Applications due August 17, 2014
The Columbus (GA) Museum, an American art and regional-history museum and one of the largest museums in the Southeast, seeks a Director to lead this healthy museum to wider community engagement. AAM-accredited, AAMD museum with operating budget $2.7M, 34 staff; 89,000 square-foot facility with galleries, interactive children’s area, auditorium, and Bradley Olmsted Garden. Committed, congenial, philanthropic board. Columbus, a beautiful historic riverfront city (population 204,000) known for civic leadership and philanthropy, is 1½ hours from Atlanta airport, has lively downtown, cultural, recreational, educational amenities, Columbus State University, excellent schools, and major corporate headquarters. Director will oversee implementation of new Strategic Plan calling for broader community outreach and engagement and updating/expanding educational programming for schools and public. Position offers opportunity to make a mark and leave a legacy for established, forward-looking museum in rising city. Requirements: Ability/enthusiasm to lead mid-sized nationally respected museum; 10+ years’ museum experience, including managing staff, working with/engaging boards, collaborating with external partners, fostering innovation in programming, and a passion for education. Inspirational, motivational leader to serve as the face of the Museum; can rebrand and market Museum to broader, more diverse audiences, including next generation; aptitude and desire to fundraise. M.A. or equivalent in American art/decorative arts, American Studies, or related field; expertise in 19th-20th century American art/decorative arts, plus knowledge of/interest in American history. See full details: www.museum-search.com. Visit: http://www.columbusmuseum.com. Applications: E-mail cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information for 3 references by 8/17/2014 to: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.