Job Opening – Associate Director (08/2010)

2010 August 10

Public & Interpretive Programs
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Walker Art Center seeks a full-time, exempt Associate Director for Public and Interpretive Programs. This position works with Walker curatorial and programming staff to develop, plan, and supervise a broad range of public/interpretive programs that enrich and expand on the Walker’s mission, ongoing exhibitions and programs in the visual, performing, and film/video arts including gallery talks, lectures, films, artist talks, literary events, and workshops with artists and artists-in-residence. This position plays a key role in helping the organization think critically and imaginatively about all aspects of public and interpretive platforms and strategies for engagement with contemporary art and artists. The Associate Director helps to lead the interpretive process across departments including in-gallery, online, print, and digital materials and artist residencies. In addition, the Associate Director assists with ongoing administration and management of the department and represents the department in Walker meetings, with outside partners, and other visitors.

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of 5 years of related experience in developing public programming and content within a museum, cultural organization, media, or educational institution. Degree in art, art history, cultural or curatorial studies or related degree, advanced degree preferred.  Demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and sustaining new initiatives and working with artists and the public is essential. Experience supervising staff, volunteers, and interns; strong budget and administrative skills; excellent writing and verbal communications abilities including public speaking. Knowledge of contemporary art and art history and facility using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube), mobile technologies and producing/editing simple audio and video content desired.

SALARY From the low to mid $40’s depending on qualifications; excellent benefits

APPLICATIONS DUE Monday, August 23, 2010

For consideration, send letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and names of 3 professional references to Gary A. White, Director of Human Resources, Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 or email your materials as MS Word or PDF attachments to Please use one method of application only.

The Walker Art Center is an EOE employer.

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