608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02470
Date Posted: March 09, 2022
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
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
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
Masters or advanced certificate in arts administration,
museum studies or similar degree preferred but not required.
Email cover letter, résumé, and names of three professional references
with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Homepage banner image: Detail of glassworks by Carrie Gustafson (Mass Cultural Council Crafts Fellow ’11).