Friday, April 26, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Seeks Visual Arts Director

The Maine Arts Commission is seeking a full-time Visual Arts Director to develop and oversee the agency’s visual arts programming for the state of Maine.

The Visual Arts Director will work in a strong team setting with other program directors and under the supervision of the agency’s Executive Director to further the arts in Maine. This position is an exciting one with a great deal of scope to develop new partnerships and programs that are essential to Maine’s cultural development.

The person selected will take the reins of some of the agency’s ongoing programs, such as Arts in the Capitol, the Maine Youth Excellence in Art Project, and Maine’s Congressional Art Awards Competition.

Beyond that the Visual Arts Director will collaborate and consult with state and national arts organizations and institutions to promote best practices, exemplary visual arts programming, and to implement professional development opportunities.

To be considered an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in an Arts or Humanities related field and two (2) years experience working with artists, art groups, and/or humanities organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree or commensurate work experience preferably in the field of visual arts. Knowledge of Maine artists, galleries and museums is a benefit.

To view the full job posting and for details of how to apply, please visit

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