Executive Director

Anderson Museum of Art

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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.


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.


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.


  • 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

Characteristics and Traits

To successfully function in this role, the Executive Director should be a keen problem solver who is astute at building lasting relationships through polished communication skills, diplomacy and collaboration. A visionary, creative and innovative leader, this person will be committed to excellence.

Salary and Benefits

Anderson Museum of Art provides a competitive compensation and a benefits package, including contributions toward health insurance, retirement and education, as well as paid time off and paid holidays. The successful final candidate can expect a negotiated salary of at least $60,000, commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn or personal page url to jobs@andersonart.org by October 31, 2019.

Posted on September 20