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Executive Director, Danforth Art Museum

  • January 15, 2020 3:12 PM
    Message # 8583558

    January 15, 2020

    Executive Director
    Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University
    Framingham, Massachusetts

    Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University (the Danforth) in Massachusetts seeks a visionary and collaborative Executive Director to lead the organization as it embarks on its new life as part of the University.

    The Danforth and its associated Danforth School reopened in April 2019 in state‑of‑the‑art FSU space to great acclaim and celebration, after losing its home in an aging city-owned building in 2014. The commitment of the Board of Directors and now-retiring Executive Director saved this regional gem of a museum with its collection of American and regional art and its studio school, through the several-year process of merging with FSU. There is great excitement in the FSU community, in Framingham and in the region for the enhancement of programming made possible by the merger.

    The Danforth operates with a $500,000 budget. Growing the budget is one of the new Executive Director’s priorities as the Danforth renews relationships with individual funders. The Executive Director leads a talented staff of 5, develops and implements the Danforth’s strategic direction and its planning, fundraising, campus and community engagement, programming, and financial management.

    Requirements include: leadership skills; success in fundraising; knowledge of art history, especially American art; 7 years in progressively senior level positions and advanced degree in a relevant field. Enthusiasm to grow and shape the Danforth’s future is essential.

    Full position description is here.

    Salary range is $110,000-130,000 with commensurate benefits.
    Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Framingham State University has engaged Opportunity Resources Inc. to conduct the search.
    Please send inquiries, nominations and applications (current resume and letter of interest), electronically and in confidence, to: Freda Mindlin or Linda Leonard, Opportunity Resources Inc., at 

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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