Executive Director

California Association of Museums 

Remote from within California


The Executive Director will have overall administrative responsibility for CAM in pursuit of its mission. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as the main spokesperson for the association, fostering connections with museum professionals and museums across the state of California, as well as advocating for museums with civic leaders and members of the California State Legislature. The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership, administrative guidance, and lead fundraising and marketing efforts. They will guide, mentor, and develop a small but dedicated team of staff, and be committed to the values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, or a related field is preferred. At least five years of work experience in the museum field and/or nonprofit or association leadership is expected. Strong managerial and fundraising experience, coupled with a deep interest and background in the museum field, is desired. Exceptional writing abilities and verbal presentation skills are critical and a track record in equity work is expected. As there is no physical office and staff work remotely, candidates can be based anywhere in the state of California.

CAM provides a competitive and equitable compensation package in the range of $90,000 to $100,000. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays

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