The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) seeks an entrepreneurial hands-on leader with a deep-rooted passion for the arts to serve as Executive Director. CCA is an arts and culture hub for northern New Mexico’s diverse communities. Founded in 1979, CCA is one of the oldest artist centered organizations in the American Southwest, committed to supporting emerging and established artists. CCA draws more than 65,000 visitors annually for exhibitions, independent films, performances, and education/public programs. CCA has recently completed nearly $2 million in capital improvements to its facilities, including major renovations to the galleries and theaters, which have greatly improved visitor experience at the historic Amory campus location in the beautiful South Capitol neighborhood of Santa Fe. To learn more about CCA, please see

Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Board President and the Board’s Executive Committee, the Executive Director is charged with providing engaged, entrepreneurial leadership, guided by the CCA mission. The Executive Director will provide informed, compelling leadership, convening the Board, staff and stakeholders around a shared purpose in order to ensure a high-performing, mission-driven and financially stable operation. The scope of responsibility includes fundraising, external and community relations, and strategic planning, as well as operational, financial and administrative management and appropriate guidance and oversight of all CCA programing.

Job Requirements

The Executive Director should have a record of experience that demonstrates leadership in the management of dynamic organizations. Although the successful candidate will most likely have solid experience in management of visual arts, media arts, performing arts, or cultural festival organizations, it is also possible that the individual will come from another career background in the nonprofit, for profit or public sectors. Successful experience in general and financial management, as well as in fundraising, strategic planning, and program development and coordination is also important. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree or its equivalent is preferred.

The Center for Contemporary Arts has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their