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Director of Development

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is not just an integral part of the Central Connecticut community but also houses one of the best collections of American art in the nation. Celebrating nearly 120 years of collecting and exhibiting American art, the NBMAA aspires to be one of the nation’s most welcoming museums. Located next to New Britain’s historic Walnut Hill Park, the NBMAA traces its beginnings to 1853 with the establishment of the New Britain Institute which displayed original art work for the benefit of the public. The NBMAA tells the story of America’s creative diversity, as it strives to present the evolving identity of America and the broadening definition of American Art.

The Opportunity

With the recent appointment of CEO and Director Brett Abbott, this is an exciting time for philanthropy at the NBMAA. With excellent management and possessing a $25 million endowment and annual operating revenues of $3 million, the Museum is full of potential. In spring 2022, the NBMAA is seeing its second-highest Museum Store sales since 2016 and best general admission for the past two years. To continue this upward trajectory, NBMAA is seeking a Director of Development.

Working in close partnership with the CEO, the Board, and senior staff, the Director of Development will be a strategic thinker and strong manager who will manage a staff of three and be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of major individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects.

The ideal candidate will be relationship focused and will thrive on being the face of the Museum, not just to donors but to the larger New Britain and art world communities. A sophisticated diplomat with a sincere and genuine interest in American art, this candidate must have integrity, a commitment to inspiring teamwork, and intellectual curiosity.

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Carmel Napolitano

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Libby Roberts

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