Diversity and Inclusion Manager

The Job
The Diversity and Inclusion Manager plays a critical role in advancing Mia’s development as an inclusive institution that values diverse backgrounds, beliefs, talents, cultures, and capabilities. The D&I Manger serves as a resource and an advocate for the museum with regard to diversity and inclusion-related initiatives including hiring and retention, as well as staff development.

They are responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships and networks with area colleges, universities, and community organizations to promote awareness of careers in the art museum field. They play the leading role in developing and overseeing a Fellowship program for students/graduates of color. Acting as a Mia Ambassador, they will establish networks with local groups and colleges to attract candidates of color to open positions at Mia.

In this role, you will…

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with area colleges and universities and community organizations to provide information and promote awareness of job openings and careers in art museums for people of color.
  • Represent Mia publicly at campus career fairs/other events and at local community events to promote careers in the arts and cultivate new partnerships and grow existing relationships.
  • Working with Mia staff, develop and oversee a fellowship program for students/graduates of color to gain exposure to working in a museum. Act as advisor and mentor to Fellows to ensure a positive experience. Track career path of fellows after their fellowships.
  • Assist hiring managers with the recruitment process to ensure a diverse pool of candidates for open positions.
  • Design, coordinate, facilitate and assess the effectiveness of staff development activities regarding inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA).
  • Co-lead internal cross-functional Equity Team to identify IDEA needs and corresponding approaches to meet those needs.

Specific Requirements

  • BA in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 – 5 years of related work experience in successfully cultivating and maintaining relationships with diverse communities.
  • Prior experience in successfully recruiting candidates of color.
  • Experience with developing and evaluating programs for staff development in the areas of IDEA.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple priorities and interact positively and professionally with all types of people.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to present information to individuals and groups.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to represent Mia publicly with a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, along with a resume to miajobs@artsmia.org.

Posting Deadline
Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 22, 2017.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.