Deputy Director – Wexner Center for the Arts

Deputy Director – Wexner Center for the Arts

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


The Deputy Director works closely with the Wexner Center Director in shaping strategic and operational planning for the institution, with primary focus on integrated organizational capacity-building through the areas of administration and advancement. This includes oversight of all administrative departments (finance, human resources, IT, facility operations, technical services, security), as well as the development of operating and capital budgets for the center overall. The Deputy Director partners with the Director to conceive and leverage public affairs initiatives designed to cultivate, engage, and sustain a multi-faceted constituency for the center—across campus, community, and the larger art world, whether local, national or international. He/she oversees the center’s advancement teams (marketing, development, and patron services), and works in tandem with the Director as the primary liaisons to the Wexner Center Foundation board of trustees and to senior leadership at The Ohio State University. He/she also acts on select occasions as the director’s designated “ambassador” to civic, cultural, business and philanthropic groups; requires successful completion of a background check prior to employment.


Required: BA and preferably MA Degree; minimum of 10 years professional experience in reasonably related position(s); stellar references; requires successful completion of background check prior to start date.


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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.