Executive Director, National Hispanic Cultural Center

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
Full time Government

Job Description

This is a full-time, exempt position. The Executive Director reports to the Secretary of Cultural Affairs and to the Center’s Board of Directors. This position requires seasoned administrator and talented personnel manager, with a track record of successful leadership of a multidisciplinary organization, a professional staff, and a large facility. The Executive Director supervises a dedicated staff of up to thirty (30). EEO/AA. Competitive salary and generous benefits package.

General Duties:
  • Development of exhibits and programs of an educational nature to benefit the public and students
  • Recommend to the board acquisition of materials related to the mission of the Center
  • Direct research, preservation and conservation of the collection
  • Cooperate with educational institutions, other agencies, and divisions of state, tribal and federal governments to develop the programs of the Center
  • Propose the operating budget and capital improvements
  • Other duties as delegated
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline related to the management and operation of a large cultural institution
  • Passion for and in-depth knowledge of the Hispanic Arts, culture, and community
  • Experience with a cultural institution
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference for the ability to speak, read, and write Spanish fluently for a frequent interaction with the Spanish speaking world
  • Substantial experience and skill in personnel management and team-building
  • Substantial experience in budgetary oversight and administration
  • Substantial experience in strategic planning
  • Exceptional interpersonal and public relation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of New Mexico’s history, Hispanic culture, and current arts scene and society
Open until filled. For best consideration, A COVER LETTER ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS and a resume with three references should be postmarked and sent to:
NHCC Executive Director Search Department of Cultural Affairs
407 Galisteo Street, Suite 260, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Attn: Office of the Secretary