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Director, Museum of Arts and Design
New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks an experienced, visionary Director to partner with its distinguished Board and talented staff to position MAD as the must-visit destination for international contemporary art, craft, and design audiences. Situated in the heart of New York City at 2 Columbus Circle, MAD has an annual operating budget of $10M and a 28-member Board of Trustees.
A Cultural Visionary: MAD’s new Director will be a strategic and innovative cultural leader, with at least 10 years of museum leadership experience. S/he will affirm the Museum’s position as a leading institution in the field of arts, craft and design, raise MAD’s profile, and focus attention on MAD as an influential museum, at the center of innovation.
An Unparalleled Opportunity: In recent seasons, MAD has capitalized on its unique geographic location in the heart of Manhattan by curating strong programming that has drawn diverse audiences, garnered excellent press, generated public notoriety, and attracted strong fundraising. MAD’s new director will join a thriving institution poised to achieve new levels of public recognition, with an opportunity to leverage this recent success into a national and global cultural brand.
An Exciting Future: MAD will soon launch a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to increase the size of its endowment, fund new capital improvements, and provide additional support for MAD’s curatorial, public and educational programming. The Museum’s new director will catalyze this effort and serve enthusiastically and successfully as the Museum’s chief fundraiser.
President, Cincinnati Ballet
Cincinnati Ballet seeks a visionary performing arts executive for the newly created role of President, to provide strategic leadership during the organization’s next era of ambitious growth.
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has served an important role in the American ballet landscape as the cornerstone ballet company of the Midwest. For the past 53 years, Cincinnati Ballet has been identifying and developing dancers of talent from across the United States, presenting bold, adventurous, full-length ballets and contemporary works, with a commitment to live orchestral accompaniment.
In partnership with the Artistic Director & CEO and the Board, the President will lead a thriving and financially robust organization—one with an excellent artistic reputation, a $7M operating budget, an experienced staff, a committed board and a substantial endowment.
The successful candidate will be an experienced executive with a demonstrated track record of leadership in a similar position, preferably in dance, and will either possess or quickly develop an excellent understanding of how professional ballet companies run and the complex interdependence of Cincinnati Ballet’s companies, productions, Academy, staff, students, education and community programming.
Dunch Arts Opportunities
At Dunch Arts, we discover, develop and share the best people, practices and platforms around global arts and culture today. Founded in 2008 in New York City, Dunch Arts is a boutique management consulting firm exclusively focused on arts, culture and digital media. We care deeply about the sustainability of artists and organizations and we devote our professional efforts to helping the sector thrive. We teach and implement best practice fundraising, strategic planning, digital innovation, and executive search for arts and cultural organizations. We address the pressing issues of today, while identifying and developing the arts leaders of tomorrow.
Associate, Dunch Arts
The Associate is a key member of the Dunch Arts team, working with the President, Senior Consultants and Consultants to successfully support and execute a diverse range of client projects across multiple artistic disciplines. The successful candidate will be a well-organized administrator and experienced development all-rounder with high computer literacy, who can work successfully and competently across the firm’s client portfolio in a supporting capacity. The Associate functions across all areas of the firm’s administration, project management, and fundraising activities. S/he will be capable of serving in a front-facing client role onsite, and behind the scenes supporting senior colleagues in their front-facing client roles. S/he will also execute other duties as required by the President or Dunch Arts.
Senior Consultant, Dunch Arts
The senior consultants in our firm are energetic, optimistic, hardworking field leaders who think intelligently about the future of arts and society. They are smart, flexible, and entrepreneurial, with a passion for creating and testing new ideas. They are generous about sharing their expertise, and they’re excited to teach and mentor the next generation of arts leaders through our Dunch Arts Management Fellowship program, which identifies and recruits the best post-graduate talent from around the United States each year.
We’ve been called “the Navy SEALS of fundraising” by a prominent funder because we move quickly, inject energy and momentum into organizations, and propel our clients towards success. To succeed with us, you’ll need to be a great fundraiser, with strong functional experience in every facet of development and a sophisticated approach to financial and organizational strategy. In addition, you’ll also be a strong business executive: able to manage consulting teams on- and off-site, create organizational business plans, facilitate Board strategic planning processes, write and teach others about culture and business, and manage multiple clients and their donors with discretion.