Director External Affairs

Carnegie Museums - The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #906
Friday, June 17, 2022
The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between Carnegie Institute, Dia Art Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Plans to house The Warhol in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors during a 24-hour celebration on May13, 1994. Originally built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol was redesigned by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space as well as an underground level that houses The Factory education studio and the conservation lab. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The CMP COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Policy requires that all employees provide proof of COVID vaccination or if not fully vaccinated, must provide proof of negative COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis.

The Director, External Affairs is responsible for project managing the work of the Communications, Publications and Digital departments of at The Andy Warhol Museum. This position reports to and partners closely with the Museum Director to ensure that the museum maintains its position as a digital content leader and that it is communicating effectively to the public. Encourages and models inter-departmental communication and actively identifies and increases efficiencies with museum workflow on a continual basis with a special emphasis on digital content. Motivates staff, provides and models effective project management skills. This position will function as a problem solver and facilitator for Communications, Publications and Digital departments while also suggesting larger content strategies.  Director, External Affairs will have a special responsibility to coordinate with the activities of The Pop District.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • 8-10 years of progressive work experience in a comparable setting is required, museum or production experience preferred.
  • Candidate should have managerial, planning, and digital media experience with a demonstrated ability to lead projects in an entrepreneurially-focused organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • An understanding of mission-driven organizations is required, as is enthusiasm for and knowledge of the content areas represented by The Andy Warhol Museum.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem solving, and meeting management skills. 
  • Working knowledge of museum management principles and practices; supervisory experience, including techniques of planning and delegating work.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget development, analysis, and management.
  • Experience in digital production and/or distribution is essential. 
  • Must show a commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward board-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thoughts, and actions. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is required. 
  • Experience with or capacity to learn digital editing, financial modeling, market research, data analysis and assessment tools is preferred.  

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Functions as Executive Producer for digital content produced and delivered through the departments reporting to Director, External Affairs.
  • Project manages special projects as assigned by Director, ensuring integration into all museum departments and effective workflows.  This will include but not be limited to coordination with The Pop District.
  • Supervises and works closely with direct reports to oversee and implement the museum’s communication and media strategy to enhance the museum’s contribution to the regional, national, and international community through print, media, and digital platforms. Manages Digital Engagement, Publication, and Marketing and Communication departments.
  • Coordinates with Museum Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE) department to ensure that sponsorship deliverables are understood and produced.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as directed.
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.  

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job  with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional  guidance on essential functions  follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.   A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function  is rarely performed, it may not be essential.   B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.   C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.   D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.   E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.   F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential.    G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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