Executive Director

Company Name: 

Mystic Museum of Art


9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355

Contact Name: 

Connie Rosemont or Marilyn Hoffman



Job Description: 

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) seeks an energetic, goal-oriented Executive Director (ED) to lead a 100-year-old, well-established art institution; opportunity to lead the museum as it continues its transition from arts center to art museum. Develop exhibitions, gallery spaces, and educational opportunities; work with an elected-artist membership; showcase regional contemporary artists; oversee a talented staff; partner with an active Board; develop an acquisitions plan.  Exercise leadership in building funding sources; strengthen exhibitions, programming and educational opportunities; refine the art-colony permanent collection, develop utilization plans for current MMoA properties. Guide institutional planning, staff oversight, marketing/branding. Provide significant leadership in raising money, helping to cultivate major donors, working with an engaged Board.  Establish programmatic and financial priorities, oversee operations. Foster MMoA’s reputation as a cultural resource for the region; engage the community. REQUIREDB.A.; M.A. preferred in art history, studio art or related field.  Minimum five years’ as successful museum director or equivalent senior-management experience.  Experience managing professional staff, retaining talent.  Knowledge of fundraising; experience maximizing earned income a plus.  Excellent communication skills. Interest in living close to Mystic. Curatorial experience and art-world networks an asset.  www.mysticmuseumofart.org. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com.  Apply by 7/26/18 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  EOE.  Nominations welcome.