National Music Museum (South Dakota), Director
Posted: June 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm, Last Updated: June 26, 2017 at 4:32 pm
NMM at University of South Dakota (USD) has one of the world’s largest collections of over 15,000 rare/historic American, European, non-Western musical instruments. The NMM is the premier institution of its kind, with research scholars visiting from Paris, London, Mexico City, The Hague, and NYC to name a few. The NMM holds many of the earliest, best-preserved, most historically important musical instruments.
Forbes.com: “Bob Dylan’s and Johnny Cash’s guitars meet Stradivarius violins at this dazzling museum.” NMM’s climate-controlled building has 1,100 instruments; 9 galleries; concert hall; library; and conservation laboratory. www.nmmusd.org REQUIRED: Graduate degree in the field of musicology, museum studies, ethnomusicology, arts administration, or business required. At least five years of experience in museum administration, music administration, or other non-profit organization administration preferred. Experience with non-profit fundraising for operations and capital, including private-donor gifts, grant-writing, and membership-development giving at a scale appropriate to this museum is preferred. College teaching and museum-curation experience are desirable. Knowledge of and passion for music history and for rare and historical musical instruments desirable.
RESPONSIBILITIES. See www.museum-search.com for details. Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits/travel budget.
USD: Enjoy lifestyle of small, safe university town. http://www.usd.edu/about-usd/.
Vermillion, SD lies atop bluff on Missouri River. Known for parks; cultural, recreational amenities; lovely residential neighborhoods. Excellent schools. Enjoy low cost-of-housing. http://www.vermillionchamber.c om
To apply: Applications will only be accepted on-line at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Include on the website: application letter, resume, philosophy of administration and educational development at a museum, names and contact information of five current references, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript. Search continues until position filled. USD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.