Reporting to the Dana Feitler Director, The Deputy Director for Audience Engagement and Public Practice is a key member of the museum's senior leadership team, overseeing the entire education, interpretation, pubic programs, and marketing and communications departments at the museum. The DDAEPP partners with the director and other senior leaders to define and share the message, goals, and identity of the Smart Museum, working to determine what makes the Smart Museum unique within the constellation of other museums and arts institutions in the Chicago area and beyond. He/She also maintains relationships with and knowledge of other university art museums across the United States, strategizing to position the Smart as strong voice, partner, and leader in the university museum arena. The DDAEPP leads the museum's efforts to provide meaningful experiences with art and programs to diverse audiences onsite, online and in the larger community. He/She will work directly with the Museum Director and other senior leaders to define the museum's strategies for programming, engagement and learning, and outreach and communications. To accomplish these goals the DDAEPP will lead a diverse team of professional staff and university and community partners to plan and execute innovative programs and experiences that encourage and support the engagement of visitors with the museum's diverse mission of art.Provide leadership and supervise, direct and support staff to ensure implementation of the Smart Museum's mission.Develop and oversee an engaging educational public program that meets the needs of adults, youth, families, teachers, faculty and students both within and beyond the university community. Ensure ongoing assessment of programs & recommend, amend and establish new procedures as necessary.In collaboration with the museum director and senior management, establish the strategic direction of the Education, Public Programs, and Marketing and Communications departments. Set annual goals and objectives with managers in each department. Participate in long-range planning meetings with staff and senior managers.Oversee Community Engagement and work to increase and deepen participation of diverse audiences in museum activities. Work to increase the level of community relevance, awareness, interest, & appreciation for art.Oversee the preparation and management of all audience engagement and public practice budgets. Identify and pursue opportunities for increased revenue through programs and resources. Work with Development to draft proposals to government agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals and work with senior managers and the Director to increase revenue and manage expenses.In collaboration with other relevant museum departments, plan for and implement the use of new technology for interpretation of collections & special exhibitions.Oversee the alignment of the Smart's K-12 arts education program with the University of Chicago's AmplifyInitiative, which seeks to develop a new model for how an urban research university can enhance K-12 arts education. Comprehensively assess current interpretive methods for exhibitions and collections including gallery resources and public programs, and lead the development of an integrated interpretive strategy. Overseeing the continued improvement and expansion of strong student programs as well as the development of alumni-focused engagement. Oversee substantive, long-term research into the museum's impact on two key audiences: K-12 students/teachers and University of Chicago students. Ensure strong liaison between Museum administration, volunteer groups, and the Board to support Museum goals. Staff appropriate donor and community advisory committees.For full job description visit: http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/about/employment/
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing email@example.com with their request.
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.