THE ART MUSEUM OF LIMA LOOKS FOR A NEW DIRECTOR
The Art Museum of Lima (MALI) is looking for a new Director. Focused, mainly, on the search for new audiences and visitors, the new Director must be a person with the ability to make a contribution to the organizational culture of the museum, forged two decades ago and constituted as one of the most prestigious art institutions in Latin America. As communicated from the MALI, the Director will be in charge of the daily management of the museum and, together with the General Manager and the Sub Director, will be responsible for the vision and strategy, reporting directly to the MALI Board of Directors. The call closes on March 15.
Regarding her retirement, after twenty years in the museum's management, Natalia Majluf said that the journey to position MALI as a museum of international relevance was possible “through a combination of a global perspective and a commitment to local concerns and publics”. And added: “The vision of the new director will certainly contribute to expand and to advance further on this route."
- Full-time availability.
- Minimum of five-year experience in museum management or the management of similar cultural institutions.
- Master or PhD in Humanities is preferred.
- Willingness to work with multidisciplinary teams.
- Experience in art publishing, particularly in the production of academic publications.
- Ability to involve to stakeholders, including donors and members of specialized committees, to the museum’s mission.
- Soft skills for team management.
- Availability for travel on behalf of the museum.
- Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written.
Founded in 1954, the Art Museum of Lima is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, studying and promoting Peruvian art in the city of Lima. At present, the museum houses a collection with more than twenty thousand works ranging from the pre-Columbian and colonial periods, to the currents of modern and contemporary art.
Located in the Exposition Palace, a nineteenth century building with 6,000 m2, the MALI holds exhibitions, publications and public programs and research projects. It even has an educational area that has benefited a thousand students’ year after year.
Thus, MALI has positioned itself as the epicenter of the production and exhibition of Peruvian art, both locally and internationally. The enormous treasure that means its collection and that grows every year has made substantial contributions to the understanding of art in Peru and its own reinterpretation.
Among the many responsibilities that the new director must fulfill the MALI team highlighted the following:
- Lead the museum’s curatorial departments. To develop the museum’s contents, ensuring quality, high academic standards and their relevance for society.
- Expand the museum’s local and international audiences: Lima is a diverse and multicultural metropolis with a population of 9 million and an annual flow of 3.8 million tourists.
- Lead and execute the new architectural project for the new building, which will house the contemporary art galleries, new educational classrooms and new storage/preservation facilities.
- Look after the museum’s collections and archives, ensuring their preservation, research, exhibition, and promotion to foster and develop the museum’s wide educational mission.
- Oversee and promote the relation with diverse groups the MALI serves, both locally and internationally.
- Propose innovative initiatives that enable MALI’s projects to reach an international level, making them relevant for new generations.
- Co-lead, together with the General Manager, the MALI’s fundraising initiatives, representing the museum with sponsors, Patrons and authorities.
- To legally and formally represent the museum, including public relations, press, media and agreements with corporate sponsors, funding bodies (both local and international), politicians, State officials and authorities. Take the overall responsibility for regular review and monitoring of outcomes and impacts and align it to business plans and audience research.
- Maintain the highest possible profile amongst international peers and develop a consistent touring program of exhibitions.
- Work with the General Manager ensuring ambitious but realistic income targets, effective finance and monitoring.
- Contribute to and participate in conferences and publications nationally and internationally ensuring to maintain the good position of the Museum among cultural institutions in the region.
To apply for the position, once fulfilled the requirements indicated the selection committee will analyze the following information: (1) presentation letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) expected salary requirement and (4) three professional references indicated by the applicant.
The application must be sent to email@example.com and will be accepted until March 15, 2019 at the close of the offices (6:00 pm, Lima Timetable).