Columbia Museum of Art, SC (CMA) seeks an experienced, visionary Executive Director. CMA recently completed a $16 million capital campaign to expand exhibition and education space, received a 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services Award and is the premier arts organization in the State. Located close to the State Capital and University of South Carolina campus, CMA is the anchor of Columbia’s revitalized downtown business and residential area.

Superb gifts from the Kress Collection anchor a growing collection of over 7,000 works of European, American, Asian and African-American art. The Museum is committed to expanding its collection of work by women and African American artists. CMA maintains a lively schedule of temporary exhibits. Exhibitions, innovative educational programming and special events make CMA Columbia’s cultural hub.

To enhance formal learning from kindergarten readiness programs to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming, CMA uses art to help students think creatively and develop problem-solving skills.

CMA is deeply engaged in the community and leverages partnerships with other not-for-profits including University of South Carolina, Columbia College, Trustus Theatre and the South Carolina Arts Commission; and has the active support of the Contemporaries (a young professionals’ patron group) and the Friends of African American Art & Culture.

CMA has a 34-member Board, staff of 48 and $4.2 million budget.

The new Executive Director will have 10 years in a senior leadership position, strong museum management experience, ability to envision the Museum’s future direction and appreciation of innovation. Advanced art history or museum studies degree preferred. Major achievements in fundraising, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with city officials, patrons and diverse, multi-cultural populations are essential. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Contact in confidence: Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman at