Executive Director

A+D Museum

The Architecture + Design Museum (A+D Museum) is seeking a new Executive Director to lead and assume primary responsibility for the management of all operations for this 23-year legacy institution.

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the Museum’s 2025-2028 Strategic Plan approved by A+D Staff and Board of Directors in regard to its Curatorial, Education, inclusivity, and Fiscal objectives, as well as personnel management and the execution of daily Museum activities alongside the Assistant Director.

  • Lead Strategic Fundraising/Grant Writing and Financial Management

  • Outreach and Public Program Development, in collaboration with the Assistant Director

  • Curating Architecture/Design Exhibitions in collaboration with the Assistant Director

First Order of Business- There are key practical and institutional considerations which the Executive Director, together with the Board of Directors, will need to address from day one:

// Practical Challenges

  • Securing Funds to Hire a Grant Writing Consultant

  • Working with the Executive Board and the AD to organize Celebrate, the A+D Museum’s

annual fundraising gala, in September 2024

//Institutional Challenges

  • Expanding A+D’s presence in the community, and building educational programs.

  • Building the museum’s identity among Los Angeles cultural/arts institutions

  • Post COVID, solidifying sustainability and growth


Potential candidates should have substantial experience in:

  • Museum / Non-profit leadership

  • Teamworking Skills

  • Significant fundraising/ Grant writing achievements

  • Curatorial / programming contributions to contemporary art and architecture.

Qualified candidates have an accredited academic degree in one of the following:

  • Architecture

  • Design

  • Administration

  • Museum Studies or related

Must also carry proficiency in : Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Rhino, Asana, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Please direct letters of interest to nancy@aplusd.org and info@aplusd.org and include CV , Fundraising/Grant Writing Work Samples, and Design Portfolio (if applicable). We will be starting interviewing asap so don’t hesitate to apply! Applications close July 6th.

A+D Museum looks forward to your applications!

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Posted on June 6