The Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont seeks an Executive Director. As the largest art and heritage repository in southern Vermont, the Museum currently houses diverse collections reflecting the history of early Vermont and historically associated areas of New York and Massachusetts. As a leading cultural institution in the region, with a distinctive and distinguished heritage, the Museum expands the region’s awareness of its past as it nurtures minds and imaginations, young and old. It offers energetic, imaginative educational programs eagerly utilized by schools in the tri-state area of New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Art and artifacts range in date from the early 18th century to the present. Holdings include the largest public collection of paintings by the great American folk artist Grandma Moses, which draws thousands of visitors annually from around the world. The Museum also maintains a Research Library with a substantial nucleus of New England historical and genealogical materials, including over 8,000 books, documents and primary sources.
The position of Executive Director requires an experienced museum professional on whom the Board can rely to be knowledgeable regarding fund-raising, education, curatorial, public relations, and exhibit presentation as dictated by the mission of the museum.
The Executive Director oversees the areas of Development, Curation/Collections, Programs, Public Relations, Finance, Museum Shop, Building and Grounds Management, Security, Librarian/Editor, and Volunteers. The effectiveness of the Executive Director in managing the position will be judged over time by:
· success in sustaining the institution, and its popularity as reflected in public use and financial support;
· the quality and frequency of its exhibits and the reputation of its collections; and
· success in defining and articulating the means by which the Museum utilizes its resources to be of maximum public service.
For the full job description and application instructions, please visit http://www.benningtonmuseum.org/jobs.html