Hiring Organization Information
Opened in the fall of 2015, Cascadia Art Museum (Cascadia) is one of the nation’s newest art museums, serving the Pacific Northwest as a voice and showcase for the region’s art history. The museum is dedicated to Northwest art during the period of 1860 to 1970 and maintains an active program of temporary exhibitions and public outreach to carry out that mission. The 11,000 square foot museum is part of the adaptive reuse of one of Edmonds’ most iconic, mid-century modern buildings, and is located just steps from the waterfront, as well as a short walk from Edmonds’ vibrant downtown.
Cascadia is strengthened by an impressive board of 14 highly engaged local and regional leaders who share a deep passion for Northwest art and making it accessible to the community. Additionally, there are over 65 committed community volunteers who staff the gift shop and exhibition spaces. The museum runs on a calendar fiscal year and currently has a budget of around $1.0M.
The Executive Director is responsible for pursuing the museum's vision through operations and resource development. This includes directly managing staff (Operations Manager, Development & Marketing Manager, Registrar, P/T Store Manager) and providing oversight for the volunteers.
The ED has responsibility for managing operations, administration, financial affairs (including development activities, such as donor cultivation and grant writing), business development/marketing programs, long term strategic planning and oversight of all Board-directed initiatives and staff leadership.
Other areas of responsibility include community outreach and education; exhibition marketing and support; and program and project management.
Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer activities and direct and transferable skills. Cascadia seeks candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated experience and skills in some, or all of the following areas:
- Experience serving as a CEO, Executive Director or senior staff member of an entrepreneurial organization, division, or department of significant size, not necessarily in a traditional museum or arts organization.
- Successful management of earned and/or contributed revenue generating programs. Exposure to social sector or nonprofit services, capital campaigns, the arts, and/or museum operations, which may come from board, volunteer, or staff service, would be a plus.
- Passionate about building community through the arts.
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