The next Executive Director for the Springfield Museum of Art will build on the momentum of an organization celebrating its strongest, most vibrant era to date. Today, the Museum is thriving, evident by its 131% increase in attendance, 108% increase in membership, and 400+% growth in participation in art education programs. The Springfield Museum of Art is the only Smithsonian affiliated art museum in Ohio and provides an opportunity to tap the extensive resources of the largest museum in the world. For the wider community, this is a point of pride and an endorsement of the Museum’s rising profile.
The incoming ED will have a reliable partner in the Museum’s Board of Trustees (board)—a governing body comprised of strong, capable leaders willing to make difficult decisions, who trust executive leadership to run the Museum’s day-to-day operations.
Timing also presents a tremendous opportunity for the new ED. The Museum is preparing for the public launch of a comprehensive campaign that has been well received—and loyally supported—by the organization’s major donors. The Executive Director’s ability to see the campaign through as it successfully meets (or exceeds!) its $5.9 million goal will bolster the community’s confidence in his or her leadership, and further elevate the Museum’s profile.
Springfield Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s degree in Museum or Arts Administration or related field/experience
Significant experience (5+ years) in a leadership role of an organization of comparable size and mission. Alternatively, substantial experience, with progressive leadership practice, working in the nonprofit sector, and interacting with volunteers and boards.
Willingness to relocate and live in Springfield or Clark county and be engaged in the community.
Experience in the arts sector and/or with arts organizations
Experience with education programming
Experience in developing and maintaining sound financial practices
Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support
About Springfield Museum of Art
Benefactor Group is pleased to partner with the Springfield Museum of Art in the search for the Museum's Executive Director.
The mission of the Springfield Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, and exhibit works of art that inspire and educate. Through art exhibitions and art education, the Museum seeks to engage the entire community in the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts.
The next Executive Director for the Springfield Museum of Art will build on the momentum of an organization celebrating its strongest, most vibrant era to date.