Executive Director

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Hartford, CT

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is seeking a forward-thinking Executive Director. The Amistad celebrates and presents art and culture influenced by people of African descent through education, scholarship, and social experiences, guided by the vision “minds are opened, lives are changed.” The Executive Director must be a creative thinker and visionary with the ability to create new opportunities to introduce audiences to African American Art while expanding The Amistad’s impact locally and nationally. Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the staff, the Executive Director will be charged with leading The Amistad, with its mission, vision, and community values as guides. The scope of responsibility will include oversight of external and community relations, audience engagement, fund development, long-range planning, collection development, and overall internal operational, financial, and administrative responsibilities. The Executive Director should have demonstrated skills in all aspects of non-profit management, possess an avid interest in and/or knowledge of the fine arts, African-American art, or a closely related art form, and at least five to seven years of senior management experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience with direct stewardship of Boards of Directors is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred. Requires excellent knowledge and ability in fundraising, marketing, audience development, branding, and operations.View the complete job description on Arts Consulting Group’s website: http://www.artsconsulting.com/pdf_opp_employment/amistad_exec_dir.pdf. Send applications and inquiries electronically to: Daniel Zanella, Senior Consultant, Arts consulting Group, email AmistadCenter@ArtsConsulting.com or phone (201) 306.3201. Posted on: 01/11/2016