Executive Director & CEO

Company Name: 

Museum Search & Reference


45 Hardy Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Contact Name: 

Scott Stevens





Job Description: 

The Heckscher Museum of Art seeks an experienced leader to guide the organization into its second century. The next Executive Director and CEO (CEO) will be outward facing, a champion of community engagement, audience development and new ways of presenting and experiencing art. Operating budget of $1.9 million, endowment of $8.2 million, 4,000 sq. ft. of exhibition/public space, 11 full-time plus 10 part-time staff, and board of 14. The collection comprises more than 2,300 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper and is particularly strong in the art of the 19th and 20th centuries, including landscape painting, modernism and works by Long Island artists. The CEO will think outside the box and not see the museum as limited by physical space, instead finding it an opportunity to create something truly special within the walls of the museum and within the community. Creative approaches to presenting art and finding new modes of engagement are essential for success in this picturesque waterfront community on the north shore of Long Island, about 60 minutes outside of Manhattan. Qualifications: 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position in a museum or cultural institution, or management in a department within a larger institution; demonstrated fundraising ability; salary range is $160,000-$175,000 commensurate with experience, plus benefits. The Heckscher Museum is an EA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or veteran status. Deadline for application November 8, 2021. For details, visit: www.museum-search.com/open-searches. Nominations are welcome.