Deputy Director for Curatorial, Exhibitions, & Collections – The Wolfsonian, FIU, Miami Beach, FL

The WolfsonianñFlorida International University seeks Deputy Director for Curatorial, Exhibitions + Collections. This senior position provides leadership, strategic direction, and day-to-day oversight of the integrated operations and work of the Wolfsonianís curatorial, exhibitions, and registration/collections teams, aligned with the vision, mission, and strategic goals of The Wolfsonian. Working with the Director and Wolfsonian leadership, the Deputy Director will foster initiatives utilizing curatorial activities, exhibitions, and collections to engage, educate, and inform the public, increasing institutional awareness, attendance, and audience participation through dynamic and forward-thinking projects. The Deputy Director will be responsible for overseeing the management of complex museum and library collections numbering more than 200,000 items, and lead a multi-year campaign to re-organize the museum’s collection storage configuration, with the aims of promoting both accessibility and sustainable preservation The Deputy Director will also collaborate closely with the Director, Development Director, and other members of leadership to shape fundraising, donor cultivation, and external affairs strategies that drive support for the institution to enhance its reputation locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

As a chief content officer, the Deputy Director must be committed and accountable to the excellence of scholarship, public outreach, audience development, collections care and display, and institutional development. Leading and overseeing team members in all areas of exhibition, curatorial, and collections management activities, the Deputy Director will establish objectives and review processes for the departments and personnel in their charge, guiding and evaluating staff to optimize performance and encourage personal growth.

SALARY: $140,000 – $145,000


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Follow this link to learn more: and search for Job Code 529446. Follow link in the posting to Apply Now and submit your resume, a one-page cover letter describing interest and experience, and the names of three references. The WolfsonianñFIU can only consider applicants who complete the FIU online application process.

Application Deadline June 14, 2023

The Wolfsonian considers objects as both agents and expressions of cultural, political, and technological changes. The collection is unique, vast, and varied, primarily focused on works produced in the United States and Western Europe but also extending to Japan, Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, Cuba, and beyond. In its scope and range, it is among the most important collections in the world of the visual and material culture of the modern era, addressing issues of mass communication, war, ideology, ethnic and national identity, urbanism, globalization, and many other phenomena that remain critical to understanding life today. It encompasses a very wide range of objects, including works on paper (posters, prints, design drawings), paintings, sculpture, furniture, glassware, ceramics, lighting, household appliances, textiles, and medals, as well as rare books, journals, and ephemera. The museum is located in the heart of Miami Beachís historic Art Deco architectural district and is part of Florida International University (FIU), a rapidly growing urban public research university.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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