Asian American Arts Alliance

Job Opportunity: Director, the Chazen Museum of Art - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: April 26, 2017


The new director will shape the future direction of the museum and will be the guiding force in its philosophy, strategic planning, programming, and management. The director is expected to generate new initiatives, and to infuse the Chazen with vision, energy, and excitement. To build audiences and awareness, the director will assure an innovative, accessible museum, connected to, and engaged with the UW-Madison community and external constituencies, and in support of the university’s commitment to the strongest academic experience for its students, will collaborate with faculty in the art and art history departments and other departments across the university to serve the curricular needs of UW-Madison students.

Creativity is required in order to foster innovative exhibitions, accompanying publications, fundraising initiatives, and outreach. Original thinking and clarity of expression are essential as is an appreciation for and a significant knowledge of visual art with an understanding of most periods and cultures of art history. At least five years of senior administrative experience within an art museum and/or related organization as well as an understanding of and competency in academic scholarship are critical as is the ability to work with individuals and diverse constituent groups to resolve differences and develop constructive consensus. An advanced degree in art or art history or another appropriate academic discipline is preferred.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Linda Sweet or Diane Frankel of Management Consultants for the Arts, the search firm working with the Chazen Museum of Art and the University of Wisconsin. Email:

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The University application requires a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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