EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Burchfield Penney and SUNY Buffalo State are currently searching for an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the Burchfield Penney.
Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. As a civic, urban, and engaged campus community, we pride ourselves as having small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to transform lives, to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, and professional studies, each year nearly 10,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality academic programs, diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, NCAA Division III athletics, and prime location in Buffalo's cultural corridor. We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.
The Executive Director will function as the Center's lead fundraising officer, provide the creative vision and artistic direction for the Center, and lead an outstanding arts institution with an active exhibition and public programming schedule, managing 26 employees along with more than 50 volunteers.
Demonstrated experience in a senior level management position for a national or regional arts institution with a proven track record of fundraising and oversight responsibilities for an operational budget, staff and volunteer supervision.
Master's degree or higher in fine arts, art history or other relevant field. Senior staff level administrative experience in an art organization recognized for quality and excellence; knowledge of the art world and its key players nationally.
Proven fundraising ability to acquire and close gifts from a variety of sources, including successful experience cultivating and soliciting gifts from individual donors. A successful record in the planning and administration of museum programs; an understanding of best practices regarding collections, acquisition and management, exhibition development, educational and public programs, community outreach and scholarly research. Competence, and experience in effectively managing multiple revenue streams and potentially complex budgets; understands and can interpret financial statements including reports of revenue and expense, statement of functional expenses, cash flow, and balance sheet; managing to an approved budget. Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokesperson and ambassador for an institution or program, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Possess a thorough knowledge of Charles E. Burchfield as an iconic American artist. Familiarity with academic institution complexity and budgeting. Capital campaign experience. Ability to select and evaluate works of art; an understanding of and commitment to American regional art; knowledge of Western New York art and philanthropic communities and the ability to translate this knowledge into meaningful collaborations and exhibitions. Experience managing an AAM- accredited museum. Strong computer literacy including applications to marketing and branding, electronic data collection, storage and digitization.
More info and application at buffalostate.edu.