Art Museum Director, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 01:24 PM
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: January 1, 2019 or until filled

Position: The College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University, located in Morgantown, WV seeks to hire a full-time, twelve month Director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University. We are seeking an energetic and visionary leader with significant museum experience to provide administrative, artistic and intellectual leadership for the museum.  The Director of the Art Museum of WVU reports directly to the Dean of the College of Creative Arts and manages six full-time professional staff members.

The Art Museum of WVU ( is a state-of-the art facility opened in 2015. Home to more than 3,000 works of art, the Art Museum boasts two galleries, a sculpture garden, a collection research and study room, storage areas, and an adjacent Museum Education Center. 

The Art Museum is committed to presenting compelling exhibitions featuring a wide variety of artists and media. Past exhibitions have included the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Blanche Lazzell, Chinese master ceramists, and Appalachian Self-taught artists. In 2019 the Museum will present the work of Peter and Sally Saul.

The Art Museum’s aim, within the larger mission of West Virginia University, is to foster a vibrant, inviting, and inclusive environment in which visitors can study and learn from the direct experience of works of art.  The Art Museum’s educational programs emphasize cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based learning for all ages.