The Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA) is looking for a Director of Digital Arts!
This new position will be responsible for managing and expanding exhibitions and events associated with several key MoHA programs, including Fantastic Arcade (an annual celebration of indie and cult video games), Welcome to my Homepage (an online artist residency), IRL (exhibitions, education, and residencies related to VR, AR, net.art, etc.), a monthly indie games meetup, and MoHA4 (a hybrid physical/digital art gallery and membership-as-art program).
The Director of Digital Arts will take primary responsibility for the following aspects of each program: artist outreach; coordinating exhibitions and events; recruiting and managing volunteers; and overseeing program budgets, grants, and fundraising. The Director of Digital Arts will facilitate ambitious and cutting-edge exhibitions and events working closely with local, national, and international artists. The Director of Digital Arts will also have the opportunity to grow as a nonprofit administrator by contributing to all aspects of fundraising, including writing grants, soliciting corporate donations, recruiting members, and coordinating fundraising events.
MoHA is especially looking for candidates who are knowledgeable and passionate about cross-disciplinary art, and who have some prior programming experience with organizations and digital arts. Ideal candidates should be interested in learning about nonprofit management, and will contribute to MoHA’s growth through grant writing, fundraising, and assessment of program effectiveness through formal data collection and review processes.
Candidates should therefore have strong basic writing and communication skills, be proactive, organized, have good attention to detail, and possess a strong desire to grow as a curator, a nonprofit administrator, and professional writer. Prior experience in all main job duties is a plus, but not a requirement - we are willing to provide training and support as necessary to dedicated candidates.
Candidates may be:
During COVID work location will be flexible and remote work is possible, office space will be provided at MoHA if desired. Post-COVID we are looking for a candidate to be located in the Austin area who is able to commute to MoHA. Some local travel for meetings and events will be required.
MoHA is able to offer a beginning annual salary of $30,000–$42,000, commensurate with experience, and we are committed to expanding salary and benefits as the organization grows. MoHA offers a progressive, collaborative, fun working environment, and a flexible 40-hour workweek, with some required evening and weekend hours for events and exhibitions.
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We will respond to every applicant, but this may take some time. References will not be contacted until after the first interview.
Diversity and Inclusivity at the Museum of Human Achievement
The Museum of Human Achievement was founded in 2012 with the explicit intention of fostering an inclusive community where artists and audience members would feel welcome, valued, and respected, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, age, ability, religion, or political affiliation. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
We’re committed to modeling equity, diversity and inclusion for the entire arts industry of the nonprofit sector, and to maintain an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.
MoHA is committed to promoting diversity and accessibility in the arts by:
MoHA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
MoHA is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.