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Bronzeville Center for the Arts
Milwaukee, WI, United States
17 days ago
Bronzeville Center for the Arts
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
17 days ago


The Role: 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Reports to: Bronzeville Center for the Arts Board of Directors

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide innovative and visionary leadership in the planning, implementation, and operation  of the newly-created Bronzeville Center for the Arts, and organization with a goal of affecting  substantive change for the benefit of the community, as well as for advancing our  understanding of African American diasporic art and culture across the region and nation.
  • Oversee the planning, development and construction of the Bronzeville Center for the Arts  architectural and site projects.
  • Oversee the management of the Center, directing staff regarding all day-to-day operations  including exhibitions, programming and the safety and well-being of visitors, users, and staff.
  • Advise the Board on institutional strategy, operations, and policy matters.
  • Lead strategic planning.
  • Contribute to ongoing fundraising efforts; ensure impactful evaluation of all short-term and  long-term fundraising efforts with specific milestones necessary to ensure the financial health  of the organization.
  • Prepare and oversee capital and operating budgets, ensuring appropriate levels of financial  control and compliance.
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with regional Black arts, heritage and other organizations,  private- and public-sector partners, educators and public agencies, as well as the local, regional  and international media.
  • Remain cognizant and up-to-date on local, community and national issues that may require  adjustments to the strategic plan, in order to leverage opportunities and/or to solve challenges.
  • Enhance BCA’s reputation by being active and visible in the community and by working closely  with other professional, civic, community based, and private organizations.
  • Cultivate a positive organizational culture, committed to attracting and retaining a diverse  employee base. 

Skills & Experience; 

  • The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative, and visionary individual with a passion 
    for African American and African Diaspora art and artists.
  • An existing interest in/knowledge of Black Milwaukee and Wisconsin art and artists would be an asset.
  • This leader will have exceptional interpersonal skills and leadership experience gained by  working in the museum, gallery, visitor experience or nonprofit field.
  • They will be confident and capable as the public face of the Center.
  • A proven record in  fundraising success is preferred Demonstrated achievement leading a team in transformative environments will be key, bringing experience in project management, program development and strategic partnerships.
  • Additionally, they will have an ability to assess and implement the infrastructure and operational requirements necessary to support sustainable growth.
  • Required qualifications include a degree in nonprofit management, arts administration, or museum management or 10+ years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, visitor experience and/or audience development.


Personal Attributes: 

  •  Passionate and committed to the Bronzeville Center for the Arts’ mission and vision. 
  • A strategic and visionary leader who combines strong knowledge of African American art and  culture, institutional leadership, organizational management, and creative problem-solving skills with commercial instinct and resourcefulness.
  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills; actively seeks input from others, at  all levels of the organization and community, creating an environment where ideas and  information are easily exchanged, and voices are heard.
  • Exceptional communicator and dynamic public speaker; ability to inspire and successfully  carry out the role of being an ambassador and leading voice of BCA.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of ethics, integrity, respect and humility.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64791420
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Position Title: Executive Director
  • Company Name For Job: Bronzeville Center for the Arts
  • Job Function: Director/Administration
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $200,000.00 - $250,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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