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516 ARTS seeks an Executive Director that is a creative leader committed to the cultural exploration of topics of current relevance through contemporary art and the engagement of artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds and heritage. The ideal candidate models experimentation and collaboration, and has proven leadership, financial, and relationship management experience with skill in implementing exhibitions and programs.

The next Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to develop a vision that achieves the core mission 516 Arts; will lead innovative and interdisciplinary visual art and its intersections with other disciplines such as science and technology; build audiences for the arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the broader region; and, continue the initiative to expand and develop its physical space.

  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Compensation: $70,000 - $82,000, depending on experience

Click here to view the full Executive Director job description. This position will remain until May 1, 2024.

Candidates meeting the requirements for the position should be prepared to be interviewed virtually by the Selection Committee.  Finalists should be prepared for a second interview, and/or to provide an oral presentation on their candidacy to the Governing and Advisory Boards. It is intended that first interviews will be held during the first part of May; final interviews in the second half of May; final decision by June 7th.

516 ARTS is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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