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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


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Director, Sullivan Museum & History Center


Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military college, seeks an experienced and highly motivated museum professional who will balance the needs of collection development, preservation and exhibition with academic, administrative and alumni interests and the University's mission, vision, and strategic plans, and will:

* lead in developing the scope of collections and implement a collections management policy with the collections staff- including acquisitions, deaccessioning, conservation and  contingency planning for the maintenance and preservation of the museum's holdings, while planning for future AAM accreditation;

* cultivate rich and engaging relationships with museum donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and volunteers, while also pursuing opportunities for collaboration with local and regional cultural institutions;

* coordinate with the Executive Committee of the Sullivan Museum & History Center Associates;

* Plan and execute a long term comprehensive interpretive program that promulgates the history of Norwich through exhibitions, publications, research, and the museum’s website; and

* establish and conduct a vibrant calendar of activities and events programming for the University and the community at large.

The appointee to the position will, if fully qualified, hold faculty rank, without tenure, and will report to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty.


A graduate degree in museum studies, history, or related field and at least seven years museum experience, (preferably in an academic setting), are required. Must have a thorough knowledge of professional museum principles and practices; interest in American history, including military history; excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; experience in exhibition development, instructional initiatives, and program planning; understanding of facilities' operations; staff and volunteer management skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Application review begins on January 16 for immediate hiring.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Museum Director Search, via email:

Nov. 10, 2011

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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