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Associate Director

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Chief Curator, the Associate/Deputy Director provides daily oversight of the museum’s operations including all aspects of human resources, financial management and the museum facilities. The overall responsibilities include a wide range of activities including staff management, assisting with the budget, financial reporting, day-to-day operations and management of the building and grounds. The Associate/Deputy Director works collaboratively with all department heads including collections, marketing/communications, membership and development, education, visitor services, museum shop and facilities. The position represents the museum in the Executive Director’s absence and as delegated by the Executive Director with all the stakeholders associated with the museum.




  • Oversee and supervise all operational departments including finance, marketing & communications, technology, collections, education, membership, visitor services, facilities and the gift shop.
  • Ensure the efficient daily operation of the museum, its facilities and grounds.
  • Interpret museum strategies and develop supporting plans, initiatives and budgets.
  • Provide leadership in support of the museum’s mission and strategic plans and organize efforts to meet expected outcomes of programs and initiatives.
  • Manage the hiring, development and overall performance of staff to create diverse and effective teams.
  • Cultivate a team culture built on trusting relationships that motivates and retains employees.
  • Recommend HR policies for staff and improvements in supporting technology and infrastructure.
  • Develop and manage operational budgets and provide financial and overall progress reports to the Executive Director.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board committees as needed and collaborate with members to meet organizational goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Completion of graduate study is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in organizational leadership. Experience in nonprofit and/or museum management is desirable.
  • Demonstrated strength in financial management and multidisciplinary operations.
  • Proven experience in developing, managing and reporting on budgets and plans to meet organizational strategies and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing staff with a focus on teamwork and open communication.
  • Excellent skills in effective delegation, decision making and planning.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to inspire, build trusting relationships, motivate staff and build diverse teams.
  • Exceptional listening, conflict management, collaboration and negotiation skills to work effectively with staff and museum stakeholders.
  • Understanding of marketing and Public Relations

To apply, please send a letter of inquiry with your resume to This is a full time position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Job applications will be accepted electronically only and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal opportunity for employment and advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


Volunteer at OMAA

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art’s (OMAA’s) docent program continues to grow and enrich visitors’ museum experience.  Docents are trained to guide our visitors through the museum’s exhibitions and collections, and to share the story of the Ogunquit Art Colony and the founding of the museum. They receive a rich training program and are encouraged to undertake independent research on artists that can be shared with others.  Docents also benefit from OMAA-sponsored trips to museums and galleries around New England to heighten their knowledge and awareness of the dynamics of the art scene in our region.

We invite you to learn more about becoming an OMAA docent or about other volunteer opportunities at the museum. For more information, please contact Nicole Bianco at


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