Executive Director, National Music Museum

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Job Description

The National Music Museum (NMM), University of South Dakota (USD), seeks dynamic Director to lead world-renowned museum at key moment of renovation and expansion. New Director will launch 16,000 sf addition, work with staff/stakeholders to re-envision exhibitions, augment programs and audience engagement. With 15,000+ instruments, NMM is internationally known as premier collection of historic American, European and non-Western musical instruments. USD has approved plans for the major addition; $9.2M construction funding has been raised; and museum board is committing to an additional campaign for exhibit installation, programming and endowment.

RESPONSIBILITIESProvide leadership and fundraising support for current capital project, future endowments, annual operations; provide administrative and academic leadership, working collaboratively with Board, staff and College of Fine Arts to strengthen the Museum as a world leader in outreach, research, education, and preservation of the history of musical instruments; oversee exhibitions, programs, new audiences; oversee M.A. degree program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Advanced degree in musicology, museum studies, arts administration or comparable field. Preferred: 3 years’ experience in museum, music, or nonprofit administration; fundraising experience; communication skills; interest in music, music history and/or historical musical instruments.

How to Apply

Details/how to apply at: All applications to, preferred by 11/30/2018. Inquiries/nominations welcome at EOE.

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