New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02470

Date Posted:
March 09, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Executive Director


New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks!, located in historic downtown New Bedford and part of the Seaport Cultural District, seeks a dynamic Executive Director with the vision to shape the Museum’s future direction. NBAM/ArtWorks! offers engaging exhibitions and outstanding educational programs for members and visitors of all ages. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing operations and working closely with the Board to ensure the Museum’s success and sustainability. Our new Executive Director will be responsible for shepherding our exciting expansion project that will change the face of the downtown area and give the museum the opportunity to display the New Bedford Library’s extraordinary collection. The Executive Director must possess the ability to inspire the entire team at NBAM in the museum’s next stage of development with the desire to lead a fundraising campaign, oversee the planned expansion of the building’s footprint, and grow NBAM in a way that further underscores New Bedford as an arts-vibrant city. The Executive Director will be the face of this project for donors and community partners and must possess strong development skills and experience in leading a visual arts organization. The Executive Director should be an engaging and motivational strategic leader who can collaborate with multiple constituencies to achieve a common vision. The ED will have the ability to develop, nurture, and leverage authentic relationships with policymakers and civic leaders with the goal of strengthening the artistic base in New Bedford. The ED will be recognized for their ability to engage with a broad and diverse collective of stakeholders and to drive action that advances the cultural sector of the New Bedford area. The Executive Director should be a skilled public administrator with the ability to balance a transformative expansion project while continuing to provide services to the community and artistic and cultural partners with the prudent management of people, finances, and programs.


Demonstrated experience in fundraising and donor development;

Experienceof at least five years in the museum field;

Demonstrated leadership ability in managing staff and volunteers;

Must have working knowledge of Quickbooks, donor-based CRM, Google docs.

Ability to represent the Museum dynamically to funders, partners and community partners

Strong financial management skills

Masters or advanced certificate in arts administration, museum studies or similar degree preferred but not required.

How To Apply:

Email cover letter, résumé, and names of three professional references with contact information to

Apply by:
March 31, 2022
$65,000 - $85,000
About this Organization:
The New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing exhibits and education programs that advance its mission to engage the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. For more information about New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! visit the website at