Holter Museum of Art Executive Director Position Opening
Holter Museum of Art
Executive Director Position Opening
The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana seeks a full-time individual with outstanding leadership skills, experienced in financial management and resource development to serve as its Executive Director. The Museum, in operation for twenty-five years, has regional prominence in contemporary art exhibition and maintains a permanent collection of leading regional contemporary and modern artists. It maintains a rigorous and vibrant exhibition schedule and extensive, innovative education programs for adult and young participants. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in fund raising, donor development, and grant acquisition that will ensure the Museum’s stability and long-term sustainability and growth. The Executive Director will oversee all museum operations, help to refine strategic goals, oversee the Museum’s administrative operations (policies, monthly and annual budgeting, physical plant, bookkeeping) and manage the staff of 6 FTE’s. The Director reports to the Museum’s Board of Trustees and works in collaboration with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.
At least 5 years of experience in a leadership and management position
Proven management skills in managing day-to day operations and in sound financial planning
Significant knowledge and appreciation of art as a community asset
A bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in art, art education, communications, business administration, or marketing. Experience in visual arts and museum administration is preferred, but a combination of education and experience will be considered.
Proven success in fund raising, grant writing and major donor development with foundations, individuals, corporate or government entities
A talent for building trust and confidence with a broad range of constituencies
Outstanding people, oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
Self-motivation with high standards for excellence
Ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers and donors
Some accounting and computer skills are preferred.
The starting salary is $50,000. EOE.
Application Procedures and Deadline:
Candidates should send a written letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references to Museum Search Committee/ Holter Museum of Art/ 12 East Lawrence Street/ Helena, MT 59601. The application period will close on September 14, 2012.
Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Madalyn Quinlan, c/o Holter Museum of Art.
(Travel costs for an onsite interview will be the responsibility of the applicant.)
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