BACKGROUND: Founded in 1894, and located on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Italy, the American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Celebrating its seventh year under the leadership of President and CEO Mark Robbins, the Academy is dedicated to the highest levels of art and scholarship, and supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community.
Having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary is an increasingly diverse and global institution dedicated to the support of the arts and humanities. The Academy awards the Rome Prize annually to a select group of highly accomplished artists and scholars to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. The recipients, selected by independent juries through a national competition process, are invited to Rome the following year and receive a stipend, room and board, and an individual workspace at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus.
The Academy’s office in New York conducts the annual Rome Prize competition, maintains Trustee relations, provides administrative and financial oversight of the Rome program, and manages the Academy’s financing and fundraising efforts. For more information about the Academy’s dynamic international community of artists and scholars, please visit aarome.org.
THE OPPORTUNITY: A key member of the senior leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as the lead executive responsible for finance and helping to build sustainable growth to further the Academy’s mission.