Executive Director & CEO

Company Name: 

Maryhill Museum of Art


35 Maryhill Drive
Maryhill, WA 98620

Contact Name: 

Frank Hagel





Job Description: 

Maryhill Museum of Art is the gemstone of Southern Washington and the Columbia River Gorge and provides a window into the world for its surrounding communities. It presents a truly unique opportunity for a passionate, skilled, and talented nonprofit leader to unite an internationally recognized art collection and museum facility with the creativity of a dedicated staff and Board of Trustees. This is truly a chance to grow a world class educational and experiential organization, shaping the future while honoring the past.

Maryhill Museum is a unique institution because of its collection, location, and extensive land holdings. The museum is situated on a bluff overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, which is the border between Washington and Oregon. It is located about 100 miles east of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.

Beyond the immediate museum grounds are 5,300 acres of ranch and native grasslands owned by the museum on which can be found a life-size concrete replica of Stonehenge, the Stonehenge Memorial, also on the National Register. Portions of the ranch are leased for vineyards, a wind farm, and grazing. The ranch has the historic Maryhill Loops Road (the first asphalt road in Washington State), geologic features, wildlife, and native plants. Current development of new water rights on the ranch land can provide exponential growth for the museum and its impact on the entire region.

This combination of resources provides an exciting opportunity for creative leadership by the Executive Director working in partnership with the board. Life in the Gorge provides a respite from the hurried life in major metropolitan areas. For a full profile on the museum visit http://www.hagelsearch.com/maryhillmuseum.

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the museum providing institutional leadership in developing innovative programming, visioning strategic organizational alignment and financial planning with the Board of Trustees and staff to ensure the museum’s mission is met.  The Executive Director has the authority to administer the operations of the museum; reports to and works with the Board of Trustees on policymaking and fundraising, oversight and all museum activities, and financial management.

The Executive Director ensures that the museum maintains a high level of professionalism in all areas.  The Executive Director works with and supervises the Senior Management team that includes the Operations and Project Manager, Curator of Exhibitions, Curator of Education, and Finance Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree or better required. Significant past experience and success may substitute

· Five to seven years at a senior management level in a museum, nonprofit organization, or relevant business

· Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills

· Demonstrated success in fundraising

· Demonstrated financial acumen

· Demonstrated love for the arts

Additional Desired Qualifications

· Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations, as well as having a network of colleagues in relevant organizations

· The interpersonal skills, sensitivity, and ability to professionally interact with a diverse range of people of all ages, socio-economic groups, and personality types

· Demonstrated past experience in strategic planning

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range is $100,000- $140,000. In addition, a generous benefit package will be provided for the right candidate with the right skills, background and track record.

For the full position profile or to apply visit http://www.hagelsearch.com/maryhillmuseum.org