Registrar [Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, OH]


The Registrar will develop and implement institutional policies and procedures for the handling and care of artworks; oversee database inventory of art collection; maintain procedural handbooks; update and monitor institutional insurance policies; stay abreast of, interpret and actuate OSU policies and procedures; work closely with exhibition department to facilitate exhibitions, including but not limited to safe transport, storage, handling and documentation of objects; prepare Wexner organized projects for travel to other institutions; oversee development of timeline for turnaround between exhibitions; manage registrarial general operating budget and work in collaboration with Director of Exhibitions Management to develop and monitor specific portions of project-related budgets; coordinate all aspects of exhibition installation and de-installation with exhibition designers; facilitate requests for loans and reproductions; assess conservation needs; manage Assistant Registrar.


Required:  Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated experience managing staff and project management skills; computer skills including database management.  Desired:  Five years’ experience as registrar with museum or art center; experience with contemporary art.

For a complete position description and application instructions please visit and search by requisition number 417625.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Job Information
  • Columbus, Ohio, 43210, United States
  • 28331407
  • May 3, 2016
  • Registrar
  • Wexner Center For The Arts
  • Registrar/Collections Management
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate

Senior Exhibitions Administrator [Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, NY]


The Senior Exhibitions Administrator is a key member of the Exhibition Department at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) responsible for a wide variety of important activities associated with the planning and implementation of an ambitious and highly successful exhibition program.  Key responsibilities include the implementation of rigorous exhibition time-lines from project conception to completion, the development and oversight of exhibition fiscal year and project budgets, the management of gallery operations, the planning of several VIP events per year, and the maintenance of fundraising targets for individual exhibitions as well as timelines associated with foundation and private funding proposals. These important responsibilities require strong inter-personal skills, advanced budgetary and financial acumen, and sound independent judgment.  The position works closely with the Exhibitions Director and Chief Curator on a daily basis to ensure that the financial operations and exhibition timelines of the Department remain strategically sound.


Required Education:

B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies or related field


Preferred Education:

M.A. in Art History, Museum Studies or related field


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with high level museum and cultural institution officials as well as possible exhibition sponsors; ability to make sound, independent decisions, particularly when the Exhibitions Director is traveling. Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to meet fixed deadlines. Strong knowledge of MS Office suite, financial applications and databases including Filemaker Pro.

Apply for this position on the NYU website at:

Job Information
  • New York, New York, 10001, United States
  • 28331304
  • May 2, 2016
  • Senior Exhibitions Administrator
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World – New York University
  • Exhibitions
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%

Assistant Director of Education [Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND]


Assistant Director of Education – Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum seeks an Assistant Director of Education to serve as an essential member of the creative team in the development of dynamic, innovative, and community-focused initiatives.  The position is responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing, administrating, and evaluating compelling gallery, studio, and community programs.  Is integral to the success of a major partnership program that serves youth in Fargo Public Schools.

Experience:  1-2 years combined museum and education experience.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Art Education, Studio Art, Art History, or other relevant fields required.

Full time with benefits.  To see a full job description, visit our website.

Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N

Fargo, ND  58102

Submit application, cover letter, resume, and references to Attn:  HR

Job Information
  • Fargo, North Dakota, 58102, United States
  • 28331218
  • May 2, 2016
  • Assistant Director of Education
  • Plains Art Museum
  • Assistant/Deputy/Associate Director
  • No
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 1-2 Years

Chief Executive Officer [Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada]


The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) (formerly the Vancouver Museum) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. The museum was founded in 1894 and today creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be in Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s and are complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits.

Led by the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nancy Noble, the Museum underwent a re-branding and re-visioning in 2009 and became the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The vision moved the museum from bringing the world to Vancouver, to focusing on Vancouver – both as a physical reality and as an idea. Since this revisioning process the MOV has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Governor General’s award for its programs and exhibits, enhancing the reputation and profile of the Museum in Canada and elsewhere.

The new CEO will now be mandated with building on this award-winning foundation and delivering for the citizens of Vancouver a Museum that truly realizes its potential through active strategies related to higher attendance, membership, public awareness, operations, fundraising and other revenue generation. Working closely with key stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, the CEO with lead a team of 30 and oversee a budget of approximately $2m.

The ideal candidate is a business-focused and entrepreneurial senior executive with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan on behalf of an organization at a pivotal point. This experience may have come from the cultural sector or an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage community. Experience working with groups of volunteers, ideally a Board of Directors, will be seen as important. Knowledge of running a facility will be seen as an asset.

This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is alive to the arts and encouraged by a mandate to develop this highly awarded Museum to its full potential. To explore this opportunity please contact Ciara Farrell, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Job Information
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 28331063
  • May 2, 2016
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Museum of Vancouver, MOV
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time

Executive Director/CEO [Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL]


The Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) was founded as a regional center for the appreciation and teaching of the arts and humanities.   The Museum opened its doors to the public on January 31, 1986 as the Center for the Arts, and over the past 30 years it has developed into the principal visual arts facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast, serving a three-county area and continuing to reach new local and visiting audiences from all parts of the state and beyond.

The Museum is recognized as the cultural heart of the community and welcomes more than 65000 visitors annually to enjoy its wide range of programs.  These include:

  • a diverse and dynamic exhibition schedule featuring loaned shows from major national and international collections, along with important self-curated exhibitions;
  • an active Museum Art School offering a wide range of classes;
  • a broad humanities program featuring film studies programs, art appreciation seminars, opera studies, an International Lecture series and a Distinguished Professor lecture series;
  • a wide variety of community outreach programs including a very active linkage with the Indian River School district, healing through art programs, a major partnership with an early childhood reading alliance, cultural events special youth events and many more;

The Museum has a growing permanent collection of 900 pieces, focused on 20th and 21st century American and International art.  Acquisitions have come primarily from gifts and from the work of the Athena Society whose 89 members provide an annual acquisition fund of $500k.  The permanent collection will be enhanced in the future by a recent significant gift to the endowment restricted to acquisitions.

In 1997, the VBMA received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, and re-accreditation was achieved in 2008, recognizing the institution for its standards of professionalism in all areas of its operations.

The Museum’s neoclassical structure, with its outdoor sculpture garden commands a premiere position on 7.2 acres of Vero Beach’s Riverside Park, alongside the scenic Indian River.  After two expansions, the building is currently a 75000 sq. ft. facility, housing:

  • five exhibition galleries
  • a 245 seat auditorium,
  • a large hall for entertaining and special events,
  • a covered atrium with the museum café,
  • the Museum Art School with 5 studio classrooms, ceramics facilities,  a community gallery and a seminar room,
  • a state-of the-art two-story collections wing with indoor loading dock, secure vault, and all necessary curatorial and conservation facilities,
  • a library,
  • a museum store,
  • an administration area with offices and boardroom.

The VBMA has an annual operating budget of $4.7 million of which approximately 40% is provided by earned income and endowment revenue, with the rest coming from annual fundraising activities including various tiers of membership, special events, and individual sponsorship of various programs.  The endowment stands at $23 million and an endowment campaign, still in its quiet phase, expects to increase the endowment to at least $30 million this year.

The Museum has 28 full time employees and 38 part-time staff, assisted by more than 300 volunteers.  The Board of Directors is presently composed of 25 members.
The VBMA is open and active year-round, but there is a significant seasonal peak between November and May that impacts programming and fund-raising activities.


Mission – The VBMA provides cultural leadership and enrichment for the public through a wide variety of educational, studio art and humanities programs; a diversity of quality exhibitions; and the collection, preservation and presentation of important American and international works of art.

Vision – The VBMA will be a cultural magnet for the Treasure Coast and beyond. It will be recognized locally, regionally and nationally for the significance of its exhibitions, the excellence of its collections and the exceptional quality of its interdisciplinary public programs, Museum Art School, educational offerings, Board and Staff.

Core Values – The VBMA practices Excellence, Integrity, Exceptional Quality, Highest Professional Standards, Pride, Commitment, Diversity, and the Strong belief that the Visual Arts and Humanities make a tremendous difference in our lives.

To learn more about the Vero Beach Museum of Art, please visit


The Executive Director/CEO, reporting to the Board of Trustees, provides vision, strategic leadership and management expertise to assure the well-being and on-going success of the Vero Beach Museum of Art.


The Executive Director/CEO is responsible for:

  • Exhibition and program planning
  • Leadership of the Museum Art School and all educational activities
  • Financial stewardship and delivery of a balanced budget
  • Facilities management and capital budgeting
  • Stewardship and growth of the collection
  • Leading, motivating and developing an engaged and productive staff and volunteer corps
  • Serving as a highly visible ambassador and friend-raiser for the Museum
  • Leading an effective development program working closely with the Board of Trustees
  • Supporting effective Board operations, governance and continuity.


  • Create and implement an ambitious and aspirational long-term plan for the Museum that will build on its demonstrated success and take it to a new level of impact and vitality in the local and regional community.
  • Continue to strengthen staff capacity and support a culture of innovation, collaboration, professional development and accountability.
  • Develop new strategies for friend- and fund-raising, to energize community support of and engagement in VBMA activities.


The ideal Executive Director/CEO will be an experienced leader and administrator, who has a deep commitment to the arts and will generate support from current and potential donors, and a broad range of individuals.  He or she will ideally have the following:

Qualifications and Experience

  • MA or PhD in Art History, Museum Studies and/or a related field, with a deep knowledge of 20th and 21st century art.
  • Five to ten years of museum management and leadership experience.  This may have been as a Director of a smaller institution or as a Department Head in a larger organization, but in either case, it will have involved administrative and organization responsibility.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of a visionary strategic plan.
  • A proven record of sound financial, staff and facilities management.
  • Proven fund-raising ability, from a variety of sources, including successful experience cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals and keeping them engaged over the long term.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokesperson and ambassador for an institution or program, with outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong network of colleagues and other professionals and a commitment to collaboration and partnering.

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for the arts and their role in community life and education
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills, with the ability to make decisions thoughtfully, thoroughly and decisively, and to manage change
  • A diplomat and a consensus builder with a successful record of engaging, partnering and building alliances with a wide range of stakeholders
  • The ability and the passion to energize the community in support of the Museum and its programs
  • A high energy level to deal with the high seasonal demands, and extensive entertaining and special events
  • A team builder with an understanding of the subtleties of motivating, directing and working with a group of diverse personalities, as well as the ability to delegate, handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities
  • A creative thinker with excellent marketing instincts and a high comfort level with technology and emerging digital platforms.


The present Executive Director/CEO, Dr. Lucinda H. Gedeon, has announced her retirement, effective November 2016.  The Board hopes to find and install her replacement on a schedule that will provide for minimal interruption in leadership.


The Executive Director/CEO’s compensation is commensurate with the importance of the role. Benefits include health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, an annuity plan, life insurance, a flexible benefit spending plan, and vacation.

Applicants should submit a resume, a one-page narrative describing interest and experience, and the names of three references. Applications will be reviewed by Management Consultants for the Arts, an executive search firm working with the Museum’s President and search committee. Suggestions of candidates are welcome.

Send resume and accompanying materials to:

Linda Sweet or Bill Appleton

Subject: VBMA


The Vero Beach Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Information
  • Vero Beach, Florida, 32960, United States
  • 28331007
  • May 2, 2016
  • Executive Director/CEO
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 7-10 Years