About Midland Center for the Arts/AB Dow Museum of Science & Art
A cultural destination in the heart of Michigan, the Midland Center for the Arts is on a dynamic course of growth and change in preparation for celebrating its 50th anniversary in the coming years. The Center’s unique business and program model creates unusual and exciting opportunities. Operating on a budget of approximately $8M and featuring a four-story museum of science and art along with an off-site history center comprised of historical homes and museum facilities, the Center also features a 1500 seat proscenium theater and a separate 400 seat theater housed within an architecturally significant mid-century modern building. In addition to museum programming and performing arts presenting, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, a professional regional symphony, and the CenterStage community theatre and choirs all fall under the Center’s umbrella. New leadership on the board and executive staff has charted a multi-year course of action to build the Center’s leadership in the region, state and nation, helping to propel the Great Lakes Bay region and the Center to new heights. Key to that new future is reinvigorating and re-defining our museum as a thought-leading science museum, looked to as a model in the museum community and indispensable to STEM-education initiatives and community life in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The Center’s robust history and strong community engagement, including significant foundation support and a robust $50M endowment, undergird the ambitious growth plans.
Home of The Dow Chemical Company, Chemical Bank, the Mid-Michigan Health Systems, and other major employers, Midland, Michigan is an idyllic Midwestern small-city with big city amenities and opportunities. A city of just under 45,000, Midland sits in the center of the Great Lakes Bay region, a catchment area of approximately 575,000 people. Tree-lined streets in safe, friendly, walkable neighborhoods, easy access to highly ranked schools with strong programs in math, science and the arts, parks and trails, lakes and rivers, a mix of internationals and ex-pats working for the major companies, and a short drive to both renowned natural vacation destinations and major metropolitan areas make Midland a desirable place to live and work.
The Midland Center for the Arts is a regional cultural destination. Our museum, housed within the Center, is on a growth trajectory. The board has set forth a bold vision to re-invent and re-invigorate the museum toward a goal of becoming a thought-leading science museum. It will be a cultural, educational and entertainment destination in our state that exemplifies our community, a community fascinated with science, innovation, and solution-oriented creativity. We will be seen as a must-visit museum, a driver of visitors to the Great Lakes Bay Region, and a vibrant community gathering space that enhances quality of life for residents. In addition, the museum will increase it efforts as a collaborative hub for regional STEM-based initiatives, through field trips, teacher training programs, school visits and after school opportunities.
The Director of Museum Programs is the Senior Management Team member responsible for oversight of all museum programming in science, art and history; and oversight of the museum education program in order for us to achieve our new vision. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader with experience in museum exhibition and education program management. The position requires strong experience in museum operations and exhibitions, a commitment to creating unique experiences for guests, and exceptional maturity, leadership, and an energetic, collaborative, team-oriented work style.
DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Exhibit & Collection Program Management
Education Program Management
Leadership & Management
Email Cover Letter and Resumé to:
Or Mail to:
Director of Human Resources
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews
Midland, MI 48640
Deadline: Open until Filled
Posted on the MMA website 3/10.