Deitch’s MoCA Contract: “follow … the AAM and the AAMD ethics provisions”
According to The LA Times’ Mike Boehm, Jeffrey Deitch’s employment contract will prohibit him from any self-interested transactions as well as prohibiting him from improperly benefiting his friends or former business associates. Deitch will have to abide by the ethical and professional guidelines of the American Association of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors. Without reading Deitch’s employment contract, all of this is pretty much conjecture and wild guesses. Although a breach of employment contract could be reason to either discipline or dismiss an employee, it does not necessarily follow that the employer must enforce the provision.
Keep in mind also that the other key factor in this relationship is the fact that Deitch is now an employee of a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, which means that he will now have to abide by certain state and federal laws and regulations that would not apply to a for-profit corporation.