Director of Collection Loans & Exhibitions

Job Description

Art Bridges seeks a dynamic, highly motivated individual to oversee planning and strategy for the Traveling Exhibitions program, Collection Loan Partnership program, and Registration department. This person will be responsible for bringing new partners and projects into Art Bridges’ Collection Loan Partnership and Traveling Exhibitions program and will provide leadership to a team of 10-15 full-time staff and interns.


About Art Bridges

Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of over 215 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices.


About the Position

As a senior member of management, this position provides leadership within the Foundation and participates in panels, working groups, and meetings to determine and execute new processes, platforms, programs, and assessments in support of the Foundation’s sustainable growth.




Who we are looking for

You are professional, pleasant, proactive, highly organized and an outstanding problem solver. You pay attention to details and triple check your work. You are flexible, have a “roll up your sleeves” work style and have a high degree of discretion in your approach to handling sensitive information.

Minimum qualifications, education, and training

Physical Demands

Occasionally, while performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to travel independently.

In the work environment described below, position requires working at a desk and utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time. Vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision, and good hand/eye coordination.

When not in the office, the person in this position will require the capability to move and be present in galleries during construction, installation, and deinstallation, and be able to navigate through different museum buildings and on museum trails and grounds.

When working in public spaces and galleries, position requires, at times, assisting with the installation of artworks, labels, and other exhibition related elements.


Work Environment

Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces, and in communities served. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Work hours during normal activities are 8-5, Monday through Friday, in the Art Bridges offices.

Art Bridges believes that diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are central to all work and decisions within our organization. Our goal is to support each other and our colleagues to learn and change together and make this important work part of all daily activities.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and a background check. Art Bridges requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, or meet Arkansas state requirements, subject to accommodations. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.


Art Bridges Commitment to DEAI

At Art Bridges, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are central to all work and decisions within our organization. We support our colleagues and our partners in learning and growing together to make this important work part of our daily lives.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Art Bridges is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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