The Transition Team is currently interviewing candidates for the Executive Director position and planning a number of other activities to make the leadership transition as smooth as possible.
With have engaged a transition consultant to lay the groundwork for a successful transition— including an Organizational Assessment of internal operations, a thorough review of the Museum’s finances and an On-Boarding Plan to help the new Executive Director hit the ground running. We have formed a communications team to ensure we communicate effectively with our supporters and the public as we go through the transition. We have begun a special funding campaign to help support the transition and formed a Campaign Cabinet chaired by Herm Weber with representatives from the Board and public to guide the effort. To date the campaign has been largely internal (among current and former Board members), but you will be hearing more of this effort in the future!
Most importantly, the Erie community has been stepping up to do its part—interest in Museum programs is at an all-time high and support for our annual fund and ArtRageous sponsorships have exceeded expectations. On behalf of the entire Board, the staff and the broader community I want to thank each of our supporters—from our army of volunteers to our major donors—for ensuring that we as a community take responsibility for the future of the Erie Art Museum.