Company: Attleboro Arts Museum
Job title: Executive Director
Company Overview: The Attleboro Arts Museum is an arts institution dedicated to the promotion of education, creativity and cultural awareness through the visual and performing arts. Located ten miles north of Providence and forty miles southwest of Boston along the I-95 corridor, the Attleboro Arts Museum is a cultural center of southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island. Founded in 1929, the Museum spent most of its early years in a small city-owned building in Attleboro’s Capron Park. In 1992, at the invitation of the city’s business and political leaders, the Trustees decided to relocate the Museum to a vacant department store on an acre of land in the city’s downtown in order to meet the growing demands for its services. The Museum opened its Park Street doors in 1994, where it now anchors one end of the city’s burgeoning downtown revitalization efforts. The Museum is a wonderful space with 3,500 square feet of open gallery, 14-foot ceilings and movable walls. This beautiful, flexible, first-class exhibition space is unparalleled in the Boston-Providence corridor. There is an established Museum School where each quarter over 100 children and adults take studio classes from an accomplished faculty.
Job Description: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. (www.attleboroartsmuseum.org) has an immediate opening for a Chief Executive to provide hands-on leadership, organization and management to staff (2FT/2PT), faculty(20), volunteers and membership (500) of a small, vibrant regional arts institution. Reporting to the Trustees, ED is responsible for: gallery exhibitions, Museum School (studio classes), outreach, collection management, financial management, fund raising, grant writing, communications, community events, personnel management and oversight of all museum operations. FT (Tuesday–Saturday) position is a challenging and personally rewarding arts management opportunity.
Qualifications: Significant prior leadership, management and fund-raising experience, in art center, museum or appropriate non-profit institution; supervision and fiscal responsibility; BA/BS in related field; arts programming/art education experience; strong connection to New England art community. ED must possess a dynamic personality, professional demeanor, well-developed organizational, management and interpersonal skills, excellent written communications/ computer skills, ability to work constructively at all levels, significant grant-writing experience, keen public-speaking ability, social ease to successfully project the Museum to the community at large; dedication, integrity, diplomacy, flexibility, good humor and hands-on, can-do attitude to complete tasks, on time and budget.
Email/mail resume, cover letter, salary history and availability in confidence to: Gerry Hickman, President, 46 Payson Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 – (firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone calls please. EOE. Contact: Gerry Hickman, President – Board of Trustees Address: 86 Park Street City/State/Zip: Attleboro, MA 02703 Country: US Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.attleboroartsmuseum.org Phone:508-222-2644, Ext: 20 Posting Date: 04/19/06