Job Description

Dir,Harwood Museum

Requisition IDreq6626
Working TitleDir,Harwood Museum
Position Grade15
Position Summary

The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, located in Taos, New Mexico, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director. This position will be based at the Harwood Museum located at 238 Ledoux St. in Taos, New Mexico. The successful candidate will be responsible for an annual budget of more than $1,000,000, a staff of 7 full time and over 15 part time and on call employees, as well as active volunteers.

The Harwood Museum received accreditation by AAM in 2017.

The Harwood Museum preserves, collects and exhibits historic and contemporary art and culture of Taos and Northern New Mexico. The Museum stimulates learning, creativity and research in its region, reinforcing the University's academic mission, while presenting Taos art to the world and the world's art to Taos.

Reporting to the Harwood Museum Governing Board and the Provost's Office, the Director of the Harwood Museum of Art is responsible for planning, programing and operational aspects of the Museum, within guidelines and procedure stipulated by the University of New Mexico.

Responsibilities include supervision of exhibits, educational programs, fundraising efforts, public relations, publications and other printed materials. Operations encompass the development and supervision of staff and responsibility for the Museum's finances, budget and facilities.

The Director actively represents the Museum to all its constituencies, including patrons and contributors, volunteers, Harwood members, the University of New Mexico community and the general public of Taos and Northern New Mexico. Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and are reviewed on an annual basis. In addition, this is a benefits eligible position.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and strategic planning skills
  • Experience working with a governing board and board development
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff, Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities in a diverse environment
  • Competencies in management of operations, including the administration, development and oversight of personnel
  • Record of fundraising experience
  • Art museum experience, such as exhibitions, programs, education, marketing, development and collections
  • Familiarity with AAM museum accreditation best practices.

Additional RequirementsThis position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
DepartmentHarwood Foundation (124A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$6,000.00 - $6,833.33 monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/1/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach resume and cover letter that addresses preferred qualifications.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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