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September 09, 2013

TALIM Resident Director Position available 1 July 2014

The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), the only US National Historic Landmark outside the United States and the site of the American Overseas Research Center of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) in Tangier, Morocco, invites applications for the position of Resident Director. TALIM is housed in a spacious historic building in the Tangier medina, given as a gift to the US in 1821. It functions as a museum, research library, conference facility, and community center, and hosts a language program. TALIM’s director serves as liaison between American and Moroccan scholars and administers AIMS grants and programs in Morocco, and also cooperates with other AIMS centers in North Africa. The Director needs to act in a representational capacity in Morocco and abroad, to conserve and operate a historic building, to activate and direct community outreach programs, to fundraise, and to interact effectively with the international academic community. The Resident Director shall have a sufficient understanding of US embassy operations to interact with the US Embassy on matters of visitor and representational programs, grant opportunities, maintenance, and other issues. TALIM is supported by private contributions and by AIMS; maintenance of the building is funded by the US Embassy in Morocco and tended by the Director. The Director supervises a staff of librarian-assistant director, tour guide, and 3 maintenance men, and is responsible to a Board of Directors and an Executive Committee centered in Washington. The successful applicant should have academic and management skills related to the Maghrib and be fluent in English and French. Arabic is highly desirable. Salary is low and the applicant should have a comfortable retirement package already in hand as the position does not provide pension or medical benefits. Housing is provided without cost in the Legation. Travel to Board meetings in Washington D.C. is paid twice a year.

Please send a statement of interest and qualifications and a current CV to diane@dianeponasik.com, TALIM secretary. The position is open as of 1 July 2014. Review begins on 9 October 2013. Applications should be submitted no later than 30 September 2013. TALIM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity.

Posted by maclachm at September 9, 2013 12:35 PM

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