Job Listing: Director Museum of Fine Arts
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD
Closes: February 17, 2021
The Museum of Fine Arts, Washington County, in Hagerstown, MD, seeks an experienced, outcome-oriented Director to take the reins of a thriving and vibrant art museum and carry it forward in creative, thoughtful and strategic ways. The Director will oversee a $1.3M annual budget, 18 staff, 125 volunteers, and a significant, 6,500-item collection of 19th- and 20th -century American and European painting and works on paper, plus other global collections.
OPPORTUNITIES: fill a newly-endowed educator position and develop new art-education initiatives; shepherd and grow a successful and beloved regional public-private-partnership museum; build capacity to become an even-better-known cultural destination. Located near Hagerstown’s lively downtown, the recently updated, 31,000-sf facility includes 11 galleries, an enclosed atrium for special events, a small stage for performances, a gift shop and a classroom.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee multi-faceted museum programming and operations, be the face of the museum and an effective advocate and communicator with broad constituencies. Fundraise for resources to build capacity and extend the museum’s diversity, reach and impact.Develop long-range financial and strategic plans, mentor staff. The Director reports to a 19-member Board of Trustees. THE REGION: Located in semi-rural, history-rich, Western Maryland, 90 minutes each from Baltimore and DC. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum five years’ experience in a museum executive-leadership position. Minimum M.A. or M.F.A. Fundraising track-record; excellent communication/collaboration skills; engaging, creative leader, enthusiastic to be part of community. Details/how to apply at www.museum-search.com/open-searches/.
Apply by 2/17/2020 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.