Executive Director

Website lafayette_art Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Learn. Create. Inspire.

Full-time, Exempt, On-Site Lafayette, Indiana

Employed by and Responsible to the Board of Directors

The Executive Director provides inspired leadership, manages operations, facilitates fundraising, and promotes art through exhibits, education, events, and programming.   In addition, the Executive Director cultivates membership growth, community collaboration, and funding sources. The Director will execute a strategic plan to ensure the relevance of programming to appeal to a diverse audience.

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette (AMGL), founded in 1909, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in recognition of its commitment to high standards. Its substantive collections, thought-provoking exhibitions, and dynamic programs enrich the community. AMGL encourages diversity in art appreciation and expression and opens its doors, classes, and exhibitions to all people.


Board of Directors: Collaborate with the governing Board of Directors, Foundation Board, and Art League Board to identify, create and implement strategic plans to actualize business objectives.

Staffing: Identify, recruit, train, and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic business functions.

Development and Fundraising:  Identify potential sources of investment and organize fundraising efforts. Develop partnerships with stakeholders, including artists, educational institutions, government entities, local non-profits, and other relevant parties. Represent the museum at social functions and events in ways that strengthen the brand and communicate the museum’s message.

Programming: Develop, manage and coordinate events, exhibitions, education, and programs ensuring these reflect the commitment to meeting the art-related interests of underrepresented groups.

Fiscal Management: Monitor operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements. Identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business interests.

Facilities Administration: Oversee facilities, grounds, security, and environmental systems. Ensure the safety of individuals and the collection.

Collections: Maintains permanent collection to meet or exceed accreditation standards. Supervises accession and deaccession procedures.

Salary Range: $70,000-90,000 commensurate with candidate’s experience.

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to employment@artlafayette.org by March 31, 2022.

To apply for this job email your details to Employment@artlafayette.org