Executive Director, Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) seeks an energetic, goal-oriented Executive Director (ED) to lead a 100-year-old, well-established art institution; opportunity to lead the museum as it continues its transition from arts center to art museum. Develop exhibitions, gallery spaces, and educational opportunities; work with an elected-artist membership; showcase regional contemporary artists; oversee a talented staff; partner with an active Board; develop an acquisitions plan. Exercise leadership in building funding sources; strengthen exhibitions, programming and educational opportunities; refine the art-colony permanent collection, develop utilization plans for current MMoA properties. Guide institutional planning, staff oversight, marketing/branding. Provide significant leadership in raising money, helping to cultivate major donors, working with an engaged Board. Establish programmatic and financial priorities, oversee operations. Foster MMoA’s reputation as a cultural resource for the region; engage the community. REQUIRED: B.A.; M.A. preferred in art history, studio art or related field. Minimum five years’ as successful museum director or equivalent senior-management experience. Experience managing professional staff, retaining talent. Knowledge of fundraising; experience maximizing earned income a plus. Excellent communication skills. Interest in living close to Mystic. Curatorial experience and art-world networks an asset. www.mysticmuseumofart.org. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 7/26/18 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
Curator of Japanese Art & Culture, The Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada’s largest museum ($65M annual budget), seeks an energetic, innovative Curator of Japanese Art & Culture to develop and implement a dynamic schedule of exhibitions, programs and research while also building the collection. The successful candidate will lead interpretation and presentation of the collection for general and academic audiences; enjoy working with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners. OPPORTUNITIES: To curate innovative, interdisciplinary exhibitions; build, refine and interpret the 10,000-work Japanese collection with fresh strategies and in new directions, including modern and contemporary; build global networks; engage in original research. Opportunity for cross-appointment at University of Toronto. RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection, installation rotations; work collaboratively on special exhibitions and programs; develop new interpretations and directions for collection; engage community stakeholders including Japanese-Canadian communities; engage with professional colleagues to produce research and publications; help maintain and promote Korean collection and galleries; help cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions and programs. REQUIREMENTS: PhD or equivalent in Japanese art history or related field; curatorial/exhibitions experience, publications track-record; Japanese proficiency. Familiarity with Korean an asset; fundraising experience a plus. Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 7/6/18 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
Director of Interpretation, Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Adirondack Experience (ADKX), The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, founded in 1957, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. ADKX’s 65,000 square feet of exhibitions are dedicated to telling the story of one of America’s most unique regions, its residents, and visitors. ADKX seeks a dynamic, creative individual to oversee its Interpretation Department. S/he will be responsible for developing compelling, interactive exhibitions, public programs, and other offerings that present the story of the Adirondacks. The incumbent will oversee implementation of the next phase of an exhibition master plan prepared by Gallagher & Associates and Richard Lewis Media Group. This will involve retrofitting an existing building to serve as a new Adirondack Art & Design Center. The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and be a member of senior management. Detailed information about ADKX and its programs is available on our website: www.theadkx.org. The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. A successful candidate must have 5-10 years experience working in exhibition development and/or public programming. A Master’s degree is preferred. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills as well as strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) required. The individual must be able to manage time efficiently, work on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines and have the ability to work under pressure. For more information and to apply online visit: https://www.theadkx.org/about-us/employment/year-round-employment/