The Director provides overall leadership, strategic vision for, and management of the Yale Center for British Art, including care of the collection, collaboration with university schools and departments, and partnerships with global museums and research centers focused on British Art. This executive is an integral part of the University's academic leadership, ensuring the continued use and exploration of the Center's rich collections and applying innovative approaches to teaching, research, and publication. The Director is appointed by the President and reports to the University Provost. The Director works as a team member with other cultural heritage directors at the University, including the Institute for the Preservation for Cultural Heritage at Yale's West Campus, under the direction of the Deputy Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication. The Director will serve on the Board of the Paul Mellon Centre in London and will work closely with its director. As the chief executive officer of the Center, the Director is responsible for overseeing an annual operating budget of $25 million and an endowment of $483 million as of June 2017. The Director leads a staff of 109 full-time employees plus an additional 30 part-time employees including security, and 100 student employees/interns. The Director serves as an articulate and compelling advocate for the Center and the importance of the arts within the University, to prospective donors and collectors, the museum community, and potential collaborators. Along with a broad knowledge of the British and American art worlds, the Director must have the strategic vision to identify new opportunities for the institution, the ability to inspire and empower staff, and a commitment to raising the Center's visibility within the University, the local and regional community, and around the world. The Director must be able to work adeptly and collegially with senior administrative leadership, as well as with deans and other academic and administrative leaders. This leader must also be able to work with independent-minded faculty across the institution. The Director must be committed to two-way communication, to fostering trust, and to building community at campus, national, le of leading a dynamic organization, with attention to the skillful and strategic allocation of the Center's resources in ways that advance the Center's quality and activities.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proven record of visible and effective leadership and management, demonstrated ability to professionally develop and retain a strong team focused on impact, excellence and accountability. Demonstrated compelling public presence, and exceptionally skilled at developing and sustaining excellent relationships; excellent public relations insight and public speaking ability.
Posting Position Title: Director, Yale Center for British Art
Required Skill/ability 3: Business Acumen and Operational Expertise. Strong record of successful oversight and management of finance and operations.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Director, Yale Center for British Art
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated visionary leadership with an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic spirit; proven strategic thinker with the foresight, capacity, and experience to understand and balance complex and discrete needs; demonstrated capability in providing stability and confidence when faced with important, ambiguous and quickly-changing circumstances.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrate a significant academic and scholarly achievements, including publications, in the field of British art and material culture, or a closely related field. Recognized distinction in the field, significant standing with peer institutions, and the stature to represent the Center to appropriate stakeholders.
Required Skill/ability 2: A strong advocate for the Center who has the experience and training to represent the Center in the region and in the broader arts world; expertise to curate and develop world-class, compelling exhibitions and publications to expand scholarly and audience engagement.
An advanced degree in an art-related field is required; a Ph.D. is expected, as is equivalent professional and leadership experience in a comparable setting.
Internal Number: 51816BR
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