Director – Sheldon Museum of Art, The University of Nebraska, Lincoln

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a progressive and dynamic Director for the Sheldon Museum of Art. Building on a legacy dating back to 1888, the museum seeks visionary leadership to guide an entrepreneurial community and education focused institution. The museum is guided in its engagement by its mission: Through our collections, exhibitions and programs, Sheldon Museum of Art inspires inquiry and discovery serving the University of Nebraska, the state, and beyond. The Sheldon Museum of Art is home to a collection of world class American, modern, and contemporary art in an architecturally significant building and wonderful gem of a destination designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson.

To enhance its strengths, the Sheldon continues to build an art collection of international distinction and increase engagement with art through educational programs, exhibitions, and digital access. The Museum positions the visitor as central in all its actions and prioritizes building a welcoming learning experience for all the diverse audiences who engage with its art. The Sheldon Museum of Art has been on a path of sustainable growth and increased prominence. The next Director will bring an ambitious and inspiring vision for the role of the museum within the university and in serving the greater public of Nebraska and beyond.

UNL has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the next Sheldon Museum of Art Director. For the full position description and to submit all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (resumes and letters of interest), please visit

Sarah James and Ryan Leichenauer are leading this search.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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