Chief Executive Officer, International Arts & Artists

International Arts & Artists
March 13, 2023
Washington, DC
Job Type
Annual Base Salary
Location Type
Work at location


International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a 501(c)3 arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A was founded in 1995 and operates in Washington, D.C., with a professional staff of 15 and at a budget of $2M annually. For more information, see www.artsandartists.org.

IA&A is comprised of –

  • A world-renowned Traveling Exhibition Service that tours 15-25 fine arts & decorative arts exhibitions annually to museums nationally and internationally.
  • An on-site contemporary art space that produces monthly exhibitions (IA&A at Hillyer).
  • An art collection of nearly 400 works (the Hechinger: Tools as Art collection).
  • A Cultural Exchange Program that brings 130+ interns, trainees, and scholars to the U.S. yearly.

IA&A is a distinctive and unique organization that requires the vision and leadership of a talented, energetic, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and thoughtful President / CEO who can continue its growth.

Ideal candidates will have –

  • A passion for IA&A’s mission of increasing cross-cultural understanding through the arts.
  • 10+ years of appropriate professional experience, including at least five years in an executive role.
  • Substantive connections in the arts and strong relationships with national & international arts leaders.
  • A record of success in the growth of her/his past endeavors.
  • A deep understanding of, and a driving commitment to, the arts and cultural exchange.
  • A history of effective leadership and the ability to motivate and inspire a small but talented team.
  • Entrepreneurial instincts with strong business acumen, a drive for results, and a track record in building new relationships and developing new programs.
  • Track record in building revenue earned and charitable revenue streams.

Application Instructions

DRiWaterstone is leading this search for International Arts & Artists.

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://waterstonehc.com/driwaterstonehc/position/iaa-chief-executive-officer/

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