m/Oppenheim is assisting DePaul University in the search for the new Director of the DePaul Art Museum. Reporting to the Vice President for Teaching and Learning Resources, the Director will lead and set the tone for the DePaul Art Museum, and will work closely with faculty, artists and curators to organize exhibitions and museum-based programming. We are reaching out to members of the community for suggestions and nominations, and would appreciate your advice. Please click here for a copy of the full Position Description.
The DePaul Art Museum, seeks a visual arts professional to orchestrate development of content-rich and largely modern and contemporary exhibitions, provide educational experiences, manage museum operations, strengthen the organization’s Advisory Board, and proactively drive fundraising outreach. The Director is expected to incorporate diverse curatorial voices and sensibilities into the museum’s programming, follow best practices for the university art museum, and attract donors of art and financial support. The Director will also ensure that the museum functions as a bridge between DePaul University and the art world, and continues to define DePaul Art Museum’s brand position within Chicago’s prestigious arts community.
DePaul University was founded in 1898 and was the first Catholic university to offer admission regardless of religious background, and to women on an equal standing with men. The DePaul Art Museum was established in 1985, and in 2011 a new 15,200 square feet museum was opened and strongly embraced by the community. The Museum annually presents 6-10 exhibitions and associated programs, has a modest permanent collection encompassing 2,800 objects, and features pieces that include important works by Chicago and regional artists, North American photographers, WPA era prints, contemporary and traditional West African art, and Eastern European graphic arts. The next Director is expected to be ambitious, entrepreneurial and bring the excitement of visual art works, artists and thought-leaders to the university and its Chicago constituents.
For additional information, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Kim Brettschneider at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.