Rice University Looking For a Director For its New Big Art Center

by Christina Rees December 16, 2014

That looks like one heck of a show! Artist’s rendering of the Moody Center.

Rice University is set to open up its new multi-use art space, the Moody Center for the Arts, in early 2016 and has put out a call for applications for its inaugural director spot.

The Moody Center, with its new 50,000 square foot space, will “provide lecture and studio classrooms for arts making… ; theater venues for experimental and smaller-scale productions; and galleries for exhibition of student and faculty works and those curated by Rice or in collaboration with local museums, private collections, and international figures.”

Its incoming director will ideally “demonstrate capabilities in leadership of and fundraising for an arts-focused organization. Other attributes must include intellectual and aesthetic curiosity, excellent communication skills, and the ability to foster an extremely collaborative team environment. Additional desirable qualifications include an international network of professional colleagues in the arts, familiarity with the higher education setting, and experience in building a vibrant, complex enterprise.” Due to the job’s requirements, I am assuming this search is international.

The new director will answer to Rice’s provost. (In related news, Rice is getting a huge new arts center.)

For more info on the position and the Moody Center, please go here.



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Mary December 17, 2014 - 10:45

Wow! Just one question—-is it BIG???????


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