The Palestinian Museum
The Palestinian Museum is a cultural institution, dedicated to promoting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture at the national and international levels. The Museum contributes to producing narratives about the history, culture and society of Palestine, and provides an incubator for creative ventures and innovative educational programs and research. The Museum is one of the most exciting new cultural projects in Palestine and is a flagship project of Taawon-Welfare Association, a leading non-governmental Palestinian organization whose mission is to further the progress of Palestinians, preserving their heritage and identity, supporting their living culture and building civil society.
The Palestinian Museum is located in Birzeit, Palestine and operates on an annual budget of USD 4million.
The Palestinian Museum Director reports to the Museum’s Board which in turn reports to the Board of Trustees of Taawon.
Reporting to the Board, the Director is responsible for the overall performance of the museum and its day to day activities. S/He will provide strategic leadership and management expertise for the newly established Palestinian Museum, with overall responsibilities for the Museum’s programs, scholarship, staff, budgets, fundraising, marketing, communications and facilities. Working closely with the Board and the Museum’s executive management team. The Director will shape the curatorial, scholarly, education and outreach programs to deliver on the Museum’s mission. S/He will define and implement local and international marketing and public relations strategies to raise the profile of the Museum and strengthen community relations, locally and in the diaspora. The Director will establish the infrastructure to transform the Museum into a mature and independent organization. S/He will develop and implement short and long range financial plans and sound financial controls, in accordance with the Board’s framework. The Museum’s Director will be regarded as one of Ramallah’s civic leaders and become an active participant in the city and the Palestinian cause at large.
Qualifications and Experience
-Embrace Taawon’s vision and mission to further the progress of Palestinians, preserving their heritage and identity and supporting their living culture and building civil society.
-Have an enthusiasm for arts and culture and the ability to convey their value to all from scholars to the indifferent.
-Be a seasoned manager with a track record of directing operations.
-Hold a BA, MA, MSC or ideally an advanced degree.
-Have at least 10 to 15 years of overall professional experience.
-Prior museum, cultural or nonprofit experience ideal.
-Strong written, presentation and communication skills and experience as a spokesperson and relationship builder.
-Significant fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience a must.
-Strong commitment to and experience with the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
-Fluency in Arabic and English.
Interested and qualified candidates can submit their applications and learn more about the main tasks, job description, and required qualifications by visiting the Museum’s page, knowing that the latest date for submission of applications is Friday, February 23, 2018. Incomplete applications will be disregarded and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.