Job Opening – Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program (06/2012)
The Clark Art Institute
The Clark Art Institute, known for its dual mission as both an art museum with an exceptional collection of European and American painting and a center for research and higher education, is seeking candidates for the position of Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program (RAP).
RAP offers between fifteen to twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. RAP also organizes year-round scholarly programs, including lectures, conversations, colloquia, symposia, and conferences that enrich the intellectual life of the Institute and contribute to a broader understanding of the role of art in culture. RAP regularly publishes its conference proceedings. The Institute’s collections, its library, visual resources collection, and the Fellows’ program are housed in the Manton Research Center along with the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program reports to the Director of the Clark Art Institute and is responsible for the conceptualization, coordination, organization, and development of the Institutes scholarly art historical research and academic efforts. As both a scholar and administrator, s/he creates intersections where the knowledge and insights of museum and university academic professionals come together collectively and works to ensure that the activities of RAP are at the forefront of the history of art on an international scale. .
The successful candidate must be an experienced academic with a PhD in art history or a related field and must, above all, have an international reputation as an imaginative, innovative, and ambitious scholar. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker and a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with personal integrity who is comfortable in a complex environment and professional in all matters and dealings.
Applicants should submit a resume and one-page narrative describing interest and experience. Applications will be reviewed by Management Consultants for the Arts, an executive search firm working with the advisory search committee of the Clark Art Institute, chaired by Mark Haxthausen, former Director, Williams College/Clark Graduate Program in the History of Art. Suggestions of candidates are also welcome.
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Send resume and accompanying material to:
Linda Sweet, Partner