Plymouth State University (PSU) seeks a Director for the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM) responsible for leadership and management of the Museum, creation of exhibitions and educational programs, and supporting PSUâs Integrated Cluster Model. The Director is a prominent representative of PSU and the Museum, serving as a spokesperson to public, local and regional agencies, the PSU community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, and patrons, partners, and key stakeholders cultivating interest and investment in the MWMâs mission and programs.
The mission of the Museum of the White Mountains is to obtain, maintain, and provide access to resources and activities that educate and engage its audience with the regionâs artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures. Its purpose is to enrich the life and scholarship of the Plymouth State University community, researchers, and the broader public. In 2017, the Karl Drerup Art Gallery exhibition program was integrated into MWMâs space and mission, incorporating the PSU Art Facultyâs partnership, curriculum goals, and opportunities for student career building.
The Director provides leadership, strategic vision, curatorial, and managerial oversight for the Museumâs exhibition program, membership program, educational programming, and community gathering events. Exhibition sites include the MWM, Silver Center for the Arts, collaborative opportunities across campus and community, as well as a robust online site. The Director is responsible for researching and writing grants, as well as sponsor development to support MWM exhibitions and programming. The Director works collaboratively with the MWM Advisory Council, PSU faculty, regional organizations, area artists, local businesses, and funders to develop, coordinate, and successfully implement, the conceptual, artistic, educational, and operational aspects of exhibition planning and management. The Director works with guest and/or PSU curators (faculty and students) to shape a dynamic exhibition program that advances the MWM mission and strategic goals while achieving high standards for scholarship, creativity, high impact learning opportunities, and supporting the Integrated Cluster Model.
â¢ Masterâs degree in relevant field â¢ 3 years of experience with gallery or museum management and operations in a higher education setting â¢ Ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people. â¢ Ability to assess situations, negotiate with clients and staff, and to accomplish projects within established time frames.
Internal Number: PS2531FY22
About Plymouth State University (PSU)
Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond. Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students. Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learnin...g. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.