Company: Anderson Museum of Art
Posted on: October 14, 2019
Location: Anderson, Indiana, , United States Posted: 2019-09-18
Position Title: Executive Director Company Name: Anderson Museum of
Art Sector: Executive/Management Are you a dynamic, resourceful
leader who values collaboration? Anderson Museum of Art Board of
Trustees is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced professional with
these qualities to take their unique organization to the next
level. The Executive Director will build on the accomplishments of
a leader who over the past 38 years has successfully created a
regionally recognized reputation for the museum, a growing
collection and diverse programs. This new leader will come at an
exciting time in the history of the museum and Anderson, and will
have an opportunity to create and implement a vision that will
benefit the organization and the community. The Executive Director
will serve as the primary representative of the organization to the
museum, educational systems, and philanthropic communities. If you
are ready to advance to a challenging executive leadership position
with a regionally prominent organization or are seeking a rewarding
capstone to an already accomplished career, this may be the perfect
opportunity for you. Responsibilities: Strategic Visioning and
- Shepherd strategic innovations and planning efforts.
- Collaborate with the Board to craft and regularly evaluate the
organization's vision and mission.
- Create and maintain an organizational culture that positively
represents the Anderson Museum of Art.
- Work effectively and successfully with the Board and
- Interpret and effectively communicate community needs,
attitudes and resources affecting the museum to the Board and
staff. Research and Program Development, and Strategic Partnerships
- Conduct research to identify best innovative museum
- Develop impactful educational programs.
- Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships to enhance the
mission and vision of the Anderson Museum of Art.
- Implement innovative programs to increase revenue, members,
donors and partnerships. Marketing and Public Relations
- Guide marketing/public relations initiatives to build
organizational influence and position the museum for long-term
- Serve as an ambassador in the city, region, state and nation by
representing the museum to business, government, agencies and
media. Team Leadership
- Mentor a positive and productive work environment that supports
continuous growth and improvement.
- Coordinate with staff implementation of goals and help foster
self-motivation. Fundraising Strategy and Management
- Establish effective strategies to maximize income through
earned revenue, philanthropic giving, and strategic
- Research and develop grant proposals that align with the
organization's vision, mission and programs.
- Monitor, evaluate, and communicate fundraising progress to the
Board on a regular basis.
- Oversee donor and membership cultivation activities, engaging
board members and staff when appropriate. Financial Administration
- Collaborate with Board and staff to establish and responsibly
maintain accountability standards for financial and programmatic
- Lead the annual budgeting process and report ongoing
performance to the Board.
- Create the environment, guide the direction and secure
resources to achieve defined goals and objectives Facilities
- Oversee, in coordination with staff and Board, ongoing
maintenance of the historic 15,000 square foot building, procuring
repairs consistent with standards for historic preservation.
- Identify major restoration and modernization needs to maintain
safety, accessibility and preservation of the organization's
- Oversee facility rental procedures and other best practices for
use of the building. Collections Stewardship and Exhibitions
- Maintain the sound and responsible management of the
collection, library and archives, including legal, social, and
ethical obligations to provide proper care.
- Support the development, management, and care of the permanent
collection in collaboration with the curatorial staff and
- Seek opportunities to develop and strengthen exhibitions and
programs through partnerships with other arts and culture
organizations, collectors, and educational institutions.
- Establish a diverse exhibitions program that supports the
museum's vision and operational goals. Organization Founded in 1967
as a home for arts and cultural activities, the Anderson Museum of
Art spent the first 30 years of its life in a beautiful mansion on
historical Eighth Street. During this time, its reputation and
collections grew. In 1997, the museum moved to the 1904 Carnegie
Library, a beautiful Beaux-Arts-style building that is listed in
the National Register of Historic Places. A $2-million restoration
further enhanced this architectural jewel featuring a 35-foot high
rotunda with a 40-foot stained glass domed ceiling. The museum is
dedicated to enriching the community through visual arts.
Attracting artwork and artists from the local community, across the
country and internationally, plus a permanent collection, the
museum has a diverse and robust exhibition schedule. Community
Located just 40 miles from Indianapolis, Anderson offers the charm
and culture of a smaller community and the convenience of
metropolitan amenities at a more affordable cost of living. The
former General Motors community has resiliently reinvented itself
and is on a trajectory of transformation. Leveraging a business
incubation facility and technology center, the city and economic
development leaders have made significant progress in attracting
new industry and training talent. New restaurants and breweries
have opened downtown, and historic buildings are under renovation.
Several key organizations are working on a plan to further
revitalize the community. The Anderson Museum of Art is
strategically positioned to be an important part of this plan to
move the community forward and its Executive Director will have the
opportunity to be personally involved in this vision. Anderson is a
community with many arts and recreation amenities. The Anderson
Museum of Art shares a rich cultural center downtown with one of
only 13 atmospheric theatres in the United States, a 1940s theatre
currently under renovation, a professional symphony, a revered
community theatre and an award-winning ballet company. Mounds State
Park, several beautiful city parks, and a White River walking path
offer family-friendly recreational opportunities. The community is
home to a nationally recognized liberal arts university. While it
is not required that the Executive Director live in the community,
there is an expectation that the leader be fully immersed and
involved in Madison County life and all it has to offer. Education
and Experience: The ideal candidate for this unique position holds
an advanced degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
with a strong record of achievement in previous leadership roles,
encompassing executive management, fundraising, marketing,
education, visual arts, humanities, grant writing and membership
- BA/BS in Arts, Arts Administration, Non-profit Management,
Museum Studies or Related Field.
- 4 to 5 years of progressive experience in leadership and
management Preferred: Master of Arts To apply Submit cover letter,
resume, and LinkedIn or personal page url to firstname.lastname@example.org
by October 31, 2019. PI113856025
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