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Position at Yale

From: Eryl Wentworth <ewentworth<-at->
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012
Director, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Yale University

Yale University seeks a director to provide intellectual, creative,
and operational leadership of its new Institute for the Preservation
of Cultural Heritage.  Founded with a $25 million gift from Lisbet
Rausing and Peter Baldwin '78, the Institute on Yale's West Campus
will create and disseminate new knowledge by uniting the vast
resources of the University's museum and library collections with
the scientific, technical, and intellectual wealth of Yale's schools
and academic departments to advance conservation and digitization
science and its practice around the world. Reporting to the West
Campus Vice President, the director will initiate discussions about
the Institute's global agenda, engage in strategic planning, develop
partnerships across the University and around the world, establish
the priorities for the near and long term. The director will ensure
that the mission of the Institute remains true to the core values of
establishing international collaborations, publicizing best
practices, engaging in innovative research, and conducting
educational training at Yale and in situ internationally. In
addition, it will be the responsibility of the director to ensure
that the goals of the Institute are actively supported by the
research and conservation enterprises of the Conservation Core and
Digital Core. The director will also manage the Institute's budget,
hire personnel, and create and sustain its programs at the highest
level of academic excellence.

Primary responsibilities:

    Create and execute a strategic plan for the new Institute. The
    major goal is to unite the material and intellectual resources
    of Yale's collections, schools, and academic departments.
    Develop plans for leadership, staffing, and infrastructure.
    Working with the Vice President, develop a budget for the
    Institute, including detailed project budgets. Consider the
    creation of an advisory board of intellectual partners from both
    Yale and internationally. Consolidate existing resources and
    distributed activities to meet mutual goals. Establish a working
    relationship with key funding organizations. In collaboration
    with the Office of Development and the Office of the Vice
    President, identify and cultivate new major sources of funding
    for research and outreach activities.

    Create a physical and virtual center to conduct best research
    practices, convene global expertise and disseminate findings in
    the fields of preservation and conservation, with strategic
    emphasis on work that addresses global conservation challenges.
    Working with Yale's faculty and collections staff, establish a
    program of applied research using innovative approaches for the
    preservation, conservation, and analysis of cultural and natural
    heritage. Create and implement a robust plan for faculty
    collaboration and develop a cohort of visiting global scholars
    and fellows, conservators, creators, artists, students, digital
    and information technologists, and curators that will provide
    for sustained and substantial academic collaboration and
    exchange over time.

    Augmenting Yale's substantial international partnerships and
    public affairs resources, plan and direct a program of concerted
    global outreach to increase preservation capacity around the
    world.  This will include programs related to scholarly exchange
    and partnerships, translation of research, dissemination of
    research papers and reports. Mount training programs worldwide
    to include seminars, workshops, and online courses as well as in
    situ training and technical analysis.

    Supervise the staff of the Institute.


    Leader with international reputation for promoting the
    preservation of cultural heritage.

    Track record of developing and executing strategic plans,
    operating and capital budgets.   Natural collaborator who can
    instinctively work with a wide variety of internal and external
    partners to realize the Institute's objectives.  Experience in
    fundraising in an academic or museum environment; understanding
    of best development practices with corporations, foundations,
    and individuals.

    Experience developing programs for international audiences, both
    in situ and Web-based. Excellent written and verbal
    communication skills.

    Able to work with complex issues and manage multiple conflicting
    deadlines. Required Education and Experience: Advanced degree in
    a related field. Ph.D preferred. 10 years of related work
    experience or equivalent combination of education and
    experience. To submit an application, visit

        Click on "Search openings" and enter 18023BR as the "STARS
        requisition number".

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Received on Monday, 6 August, 2012

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