Thursday, 10 November 2016 01:54

Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio

Additional Info

  • Opportunity Title: Executive Director
  • Organization-Sponsor: El Museo Del Barrio
  • Deadline: Until Filled
  • Location (if applicable): New York, NY
  • Description of Opportunity:



    Title:                            Executive Director

    Reports to:                  Board of Trustees


    El Museo del Barrio (‘El Museo’) is seeking an administrative and strategic leader as its Executive Director.  The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable supporter of Latin American and Latino arts, an experienced administrator and a seasoned communicator with expertise in building partnerships in the community, among council members and funders.  The Executive Director will be an active presence in the arts community and have the ability to lead and inspire a vibrant team of staff, Board and other stakeholders to achieve a collaborative working environment. This individual should have a positive, can-do attitude, be practical, results-oriented, enjoy building consensus with the public and value creative self-expression.  Above all, the successful candidate will have the desire, tenacity and passion to grow El Museo to new levels while honoring the history and vision of its creation.


    Our ideal candidate will have proven ability as a leader who can bring vision and passion to grow our beloved museum. This individual will be responsible for: 

    ·       Setting financial priorities to ensure the organization is operating in a manner consistent with the needs of programs and staff.

    ·       Expanding revenue-generating and fundraising activities. Proactively cultivate individual and institutional financial supporters.

    ·       Developing greater organizational capacity by tending to the museum’s talent, financial and technological needs. 

    ·       Fostering a relationship with the board marked by open communication and responsiveness to issues affecting the strategic direction and operation of the museum.

    ·       Increasing visibility by creating and executing a refined communications and marketing strategy with the goal of enhancing El Museo as a cultural and civic resource; and amplifying the museum’s local, national and international stature in the art world.

    ·       Oversight of the exhibition and publications programing to strengthen the role of Latino and Latin American Art in the 21st Century. 

    Developing, executing and evaluating the museum’s public programs to ensure integration of exhibition and educational objectives.


    ·       A Twenty-first Century’s vision for community engagement, program development, and expansion.

    ·       Cultural advocate of excellence and flawless execution in all El Museo activities

    ·       A thoughtful leader and advocate for the arts, El Museo and New York at home and abroad.

    ·       A strategist, who is able to collaborate successfully; one who listens well, can bend when necessary, and yet be firm and decisive at all levels.

    ·       A problem solver with an understanding of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities.

    ·       Personable, accessible, gracious and has a good sense of humor.


    ·       Ten (10) years of experience in a museum or related educational/research organizations:  at least five years at a senior managerial level.

    ·       MA or higher degree in Art History or related field.

    ·       Excellent analytical, financial and organizational skills, with demonstrated leadership in fund-raising. 

    ·       Knowledge of all aspects of museum management including education, collections care, public outreach, scholarship and institutional development.

    ·       Excellent managerial, planning, operational, and administrative skills.

    ·       Strong interpersonal and written/oral communications, bilingual Spanish and English and public speaking skills.

    How to Apply

    To apply please email your cover letter and resume to

    About El Museo -

    El Museo del Barrio’s purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the art and artifacts of Caribbean and Latin American cultures for posterity. Its mission is to enhance the sense of identity, self-esteem and self-knowledge of the Caribbean and Latin American peoples through education of their artistic heritage and bringing art and artists into their communities.

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