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Museum Director | Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Loretto, PA)

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) based in Loretto, PA has an approved vacancy for the position of Museum Director. The Museum Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for managing museum operations across the SAMA system – Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto.

SAMA is an accredited museum of fine art with a permanent collection of over 4,500 works of art emphasizing 19th and 20th century American Art, as well as other distinctive collections. The Museum is highly regarded among the state’s regional museums and its programs have become the model for rural museums across the country.

The Museum Director’s responsibilities include:
• The professional leadership and management of the museum.
• Working with the Board of Directors to develop, communicate and execute a clear vision for the organization.
• Collaborating with the Board of Directors to develop and implement the museum’s strategic plan.
• Selecting and cultivating qualified staff, modeling effective behaviors and skills, and building morale among staff and volunteers.
• Active involvement in the Museum’s fund-raising and development initiatives.
• Facilitating the Museum’s activities including exhibition planning and scheduling.
• Supervises a staff of seven (7) salaried personnel.
• Manages Museum operations, processes and programs.
• Develops and manages the SAMA budget.
• Writes and assists with grant proposals.
• Acts as the Museum’s representative in the community to increase SAMA’s visibility with legislators, stakeholders, and other constituencies.

Educational and experience requirements include:
• A bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business, or a related field of study is required - an advanced degree is preferred.
• Five to eight years of related museum, nonprofit or business experience.
• Demonstrated communications, management and interactive skills including the ability to multi task and work in a team environment.

Beyond the credentials and resume experience described above, we are seeking a dynamic individual capable of driving museum excellence, developing the museum’s resources, and advocating for the arts. This matrix of innovative talent and thoughtful managerial skills will be instrumental in promoting SAMA's tradition of excellence in the visual arts and will contribute to SAMA's ability to achieve its mission well into the 21st century.

Our website at offers a wealth of information on the SAMA organization.

SAMA represents an excellent career opportunity and provides an attractive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should send their resume, list of references and salary requirements to:

Search Committee
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
P.O. Box 9
Loretto, PA 15940

SAMA is an equal opportunity employer. W/M/D/V.