Director of Exhibitions and Collections

Company Name: 

Norhwest Museum of Arts & Culture


2316 First Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Contact Name: 

Melissa Allard




Job Description: 

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) seeks to engage our audiences in the appreciation of art, history, and culture of the Inland Northwest and beyond, through collection stewardship, exhibitions and programs that enrich and inspire. Established in 1916, the MAC is the oldest cultural organization in Spokane, Washington, and serves over 100,000 visitors each year from around the region. The museum collections contain over 63,000 objects, including the largest known collection of Plateau tribal art and artifacts.  The Institutional Mission is to collect, preserve and present cultural history and art in an educational and entertaining way for visitors.
The Director of Exhibitions and Collections is responsible for exhibition development, collections acquisition, preservation, management and disposal; appropriate public access to artifacts, documents, photographs and ephemera; and ensuring compliance with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and Smithsonian Affiliate standards of professional care.  In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Exhibitions and Collections is responsible for strategic and business planning; supervising a professional staff; interacting frequently with key stakeholders and the public-at-large; and representing the Society and Executive Director when appropriate.
Local, non-State dollars account for 45% of the Society's $5.3 million annual budget, requiring the Society to generate $1.25M annually in earned (through admissions, retail sales and membership) and donated (gifts, grants, etc.) income. The Museum Manager directly controls $500,000 in staff and program resources and is responsible for developing museum experiences that attract increasing number of visitors, inspire donors to fund exhibits and school/public programs, and creating/maintaining community partnerships that support revenue generation.

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