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Director of Museums, Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI

Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated leader to serve as its next Director of Museums.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Museums oversees operations at NRF's museum properties: Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm.

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader and administrator with a thorough understanding of 21st century museums and a willingness to adopt new approaches to improve the visitor experience and expand our community engagement. Assumes full supervisory responsibility for all Museum Department activities including interpretation and presentation of collections; exhibitions; education; public programming; audience development; and budget management. Work with the staff and Board to ensure the continued relevance of NRF's museums, and through the development of tours and programming, cultivate a radically welcoming atmosphere for all visitors. Have extensive background, knowledge, and experience in the field of museum studies and demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for art generally and American material culture especially. Work with the NRF staff to align the interpretive approach at Rough Point and oversee the final preparation and execution of a plan to reopen Whitehorne on a broader basis.

Master's degree or Ph.D. in art history, history, material culture, museum studies, or related field.

A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in museums with increasing supervisory responsibility for collections, exhibition and program development, interpretation, visitor engagement, and team building.

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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to by July 27, 2018.

SALARY RANGE: 4018497300

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