Job: Director, Textile Study Center in WI

Textile Collection’s Featured Textile:
Overlooking Kingston
1934, United States


Seeking a dynamic individual with strong development and management skills to lead in the development of a Textile Study Center. The Center, which will encompass the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Design Gallery and the Ruth Ketterer Harris book collection, will provide the organizational structure and facilities to build bridges between campus, public and private stakeholders, while facilitating teaching, outreach and scholarship related to the broad topic of textiles. Working collaboratively with faculty in the Design Studies Department, industry leaders, researchers, scholars, artists, designers and public and private donors, the Director will position the Center as a national and international hub for the study of textiles. The Director will be responsible for developing and executing a sustainable business and program plan within the higher education setting and will report to the Dean of Human Ecology.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree (minimum required) in textiles, arts administration or a closely related field. Additionally, the candidate should have three years of management experience; demonstrated success in development, grant-writing, and administration; and will have the ability to work creatively and collaboratively with a broad constituency within and beyond the University. Applicants are requested to provide evidence of a commitment to textiles stemming from professional experience.

Starting Date: On or about February 1, 2009

To Apply: In order to ensure consideration, applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references by October 1, 2008 to:
Professor Virginia T. Boyd
Design Studies Department
1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608- 262- 9983
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