Executive Director [Mystic, CT, USA]

Executive Director



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Executive Director




Mystic Museum of Art


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Mystic, CT, United States


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Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) seeks an energetic, goal-oriented Executive Director (ED) to lead a 100-year-old, well-established art institution; develop exhibitions, gallery spaces, and educational opportunities; work with an elected-artist membership; showcase regional contemporary artists; oversee a talented staff; partner with an active Board; and develop an acquisitions plan. The new ED will have opportunities to lead the museum as it continues its transition from an arts center to an art museum; will exercise leadership in building funding sources; strengthening exhibitions, programming and educational opportunities; refining the 250-piece historic-art-colony permanent collection; and developing utilization plans for current MMoA properties. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Guide institutional planning, staff oversight, marketing/branding. Provide significant leadership in identifying and raising money, helping to cultivate major donors, working in partnership with an active, engaged Board. Establish programmatic and financial priorities and oversee all operations. Foster MMoA’s reputation as a cultural resource for the region; engage the community; attend events, including some weekends. REQUIRED: B.A.; M.A. preferred in art history, studio art or related field. Minimum five years’ experience as successful museum director or equivalent experience in senior management at large institution/related cultural organization. Experience managing professional staff, including motivating, developing and retaining talent. Knowledge of fundraising; experience maximizing earned income is a plus. Excellent communication skills. Interest in leading a small hands-on museum and living close to Mystic, an affluent, scenic waterfront community. Curatorial experience and art-world networks an asset. www.mysticmuseumofart.org.

Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 7/26/18 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

Canadians must have a US work visa.