Director: Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial leader to direct the Ackland Art Museum with strong grounding in the histories of art, museum management, and faculty and student engagement. S/he must be able to articulate a strategic vision for the Museum and must possess strong skills in fundraising, management and exhibition and program development. The Ackland finds its greatest strength in its university environment as a resource to engage both university and non-university audiences. The Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and present great art to educate, inspire, and engage the University and its regional, national, and international audiences in free and open inquiry. The Ackland Art Museum cultivates an active education program and, in support of the University’s commitment to the strongest academic experience for its students, the Museum collaborates with faculty in the art department and 24 other departments across the University to serve the curricular needs of 11,000 UNC students each year. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions per year. Curators and guest scholars organize exhibitions and programs, some of which travel to museums across the country. It holds an outstanding permanent collection of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art; one of the region’s most important public collections of works on paper (drawings, photographs, and notable prints); and significant collections of twentieth-century and contemporary art, European and American painting and sculpture, African art, and North Carolina pottery. Additional information about Ackland Art Museum including a complete schedule of exhibitions and events, is available on the Museum’s web site:

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Interested candidates should submit cover letter expressing interest in the position, outlining relevant experience; a complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, exhibitions, and publications; the names/contact information of three professional references. Send materials to: Diane Frankel or Linda Sweet, Management Consultants for the Arts, via email to