DePaul University seeks a visual arts professional to orchestrate development primarily of content-rich modern & contemporary exhibitions, provide educational experiences, manage museum operations, strengthen the organization’s Advisory Board, and proactively drive fundraising outreach.
The Director will ensure that the DePaul Art Museum serves the needs of the university and local communities, is well regarded by others across the museum field, and takes a deserved place among respected Chicago art museums. Reporting to the University’s Vice President for Teaching and Learning Resources, the Director will lead and set the tone for the DePaul Art Museum, and will also work closely with faculty, artists and curators to organize museum based programming. Additionally, the Director will ensure that the museum functions as a bridge between DePaul University and the art world.
This will involve close and appropriately scaled cooperation between the DePaul Art Museum and other arts entities at the university, in Chicago, nationally and internationally. An area of curatorial emphasis is expected to continue to be the modern & contemporary art, and Chicago and the American Midwest.
The Director of the DePaul Art Museum will play a key role in setting the tone for the visual arts across all campuses, colleges, schools and facilities of the university. The Director will orchestrate exhibitions and programs, functioning as curator when necessary. The museum’s Director is expected to a) strengthen its management practices, b) incorporate diverse curatorial voices and sensibilities into the museum’s programming, c) attract donors of art and financial support for the museum, and d) define DePaul Art Museum’s brand position within Chicago’s arts community.