New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

National Hispanic Cultural Center Seeks New Executive Director

April 20, 2021


ALBUQUERQUE – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is searching for its next Executive Director. As the administrative and executive officer of the Center, the position requires a seasoned administrator with a record of successful leadership of a multidisciplinary organization, ability for oversite of a professional staff, and experience working collaboratively with boards such as the National Hispanic Cultural Center Board of Directors and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. The position is appointed by the Governor.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the NHCC’s mission is the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. With an annual operating budget of approximately $3 million, the Center presents exhibitions, lectures, book readings, performing arts, and educational programs that are meaningful to the local community. The NHCC is also home to the Spanish Resource Center, an arm of both the Spanish Embassy and the University of New Mexico, and Instituto Cervantes.

The ideal candidate will have the high energy and enthusiasm required to successfully manage a dynamic organization. The director supervises a staff of 39 and oversees a 20-plus-acre campus that includes a plaza, three performance theaters, art museum, education center, library, genealogy center, and two restaurants.  

A full job description is available on the DCA website at For consideration, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and three professional references. In full compliance with State of New Mexico Public Health Orders and Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates can anticipate participating in interviews and presentations virtually.

All materials are due on or before 5 p.m. MDT on Monday, May 10, 2021. Candidates should email application materials to Lee Ann Cory, NHCC Executive Search Administrator, at Hardcopy materials submitted via mail will not be accepted.

About the National Hispanic Cultural Center 
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The Center presents mission related events throughout the year, some produced by its history, literary, performing and visual arts programs, and others by partnering with external organizations. Events take place at its 20-plus-acre campus, which includes a plaza, an art museum, a historic designated building, a library, and genealogy center. The Center is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. 


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