Eiteljorg Museum Seeks President & CEO

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Eiteljorg Museum Seeks President & CEO


Position title: President & CEO
Reports to: Board of Directors
Direct Reports: VP and Chief Curatorial Officer, VP and Chief Advancement Officer, VP and Chief Financial Officer, VP for Public Programs, Director of Facilities, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Key Responsibilities:

The Board of the Eiteljorg Museum is currently in the process of developing a five-year strategic plan, in accordance with its strategic planning schedule, that builds on recent successes including completion of the $55 million Project 2021 capital/endowment campaign. Focused on continuing the evolution of the Eiteljorg Museum’s role as an inclusive world-class institution, the incoming President & CEO will collaborate with the board, staff, local and national partners, and Native and First Nations peoples, to deliver continued excellence and engagement.

Organizational Leadership & Development:

Build and continue to develop an effective, dynamic, exceptional management team.
Establish and monitor systems to recruit, train and reward an excellent museum staff.
Serve as an advocate, guide and mentor to the professional staff, particularly in building a sound working partnership with the board, its committees and other volunteers.
Develop an organizational environment that encourages creativity, innovation and esprit de corps while maintaining efficient use of museum resources.

Strategic Planning:

Engage the board, staff and community in an on-going strategic planning process to ensure the long-term vibrancy, relevance and success of the museum.
Guided by the strategic planning process and in accord with the board, keep the mission statement fresh and develop a longer-term vision for the museum.
In accord with the mission statement, develop long- and short-term plans as well as relevant policies.

Revenue Development:

Achieve the museum’s mission in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner, while meeting financial objectives from (1) earned income, (2) endowment income and (3) contributions.
Assume a leadership role in the public aspects of the museum’s fundraising activities, and cultivation of key donor relationships.

Audience Development, Community Engagement & External Relations:

Serve as the chief spokesperson for the museum and thereby ensure that the museum is properly represented to its various publics and is valued as a trusted partner.
Build strong, sustainable, values-aligned, mutually-beneficial partnerships and relationships with community, regional and national organizations.
Represent the museum in professional, civic, community, cultural and government endeavors, directly or jointly with other museum administrators.
Communicate community, regional and national needs, opportunities attitudes and resources affecting the museum for the staff and board.
Ensure a comprehensive marketing and communications plan informs the public of the museum’s activities and invites participation.

Collections Development:

Broaden and upgrade the museum’s collections in a bold and innovative manner, with guidelines established by the board of directors and driven by the vision and mission of the museum.

Public Education & Dialog:

Ensure an ongoing commitment to public education and the role of museums as public institutions.
Advocate for the vital role of Native American and First Nations peoples and their art in the national dialog.

Management and Oversight:

Translate board policies into action plans.
Develop appropriate policies and procedures to effectively administer museum operations.
Ensure proper financial reporting and budgetary controls are in place, and that board policies are met in relation to the management of the museum’s endowment.
Implement personnel policies in accordance with board-approved guidelines and in compliance with government regulations.
Maintain appropriate stewardship of the museum’s collection meeting professional standards for conservation, record keeping and conflict of interest.
Ensure the museum’s facilities and systems are maintained at a high level of cleanliness/repair.

For more information, including requirements and qualifications, click here.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please contact Tory Clarke – Partner, Bridge Partners at tory.clarke@bridgepartnersllc.com and Ryan Whitacre – Partner, Bridge Partners at ryan.whitacre@bridgepartnersllc.com.

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, so the Eiteljorg urges prompt consideration of this impactful leadership role.