The Academy Art Museum (AAM) seeks an experienced, dynamic Director to lead a strong regional art museum; organize outstanding exhibitions, programs and education; manage the collections and the museum facilities; diversify attendance and extend embrace of the AAM in ways that continually engage ALL citizens. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.
Founded in 1958, the Academy Art Museum is the cultural hub of the Eastern Shore of Maryland for the visual arts, music, and arts education. AAM is a nationally-recognized art museum and the only museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in Maryland’s Delmarva region. It offers first-tier exhibitions (eg. Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955 for which AAM served as the only East Coast venue), educates adults and touches the lives of nearly 5,000 children a year from five surrounding counties, and owns an important and growing permanent collection of over 1500 pieces chronicling more than two centuries of art.
The Academy Art Museum welcomes approximately 50,000 visitors each year (pre-Covid), is supported by substantial fundraising, earned revenue generation, and an annual endowment draw. The annual operating budget is approximately $1.5 million, the Museum’s endowment is approximately $6 million, and it has no outstanding debt. The Museum has a dedicated and highly qualified staff of 8 FT team and 8 PT members. It is governed by an active Board of Trustees, composed of 26 elected members.
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For additional information or to apply, please contact Lee Kappelman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.