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Executive Director

Company: Anderson Museum of Art
Location: Anderson
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Job Description:

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 Governance

  • 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 advisors.
  • 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 practices.
    • 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 success.
      • 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 partnerships.
          • 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 and Governance
            • Collaborate with Board and staff to establish and responsibly maintain accountability standards for financial and programmatic results.
            • 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 Management
              • 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 resources.
              • 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 Board.
                • 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 growth. Required:
                  • 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 by October 31, 2019. PI113856025

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