Wellesley College has issued a job posting on the Davis Museum and Cultural Center website, on Monster.com and elsewhere as it looks to hire its first full-time director since David Mickenberg resigned last September in the wake of the museum losing a valuable Fernand Leger painting. The posting reads in part:
“The Director will provide strategic leadership, curatorial oversight, effective management, and academic inspiration to the DMCC. Reporting to the Dean of the College, the College’s chief academic officer, the Director will oversee the museum’s curatorial, educational, financial, and administrative activities and the staff working in those areas, as well as collections care and management. He or she will also oversee the museum’s fundraising and public relations efforts. The Director will build productive relationships with Wellesley’s faculty, administration, students, and alumnae, as well as the broader arts community in Boston and further afield, representing the Museum’s interests to the public and to professional audiences. The successful candidate will be an inspiring, energetic, and collaborative leader who will fully embrace the museum’s contribution to the educational mission of Wellesley College…”
The museum’s associate director, Dennis McFadden, had been named interim directory upon Mickenberg’s departure.