Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Chief Curator is a new position at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It has been established to bring leadership, inspiration, and support to the curatorial programs at the museum. A new addition to the Gardner Museum by Renzo Piano, an innovative “entrance” portal to the collection, now frames the collection in a new way, via its programming. The Chief Curator thus leads interpretation of the historic museum Gardner built and the new working museum that we, as heirs to her legacy, have constructed for programs with an expanding new public. Visit www.gardnermuseum.org
The Chief Curator will:
- Preside over the collections, their care, and scholarship.
- Establish and maintain standards for collection management, research, scholarship, gallery appearance, and aesthetics of gallery restorations.
- Collaborate with the Conservation department in setting priorities and consulting on treatments.
- Conduct his/her own research and occasionally curate exhibitions, as a scholar.
- Provide intellectual and artistic leadership to the curatorial departments of Collections, Contemporary Art, Landscape, and Music.
- Give direction to the planning and management of all programs as they forge a programming identity for the museum that seeks to infuse programs with new and cutting-edge ideas in each field.
- He/she must have a deep interest in the art and the culture of our times.
- Establish a structure for the planning and review of programs, and link this planning to the museum’s management of fundraising and marketing.
- Report to the Director and work closely with the curatorial team.
- Will work closely with the Curator of Education on public programs and interpretation.
Qualities we seek
- Demonstrated artistic and intellectual leadership with an expansive and innovative vision to create programs and exhibitions that are fresh, original, and captivate the public. A strong record of curatorial achievement.
- Demonstrated ability to lead with a sense of excitement and self-confidence and motivate talented and individualist curators.
- Ph.D. in Art History and professional work in the areas of the museum’s collections.
- 7+ years of relevant experience.
- Ability to inspire confidence and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization including museum staff, volunteers, donors, trustees, and diverse public constituencies.
- Ability to collaborate and seek partnerships through creating national and international networks.
- Strong communications and persuasion skills.
- Broad knowledge of museum practices in the related fields of collections management, education and public programs, conservation, and budget management.
- Diplomatic, collegial personality and demonstrated ability to work with the Director.
- Fluency in foreign languages is desirable.
- Integrity and public service values; ability to inspire trust among colleagues and the public.
- Stimulating and enabling the curators to plan and program at the highest levels of thought, creativity, and risk, encouraging their collaboration and interdisciplinary programming.
- Overseeing Collection Management and conservation treatments.
- Generating a scholarly exhibition in a manageable cycle and commissioning or partnering for others.
- Confirming that programs and exhibitions are intended with public audiences in mind.
- Assuring that the curatorial program goals are part of the museum’s larger objectives and missions.
- Coordinating the activities of the curatorial, exhibitions, and performing arts divisions – with the work of other divisions within the museum.
- Serving as agent for assessing the effectiveness of the museum’s programs.
- Overseeing the operations of the curatorial departments. Developing and overseeing the implement of the annual and multi-year budget and work plans in accordance with the museum’s strategic plan.
- Participating as a senior officer of the museum in the development and implementation of institutional strategic plans, long-range budgets, and other initiatives.
Nominations welcome. EOE. Apply in confidence: Email résumé (Word document preferred); cover letter; list of three references with contact information; and salary requirement to retained search firm: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference at SearchandRef@museum-search.com. Additional information can be found at www.gardnermuseum.org and at www.museum-search.com. Deadline August 19.
Allentown Art Museum
President & CEO
The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley seeks an energetic leader with vision and museum experience to direct and resource its exhibitions, programs, and operations. This 79-year-old accredited regional museum features 2,000 years of art, highlighted by 3 important collections — Kress, American, and Textiles/Costumes. The museum building was expanded in 1975, including installation of a Frank Lloyd Wright room, and again in 2010 with a $15-million, 10,000-square-foot addition, for which a capital campaign provided $19 million, including an increase in endowment. The Museum has a long tradition of community service and offers educational programs and a busy calendar of public events, serving over 100,000 participants annually, including 14,000 school children. A well-established and beloved institution, it wisely trimmed its budget during the recession while opening the new expansion, and today it is a player in the revitalization of Allentown and a valued resource to the entire region. Visit http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/
The President & CEO will:
- Set a vision and finalize a new strategic plan.
- Pro-actively champion the Museum and its goals to individuals, foundations, and corporate donors. Continue to build relationships with donors, volunteers, collectors, and regional partners in order to achieve goals.
- Oversee a balanced program of high-quality exhibitions designed to be attractive to regional audiences, as well as educational and public programs serving the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
- Reach out and be a community leader. Take full advantage of the unfolding revitalization of downtown Allentown. Reach a new generation of civic leaders and business executives, and attract more young professionals and regional and diverse audiences.
- Lead, build, and motivate the professional staff.
- Work with a committed board of 24; maintain their engagement and expand their role in fundraising.
- Work with the Finance Committee and administrative staff to ensure sound finances and a balanced bottom-line, stability, and adequate resources to meet goals. Over the long term, as the economy revives, strive to reduce debt incurred earlier.
Required Qualifications and Skills
The Search Committee is open to both experienced museum directors and rising professionals who are deputies, chief curators, education directors, or department heads at comparable or larger museums, who bring the requisite combination of skills, experience, and interests.
- Leadership and vision, including substantial staff-, budget-, and project-management experience.
- Pro-active fundraiser who enjoys meeting with patrons and closing the deal.
- Ability to not only envision the future, but also to communicate goals and strategies, resource the resulting initiatives and programs, and ensure their implementation through donor engagement, staff, and best practices.
- Ability to communicate about art and to orchestrate a program of outstanding exhibitions, loans, and acquisitions.
- Credentials and credibility to maintain accreditation standards and converse with experts. B.A. and relevant advanced degree.
- Extensive museum experience. Current on museum trends, such as on audience engagement, public programming, or fundraising. Contacts in the art world are desirable to leverage loans, exhibitions, or gifts.
- Experience and confidence to work with a devoted board, active volunteer auxiliaries, business executives, and patrons.
- Personality to enjoy community outreach, meeting people, and collaborating with community organizations and diverse constituencies.
- Financial acumen to run and balance an operating budget of $2.2 million, plus capital projects.
The City and Region
Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, located an hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, is a verdant region of rolling hills. It includes Allentown (the fastest growing city in PA, population 118,000), Bethlehem, and Easton. It is the state’s third largest population area, with over 800,000 residents. Allentown is transforming itself from an industrial city to a cultural, medical, and financial/legal center. A significant new arena/hotel/office/apartment complex is rising and will open in 2015, further enlivening downtown and spring-boarding economic revival. The Lehigh Valley boasts many cultural amenities including a symphony, theaters, an art-film theatre, museums, and the Baum Art School. The region has eight colleges, including Lehigh University and Lafayette College, and many historic sites. Sports and outdoor-recreation amenities range from Allentown’s minor-league baseball team and soon-to-arrive hockey team to skiing, kayaking, cycling, and hiking regionally. A great place to raise a family, the area has excellent public and private schools, and one can reside in a walk-to-work downtown townhouse or in historic Bethlehem, in a reasonably-priced suburban executive home or on a farm within 20 minutes from the Museum.
How to Apply
Nominations welcome. EOE. Apply in confidence: Email résumé (Word document preferred); cover letter; list of three references with contact information; and salary requirement to retained search firm: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference at SearchandRef@museum-search.com by July 15.
Wright Museum of WWII History
NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Wright Museum of WW II History seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Executive Director who can take this young niche museum to the next stage in its evolution. The goal is to increase the Museum’s visibility, expand its audience, and grow its financial resources. The Museum has transitioned from a founder-supported organization to a broader base of support since the founder’s death ten years ago. The Wright is now poised for stabilization and advancement with new programs, continued professionalization, and enhanced public and donor engagement.
The Wright Museum is dedicated to educating present and future generations about the impact and continuing relevance of the contributions of the American people on the home front and on the fields of battle during World War II. The Museum’s late founder, David Wright, opened the 36,000- square-foot museum in 1994. The Museum is governed by a Board that includes area residents, business people, active museum volunteers, and two members of the Wright family. Close to 12,000 people visited the museum in 2012.
The E.D. will have:
- Leadership skills to work with the Board and others to create a new strategic plan for the Museum;
- Communication skills to share the Museum’s vision with the public and stakeholders;
- Fundraising skills to obtain the necessary resources to provide a secure future for the Museum;
- Financial management skills to oversee an operating budget of approximately $400,000;
- Human resource skills to inspire and direct a strong professional year-round staff of 2 FT and 1 PT, a seasonal staff, about 50 active volunteers, including several who serve in staff roles, and to guide a dedicated Board that is starting the transition from a working model to an advice-and-consent model.
- 3-5 years of management experience, preferably at a museum or related nonprofit
- Ability to lead a young, still-evolving museum and do a variety of jobs
- Outgoing, sociable personality; enjoys meeting people, being the public face of the Museum, marketing it, and expanding its audiences
- Ability to find and cultivate donors, organize fundraising campaigns, and make fundraising calls
- Acumen for nonprofit institutional finances
- Strategic planning experience
- Experience and ability to collaborate with and continue to develop a devoted hands-on Board
- Ability to lead, inspire and motivate paid and volunteer staff
- Enthusiasm for history and willingness to learn about WW II-era history, especially social history of the home-front
- B.A. in history, museum studies, or related field
- M.A. or expertise in American history, particularly military or social history or history of the WW II era
- Experience in successfully transitioning a new or small museum to enhanced stature and stability
- Experience developing and/or directing museum education programs
- An understanding of and commitment to maintaining professional standards in the museum field, including interpretation, education, programming, collection management, exhibition development, and volunteer management
- Experience with planned giving and/or endowment campaigns
- Desire to work in a scenic New England resort town that is bursting with vacationers and seasonal residents in summer and fall and quieter in winter
About the Wright Museum:
- The Wright Museum is one of only two museums in the US dedicated to the World War II home front and the military between the years 1939 and 1945.
- The Museum contains three distinct sections: a home front gallery, a military wing, and a time tunnel that physically and interpretively links the two spaces.
- Highlights of the collection include the popular large array of operational military vehicles, a collection documenting the contributions of uniformed women during WWII, original artwork by some of the leading magazine illustrators of the day, and the flag that flew over the American headquarters in Paris on V-E Day.
- Open May 1 – October 31 for public visitation, and by appointment in the off-season for school groups. The museum also offers “Traveling Trunk” outreach kits for teachers to use in their classrooms. The research library is open by appointment year round.
- Programs and events for adults and families are scheduled year-round. In December the Museum hosts the Wolfeboro Festival of Trees. In July, the Family Day attracts hundreds of visitors with activities including rides in the military vehicles.
About Wolfeboro, NH:
- Nestled on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and surrounded by forests and mountains, Wolfeboro is a quintessential New England community.
- The town is known as “America’s Oldest Summer Resort,” but there are things to do year-round including hiking, skiing, boating, swimming and fishing, summer theatre, concerts, shopping, and dining.
- Wolfeboro is two hours from Boston and an hour from Portsmouth and NH’s seacoast, White Mountains, and state capital, Concord.
How to apply: Nominations welcome. EOE. Apply in confidence: Email resume, cover letter, list of 3 references with contact info, and salary requirement to search firm: Gail Nessell Colglazier, Museum Search & Reference at SearchandRef@museum-search.com by April 22.
Holland Historical Trust
NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Holland Historical Trust (HHT), which operates the AAM-accredited Holland Museum, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic leader to guide the organization as it adapts to the changing economy. The HHT operates with an annual budget of $600,000. The staff includes 7 full-time and 5 part-time employees, supported by an active corps of over 100 volunteers.
HHT’s vision is “to shape the future of the greater Holland area by celebrating and building on those qualities that made it thrive in the past.” The HHT is comprised of four historic buildings in the Downtown Holland Historic District on the scenic eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
The new Executive Director will have a track record of success in fundraising and resource development, community relations, marketing and public relations, and financial management. S/he will also have the vision to lead a regional history museum and the ability to inspire and empower staff, board, community members and donors.
- Serve as the chief strategic and operating administrator and public ambassador working with community leaders and small but enthusiastic and dedicated staff to reposition the museum for enhanced relevance to and engagement with the community’s diverse citizenry and tourists.
- Work with board and influential community leaders to create a sustainable funding model to include greater participation from surrounding units of government, corporate and private donations, endowment and possible area-wide millage support.
- Revitalize education program and strengthen relationships with area schools.
- Strengthen internal policies and procedures to define staff roles, responsibilities; develop, encourage and inspire staff and large volunteer team with clear vision and goals.
- Minimum 4 years of management experience heading a museum or similar nonprofit, or as head of a department of at least 2 FT staff
- B.A. in history, museum studies, arts management, historic preservation, or similar field
- Outgoing, sociable personality; enjoys meeting people
- Passion for learning the community’s history, how it relates to the present and future, and sharing that vision with the public
- Ability to communicate with a variety of constituents, including civic and political leaders, donors, staff, volunteers, and members of various ethnic communities
- Ability to motivate and manage paid staff and volunteers
- Experience working with a board
- Track record of successful fundraising, including familiarity or experience with municipal/county support
- Energy and persistence to provide long term financial stability for the HHT
- Understanding of the values of and desire to become actively involved in a community that is home to many descendants of its original Dutch settlers as well as to more recent immigrants and seasonal residents.
- Experience with a local history or community-based organization
- Experience in a broad range of fundraising including grant applications for major exhibits, corporate sponsorships, endowment and millage campaigns
- Interest in or knowledge about Dutch history and art and the Dutch settlement of America
- Familiarity/experience with re-positioning and branding a museum
- M.A. in history, museum studies, non-profit administration
About the HHT
Founded in 1937, the HHT recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. It comprises four buildings, including two historic homes: the recently restored Cappon House, an 1873 Italianate home of the City’s first Mayor, and the 1867 Settlers House, the small home of a local ship builder, which provides an excellent contrast. Two floors of exhibits are housed in the 1914 neoclassical former Holland Post Office. The 1924 Holland Armory houses offices, collections storage, and a large space for facility rentals and programming.
The collection’s strengths are 17th-19th century Dutch art and related materials. The Local History Collection contains items related to the settlement, people, and industries of the Holland region. It also holds smaller collections of artifacts from the Odawa tribe and more recent material that tell the stories of Holland’s Hispanic and Southeast Asian residents. The Museum Archives include 5,000 linear feet of historic documents, books, images and maps from the mid-1600s through the present.
About the area
Holland is charming community of 35,000 with a high quality of life. It surrounds Lake Macatawa on the shore of Lake Michigan. The population of the Greater Holland-Zeeland community is approximately 100,000 and is part of a million-plus population region that has been one of the most innovative and dynamic economic growth engines in the Midwest for many decades. West Michigan has been a furniture capital with a strong design heritage for over 100 years and today is home to the three largest office systems furniture companies in the world. Considered one of the most philanthropic communities in the nation, Holland has a reputation for high levels of collaboration among business, government and institutional leadership.
Money Magazine called Holland “one of the nation’s top five places to retire,” and Forbes Magazine named it one of the “Top Five Cities in the U.S. with the lowest crime rate.” The National Trust for Historic Preservation considers Holland one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” and awarded the city their “Great American Main Street” honor.
Chicago is 2 ½ hours away, and Grand Rapids (famous for its annual Art Prize competition) is only 20 minutes away. The city is home to Hope College, a highly ranked four-year liberal arts college with over 3,000 students. Holland is best known for Tulip Time, an annual celebration of Dutch heritage and culture that draws 500,000 visitors each May.
Holland and Zeeland were founded by Dutch Americans, and the area has a large percentage of citizens of Dutch American heritage. Much of the religious conviction remains, as does traditional Dutch architecture. Today Holland is home to diverse cultures that have brought new traditions and events to the community but share similar values.
There are many cultural and recreational activities to choose from in Holland all year. Visit the Farmers’ Market, enjoy shops and restaurants, sail the waters of Lake Michigan, go for a hike, or enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Take in an art exhibit, play, musical theatre performance, art film, or symphony performance. In the spring, enjoy Tulip Time and the Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) Fiesta.
Nominations welcome. EOE. Apply in confidence: Email résumé (Word document preferred); cover letter; list of 3 references with contact info; and salary requirement to: Gail Nessell Colglazier, Museum Search & Reference at SearchandRef@museum-search.com by April 19.
Senior Director of Museum Operations & Education (SDMOE)
NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF), which operates two world-class museums: Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, seeks an executive-level leader with a passion for history and the ability to make it come alive for children and adults. The Senior Director of Museum Operations & Education (SDMOE) leads 4 divisions encompassing 12 program offices at two flagship living-history museums. S/he directs museum operations and educational services, including interpretation, educational outreach and public programs; collections, exhibits, and acquisitions; visitor services, volunteers, training, and security.
The SDMOE arrives at an exciting time. S/he will oversee the exhibition-installation and interpretive-program development for the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a $50-million project with a significant portion already funded, which is designed, under construction, opening in late 2016 on the site of the current Yorktown Victory Center. The SDMOE can also look forward to developing interpretive programs for the new Museum and its expanded outdoor sites, updating permanent and changing exhibits at Jamestown Settlement, and commemorating three historic anniversaries in 2019-20 with special exhibitions and events that will attract wide attention and enhance attendance.
This job suits a candidate who wants to share the excitement of history at two of the premier history museums and educational institutions in the US, and who is currently, for example, a deputy director or department head at a large museum or director of a mid-sized museum. Join an organization with these special assets:
- Strong leadership, with a team approach to setting and achieving goals.
- An enthusiastic commitment to its educational mission.
- Tells important stories of the founding of America that are relevant to today.
- Serves national audiences, with 70% of visitors from out of state.
- Runs in a business-like manner but respects museum expertise and professionalism. Takes pride in the accuracy of content.
- In the forefront of using customer feedback to develop and enhance programs.
- Financially stable and growing.
The SDMOE job is an unusually broad position for an experienced museum executive. S/he is responsible for departments and offices ranging from on-site and outreach education, curatorial, and living-history interpretation to visitor services, security, training, and volunteers. S/he will manage a department budget of $6.9 million and lead a year-round staff of 82 full-time and 210 part-time employees plus up to 1,000 volunteers.
The SDMOE, who reports to the JYF Executive Director and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team:
- Oversees the operation of two world-class living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center.
- Oversees operations services, including visitor services, group reservations, customer research, safety and security, training, and volunteer programs.
- Oversees the museums’ outdoor living-history programs and statewide educational outreach.
- Leads initiatives to identify, produce and oversee engaging and sustainable museum-education programs, and to annually evaluate and enhance programs, services, and permanent and changing exhibitions.
- Oversees curatorial and exhibits programs, including policies for collections and acquisitions.
- Ensures intellectual and pedagogical rigor.
- Translates knowledge and love of history into engaging educational outcomes for students and adults.
Maintains high “overall program quality” ratings from teachers for outreach and on-site programs, specifically, ratings of over 99% “excellent” or “good” in 2011-12`
Maintains AAM accreditation standards.
Ensures that program content supports the Virginia Standards of Learning and the curriculum frameworks of other states from which 40% of students arrive.
- Seeks creative partnerships to advance the mission, while securing additional revenues and resources.
- Collaborates with local historic and national-park sites and regional tourism agencies.
- Advocates to a broad group of funding partners. Examples include board members, corporations, foundations, and government bodies.
- For the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, will initiate and implement engaging new programs amplifying the exhibitions and expanded outdoor sites.
- Will ensure that the exhibit-installations meet the construction schedule and that the visitor experience meets expectations during the transition between the Yorktown Victory Center and the new museum.
- Serves as staff liaison to the boards’ Public Programming and Acquisitions Committees, and to the Museums and Programs Advisory Council.
- Develops reports and supporting materials for board meetings.
- Presents regularly at board meetings, educating Trustees and Directors and generating excitement for program initiatives and acquisitions.
- Oversees department budget development and monitoring.
- Participates in grant-writing, technology planning, and implementing the Facilities Master Plan.
- Ensures teamwork and collaboration among peers and staff, and participates in the larger museum community of professionals.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Extensive experience in museum or educational administration, or the equivalent senior-management experience to direct a large, complex department within a major, established institution. Extensive experience in public programming, evaluation, project management, and staff supervision.
- Ability to oversee and program two indoor museums and their adjacent outdoor living-history sites, in separate locations and devoted to two different periods in our nation’s history.
- Ability to provide passionate, inspiring leadership and communication, not only to staff but also to the governing boards, corporations, foundations, and public-private partnerships that support JYF; and to the state and federal agencies that fund a portion of operations and the construction of the new museum.
- Can engage with and inspire the JYF Boards and provide them with timely and dynamic oral and written reports.
- Can articulate program content and excitement to legislators and private donors.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in mission-related field, such as history, education, museum studies, or nonprofit administration.
- Strong commitment to public education and outreach. Track record of providing engaging, high-quality, fee-based public programs as well as programs reaching disadvantaged youth.
- Passion for history, with an interest or specialty in 17th- or 18th-century America or Europe, preferably including the early English-speaking settlers, the American Indians, the African slave trade, or the American Revolution. Respect for research and historical accuracy, and sensitivity to presenting history to diverse audiences.
- Up-to-date on museum trends and exhibition and interpretation techniques. Forward-looking about new pedagogies and technologies. Brings the vision and capability to attract the next generation of audiences.
- Can demonstrate the content knowledge and leadership ability to inspire the MOE team to keep JYF in the forefront of America’s top history museums and exceed AAM-accreditation standards.
- Creativity and marketing talent to ensure audience participation at levels that maintain and enhance financial health and mission fulfillment.
- Know-how to track and use customer-feedback to maintain consistent customer satisfaction with visits and programs, specifically to continue to achieve visitor and teacher satisfaction ratings of over 95%, and to use input to suggest new programs.
- Collegial, team-oriented manager with considerable supervisory experience, who will collaborate with peers in Marketing, Development, and Administration. Can maintain a culture of strong inter-staff cooperation, respect, and courtesy. Can work with diverse personalities and manage up and down.
- Experience to oversee multiple departments and administer complex state and private budgets.
- Competence to oversee heavily attended programs and provide leadership support to front-line-staff managers to ensure, for example, the smooth arrival of 80 school buses in one day.
- A pro-active doer who can juggle many simultaneous projects while developing a new museum; who can meet deadlines, calmly put out fires, and keep all constituencies informed.
- Market-oriented manager, who grasps the relationship between participation numbers and earned income for the department’s budget. Can identify and develop new revenue-based programs.
- Advance-planner with the interpersonal communications skills and procedural savvy to navigate systems and structures, and who thrives in a complex, smoothly functioning organization.
- Experience and motivation to attract funding from a variety of constituencies, for example, foundations, government agencies, corporations, and individual donors. Articulate and able to present an engaging, effective case for JYF museums and their programs.
DESIRED ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Is a deputy director or department head at a large museum, or director of a mid-sized museum.
- Experience in two or more administrative positions at multiple museums, cultural/educational institutions, or agencies.
- Evidence of a career with experience in several different aspects of the SDMOE’s responsibilities, such as having once been a live interpreter or teacher, having mounted exhibitions or cared for collections, or having created educational public programs.
- Experience at an AAM-accredited museum.
- Experience serving on a senior-management team and ability to see the institutional big-picture.
- Experience providing public programs to statewide and national audiences.
- Communicative, walk-around manager — engaged with staff but not a micromanager. Develops performance standards and conducts regular evaluations of staff.
- Experience working at a public-private partnership that receives state or municipal funding.
- Advocacy experience with government officials.
- Transferable contacts at foundations, government agencies, or with collectors and donors.
ABOUT THE JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION MUSEUMS
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, both operated by JYF, are world-renowned, AAM-accredited living-history museums. Both museums tell national stories that incorporate new historical research and interpretation, including multi-cultural inclusion in America’s early history (for mission, visit http://www.jamestown-yorktown.state.va.us/about.htm).
JYF is the largest provider of structured museum-education programming in Virginia. JYF museums provide on-site visits, educational outreach programs, teacher training, and curriculum materials to schools throughout the Commonwealth and nationally. In 2011-12, JYF museums served 202,127 students on site and 90,639 with educational outreach programs in 105 of the 132 school districts in Virginia. Paid visitation to both museums has ranged from 586,000-700,000 recently to almost a million during the Jamestown 400th anniversary year in 2007.
The museums continually update their exhibitions and acquire artifacts to enhance them. New video productions are ongoing for both the exhibit theaters and the Web, and the replacement museum will feature a state-of-the-art 4-D theater.
JYF is a rigorous and rewarding place to work, and the new SDMOE comes at a busy and exciting time. Building on successful components and capacities developed for the commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown in 2007, which was highlighted by the visit of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (http://www.historyisfun.org/Royal-Visit.htm), the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown has begun construction this year and will open in late 2016; and Jamestown Settlement will mark these milestones with special exhibitions and events:
- 2019: 400th anniversary of first representative legislative body in America.
- 2019: 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in British America.
- 2019-2020: 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of single women at Jamestown and the observance of a Thanksgiving service at Berkeley Plantation.
The pace will continue as JYF anticipates the:
- 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
- 250th anniversary of the Surrender at Yorktown in 2031.
JYF is an educational agency of the Commonwealth that also raises private money for programs, acquisitions, and endowments. Executive Director Philip Emerson has provided visionary leadership since 1991. A stable and healthy institution, it has a $15-million operating budget and employs about 400 full- and part-time staff in summer. JYF will offer the SDMOE highly competitive compensation and a full state benefits package.
ABOUT THE CITY AND REGION
Williamsburg, the principal city in America’s Historic Triangle, offers exceptional educational, recreational, and cultural amenities and a temperate climate. It is home to Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, many historic sites, streets, gardens, and churches, as well as good public schools, theme parks, theaters, restaurants, shops, and antique stores. Outdoor recreation is a draw with beaches, state parks, road races, bike trails, sailing, kayaking, birding, and golf.
Centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region, Williamsburg is 3½ hours from Washington and Baltimore and an hour from Richmond. It is easily accessible via major highways and three airports. The Hampton Roads region, the second-largest metropolitan area in Virginia and one of the more popular tourist destinations in the world, attracts over four million people annually and features the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk and The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are each only 3 miles from Williamsburg.
The region’s diverse economy is one of the nation’s strongest, and Williamsburg is a rapidly growing population center for young professionals, families, and retirees. Visit http://www.williamsburgcc.com/ and https://www.virginia.org/regions/HamptonRoads/.
HOW TO APPLY Apply in confidence. Nominations, email inquiries, and informal résumés to search consultant: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference, email@example.com. See full job announcement at: www.museum-search.com. Candidates must complete Virginia employment application at Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System (direct link to job posting: https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=767953). Upload résumé and a cover letter that includes 3 references and salary requirement. EEO/AA/ADA.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The directorship of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, VT is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, mid-career nonprofit leader with a strong background in natural history, science, or nonprofit-administration. The Museum’s mission is “to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet.”
The successful applicant must bring the energy and talent to oversee and resource a $900K annual budget and manage a 24,500-sq.-foot historic facility with adjacent properties suitable for expansion. This is an opportunity to lead an established, AAM-accredited institution with 12 full-time and 7 part-time staff, a $1.7M endowment, and a supportive Board.
The ED should relish the challenge of attracting new audiences and support to a Main-Street museum in an architecturally distinctive Vermont town with strong cultural and educational institutions.
- As a CEO with vision, lead an established, vibrant natural-history museum.
- Lead fundraising and administration of the Museum.
- Secure financial well-being by garnering earned and unearned income for annual and capital needs.
- Identify, cultivate, and generate significant financial support, especially through corporate and individual giving and grants.
- Work closely with the Board and its committees to nurture relationships and benefit the institution.
- Strengthen ties to the political, civic, and philanthropic community.
- Lead, inspire, and motivate a professional staff.
- Bring a passion for natural history, science education, and the environment to continue to move the Museum forward.
- Expand the Museum’s audiences and reputation to a larger region.
- Continue to target underserved audiences, especially with public education programs.
- Serve as the public face of and ambassador for the Museum, enhancing community participation and statewide collaboration.
- 3 years of experience in a nonprofit-management position, preferably in a natural-history or science museum, nature center, or environmental organization.
- Bachelor’s degree. Preferred major: natural sciences, such as ecology, biology, astronomy, geology, environmental studies, physics, or ornithology.
- Experience in staff management and project implementation. Ability to think strategically and set priorities.
- Flair for marketing – the know-how to make a museum a destination for families, students, traditional members, young professionals, and tourists.
- Dynamic personality and professional credibility to be the public face of the Museum and to build beneficial relationships with donors, volunteers, organizations, businesses, and regional partners.
- Energy and persistence. Respect for the Museum’s past, but creativity and innovation in educational programming, for example.
- Current on museum trends, especially in education. Contacts with nonprofit peers.
- Master’s degree in natural sciences, Museum Studies, or nonprofit administration.
- Experience as a museum or nonprofit director.
- Fundraising track record in grants and gifts.
- Capital-campaign experience in a rural setting.
- Background in broad educational programming.
- Love of nature and the outdoors.
Nominations welcome. EOE. Apply in confidence: Email résumé (Word document preferred); cover letter; list of 3 references with contact info; and salary requirement to search firm: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference at SearchandRef@museum-search.com by January 14, 2013.
For more information, visit www.museum-search.com.
About the Fairbanks Museum
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium opened the doors of its iconic Victorian brownstone on Main Street in 1891 as northern New England’s first museum of natural history. The Museum is known to Vermont Public Radio listeners since 1981 for its definitive “Eye on the Sky” daily weather forecasts and “Night Sky” broadcasts. It houses Vermont’s only public planetarium, which was recently updated with state-of-the-art digital projection equipment.
The Museum’s galleries, classrooms and programs welcome 65,000 visitors each year, including 25,000 student visits. The Museum provides St. Johnsbury and nearby schools with contracted supplementary science education on a regularly scheduled basis. It is also a popular destination for school field trips from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Quebec.
Exhibits and collections include the habitat groupings of native and exotic animals, created by taxidermist William Balch; native wildflowers on display each summer; nationally significant collections of hummingbirds, Birds of Paradise, extinct and endangered species; unique insect mosaics; and the interactive OmniGlobe installed in 2010.
Recent initiatives have included the new Spitzer Planetarium and Vinton Space Science Gallery; the Balch Nature School, a preschool that uses the Museum collections and grounds; and the Community of Observers citizen-science project focused on regional environmental change. A comprehensive fire-suppression system is currently being installed, to be completed this winter, and a new Observers Gallery is being created, to open in late 2013. Long-range plans call for an expansion of the facility and a concurrent capital campaign. Visit Fairbanks Museum
About the St. Johnsbury Area
Enjoy an excellent quality of life in a scenic area with moderate housing prices.
The town of St. Johnsbury is the hub of the Northeast Kingdom, just 2-1/2 hours from Montreal, 3 hours from Boston, and 90 minutes from Burlington. St. Johnsbury’s Main Street is lined with historic 19th-century homes, buildings and cultural institutions including: the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum with its library and art gallery; St. Johnsbury Academy, a highly rated independent college-preparatory high school with a system that serves as the comprehensive high school for students in St. Johnsbury and many surrounding towns; and the Catamount Arts film and arts organization. Nearby universities include Dartmouth College, the University of Vermont, and Lyndon State College.
The beautiful Northeast Kingdom is known for its spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife and natural resources. These natural attributes provide a lifestyle that is community-oriented and geared to recreation. Opportunities for outdoor activities abound: hiking, bird watching, fishing, hunting, golfing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and mountain biking on the renowned Kingdom Trails. The town has been recognized as the #1 Small Town for Adventure by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Visit Northeast Kingdom
The Hyde Collection
Glens Falls, New York
We are pleased to announce that Charles Guerin has been named as director of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. He will join the museum on March 6, 2013. Museum Search & Reference handled the international search.
Guerin is a Chicago native who most recently served as the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson.
“Charles Guerin is an experienced, energetic museum director who has led two university art museums. He built the internationally acclaimed Art Museum at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and created and endowed The Archive of Visual Art while director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art,” said Hyde Board of Trustees Chair Candace Wait.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead The Hyde Collection and to build upon its world-class collections and significant exhibitions,” Guerin said. “The Hyde holds an extraordinary collection of Old Master and American paintings – one of the best in America for a museum of its size – and the museum is a beloved treasure and a major economic asset to Glens Falls, the Capital Region and Upstate New York.”
Guerin holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Art History, a Master of Arts degree in Painting, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, all from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Peabody Essex Museum
Curator of American Art
We are pleased to announce that Austen Barron Bailly has been hired as curator of American art at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. She will join PEM on January 1, 2013 and report to Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, the James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes chief curator.
Bailly currently serves as associate curator of American art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She has worked as a curator at LACMA since 2001.
Bailly holds a B.A. in Art History from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College. She has a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. Her thesis was “Painting the American Historical Epic: Thomas Hart Benton and Race, 1919-1936.”
Fitchburg Art Museum
We are pleased to announce that Nicholas “Nick” Capasso has been named as director of the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA. He will join the museum on December 3, 2012. Museum Search & Reference handled the nationwide search.
Capasso currently serves as deputy director for curatorial affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. He has worked for over 22 years at deCordova, where he oversees a permanent collection of 3,500 objects, gallery exhibitions, and the renowned outdoor sculpture park. He served as deCordova’s acting director in 2007-2008.
Capasso said, “I am most eager to join the fabulous team at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and to bring my experience and passion for art and education to bear on this wonderful institution. I look forward to working with a collection chock-full of treasures, and to strengthening the Museum’s ties to its multiple communities. I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to work closely with the Mayor, the City of Fitchburg, and Fitchburg State University.”
Capasso holds a B.A. in Art History / Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He attended the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute in 2011.
“Nick is a highly qualified leader with the experience and credentials to match the high standards of the Fitchburg Art Museum,” said Joe Sylvia, co-chair of the Director Search Committee. “His experience as a curator and his enthusiasm for art are shown in his creative ideas for exhibitions that span and unite contemporary and historic art.”
National Music Museum
at the University of South Dakota
We are pleased to announce that Cleveland T. Johnson, Ph.D., has been appointed as Director of the National Music Museum (NMM). Johnson will join NMM at the University of South Dakota on November 1, 2012. He recently stepped down as Executive Director of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in New York City. Previously he was Professor of Music at DePauw University in Indiana, where he had also served as Dean of the School of Music.
Johnson holds a D.Phil. in Music from Oxford University in England, and a B.Mus. with a double major in Music History and Organ Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Ohio.
“Cleveland Johnson is an experienced music historian, professor, dean, and nonprofit administrator.” Dr. Larry Schou, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, said, “USD is excited to bring to the NMM his visionary leadership as a successful music-school dean and nonprofit executive with a growing track record in fundraising.”
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the NMM,” Johnson said, “and to build upon the remarkable collections and publications that have established the Museum’s prominence in the nation and the world. The NMM holds an extraordinary collection of musical instruments – probably the most comprehensive in the world, and the Museum is a keystone of the University’s cultural and academic prominence.”
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy
Andover welcomes Ryan J. Wheeler, Florida’s chief archaeologist and pivotal protector of state’s natural and historical resources
July 12, 2012 — Museum Search & Reference announces the appointment of Dr. Ryan J. Wheeler as director of the Academy’s Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. He joins the museum after serving 7 years as Florida’s State Archaeologist.
Wheeler is the eighth director of the 111-year-old museum, one of the nation’s major repositories of Native American archaeological collections. Previous Peabody Museum directors include archaeologists Warren King Moorehead, Scotty MacNeish, and, most recently, Malinda S. Blustain, who retired in June after overseeing the museum’s recent revitalization.
“Ryan brings a great breadth of experience, knowledge and field expertise to this role, as well as an impressive collaborative approach to problem solving,” said Phillips Academy Dean of Studies John E. Rogers, who headed the search committee. “These qualities will serve him and the Andover community well as he works with museum staff and Academy faculty to build upon the innovative programs that play a vital and growing role in the Phillips Academy curricula.”
As Florida’s chief archaeologist, Wheeler played a pivotal role in the preservation of the state’s natural and historical resources. During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he served as liaison to federal officials on behalf of the state’s Historic Preservation Office. Wheeler also oversaw the design and construction of Miami Circle Park in the city’s Downtown district, providing public access to a nationally significant archaeological site that had been saved from development through community efforts.
Among his many duties required by his previous role, Wheeler worked closely with Florida’s Division of Historical Resources in managing more than 500,000 artifacts, most of which represent Native American and Spanish Colonial cultures and societies.
Wheeler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in anthropology. He now resides in Medford, Mass., with his wife and son.
Jennifer Esler joins the Elliott Museum/Historical Society
Debra Duvall, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Martin County/Elliott Museum, announced the appointment of Jennifer Esler as President/CEO. Esler will assume the position on February 22. “Jennifer Esler is a nationally recognized leader in the museum field,” said Duvall. “The Board believes that she embodies the leadership qualities necessary to successfully represent the organization locally, as well as on the national platform. In addition, The Board has full confidence in her ability to lead the organization to new heights. We look forward to working with Jennifer to help the Elliott realize its extraordinary potential.”
Ms. Esler launched the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA and oversaw the building of the Michael Graves designed museum on time and on budget. She served as its Executive Director from 1997-2010. Esler managed a development budget of $20M to build the new museum with five exhibition galleries. More recently, Ms. Esler served as President and CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust in Franklin, TN and was previously Executive Director of Cliveden of the National Trust in Philadelphia, PA.
Scott Baratta, former Board Chair, said, “Jennifer Esler brings considerable experience and has the strategic vision to guide the completion of our building process and to advance our organization into a regional cultural destination. Her skills will prove invaluable as we finish construction and open the doors to the new “48,000 square foot” Elliott Museum in early 2013.”
Esler has been in museum administration for close to thirty years. She has been a frequent presenter on a wide range of topics on the arts, historic preservation and collections management, including the American Association of Museums (AAM), the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has served on review panels for regional and national granting agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). She has also served on a variety of local and regional advisory committees and Boards, such as the Virginia Association of Museums and the Collections Care Training Program. Esler holds a B. A. with honors in American History/English Literature from Drew University. She also holds an M.A. with high honors in American History/Museum Studies from the University of Delaware, Hagley Museum Program.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Elliott Museum and, along with leadership and the community, bring the new Elliott Museum to life,” Esler said. “When I saw the steel coming out of the ground, the location and the renderings for the new Elliott Museum, I was hooked. The museum’s physical transformation and its mission to explore innovation using its important collections will have a significant impact on Stuart, the beautiful Treasure Coast and beyond.” Esler will relocate to the Stuart, FL area.
Esler will become the sixth leader of the fifty year-old institution. She succeeds James McCormick, who served as the museum’s Interim VP of Operations since January 2011. “The Board is grateful for Jim’s stewardship during the transformative life of the museum over the past year,” stated Baratta, who also serves as the Capital Campaign chair to build the $19 million museum.
The CEO Search Committee was chaired by Peter Upton and included members Scott Baratta, Debra Duvall, Walter Woods, and Kevin Youngblood. Community members John Payson, Dale Hudson, Pam Fogt and Phil Wintercorn also participated in the review process. Marilyn Hoffman, principal of Museum Search & Reference, conducted the search for the organization.
About The Elliott Museum and the Historical Society of Martin County
The Elliott Museum is celebrating the next fifty years of the museum’s life by rebuilding the museum, which was razed this past summer to make way for the new Elliott. The Elliott Museum will remain at the center for history, arts and technology in our community, to bring history alive through specialized interpretive elements, engaging, interactive exhibits, appealing to visitors of all ages and interests. The Elliott Museum is home to one of the finest collections of American antiques, decorative arts, baseball memorabilia and an automobile collection, spanning several generations that celebrate the Golden Age of American creativity and local and Florida history.
The Historical Society of Martin County (HSMC) was founded in 1955 and will operate both the new Elliott Museum and the House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar, Martin County’s oldest building. The HSMC collects and preserves American life in the context of the St. Lucie River region. In 1961, Harmon Elliott constructed the history museum named for his remarkable and inventive father, Sterling Elliott which was donated to the Historical Society. Elliott was a prolific inventor and patented technology that revolutionized the automotive industry, printing and addressing processes still in use today. The new Elliott Museum will be a catalyst for conversations and inspire the next generation of inventors who will create their own new way of looking at the world
Arts & History Center
Mattatuck Museum Announces Appointment of New Executive Director
Waterbury, CT… The Board of Directors of the Mattatuck Museum and M. Catherine Smith, president of the museum Board today announced the appointment of Robert Burns as the museum’s new executive director. He will assume leadership of the Museum effective February 20, 2012.
Burns brings to the position 20 years of administrative and fundraising experience at a variety of not-for-profit institutions, culminating with the last nine years as Vice President for Development at The Olana Partnership, the nonprofit support arm of Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, New York. Olana, a National Historic Landmark, is the Persian-inspired home and studio of American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, a major artist of the Hudson River School. Burns worked with the curatorial and programming personnel on the development and funding of exhibitions and public programs.
During Burns’ tenure, he worked to secure $15 million for endowment and capital projects including restoration of the main house exterior, the creation of changing exhibition galleries and the construction of a new education center. Burns noted, “The Mattatuck is compelling in that the museum’s new focus on American art builds on my experience at Olana, while providing an opportunity to expand well beyond the Hudson River School.”
“I am eager to begin my work with the Mattatuck Museum and look forward to getting to know the Waterbury community,” Burns said. “My passion for American art, the museum’s amazing collections, wonderful staff and dedicated Board make this an ideal match.”
Burns holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Carolina.
“We are delighted to have attracted such a qualified chief executive,” said Cathy Smith. “Bob Burns has raised millions in support during his career and believes that museums should engage the broad community. He supports the Mattatuck’s new mission of emphasizing American art while maintaining our strong history programs.”
“The current executive director, Marie Galbraith, announced early this year her intent to retire in 2012,” said Smith. Galbraith served as Director of Community Programs for 13 years at the Mattatuck Museum and then as Executive Director and Education Director. Among her many accomplishments have been increasing attendance and participation of school and community groups in the Museum. She has led several oral history projects in partnership with community groups and area residents. These stories and images of 20th century life in Waterbury are part of the museum’s award winning exhibit of regional history.
“Marie has brought us to the stature we have today, particularly in the areas of education, community outreach and history,” said Smith. “The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and has been a lynchpin in the revitalization of downtown Waterbury.”
Smith continued, “We recently expanded our mission from collecting only artists with ties to Connecticut to the broader field of American art. The Board and staff want to take advantage of opportunities for gifts of important artworks to expand the collection. We want to show exciting contemporary art. One of our goals is to expand our audiences in the 10-town region around Waterbury, particularly younger audiences. Another goal is to ensure financial stability in these challenging economic times, and we are excited that Bob Burns can lead us forward in all these areas. We are very optimistic about our future.”
The selection of Burns culminates a national search for a new Executive Director. Smith chaired the Search Committee, which retained search consultant Marilyn Hoffman of Museum Search & Reference in Manchester, NH and Boston. The Search Committee members were James Behuniak (Vice Chair), Mary Rosengrant-Chiappalone, C. Hiram Upson, and Kris Jacobi.
For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at www.mattatuckmuseum.org or call us at (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites (www.arttrail.org). Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.
Telfair Museum of Art – 2011
Lisa Grove appointed Director/CEO
Lisa Grove will be the new Director/CEO of Telfair Museums in Savannah, effective Jan. 2, 2012. Grove is currently Deputy Director at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (CAM). She joined CAM in 2004 after working as a Senior Strategy Consultant for Monitor Group of Cambridge, MA. Grove holds an A.B. in American Studies from Stanford; an M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London; and an M.B.A. from the University of London’s Imperial College Business School.
Chrysler Museum of Art – 2011
Susan Leidy appointed Deputy Director for Collections & Exhibitions
Susan Leidy will be the new Deputy Director of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. She will start in early November.
Since 1988 Leidy has been Deputy Director of The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University and a B.F.A. from Dickinson College.
Canterbury Shaker Village – 2011
Canterbury, New Hampshire
Sally Stantion appointed Director of Development
Penobscot Marine Museum – 2011
5 Church Street, Searsport, Maine
Elizabeth Lodge appointed Executive Director.
Forbes House Museum – 2010*
215 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts 02186
Robin Tagliaferri appointed Director.
*MS&R assisted with their internal search.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design – 2010
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
Donna Desrochers appointed as Director of Marketing.
Farnsworth Art Museum – 2009
16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Christopher J. Brownawell appointed Executive Director.
Peabody Essex Museum – 2009
161 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Michelle Moon appointed Assistant Director of Education for Adult Programs.
Hill-Stead Museum – 2008
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032
Sue Sturtevant, Ed.D., appointed Executive Director.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design – 2008
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
Sarah Ganz Blythe, Ph.D., appointed Director of Education.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts – 2008
314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Vicki Wright appointed Director of Collections and Exhibitions.
Peabody Essex Museum – 2008
161 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
1) Phillip Prodger appointed Curator of Photography.
2) Trevor Smith appointed Curator of Contemporary Art