Location: Rockport, ME
Posted: May 29, 2019
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019
Maine Media Workshops + College
70 Camden Street
Rockport, ME, 04856
Maine Media Workshops + College ("MMW+C"), an innovative, 21st century center of lifelong learning in the education of visual artists and storytellers, is seeking a new President/CEO to succeed a successful retiring president.
MMW+C thrives by providing immersive learning opportunities for students of all ages, from high school through adulthood. We reach students from across the country and all over the world with offerings in photography, filmmaking, design and book arts, and writing. The school offers one-week workshops, multi-week certificate programs, and a low residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program.
MMW+C has an international reputation with outstanding alumni in film and photography, and is highly ranked among comparable institutions. Our campus is located in scenic midcoast Maine, and there is strong support from a vibrant local creative community throughout the year, as well as a committed board of directors.
Maine Media operates in a rapidly changing environment and is guided by a five year Strategic Plan (2018-23) as the basis for continued success with 4 major components: (a)develop workshop programs that lead in innovation and relevance to visual arts and storytelling, (b) achieve NECHE accreditation and build our College programs, (c)broaden and deepen our connection to our alumni community of visual storytellers to continue to build reputation and brand, and (d) increase funding and improve our facilities and technology to provide an excellent student experience.
We are seeking a talented and committed leader who will continue to lead the school in innovative educational models. Over time, the successful candidate will expand our impact as an institution renowned for the development of visual storytellers; deepen the talents of our increasingly diverse students as they develop their creative potential; grow our operations and financial sustainability; and raise the profile of the institution, highlighting its attractiveness for career development and artistic fulfillment in the media arts.
The successful candidate for President/CEO will be an inspiring team builder, powerful communicator and fundraiser, collaborative problem-solver, and adroit fiscal manager. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of senior leadership experience and professional achievement in leading educational or education-related institutions, and knowledge of the film and photo industry. The President will be expected to champion MMW+C mission and be a persuasive and dynamic leader internally and in the community. An MFA or other relevant secondary degree is required. In addition, knowledge and technical experience in one or more of the media disciplines taught at MMW+C would be important as well as current and/or past relationships and connections to the media industry. The candidate will have a track record and demonstrated excellence in managing for profit or non-profit organizations, fund raising, building stakeholder relationships and support, and managing the budget for an operation that includes a diverse array of programs, food service and housing.
Maine Media Workshops + College Mission
MMW+C educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers to achieve their creative potential. We provide lifelong learning opportunities for those pursuing the fine arts and media-related professions. We are committed to fostering a diverse community that values creativity, respects culture, and seeks to deepen human understanding and expand communication in the world.
President/CEO Position Profile:
Applications may be sent by email to:
Application reviewing begins on or about June 1 and will continue through June 30.
Applications should include:
• A cover letter indicating interest and key qualifications
• A cv with relevant experience and background for the position
• Contact information and any other relevant information (publications, portfolios, etc.)