Drexel University, Arts & Entertainment Enterprise
Director, Master of Science in Museum Leadership
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Drexel is ranked one of the best national universities in the category of Best National Universities in “America’s Best Colleges” for 2012 by U.S. News & World Reportfor the eighth consecutive year and in the top 100 for the fourth straight time. Drexel also ranked sixth among national universities in the U.S. News list of "Up-and-Comers," those schools most often cited by university administrators nationwide as making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities."
With more than 8,200 employees and over 23,500 students, Drexel is the fifth largest private-sector employer in Philadelphia and has a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourages the richness diversity brings to the workplace. Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative.
Position Title: Director, Master of Science in Museum Leadership
Job Overview: The Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise at Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media, Arts & Design seeks a seasoned, accomplished, and visionary individual to join its faculty and to direct a new graduate program in Museum Leadership.
The Master of Science program in Museum Leadership will focus on educating tomorrow's museum leaders to meet the financial, technological, and programming challenges of the future. The curriculum will cover management and leadership principles and practices for museums of all stripes and sizes, ranging from the small historic house museum, to history, science and art museums, to zoos, aquaria and other living collections. Courses will include traditional and online classes as well as practicum experiences. The program will enroll its first class of students in Fall of 2013.
The Program Director will provide leadership for the long term development of the program, as well as day to day program management, including teaching in the program, curriculum development, oversight of other teaching faculty, coordination with other departments within Drexel, and the development of partnerships with local and regional museums.
Drexel's Museum Leadership program will collaborate with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, along with other leading local and regional museums, creating learning laboratories that will provide practical experiences and professional connections to our students.
-Direct and develop a program in Museum Leadership that will achieve national prominence
-Teach graduate courses in museum leadership
-Develop and sustain partnerships with local and regional museums
-Develop and sustain relationships with existing and potential partners from within other Drexel Schools and Colleges
-Review and revise curriculum as appropriate
-Recruit new faculty as needed
-Build additional support for the program through foundations and other potential supporters.
-Substantial management/leadership experience in a senior level position and professional accomplishment in a museum environment
-Demonstrated ability to think analytically and creatively about the needs and future of the museum field
-Regional or national reputation
-Recognition for scholarship or potential for significant scholarship
-Terminal degree in a relevant field
-Teaching experience in a college environment
-Proven track record as a collaborator
-Ability to attract funding in support of the program and its initiatives is a plus
Essential Functions: Essential Functions in Addition to Responsibilities Above
-Serve as academic advisor to all students in the program; guiding them from application through selection of courses to graduation
-Provide job search and career advice to students
-The successful candidate will be expected to build or maintain a national reputation for professional expertise in museum leadership including scholarly publication and/or creative work, consultancies, board membership, periodical publication, or conference presentations
-Collaborate with faculty in their specific disciplines on scheduling and projects that would be beneficial to the program and its students
Service to the University
-Review student applicants
-Administer the program including student recruitment, curriculum development and revisions, course evaluations, and raising awareness of the program's activities
-Participate in departmental activities and initiatives
-Serve on committees for the college and the university
-Identify industry professionals as guest speakers and advisors to the program
Supplementary Posting Information: Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media, Arts & Design also offers undergraduate degree programs in Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art and Art History
Dance, Design & Merchandising, Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design, Film & Video, Game Art & Production, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music Industry, Photography, Product Design, Screenwriting & Playwriting, TV Production & Media Management and Web Development & Interaction Design, and masters programs in Arts Administration, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Interior Architecture + Design and Television Management. Drexel University is organized into thirteen colleges and schools, which enroll 16,000 undergraduates and close to 10,000 graduate and professional students.
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will commence March 4, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at www.drexel.edu/jobs. Applicants must provide a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a resume or c.v., and a list of 3-5 professional or academic references with complete contact information.
To apply for this position, please apply online at:www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76755 orvisit www.drexeljobs.comand search for Director, Master of Science in Museum Leadership. The requisition number is 5176.