The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) seeks a strategic leader with a passion for contemporary art and cinema to serve as Executive Director. Founded in 1979, CCA is one of the oldest artist centered contemporary arts organizations in the American Southwest, committed to supporting emerging and established artists. CCA draws more than 55,000 visitors annually for exhibitions, independent films, performances, and educational/public programs. CCA’s programming inspires and stimulates dialogue and community partnerships at the intersection of art and social change. CCA has recently completed nearly $2 million in capital improvements to its campus grounds and facilities, including major renovations to its three galleries and two theaters, which have greatly improved the visitor experience at the historic Armory Campus location in the beautiful South Capitol neighborhood of Santa Fe.

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Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Board’s Executive Committee, the Executive Director (ED) is CCA’s Chief Executive Officer charged with providing leadership and with representing CCA to the tri-cultural community served by CCA. The ED is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic artistic vision, programming, and planning. As CEO, the ED is responsible for effective administration and management of all facets of the CCA organization and facilities. The ED will lead the Board, staff and stakeholders to carry out CCA’s mission to expand the scope and reach of CCA’s programming in a financially stable and sustainable way. The ED’s responsibilities include fundraising, strategic planning, and operational, financial and administrative management of the organization. The ED 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 might come from another career background in the nonprofit, for profit or public sectors. It is preferred that candidates have successful experience in Board and volunteer relations. 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 website:

Job Information
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505, United States
  • 27647027
  • March 28, 2016
  • Executive Director
  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate