strong institutional and financial management. Talent and enthusiasm for outreach and fundraising, and a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive staff and student body.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
An advanced degree in an art-related field required; a Ph.D. or MFA is expected, as is equivalent professional and leadership experience in a comparable setting.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.