Head of Design & Editorial (Temporarily Remote)

Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Job

Department manager for design, editorial, production, and project management resources required to create and produce print-related museum projects. Responsible for staffing, budgeting, and planning of all Mia print, digital, and exhibition projects. Act as account executive with internal Mia partners to foster a collaborative, problem solving environment. Lead design and editorial team to ensure brand consistency within creative and content strategy.

Head of Design and Editorial

Audience Engagement Division

Full time, Exempt Position

Salary Range: $100,000 - $115,000 depending on qualifications.


In this role, you will…

  • Hire, train, challenge, assign projects and monitor performance of all department staff positions to ensure high quality and high effectiveness of all design projects.

  • Interact with internal Mia partners to understand project goals, problem solve creation and production issues, and communicate objectives.

  • Maintain primary project list of all works that flow through department, along with supplemental information (deadlines, required resources, external expenses, etc.) required for each project.

  • Develop and present annual department expense budget, as well as project related expense budgets.

  • Manage within the context of the approved budget and obtain approval for any over-budget situations.

  • Ensure consistent visuals and voice for museum projects.

  • Work with the team to evaluate the brand visibility of Mia.

  • Maintain and update Brand Toolkits.


To be successful in this role you…

  • Can manage multiple projects from conception to completion.

  • Can assign projects in a fair and equitable way and track progress to completion.

  • Can effectively manage a team to produce creative materials on time and on budget.

  • Have effective communications skills to keep everyone informed of project status.

  • Enjoy collaborating with your colleagues to resolve issues and move projects forward.

Specific Requirements

  • BA degree or equivalent previous professional experience required.

  • Ten or more years of management experience in a creative and cost-oriented environment

  • Supervisory experience of creative staff.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Exceptional computer skills including Macintosh OS, Adobe, Asana and G Suite.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively will diverse audiences.

Mia Culture

We at the Minneapolis Institute of Art aim to be an audience-centered, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone is welcome. To achieve this aim, we are Mission Driven, Generous, Agile, Emotionally Aware, and Positive. We endeavor to create a workplace culture where we are responsible to one another, to our visitors, and to ourselves to do our best work.


  • Medical and dental insurance availability

  • Paid vacation, sick, and family leave

  • Free tickets to many museum events and exhibitions

  • Monthly all staff meetings to keep you informed about the museum and its goals, showcase division/department work and celebrate wins.

  • Multi-Faith Prayer + Contemplation Space available to all staff and volunteers

  • Nursing and lactation spaces

  • 20% discount at Mia’s Agra Café and the Store at Mia

  • Tuition reimbursement for specified course/degree work

  • Free or discounted continuing education courses at Mia

  • Metro Transit and Nice Ride discounts

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Virtual meetings

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please complete and submit the online application at https://jobs-artsmia.submittable.com/submit.

Posting Deadline: Open until filled.

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.


Posted on April 20