Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH seeks an experienced cultural leader to be the next Howard L. Gilman ’44 Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. This is an exciting opportunity to guide a respected Ivy League institution into a new era.
The Hop’s new director will be an intelligent thinker on cultural matters, with a national perspective and a compelling vision for how the Hop can best contribute to creative life on campus in the 21st century. The successful candidate will support Dartmouth’s efforts to define creativity more broadly and lead the Ivy League in experiential learning, and will work to raise the profile of the Hop nationally; forge important new partnerships with funders, faculty and leading thinkers around important cultural issues; focus industry attention on Dartmouth as a leading presenter and influential thought leader within the university presenting field; and create new and innovative opportunities for Dartmouth students to grow through expressive practice and teaching across multiple artistic disciplines.
The Hop’s new Director will join a thriving institution prior to the finalization of plans for a multi-million dollar capital renovation. The new appointee will have the opportunity to influence the artistic and educational vision for the Hop for its next 50 years, with a tenure spanning the phased renovations of the Center, several seasons of presenting work in alternative venues around the Upper Valley, the 250th Anniversary of Dartmouth College in 2019, and a grand reopening of the renovated Hopkins Center thereafter.
The Hop’s new leader will largely be externally focused—actively seeking new partnerships across the campus, within the artistic realm, and among national campus-based peer institutions to expose students to world-class artistry and engage them in new practices around experiential learning in higher education. S/he will seek new opportunities for Dartmouth and the Hop to provoke the national dialogue around artistic practice, campus creativity, innovation, student engagement, and issues of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the arts.
The successful candidate will oversee the Hop’s annual operating budget of $7.8M and a full-time staff of 50+. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, energetic, experienced cultural leader to collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to design a new era for a storied institution.
For further details and to download a detailed Position Guide for this opportunity, please visit http://duncharts.com/opportunities/. Phone calls are welcome and encouraged to Emma Dunch or Laela Perkins at (212) 877-0500.
About Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College
The Hopkins Center’s mission is to ignite and sustain a passion for the arts within Dartmouth and its greater community and to provide the core educational environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the arts.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.