The Board of Trustees of International Arts & Artists is seeking its next innovative, dynamic and hard-working Executive Director. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled with appropriate eligible, experienced candidates.

International Arts &Artists is a dynamic and diversified non-profit arts service organization.  IA&A serves the public, as well as the interests of arts institutions and artists, by presenting the arts with an emphasis on encouraging cross-cultural and international understanding.   Its major service areas include:

–          its Traveling Exhibition Service, providing high quality fine arts and decorative art exhibitions of all types to museums of all sizes throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad;

–          its Cultural Exchange Program, which provides connection, guidance and visa assistance enabling foreign scholars, interns, and trainees to be temporarily placed within U.S. cultural organizations for learning and exchange experiences; and

–          its Hillyer Art Space, a downtown Washington arts center that hosts smaller contemporary arts exhibitions of regional and international artists, along with other relevant cultural programming.

–          Additionally, IA&A has its own art collection, and operates a design studio and membership programs.

Now in its 20th year, IA&A has become the premier organization providing art exhibitions to museums in

the U.S., circulating the largest number of such exhibitions with the broadest range of diversity in its offerings.    IA&A bought and recently renovated its office building and exhibition space in downtown Washington DC, an 1860’s converted stable building housing 25-30 staff and interns.   In recent years its income has ranged between $1.7m and $2.6m annually; its primary source of support is earned income supplemented by grants and donations.


International Arts & Artist’s Board of Trustees is seeking an extraordinary, visionary leader with exceptional skills, who has a proven history and has shown quantifiable results.   Such a person would ideally have successfully managed diverse people and programs, have a deep understanding of and a driving commitment to the arts and to cultural exchange, have been previously engaged in local- and national-level programs, and have demonstrated executive leadership experience over a period of at least five years.    A proven history in fund-raising/development, an understanding of the function of non-profit organizations, and successful business management are also essentials.

A complete application package will consist of:

(1)  a cover letter specifically addressing the characteristics and the accomplishments that would make the applicant ideal for this position.  It should evidence an understanding of IA&A’s activities and challenges as might be referenced from IA&A’s website (;

(2)   a complete, current resume, organized with accurate chronologically-arranged data;

(3)   a list of references with contact information that includes all those to whom the candidate directly reported in his/her last four positions – indicate which individuals may be immediately contacted and which may not, otherwise applications will be kept confidential; and

(4)   precise information about the candidate’s current or most recent salary and compensation package.

Applications should be submitted electronically to  with the subject line “Executive Director.” This is a rolling deadline for submission; applications will be reviewed and appropriate candidates contacted within weeks of receipt.  The earliest interviews are expected to begin in mid-March, and will continue until the appropriate candidate is selected and approved.

International Arts & Artists is committed to diversity in its mission, its hiring practices and its programs  

Job Information
  • Washington D.C., United States, 20008, United States
  • 26759774
  • February 4, 2016
  • Executive Director of International Arts & Artists
  • International Arts and Artists
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%