Flint Institute of Arts

Flint, MI

Executive Director

The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) is in the search for an Executive Director. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

Located in the heart of Michigan, FIA is a community treasure that is at once a world class art museum, a respected studio arts school, and a fine arts education center. FIA is Michigan’s second largest museum with world-renowned collections experienced by visitors through its exhibition of permanent collections, and 15 to 20 temporary exhibitions annually.  62% of purchased acquisitions over the last five years were for works by artists of color, including works by Purvis Young, Vanessa German, David Driskell, Renee Stout, Betye Saar, Romare Bearden, and Chakaia Booker. A broad range of film programs is shown in a 330-seat theater, as well as events, lectures, adult programs, and interactions with a broad range of artists, curators, and educators. The FIA Art School is the nation’s fourth-largest non-accredited art museum school. The school and its studios provide a robust schedule for students of all ages (from toddlers to seniors) including art-making classes, workshops and demonstrations; curriculum-based gallery, studio, and outreach programs for Pre-K-12, Head Start, and homeschool students.

Admission is free for FIA members, Genesee County residents, and children under 12, and there is a modest admission fee for others. The FIA’s current annual budget is $6.6 million; the organization is governed by a 31-member Board organized with a smaller group of officers led by the Board President; there are 95 staff, 35 Art School Faculty, 200 volunteers including 19 docents; 2,300 members and an annual attendance and participation in the museum averaging 160,000.

Reporting to the Board through its Chair, the Executive Director will lead all curatorial, collections, conservation, exhibition, education, programming, external relations, fundraising, finances and management, facilities and security functions of the Flint Institute of Arts.

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