Director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

North Carolina State University

Director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

  • Institution: North Carolina State University
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
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Director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

  • North Carolina State University | Raleigh, NC
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Job TitleDirector of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Location Raleigh, NC

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Job Description

Director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design


Posting Number: PG192914EP

Internal Recruitment: No

Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Work Schedule: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday; some evening and weekend work is required.

Job Location: Raleigh NC

Department: Gregg Museum of Art & Design


About the Department:


The Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) is where students discover connections and community. It is where students live, where they gather, where they improve themselves, each other, and their university. DASA is where students seek guidance and support, both in and outside of the classroom. The division serves all students at NC State through three integrated components: academic affairs, student affairs, and University College.


The Division of Academic and Student Affairs is the place to work for values-driven faculty and staff who are passionate about promoting the success of the whole student.


NC State was named a great place to work in the 2022 Forbes annual survey as the best large employer in North Carolina. The Division of Academic and Student Affairs is the place to work for faculty and staff who are passionate about promoting the success of the whole student.


About the Gregg Museum:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State University sparks creativity and encourages exploration through engaging exhibitions, relevant programming, and thought-provoking educational experiences. Focusing on outstanding examples of art, craft, and design, the museum utilizes cross-disciplinary collaborations and its extensive collections to foster critical thinking and expand worldviews. The Gregg serves its campus community and the greater Triangle region in a welcoming and accessible environment.


The primary mission of the Gregg is to support the learning mission of the University. To support the mission of the University, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design collects, interprets, and exhibits exemplary hand and machine-made objects to foster learning and understanding of the cultures of North Carolina and the world.


Essential Job Duties:


Reporting to the Executive Director for the Arts, the Director of the Gregg Museum provides strategic vision for and manages the daily operations of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. This position leads the Gregg as an integrated, collaborative part of NC State that engages the University and local communities. The Director will develop partnerships with NC State faculty, the local arts community, and other departments within the Arts NC State umbrella to expand the reach and audience of the museum. This will include pursuing curriculum integration for museum collections and programs as part of the University’s strategic pursuit of high-impact learning practices as well as opportunities to supplement the University’s courses with object-based education. Oversees creative and innovative development of exhibitions and educational programs, including efforts that help connect the museum to campus-wide efforts to develop outdoor spaces that combine art, experience, and nature. Develops, initiates, and schedules appropriate programming in conjunction with all exhibitions to enhance the educational impact of, and encourage better understanding of, those exhibitions and the permanent collection.


The Director serves as principal spokesperson for the museum, including coordinating and leading outreach to students, campus, and the community. Ensures professional museum standards for collection management and that conversation, exhibition, and educational programming standards are met. This position directs the museum’s financial planning, budget preparation, and management, in addition to overseeing strategic planning and growth of the collection. The Director will assign responsibilities, lead, supervise, and evaluate performance of core museum staff. The incumbent will collaborate with the Director of Arts Development to implement comprehensive fundraising and advancement strategies, including the development and cultivation of relationships with current and potential funders and donors (individuals, corporations and foundations). Intellectual curiosity and a forward-thinking perspective will be an asset in this role.


The incumbent will attend a variety of events throughout the year. Some travel and occasional night and weekend work is required.


Other Responsibilities

• Other duties as assigned.




Minimum Education and Experience


• Master of Fine Arts or other terminal degree in a related area with a minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role in the arts.


Other Required Qualifications:


• Relevant success in a leadership role; significant managerial accomplishments with visionary and administrative components

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of successful fundraising and grant proposal writing.

• Demonstrated record of membership development.

• Current knowledge of the best curatorial, registrarial, and art handling practices.

• Proven record of successfully staged exhibitions from own collections and obtained exhibitions from other museums.

• Confidence and capability in judgment for additions to collections, deaccessions, and exhibition staging.

• Evident self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

• Ability to take risks in staging creative and innovative exhibitions, and connecting those exhibitions to the University and local communities.

• Capabilities in budgeting and financial management.

• Ability to effectively engage, collaborate with, and communicate with a broad range of constituencies, including students, faculty, and student campus leaders; local and regional arts community stakeholders; and donors and supporters of the Gregg, primarily through the Friends of the Gregg.

• Ability to foster an environment of belonging and well-being.


Preferred Qualifications:


• A Ph.D. in art history or terminal degree in American material culture and/or an advanced degree in museum management.


Required License(s) or Certification(s): N/A

Valid NC Driver’s License required: No

Commercial Driver’s License required: No


Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date: 10/10/2023

Anticipated Close Date: Open until filled


Special Instructions to Applicants:


• In addition to your application please submit a Resume/CV, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three professional references.


Position Details:

Position Number: 00000024

Position Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week): 1.00

Appointment: 12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation – Adverse Weather Mandatory – Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation – Emergency Events: Non Mandatory – Emergency Event

Department ID: 243050 – Gregg Museum


If interested, please apply:



NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.


If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.


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