Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235633-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Library, Museum, Arts, Other

Position Summary:

The Engagement Manager for Exhibitions and Programs reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC), and is responsible for consistently managing high-quality exhibitions and programs across the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, and the new Dorothy O'Brien Innovation Lab, as well as innovative programming and outreach that supports the material culture, textile, and design thinking pillars of the CDMC's mission.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BA/BFA degree in art, design studies, art history, history, anthropology, English or a related field required. MA or MFA in design studies, art, museum studies, education, nonprofit management, art history, history, material culture, design studies, or a related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of three years of post-baccalaureate work experience with increasing responsibility in museums, galleries, libraries, academic centers, or other nonprofits; project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with at least one aspect of the CDMC's tripartite focus on material culture, textiles, and design thinking.
- Professional museum, library, nonprofit, art, or project management experience
- Experience with managing multiple projects concurrently
- Experience with exhibition design and installation
- Experience managing website content
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience or demonstrated ability in communicating with diverse audiences
- Experience mentoring and collaborating with students and/or colleagues
- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit a resume, a letter of interest including their qualifications, and three references.

Interested applicants should submit an an on-line application by clicking the button. You will be asked to include a cover letter highlighting interest and applicable experience, current resume with educational and professional history. Applicants should be prepared to provide 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities as related to the job posting.


Nancy Andrews

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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jun 8 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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