Director – The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico

Position Summary:

The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, located in Taos, New Mexico, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director. This position will be based at the Harwood Museum located at 238 Ledoux St. in Taos, New Mexico. The successful candidate will be responsible for an annual budget of more than $1,000,000, a staff of 7 full time and over 15 part time and on call employees as well as active volunteers.

The Harwood Museum received accreditation by AAM in 2017.

The Harwood Museum preserves, collects, and exhibits historic and contemporary art and culture of Taos and Northern New Mexico. The Museum stimulates learning, creativity and research in its region, reinforcing the University’s academic mission, while presenting Taos art to the world and the world’s art to Taos.

Reporting to the Harwood Museum Governing Board and the Provost’s Office, the Director of the Harwood Museum of Art is responsible for planning, programming, and operational aspects of the Museum, within guidelines and procedures stipulated by the University of New Mexico.

Program responsibilities include exhibits, educational programs, fundraising efforts, public relations, publications, and other printed materials. Operations encompass the development and supervision of staff, and responsibility for the Museum’s finances, budget and facilities.

The Director actively represents the Museum to all its constituencies, including patrons and contributors, volunteers, Harwood members, the University of New Mexico community, and the general public of Taos and Northern New Mexico. Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and are reviewed on an annual basis. In addition, this is a benefits eligible position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed degrees(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree; at least 5 years of experience that is directly to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and Strategic Planning skills
  • Experience working with a governing board and board development.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff, Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities in a diverse environment.
  • Competencies in management of operations, including the administration, development and oversight of personnel.
  • Record of fundraising experience.
  • Art museum experience, such as exhibitions, programs, education, marketing, development and collections.
  • Familiarity with AAM museum accreditation best practices.

Please apply at:, req6626

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