Director of Applied Research and Outreach –  Yale University


 Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Reporting to the Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), the Director of Applied Research and Outreach will work with IPCH leadership to develop programs that link IPCH and Yale expertise with heritage communities worldwide. This position will forge collaborations among Yale scholars and international partners to promote the preservation, interpretation, and value of material cultural heritage. The successful applicant will conceive and execute innovative educational and professional development programming, with a particular focus on countries outside of North America and Europe. The Director of Applied Research and Outreach will participate in the development of the IPCH strategy that will foster a meaningful exchange between conservation research and practice.

Applications being accepted through June 15, 2019.

Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD in a related field and five years of experience in a cultural heritage and preservation environment such as academia, museum, collections, public or private research institute, or similar institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with international partners.
  • Experience planning and executing education and dissemination programs.
  • Project management experience with a proven track record of completion on time.
  • Supervisory experience with technical and/or professional staff demonstrating high-level management and interpersonal skills.
  • A record of membership of appropriate professional bodies, participation in and contribution to conferences and workshops.


  • Effective strategic planning and program leadership skills. Well-developed organizational, problem-solving, teaching and supervisory skills within complex environments where relationship building and influencing skills are key.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly the cultural empathy required for engaging with international audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with a wide range of staff.
  • Ability to affect the translation of research findings into practice.
  • Proven ability to work with complex issues and manage multiple conflicting deadlines.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Experience working with sponsors, particularly the stewardship of charitable gifts. Advanced knowledge of conservation ethics, principles, techniques, and procedures as relating to cultural property.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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