Northern Illinois University invites applications for an anticipated opening for a Director of the newly renovated Anthropology Museum scheduled to open in August, 2011.
The Director of the Anthropology Museum will have an excellent opportunity to develop a vision for the future that includes strategic planning for expansion in a new facility. The museum will have a newly renovated exhibition gallery and collections storage rooms with a new HVAC system. The Museum recently accomplished IMAP (2010) and CAP (2009) with a view toward accreditation. This is a non-tenure track position requiring at least a Masters in anthropology, a four subfields outlook, and a minimum three years, five years preferred, of museum experience. Candidates should have experience and familiarity with all aspects of museum operations, including collections management, exhibit design and construction, fundraising, grant writing, and museum outreach. The Director should be comfortable using museum collections databases (PastPerfect). The Director teaches a minimum of one course per year as part of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. The museum curates a collection of 12,000 ethnographic and archaeological artifacts with strengths in Southeast Asia, North America, New Guinea, Mesoamerica and Africa. Over 50% of the collection is linked to NIU’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, a U.S. Dept of Education Title VI National Resource Center.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is available Spring 2011. Send letter of interest, vita, and the names of three references to: Museum Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2854. Initial review will begin February 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. NIU is an AA/EEO institution.