Director, University Art Museum

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

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Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


University Art Museum

Time Base/Hours/Units per Week 

Full-time; 40 hours per week. Nights and weekends as needed to accommodate operational needs.

Position Description 

The Director is responsible for all museum operations, personnel supervision, fund raising, grant-writing, financial administration, advocating for the museum and the arts, and liaising with university administrators, faculty, the advisory board and the greater community. The Director establishes programs including selection and presentation of exhibitions, and educational programs. Also in consultation with the Dean, the Director of the University Art Museum is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision and long-range plans for the museum with particular emphasis on the role and mission of an Art Museum in a university context.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans. Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of curatorial work including exhibition research, development and installation. Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums and non-profits. Demonstrated success in managing museum operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies. Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development. Strong record of success in grant-writing. Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking. Proven ability to work effectively with Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities. Evidence of commitment to educational functions of art and museum exhibitions and functions.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.  Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.  Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."

Education and Experience 

Minimum BA in Art, Art History or Museum/Curatorial Studies and an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline such as a MA in Art History or Museum/Curatorial Studies, MFA in Studio Art, Ph.D. in Art History or Museum/Curatorial Studies, M.Arch or MBA Arts Administration required. Extensive background in museum/art center programming and operations; at least two years in managerial/supervisory positions.

Licenses / Certificates 

CA Driver's License, Class C


Conflict of Interest 

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

General Information 

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.


Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

Please read the full job announcement at Refer to Job #1013783. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.


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