Arts/Culture/Humanities, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
The Executive/Development Director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History (DMFAH) is the chief executive of the Museum. This person is responsible for the general and fiscal leadership as well as management of the entire organization, including programs, partnerships, fundraising, budgets, properties and internal as well as external relations. As primary fundraiser for the museum, this position’s primary focus shall be placed on Museum development and fundraising activities to ensure the organization’s future success and financial security.
To ensure financial security for the organization as well as provide visionary executive leadership for the management of a dynamic cultural arts and history institution. Ultimately responsible for the general management, financial growth and development, financial management, program and collection development, and the facilitation of city/board/volunteer relations of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
Under the general supervision and direction of the Museum Board of Directors; provides direct and indirect supervision to the staff of Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History.
The following list is illustrative and is not intended to describe every function that may be performed by the Executive/Development Director. The omission of specific statements does not preclude the Board of Directors from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
Cultivates relationships with major stakeholders for the purposes of fundraising, including major gifts, for special projects, operations and development of the Museum collection.
Identifies, recommends, and procures potential revenue streams and new opportunities for the Museum's growth and development.
Plans, coordinates, and directs the operation of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History which includes carrying out the policies and programs, as determined by the DMFAH Board of Directors, including the collection, exhibits, maintenance and educational outreach.
Provides leadership to Board officers, committees, and staff to ensure achievement of the Museum’s strategic plan
Utilizes traditional, print, social, and other forms of media to foster museum attendance and growth
Collaborates with community partners to enhance the arts in the Danville Regional Community; Develops relationships with community organizations and staff to communicate the museum’s vision.
Oversees the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History budget including planning, preparation, monitoring, and administration.
Performs a variety of public relations activities; coordinates communication both internal and external concerning all aspects of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, works closely with City Administration and other governmental and non-governmental agencies, collaborates with additional non-profit organizations to increase citizens' exposure and access to fine arts and history, identify and nurture relationships with potential donors,
Demonstrates effective staff development and organizational skills in areas such as hiring, coaching, collaboration, problem solving and goal setting. Empowers internal staff to proactively identify, plan, and act as a collaborative team.
Ensures the operations and administration of the Museum are in compliance with City policies, City ordinances, and local, State and Federal regulations.
Serves as principal advisor to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Board of Directors, City Manager, and other City officials, as well as other departments regarding art museum related concerns, programs, and/or projects.
Attend meetings of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Board of Directors.
Attend evening and weekend meetings and/or engagements as are vital to the achievement of the organization’s mission.
Assist in the selection, evaluation, and orientation of new Board members.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY:
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications can be submitted via email to:
Kristen Barker, President Board of Directors, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
Be identified as an articulate, pro-active, visible, and fully engaged symbol of the DMFAH.
Present an overall professional appearance and image.
Interact effectively with many constituencies: volunteers, students, members, visitors, participants, donors/funders, school and civic organizations, and local and state government agencies.
Establish effective relationships with a number of individuals and/or groups to include DMFAH board of directors, city council, city management, community agencies, government agencies, and community leaders.
Be expected to provide leadership by monitoring public trends in fine arts and history and provide recommendations for appropriate programming in keeping with the Danville region’s needs and desires.
Understand the role of technology in information exchange and ensures the Museum employs current and innovative methods necessary for the engagement of multiple demographic groups.
Effectively supervise and provide development opportunities for museum personnel.
Implement objective and comprehensive evaluations of staff performance.
Model and demonstrate leadership skills to effectively participate as a team member in carrying out the museum’s mission as articulated through the strategic plan.
Prepare and present clear and comprehensive written reports.
4+ years of successful managerial and leadership experience as an executive director and/or administrator
2 years of successful leadership in a fund raising capacity with a proven track record of both public and private fundraising abilities securing operational capacity as well as grant funding for programs
Experience in financial management, including budget development and monitoring
Experience in strategic planning and achieving organizational goals
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building/networking skills
A high degree of cultural competence and experience working with and serving diverse populations
A deep commitment to supporting and promoting community arts/history programming
A thorough knowledge/understanding of management theory; fundraising principles and techniques; modern management principles and techniques; public relations.
Additional Salary Information: Generous bonus incentive/structure provides for additional compensation
About Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is a 45 year old cultural institution housed in the historic Sutherlin Mansion. The DMFAH mission is to promote history and art in the Dan River region, and it's vision is to be the region's leader for integrated awareness of history, culture, and community.
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