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Associate Director Graduate Programs - School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 24, 2022
Title Associate Director Graduate Programs - School of the Museum of Fine Arts
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Arts/Museum/Theater


The Graduate Office coordinates the Master’s of Fine Arts program and other SMFA postgraduate programming.

What You'll Do

This is a hybrid position, with the expectation of working a minimum of three days a week on campus, with additional events when an on campus presence will be necessary such as Matriculation (in the Fall term), the MFA Thesis exhibition week / commencement (in May), the Graduate Colloquium and other special events.


The Associate Director Graduate Programs provides administrative management for the Master’s of Fine Arts program and other SMFA graduate programs. The Associate Director works closely with graduate program directors, the SMFA Graduate Steering Committee and GSAS leadership in support of SMFA graduate students and programs.


The Associate Director develops and implement policies and procedures, oversees program curricula, and advises and monitors academic progress of students. Under the leadership of the program directors, the position works closely with the SMFA admissions office and marketing and communication teams to ensure alignment throughout the recruiting process. The Associate Director works closely with students and faculty, helping student navigate curricular and academic issues and acting as liaison to other areas of support for SMFA graduate students. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience managing academic programs and advising students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to work with diverse group of stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively facilitate and lead projects
  • Excellent prioritization, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and able to work independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with contemporary visual art, and visual arts education/organization preferred; advanced degree in arts organization management or equivalent experience helpful


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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