Minnesota Marine Art Museum: Executive Director (F/T)


The Executive Director leads all facets one of the most unique and significant mid-sized art museums in the Midwest, in one of the most beautiful and livable small cities in the region. Thanks to strong relationships with prolific collecting partners, MMAM collections highlights include numerous historically significant masterworks. Thanks to a talented and knowledgeable staff, the Museum also has a dynamic and well supported roster of temporary exhibitions and educational programs for all ages are presented each year.

Salary and Benefits

The salary is competitive and a generous benefit package is available, including a retirement plan, dental insurance, and health insurance package with 80% premium contribution from the Museum.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

(20%) Artistic, Educational and Strategic Leadership:

  • Work with curatorial staff, living artists, lenders and the community to plan a dynamic roster of contemporary and historical temporary exhibitions in 3 galleries
  • Work with Curator/Facility Manager and collecting partners to ensure an inspiring and safe exhibition of permanent and long-term loan objects on display
  • Work with Curator/Facility Manager to ensure safety of collections objects in storage
  • Work with Curator of Education to plan regular and special educational programs
  • Work with Curator of Education, Museum Operations Associate, and the community to plan and implement community outreach programs
  • Implement Strategic Plan and ensure quantitative      and qualitative evaluation measures of operating success

(20%) Marketing:

  • Create marketing plans and implement marketing vehicles to drive web and foot traffic
  • Maintain E-News and ensure Museum website management

(20%) HR and Board Relations:

  • Manage a dedicated staff of 5.5 FTE
  • Serve on each of the Museum’s 5 Board Committees and as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Organize and energize Board engagement
  • Ensure implementation of best practices and approved policies and procedures across the organization

(30%) Fundraising:

  • Work with Administrative Assistant to write letters and implement cohesive and regular membership and annual giving engagement
  • Write grants to and maintain relationships with granters including the Minnesota State Arts Board, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, family foundations and others
  • Maintain relationships with major donors and collecting partners
  • Plan and implement fundraisers and unveiling events
  • Envision initiatives and projects to engage new granters

(10%) Financial Management

  • Work with accountants to ensure timely and      accurate monthly financials, annual audit, and 990 processing
  • Ensure effective financial management and      resource allocation along with communication across staff and Board

Position open until filled with talented and qualified finalist.

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Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred in Nonprofit Management, Art History or related field
    • 4+ years of demonstrated success in Museum or departmental leadership
    • 2+ years of fundraising, grant writing or donor relations experience
Job Information
  • Winona, Minnesota, 55987, United States
  • 26499028
  • January 13, 2016
  • Executive Director
  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%