Executive Director, Brandywine Workshop and Archive

Located in the historic landmark Firehouse Building on South Broad Street, the “Avenue of the Arts” in Philadelphia, Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) houses a Permanent Collection which includes prints made by the more than 450 artists who have been in residence at BWA to date. Over 1,100 prints have been published by BWA in limited editions as screen prints, woodcuts, lithographs, monographs, collages, and mixed-media approaches. The building also houses Bob Blackburn Collection, Paper and Media Archives, and the Ruth Fine Library. To share its diverse, contemporary art with communities across the country, BWA donates, or through a combination of gift/purchase, Visiting Artist prints to establish “Satellite Collections” across the country and provides access to its collections through Artura.org, a free and open on-line educational resource. In addition, BWA offers a variety of programs including visiting artist residencies, exhibitions, internships, and ArtistsNConversation webinars.

BWA’s current strategic plan focuses on three primary goals:

  • Achieving self-sustainability by reaching 75% self-funding for core operations through endowment and all earned revenues.
  • National recognition for elevating the medium of printmaking as an expressive artform through innovation, invention, and the inclusion of talented artists regardless of race, heritage, sexual orientation, or age.
  • National recognition as a leader in diversity-driven programming and audience-building that serves the cultural and educational demands of the widest possible public.

In addition to the Executive Director position, BWA employs seven full- and part-time staff, engages several interns annually, and partners with several service providers. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1,000,000, BWA is overseen by a 15-member Board of Directors comprised of national business leaders, artists, and art enthusiasts.  


Founded in 1972, Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) is a mission-driven, nonprofit cultural institution that produces and shares art to connect, inspire, and build bridges among global communities.

BWA’s creative expression is fostered through collaboration and processes that employ conventional as well as new technologies. 

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead an historically significant, well-established, and highly regarded nonprofit with an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts and with an ambitious strategic plan to expand its impact and secure its long-term sustainability. The ED will also oversee all programs, operations, finances, and staff members.


This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with a starting salary range of $85,000 to $105,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. BWA is currently operating as a hybrid organization.


Click here for more information or to apply. BWA is an equal opportunity employer and views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as vital guiding principles in its work. BWA welcomes and encourages applications from visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversity of the organization and reflect the diversity of the communities served.

Candidate must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of BWA. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upload required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant, John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions can be submitted to John at: [email protected].


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-03-27 10:19:30 -0400