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Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:07 AM


Company Name: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Job Duration: Indefinite
Required Travel: 0-10%
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 0-1 Year
Job Function: Directors/Administrators
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $48,000.00 - $50,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Job Title: Executive Director
Job Type: Full Time
Entry Level: No
Min. Education: Bachelor’s
Salary: $50,000

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is currently conducting a search for its next Executive Director. Since its founding in 2013, The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (formerly known as the Fort Smith Art Center) in Fort Smith, Arkansas has been recognized as an organization dedicated to showcasing the visual arts and to foster an appreciation of all art for all people through programs, exhibits and open discussion.
The purpose of the Museum is to be a dynamic institution alive with activity; a welcoming, entertaining, and engaging organization that is vital to the community; and a place where Fort Smith regional residents and visitors receive professional, high-quality fine arts exhibits, programs and classes. Our goal is to provide the community a life-long experience with the visual arts.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum seeks a dedicated individual as its new Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees through the President and works closely with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.
His/her primary responsibilities are providing leadership and developing the vision; strategic planning and implementation of the Museum’s programs, including exhibitions and classes, youth programming, developing and implementing fundraising strategies and ensuring financial stability; and engaging the Museum’s patrons and the community at large.


These responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive. The Director will also perform other reasonably related museum duties as assigned.
● Be responsible for leading Fort Smith’s only art museum into its next, successful chapter.
● Recruiting, hiring and firing, and daily supervision of all full and part-time staff and volunteers.
● Financial management, including developing an annual budget and ensuring that income, expenses and overhead operations are held within expected guidelines.
● Fundraising, including working with the staff to develop membership campaigns, identifying foundation and governmental funding sources and writing grants; working with the staff to develop a corporate solicitation strategy and supervising the implementation of that strategy.
● Oversees the development of vibrant arts and educational exhibits and educational programs, implementation and evaluation including budgets for each program. Oversee community outreach programs and classes for adults and children as well as all special events. Administer the master calendar to ensure that the Museum is properly staffed.
● Oversee the organizations public image including approval of all printed material relating to the Museum – from supervising the writing and design of membership brochures, to writing the newsletter, advertisements and any other marketing materials including oversight of the webpage and all other electronic media.
● Promote the Museum’s purpose and programs in the community and surrounding areas through public appearances. Represent the Museum at national and regional conferences or other events. Serve as the chief spokesperson and press liaison for the Museum.
● Identify community needs and work with the staff and Board in the development of an annual plan of action, including determination of goals and methods for evaluating progress.
● Work with volunteers to ensure that they understand their roles at the organization, are informed of information pertaining to the Museum and that they receive the proper acknowledgment and recognition for their efforts.
● Build constructive, collaborative relationships with Board members, community individuals and organizations, artists and current and future donors.
● Act as liaison with the Board, supervise preparation of materials for Board meetings and maintain master Board minute files.


The successful candidate will have:
● High energy, strong motivation, outstanding time management, entrepreneurial spirit and a hands-on work ethic.
● Achieve accreditation for the museum
● Actively communicate with our benefactors, keeping them informed
● A Bachelor’s degree in an arts-related discipline or equivalent related experience is required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
● Minimum 3 years of experience at a museum or other cultural institution at a leadership level with a successful track record in areas such as: fundraising, administration, collections management, exhibition and program development.
● Significant knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American art.
● Successful experience in substantial fundraising, which includes expertise in recognition and stewardship of donors.
● Sound financial planning experience including not-for-profit financial management.
● Exceptional interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; demonstrated achievement in team building; effective and articulate in advocating for the arts to diverse constituents.
● Managerial experience
● Excellent computer skills, including the ability to work efficiently with technology, specifically Mac computers, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Contact Person: Casey Seamans
Email Address:
Phone: 479-784-2787

• Location: Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas

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