The College of Fine Arts at Florida State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA), a faculty member at the tenured or tenure-earning rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We are especially interested in candidates who will thrive at a public research university while contributing to our College’s cultural diversity and standard of continued excellence.
Candidates with established grant-writing capability, fundraising experience, expertise in curatorial activities, and relevant administrative experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
MoFA originated as the Fine Arts Gallery for Florida State University’s School of Visual Arts. In 1971, the gallery moved into 16,000 square feet of exhibition, art storage, and work spaces in the newly-constructed Fine Arts Building, which continues to house the museum on FSU's main campus. The gallery’s collecting, curation, research, and educational programs evolved over time, and in 1994 the gallery was redesignated as the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. MoFA currently holds accreditation until 2026 and was first accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in 2003, and AAM granted reaccreditation in 2012 at which time its innovative program of exhibitions and publications was cited as "exemplary."
Please visit https://mofa.fsu.edu/ for more information.
The Director of the Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and oversees a team of 3 full-time staff and several part-time staff. The Director also manages the contributions of a faculty curator and other curatorial faculty as appropriate.
The Director is responsible for significant grant writing to support essential museum activities and is expected to fundraise and cultivate collectors and prospective donors on behalf of the institution. Providing artistic and executive leadership, the Director works with an active Advisory Council of university leaders as well as community educators to advance the museum's reputation for excellence in North Florida, across the state, and throughout the country.
The ideal candidate will be a compassionate, engaging, innovative, and inspiring leader and educator with the desire and experience to develop dynamic programs in collaboration and consultation with MoFA and College faculty and staff.
The successful candidate will:
Preference will be given to candidates with:
The Florida State University College of Fine Arts is a place where learning and creativity are nurtured through instruction, research, and practice. The College is a close-knit community of faculty, students, and professionals that functions as an art and design conservatory and liberal arts hybrid within a major research university. It is home to a unique combination of visual arts, performing art, and design studios, classrooms, performance spaces, galleries, and a museum. The current student enrollment encompasses nearly more than 850 undergraduate and 300 graduate students, working to become successful artists, designers, researchers, and professionals in their fields. The College comprises the School of Dance, the School of Theatre, the Department of Interior Architecture & Design, the Department of Art, the Department of Art Education, and the Department of Art History. It is supported by more than 100 full-time faculty, 50 adjunct faculty, 110 staff members, and a budget of approximately $19.3 million.
The College also houses several non-academic units including the Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA), the Facility for Arts Research (FAR), and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC). Many of the College’s programs rank among the most respected in the nation and feature specialized programs that leverage relationships between departments and museums to enrich the degree-based curriculum.
Additional information about the College of Fine Arts can be found at http://cfa.fsu.edu/
This position is being advertised as open until filled. Application review will begin on August 15th, 2022. We hope to fill this position for the Spring 2023 semester. Ideal start date would be in January 2023.
Please visit: https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=51182&PostingSeq=1
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