iMOCA Seeks Executive Director

iMOCA Seeks Executive Director

Posted by Indianapolis Contemporary

Posted: Jun, 02, 2016

Employment - Visual

 Indianapolis, IN, Unknown

Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
Executive Director

About iMOCA:
Founded in 2001, iMOCA is the leading Indiana institution focused entirely on showcasing art being
made today by practicing contemporary artists. Its mission is to bring contemporary art exhibitions
and programs to the community, to stimulate minds and inspire new discoveries, and to
demonstrate vital connections between visual culture and everyday life. This mission is brought to
life through exhibitions and community-engaged public art projects that inspire in-depth
conversations around meaningful and timely contemporary topics. A non-collecting institution,
iMOCA curates a mix of exhibitions featuring nationally-recognized contemporary artists, while
supporting the best emerging regional and local talent.
iMOCA is currently developing a new site on East Washington Street, in the Holy Cross
neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, set to open in summer 2019. iMOCA continues
to offer programming during the current developmental phase through its partnership with the
CityWay gallery, placemaking and public art projects, and through exhibitions and programs at
partner locations. The new executive director will be instrumental in leading the reopening of the
Museum and shaping the future vision of iMOCA as an institution.
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Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of
iMOCA, with a focus on fundraising, business operations, exhibitions and programs.
Education and Experience: Master’s degree preferred in Philanthropy, Business Administration,
Nonprofit Management, Art History, Visual Arts or Museum Studies. Priority will be given to those
applicants who have demonstrated a successful history of donor engagement and fundraising in an
arts or cultural institution. Candidates with significant experience working with contemporary art
will be given the highest consideration.


  • Five years of experience in an artistic or cultural institution. At least three years at a leadership
    level preferred.
  • Five years of fundraising and marketing experience for a museum or another nonprofit
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Experience developing and
    implementing strategic plans.
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong
    business management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums or cultural institutions, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.
  • Competence in managing operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, staff, board, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies.
  • Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.
  • Demonstrated experience with exhibition and special event planning.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities.
  • Excellent planning, time management and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing software.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2018.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest to Casey Cronin, Board
President at