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Executive Director – National Hispanic Cultural Center


The National Hispanic Cultural Center is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Executive Director. The NHCC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. It is located in Albuquerque's historic and culturally vibrant Barelas neighborhood and consists of an art museum, library, genealogy center, performing arts center, and educational center. The NHCC is a Division of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. See and supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Position Summary: This is a full-time, exempt position. The Executive Director reports to the Secretary of Cultural Affairs and to the Center’s Board of Directors. This position requires seasoned administrator and talented personnel manager, with a track record of successful leadership of a multidisciplinary organization, a professional staff, and a large facility. The Executive Director supervises a dedicated staff of up to thirty (30). EEO/AA. Competitive salary and generous benefits package.

General Duties:

  • Development of exhibits and programs of an educational nature to benefit the public and students
  • Recommend to the board acquisition of materials related to the mission of the Center
  • Direct research, preservation and conservation of the collection
  • Cooperate with educational institutions, other agencies, and divisions of state, tribal and federal governments to develop the programs of the Center
  • Propose the operating budget and capital improvements
  • Other duties as delegated

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline related to the management and operation of a large cultural institution
  • Passion for and in-depth knowledge of the Hispanic Arts, culture, and community
  • Experience with a cultural institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference for the ability to speak, read, and write Spanish fluently for a frequent interaction with the Spanish speaking world
  • Substantial experience and skill in personnel management and team-building
  • Substantial experience in budgetary oversight and administration
  • Substantial experience in strategic planning
  • Exceptional interpersonal and public relation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of New Mexico’s history, Hispanic culture, and current arts scene and society

Open until filled. For best consideration, A COVER LETTER ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS and a resume with three references should be postmarked and sent to:

NHCC Executive Director Search
Department of Cultural Affairs
407 Galisteo Street, Suite 260, Santa Fe, NM 87501
ATTN: Office of the Secretary


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