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Executive Director, Art Museum
Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York
Date Posted 07/30/2020
Philanthropy-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Opportunity to be Executive Director of a vibrant and growing art museum in the scenic St. Lawrence River Valley of Upstate New York.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum seeks a museum leader with the vision, skill, and management experience to build on the Museum’s growth in the last several years. With its unparalleled collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Frederic Remington, dedicated staff and Board, and dynamic educational programs, the Museum provides strong resources with which an incoming leader can chart new directions in pursuit of the Museum’s mission.

The new Executive Director will have the opportunity to bring new ideas to raise the Museum’s profile and increase its reach and impact. They will be responsible for: securing the financial resources necessary to achieve the Museum’s vision through private, corporate, governmental, and grant funding; supervision and development of staff; promotion of the Museum to increase audiences, participation, and support; and ensuring the smooth operation of the Museum.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited four-year institution, and a minimum of eight years of progressive leadership, development, planning, and operations experience in the arts/culture sector. Fundraising, financial management, marketing, networking, and strategic planning will be key areas of focus.

The ability to inspire and empower others, strong personal motivation, vision, the appreciation of diverse perspectives, and excellent problem-solving skills are also essential.

The mission of the Frederic Remington Art Museum is to expand and deepen appreciation and understanding of Remington’s work by engaging contemporary audiences and keeping his legacy relevant. The Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original paintings, drawings, sketches, and sculptures by Remington, encompassing the full range of his artistic vision and process, from preliminary sketches to completed works, with everything in between. The Museum campus includes an historic mansion, impressive exhibition spaces, a separate building for administrative offices, meeting space, and public events space, and the Eva Caten Remington Education Center, which includes interactive galleries for children, a classroom, a guest suite, and offices. The annual operating budget for the Frederic Remington Art Museum is approximately $800,000 - $1M.

The Museum is located in Ogdensburg, NY along the southern shore of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. The City of Ogdensburg is in close proximity to local universities and colleges including St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam. The region offers a diverse geography from the scenic St. Lawrence River (including the Thousand Islands) to the Adirondack region; a total population of 7.1 million people live within a 120 mile radius which also encompasses the cities of Ottawa, Montreal, and Syracuse.

To read the full job description and to apply: Visit https://fredericremington.org/ and click the “Director Search” tab. Nominations welcome. Apply in confidence. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The Frederic Remington Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPENSATION: $70,000 — $100,000 annual compensation. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

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