Director Hefner Museum - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Job ID:  1458

Director, Hefner Museum of Natural History

Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) is seeking a Director for the Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History. The Museum Director is a staff member within the Department of Biology; the Director reports to the department chair. Starting date is January 1, 2016.

Position is eligible for re-appointment based on performance.


Overall responsibility for the museum and its educational goals and strategic plan, and is responsible for all matters concerning personnel, space, budget, and the search for external funding to support museum outreach. 

The Director is expected to teach a minimum of two courses per year within the Department of Biology. Courses might include Vertebrate Zoology, Environmental Education with an Emphasis on Natural History, Local Flora and Fauna, Museum Studies, and Exhibit Development.

Minimum Qualifications

At least a Master's degree in an appropriate disciplinary or museum field; candidates who hold a BA/BS and have significant, wide-ranging experience as a museum professional will be considered. Particularly important is a background in exhibit creation and development and the management of collections, especially vertebrates and mollusks.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a naturalist, project manager, and environmental educator. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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