Saturday, June 22, 2019
KANSAS CITY HELP WANTED!!! AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM DESPERATELY SEEKING NEW HONCHO FOR MORE THAN $100K!!!
TKC believes that SERGIO would make the best new leader for the embattled facility or at least provide more entertainment than all of the dusty, old icons of the long-gone jazz age.
However, after more $100-MILLION down the tubes at 18th & Vine since 1990 and millions more soon to be wasted there's still a naive hope that the district can make a comeback by way of an art form that has failed to resonate with local audiences. Here's what looks like a pricey nationwide job search found by the best and brightest readers from our blog community . . .
Non-Profit Connect: Executive Director, American Jazz Museum
"The American Museum of Jazz is seeking a skilled, dynamic, and dedicated professional to become its next Executive Director (”ED”). The ED will work to develop and execute a robust fundraising plan, set organizational priorities, and articulate the Museum’s vision going forward, translating its mission into outcomes that provide financial health and independence, and positive impact.
"The ED must be a sophisticated relationship-builder who is able to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including private and public funders, and local elected officials. A leader who can bring about real change, the ED will concentrate on marketing and communications, keeping the collections up to date and relevant, and be a partner to the Board and the community to develop the Museum as a must-see destination. This person will ideally have experience in the arts, performing arts, music and/or management of museums and cultural institutions, and must demonstrate significant accomplishments and past successes. In addition, he or she must be an accomplished fundraiser, a hand-on manager, a strategic thinker and planner, a problem solver and be able to respond to crises quickly and effectively. Leadership capacity and effective management will be key qualifications for this position."
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $100,000 and over
More info for those who want to apply.
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