MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House Employer:
West Hollywood, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jun 24 '20Posted on:

The Director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture has primary responsibility for implementing the annual business plan as approved at the Annual Board Meeting of the MAK Center in regard to programming, financial obligations, personnel management and execution of daily activities of the MAK Center. The Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising and financial management: assume day-to-day fiscal responsibility for operations and programs (excluding conservation and maintenance of the Schindler House); ensure audit-readiness under U.S. and Austrian laws; prepare and manage budgets; supervise bookkeeping and accounting; prepare monthly and annual fiscal reports; raise funds through grants, donations, memberships, special events, programming, etc., to substantially support the annual budget.
  • Residency program management: oversee use and condition of Mackey Apartments; manage residency contracts; oversee and participate as necessary in calendar of activities for resident artists and architects; supervise program operation and archives; assist in the implementation of projects.
  • Staff and facilities management: hire, supervise, and evaluate staff in achieving administrative and programmatic goals; ensure that the House is open to the public during established hours (currently Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm); consult with the Friends of the Schindler House on all facilities issues. Ensure that the MAK Center’s other premises (Mackey Apartments, Garage Top, Fitzpatrick-Leland House) are open, well maintained, and functioning properly. Oversee all contracts.
  • Program management: draft proposals for exhibitions, lectures, events, etc. for all venues including Garage Top and Fitzpatrick-Leland House to be presented for approval at the Annual Board Meeting; implement all approved programs; build audience for programs through marketing and public relations; ensure the cooperation of supporters and neighbors to successfully realize all plans; coordinate activities with the Board of the Friends of the Schindler House.
  • Institutional identity: participate in professional, cultural, and civic activities that advance the credibility and influence of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

Potential candidates should have substantial experience in museum / non-profit leadership, including fundraising achievements and significant curatorial / programming contributions to contemporary art and architecture. In addition, potential candidates should be sensitive to historic preservation issues. A graduate-level education in the Arts, Architecture, or a related field is preferred, but not required.

Reports to: The Director of the MAK Vienna / Members of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles 
Employees: Office / Financial Manager, Programs Manager, Curatorial Administrator, Programs Coordinator

The position will begin January 2021.


By July 16th, applications including a detailed resume, names of references, salary requirements, and a brief concept / vision for MAK Center’s future should be sent to Martina Kandeler-Fritsch, Deputy Artistic Director MAK Vienna, at:  

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