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Harvard University Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64738BRAuto req ID:64738BRJob Code:361064 Administrative Manager Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art MuseumsSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2029Salary Grade ( :064Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this role:

Advanced degree in art, art history, or a field related to the museums’ collections and a minimum of seven years of senior leadership expertise in an art museum setting.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:The Director of the Harvard Art Museums should have a doctoral degree in art, art history, or a field related to the museums’ collections or a commensurate record of significant professional experience. Preference will be given to candidates with significant professional, academic, and/or scholarly achievements, including accomplishments in the field of art history, museum education, arts leadership, or a related field.

The successful candidate will be a visionary, strategic, and energetic leader who is collaborative, diplomatic and inspires confidence. For a complete description of the desired professional expertise, leadership competencies, and personal qualities, please see the contact information for Koya Partners below.

Additional Information:Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement, with Naree W.S. Viner and Stephen Milbauer as the search contacts. To express interest in this role please submit your letter of interest and CV here ( or email Naree and Stephen directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Department:Harvard Art Museums Directors OfficePre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. Job Function:General Administration Position Description:Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with colleagues across the Harvard community to initiate collaborations and build partnerships that enhance the museums’ ability to serve as a dynamic teaching, learning, and research resource for Harvard students, faculty, and a broad public audience.

  • Lead senior leadership direct reports, ensure they manage their staff effectively, communicating the vision clearly and providing guidance, mentorship, and support to create and sustain a collaborative and engaged community.

  • Maintain the fiscal health of the museums, actively promoting efforts in all areas to enhance fundraising, balance the budget, and responsibly manage operating costs.

  • Raise funds to ensure present and future financial stability of the museums, and to advance and sustain projects and programming that leverage the museums’ teaching and public mission. Specifically cultivate and steward benefactors and prospective donors, foundations, and other organizations that provide support to the museums.

  • Principal decision maker for all aspects of care, management, and operations of the museums, developing and implementing sound policies and procedures for the care and use of the permanent collection according to the highest professional standards, inclusive of preservation and conservation, documentation, exhibition, accessibility, interpretation, and improvement of the collection.

  • Oversee the exhibitions program, acquisitions of works of art, diverse educational outreach activities, care of collections, research and conservation, publications, and the organization of special programs and events.

  • Foster a cooperative atmosphere with faculty, students, museums staff, other Harvard colleagues, scholars, museum professionals, Director’s Advisory Council members, Curatorial Committee members, and other interested friends and benefactors.

  • Represent the museums locally, nationally, and internationally, initiating and fostering fruitful partnerships with other cultural and educational institutions, regionally and beyond.

  • Formulate long-range plans in consultation with University leaders, including those involving acquisitions policy, program design, and maintenance of the physical plant.

School/Unit:Harvard Art Museums EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The next Director of the Harvard Art Museums will have the opportunity to lead the museums into its next chapter by welcoming and energizing an expanded audience base and continuing to integrate the museums into the intellectual life of the university and surrounding community.

As the chief executive of the Harvard Art Museums, the Director will maintain the museums’ position as a leader in the field and promote and support education and scholarship of the highest caliber in the visual arts at Harvard University. The Director serves as the principal ambassador for the museums to members of the campus community, alumni, and major supporters, as well as the larger public.

This is a five-year term position with the possibility of renewal.

Please refer to the Additional Information below for application instructions.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:On-Site LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-MT1Work Format Details:This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.