The Mission of MIM: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches the world community by collecting, preserving and making accessible high quality musical instruments, images and music from every country in the world. We celebrate our world’s diverse musical cultures and foster global understanding by engaging our guests with a world class interactive experience, a welcome and fun environment, dynamic programming and exceptional musical performances. For more information visit our website at www.mim.org
Position Summary: The President and Director provides administrative leadership and oversight of the museum. The individual filling this position will operate as a leader for all aspects of the museum’s operations and will work closely with the Board of Directors to articulate and advance MIM’s mission and vision. The President and Director will collaborate with the Board to develop and achieve long range strategic goals to ensure the museum’s financial growth and sustainability. Consequently, the President and Director will be heavily involved in identifying and fostering relationships to meet fundraising goals. Responsibilities include both managerial and fundraising as outlined below.
Management responsibilities: (50%)
- Develop and actively sustain collaborative, productive, and effective working relationships with the Board to develop and implement the strategic priorities for all aspects of the museum.
- Translate MIM’s mission and vision into current objectives and a long-range strategic plan in conjunction with the Board and/or its respective committees.
- Provide guidance to MIM’s Senior Leadership team including the CFO, Chief Curator, Director of Exhibits, Development, Marketing, Operations, Theater Artistic Director and Human Resources. MIM currently employs approximately 100 team members and has 350 volunteer team members.
- Monitor and evaluate MIM’s financial and operational activities with the CFO and appropriate team members to ensure a sustainable, fiscally healthy organization.
- Work with the Board to make appropriate decisions regarding the management of assets, revenues, expenses, and any related fiduciary and/or compliance obligations of MIM to ensure stable asset management and resource utilization.
- Communicate openly in collaboration with the Board to ensure all parties recognize pertinent operating issues, potential problems, and any meaningful deviations from the Institutional Plan.
- Develop and deliver reports to MIM’s Board, President’s Cabinet, and Senior Leadership team.
- Document and communicate accountabilities and expected outcomes to direct reports through the performance review process.
- Act as the primary spokesperson for MIM
- Represent MIM at speaking engagements and events regionally, nationally, and occasionally internationally.
Fundraising and partnerships: (50%)
- Work closely with the Development Director to create fundraising plans and strategies for the implementation of a comprehensive giving program that includes annual, capital/major, and planned giving to support and sustain MIM operations as well as grow its endowment.
- Cultivate current and prospective corporate support and develop new sources of funding by local industry and the business community nationally through strategic partnerships and project sponsorships.
- Establish sound working relationships and partnerships with appropriate community organizations, resulting in expanded community interest, support and participation.
- Work with Board of Directors, MIM Senior Leadership team, and Presidents Cabinet to raise funds from memberships, grants, fundraising activities and any other outside sources.
- Represent MIM at regional, national, and international conferences, including but not limited to those sponsored by AAM, AFP, and NAMM, when appropriate.
- A demonstrated understanding of effective management practices, strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting, and financial systems appropriate for a nonprofit organization gained through positions of increased responsibility in these areas.
- Documented success in effective donor cultivation and solicitation at a large nonprofit organization including demonstrated record of leadership in at least one (1) capital campaign, including direct experience in obtaining outright gifts of one (1) million or more.
- Experience in helping to execute a world-class brand image.
- Superior written and interpersonal communications skills and comfortable with public speaking to a variety of audiences.
- Strong creative problem-solving skills and the ability to excel lead a high performance team.
- High energy, positive approach to problem-solving, and strategic and critical thinking skills, and an understanding of and appreciation for the stewardship of a major non-profit organization.
- Advanced degree preferred, but successful track record of accomplishments is the prime requisite.
- Knowledge of the philanthropic community (foundations and corporations) locally and nationally.
- Love for a variety of music a plus!