PASADENA – Salary Position – Executive Director Pasadena Museum of California Art

In Salary Position on September 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

The Board of Directors of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) seeks an Executive Director who will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall vision and strategy for the Museum with the staff and Board. The ideal candidate should possess the vision to take the PMCA to the next level of achievement. She or he should have an understanding and appreciation of historic and contemporary California art and design or be an eager and quick learner about these subjects. The candidate should also have interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills and should be an experienced and dynamic fundraiser. The new Executive Director will supervise four full-time employees and eleven part-time employees and must also be an experienced and gifted leader with a proven record of successful and creative management and familiarity with budgeting procedures.

ELIGIBILITY: Should have a background in a visual arts organization, especially in museum leadership and management. A bachelor’s degree is necessary. The Director will be the key spokesperson for the Museum and must be able to convey excitement and appreciation for the PMCA’s mission, exhibitions, and programs. The candidate must also have experience in fundraising and board leadership. The Director must be capable of establishing and cultivating relationships with other art institutions, foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout California and beyond. The position should be viewed as an opportunity to expand and build upon the already successful history of this small museum.

DEADLINE: November 11, 2016

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and one-page summary resume, attached in a single document as well as copied into the body of an email to Brianna Smyk, Public Relations Manager & Editor, at Please use the subject: Executive Director Application: Last Name, First Name. Please list your salary requirements.


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