Above: Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld leads a gallery tlak.


Founded by artists and arts educators in 1930, today’s MMFA staff continues to be a mix of makers, educators, and other museum professionals—a creative collective dedicated to art, visitors, and the design and delivery of engaging experiences that connect the two. 

There are thirty-something of us—some new to the enterprise, others here for decades, and others still have returned to the Museum after moving on and broadening their experiences elsewhere. We leverage this mix of fresh perspectives and deep institutional knowledge—mixed with creativity, command, commitment, and camaraderie—to work from a place of competitive advantage. Our practice is also distinguished by our “good to great” mindset—the drive to learn and grow as we go—with and from each other and ourselves.

We recognize that, like so many other museums, arts organizations, and other workplaces, we have long fallen short of recruiting and retaining staff whose identities and experiences mirror the public we seek to serve. With this in mind, today, we work with urgency to attract top talent whose life experiences deepen our capacity to understand fully the community’s needs and wants and connect meaningfully with those who reside in and visit the River Region. 

The MMFA is a public-private enterprise, supported by both the City of Montgomery and the MMFA Association. While most MMFA staff are employed by the City, others are employed by the Association. Each vacancy posted notes if the position is City or Association and includes links to the appropriate application process for each. 

Current Openings

Museum Director

Date Opened: February 23, 2024
Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

The fundamental reason this position exists is to plan, administer, supervise, build support for, and report on all operations of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The employee acts as the primary manager of the Museum and serves as the liaison to other City departments, outside government agencies, the Montgomery community, and the community of art museums in the United States. This position reports directly to the City of Montgomery Director of Cultural Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • An advanced degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field and
  • At least (5) five years of experience in an art museum, visual arts organization, or arts center as a Director, Assistant Director, Division or Department Head, or Chief Curator. 

Development Director

Date Opened: January 5, 2024
Application Deadline: Continuous

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform professional development work related to the design and delivery of the fundraising program at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The work responsibilities are, to establish and maintain a strategic development plan to include programs such as general membership, upper-level membership, philanthropic giving, corporate sponsorship, planned giving, government and foundation grants, and governance administration; develop and deliver these programs directly and via the supervision of a team of two or more employees; creates and manages the Museum’s internal Development Department’s budget; works with Museum Director, fellow department directors, and others in the Museum on fundraising projects for the Museum. The Development Director reports to the Museum Director. 

Essential duties and objectives: 

  • Lead and support the Development team and steward relationships with contributors to the Museum. 
  • Set fundraising goals with Museum leadership, guided by the institution’s strategic plan and budget, develop an annual plan, and regularly report on progress. 
  • Work with Museum leadership to develop and pursue opportunities for sponsorship and fundraising campaigns.
  • Oversee individual and corporate membership and giving, grants to foundations and government entities, fundraising events and donor experience, gift acknowledgment, reporting, donor recognition, and collaboration on related communication materials. 
  • Serve as primary liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Engage with and represent the Museum in Montgomery, Alabama – state capital and a key site of Civil Rights history – home to a school district, several universities, and visual arts organizations. 


  • 5 years in Museum Development work 
  • 2 years in leadership and management experience
  • Passion to serve a community driven by donor commitment and investment

Benefits: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

Compensation Range: $57,361 – $86,763 year

Assistant Preparator

Date Opened: May 26, 2023
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Assistant Preparator works together with and follows the direction of the Museum Preparator/Designer in accomplishing the daily tasks of art preparation in the Museum. Primary duties include assisting with moving, hinging, matting, framing, and installing works of art in the Museum galleries. Other duties include creating and installing signage in the form of labels, panels, and applying vinyl lettering. Basic painting, carpentry, and woodworking skills are required. Heavy lifting and working outside in the elements can be expected. The Assistant Preparator needs to have a good foundation of working with their hands and possess basic mechanical knowledge, be meticulous in attention to detail and in exercising care when handling works of art, and open to learning new skills.

Development Assistant

Date Opened: March 26, 2024
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The fundamental reason this position exists is to assist in the development and implementation of a funding and outreach strategy for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.  The essential functions of the position are: assists in planning, directing, and implementing a donor relations program to establish and maintain a systematic program for donor recognition, donor communication, donor acknowledgments, and special events;   promotes, staffs, and attends Museum sponsored events; and performs administrative duties.  Supervision is received from the Museum Development Director. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university.
  • One year of experience in professional fundraising, constituent/client relationship management, public relations, or a related area with two years of database management experience

    : Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Adult Services Manager

Date Opened: July 18, 2023
Application Deadline: August 1, 2023

The Adult Services Manager is a museum educator position that focuses on docent and adult engagement within the MMFA Learning + Programs Department. The job roles include overseeing tour training, internships, adult programs, and local artist events.

Family + Community Services Coordinator

Date Opened: July 18, 2023
Application Deadline: August 1, 2023

The Family + Community Manager is a museum educator position within the MMFA Learning + Programs Department that focuses on family and community engagement in the MMFA ArtWorks Interactive Gallery and Studios. The job roles include developing studio art workshops, professional development courses, family programs, and community outreach engagements that build long-term relationships with community partners.

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