Executive Director

Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation
March 12, 2018
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Anne Edgar
79 Madison Avenue


Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation in New York City seeks an Executive Director who will report directly to the Chairman and work closely with the Board, to grow a constituency of architects, designers and enthusiasts, produce engaging programs, and develop new sources of revenue to support Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

A New York based 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1991, the Foundation conducts lectures and study tours, sponsors fellowships for American graduate students, and hosts an annual gala to raise funds for the Museum.

Today the Museum is as it was in the 19th century, Sir John Soane’s architectural laboratory and the repository of his antiquities, architectural models, drawings, paintings, and sculpture which are positioned exactly as he placed them. The celebrated center for traditionalists and modernists, for professionals and amateurs, the Museum is a source of inspiration for all.


Program Development

  • Develop an annual program of lectures, study tours, and events
  • Create innovative ways to grow the constituency and increase membership
  • Oversee Foundation fellowship programs for American students in London

Fund Raising

  • Enhance and expand current sources of revenue
  • In collaboration with the Board, identify and acquire new sources of revenue including individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships
  • Oversee the operations of the Annual Gala


  • Maintain open channels of communication with the Foundation Board and the Museum staff in London
  • Design and implement methods of communication that keep the Foundation visible with a growing constituency
  • Open new avenues of communication in social media
  • Oversee the reconceptualization of the web site


  • Participate in and coordinate Board and Committee meetings
  • Maintain the data base keeping it active and relevant
  • Manage the banking function
  • Manage transactions related to Foundation activities
  • Prepare budgets and projections


  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Successful track record in fund raising
  • Excellent communication capabilities, both written and oral
  • Ability to use social media strategically and sustain visibility on selected platforms
  • Financial capabilities and understanding
  • College/advanced degree with a passion for architecture, design, museums


  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.



How To Apply

Please send resumes to searchcomm@soanefoundation.com

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