Artistic/Executive Director

Organization: Art Students League
Category: Executive
Type: Full-time

Artistic/Executive Director

Jul 14, 2020

Artistic/Executive Director 

The Art Students League is a member-run organization that is seeking an Artistic/Executive Director who has professional experience demonstrating a deep aesthetic appreciation for art and a commitment to education. The Artistic/Executive Director, as the face of the League, must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. This extraordinary individual will possess the skills to honor the historical traditions of the Art Students League while addressing growth and diversity. 




1. Demonstrated experience managing operations and budgets in a not-for-profit art organization focusing on education. 

2. Meaningful experience managing and directing development and fundraising programs. 

3. Demonstrated leadership of faculty, staff, students, and artists. Experience resolving personnel and diversity issues. 

4. Familiarity with exhibition planning and collections care. 

5. Experience with marketing and promotion of artists and art programs. 

6. Experience working with Boards, members, and donors. 



The Art Students League of New York was founded in 1875 and remains an institution run by artists in support of artists. 

The League fulfills its mission by offering accessible, affordable, high quality education and instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, metal work and mixed media in the context of an Atelier system. There are no entrance requirements, degrees or set curriculum. Students come for a hands-on studio education accessible to anyone who truly aspires to develop as an artist, whether they seek to pursue a profession in the fine arts or are just beginning their artistic journey. 

Many famous artists who have shaped the vocabulary of art worldwide have been instructors, lecturers and students at the League. They include Georgia O'Keeffe, Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock, Carmen Herrera, Robert Rauschenberg, Adrian Piper, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, James Rosenquist and Ai-Weiwei, among many others. 

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To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to 

Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact or call. 

The Art Students League provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The League complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.