The National Search for WAM’s New Director Is Relaunched

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for the next director of the Weisman Art Museum. A search committee has been convened by the Executive Vice President and Provost, continuing a process that was paused in 2020 in the early months of the pandemic. A position profile has been posted for this search.

This search aims to identify a visionary leader who will preserve and enhance the Weisman as a dynamically engaged teaching museum integrated with the University’s academic mission. The committee will work to to ensure a broad and inclusive search process, develop a strong and diverse pool of candidates, and provide advisory recommendations to Provost Croson. 

The University has engaged the national search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates. The position profile has been developed with broad input from listening sessions with internal and external constituencies. 

Position Profile – Director, UMN Weisman Art Museum


Public interviews will be announced with finalist candidates when they have been determined. Those details will be posted here in the coming months.



Confidential inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for this position may be submitted in confidence to Sheryl Ash, Benjamin Tobin, and Chloe Kanas of Isaacson, Miller via More information:

Inquiries about the search process may be directed to Kate Tyler, assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost, at


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Read the April 2021 update on the national search (and position profile) >>

Read the March 2021 update on the national search-in-progress >>


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