Executive Director, Barry Art Museum

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Executive Director (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will direct the Barry Art Museum, including the supervision of its day-to-day operations, its employees, its budget, and its physical plant. Other duties include: engage with the larger Hampton Roads arts community, including developing programming and securing donor and foundation support; write grants in support of the collections; report regularly to the Museum Foundation’s Board of Directors about attendance figures, exhibition schedules, outreach efforts, and operating expenses; develop a strategic plan leading to accreditation.

Required Education: Master’s degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field.

Required Qualifications: Several years of progressively responsible work experience in a museum or gallery. Considerable knowledge of current trends and historical movements in art. Considerable knowledge of museum standards and practices. Some knowledge of the higher education working environment related to museums and/or galleries. Demonstrated ability to manage the operations of a complex facility and its staff. Demonstrated ability to make critical judgments and to write and communicate effectively. Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is July 23, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.