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Posted: 05/22/2015

Richardson Center Corporation
Buffalo Architecture Center

The Buffalo Architecture Center (BAC) is a new cultural institution located in the mixed-use National Historic Landmark Richardson Olmsted Complex. The Complex is set in the heart of the city’s Museum District and Olmsted park system, neighboring the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Buffalo History Museum. The BAC was created and is managed by a joint board of the Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) and the Richardson Architecture Center. This program, along with already implemented guided and self-guided tours, exhibit panels, and a short film on the past, present, and future of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, will be used as the basis for interpretation and programs going forward. The BAC will celebrate excellence in architecture and city planning as influenced by Buffalo’s outstanding architectural heritage. Located in the Richardson Olmsted Complex, the Center will provide orientation, prompt inspiration, and serve as a gathering place to launch new ideas related to architecture, landscape, and design. Through a mix of exhibits, tours, programs, and outreach, the BAC will educate the public about Buffalo’s architecture, landscape design, and urban planning, and its role in culture. The BAC will support organizations with similar goals of promoting Buffalo’s architecture, planning, and landscape and strengthen these groups with a collective home base. By providing a venue to host events, programs, exhibits, and gatherings, the BAC will foster active collaboration among aligned groups for dialogue and shared programming.
 The BAC will be located alongside and intertwined with the urban resort and conference center Hotel Henry, the first phase of reuse of the Richardson Olmsted Complex in 1/3 of the buildings (the Towers Building and an adjacent building on either side). Exhibition spaces include: - Permanent exhibition gallery on the lower level of the Towers Building (approximately 525 square feet). - Temporary exhibition gallery on the first floor of the Towers Building (approximately 500 square feet). - A permanent patient room exhibition located on the first floor of a building adjacent to the Towers Building (approximately 300 square feet). There is also the opportunity to incorporate BAC exhibits into the public spaces of all three buildings that comprise Hotel Henry, particularly the Towers Building.

Project Coordinator Consultant
Professional Opportunity
Buffalo, NY


  • Masters Degree required Museum Studies, Architecture, architectural history or related field preferred.
  • Experience and excellent skills in management, program development, and coalition-building.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and the ability to establish and nurture a wide range of key relationships.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, and trouble shooting skills.
  • Experience and successful track record in crafting grant applications.
  • Financial management skills in creating and maintaining sound budgets.
  • Entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well-organized, and capable of functioning effectively in a very independent situation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Prior experience in working with a non-profit Board of Directors preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership and Organizational Development

  • Provide leadership in developing program and organizational plans with the support of the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that the organization achieves its goal to implement the BAC with consistent and timely progress.
  • Function as a spokesperson for the organization while fostering collaborative relationships with key stakeholders associated with the BAC, including RCC staff, RCC consultant team, exhibit firm, security staff, and others.



Program Management and Delivery

  • Lead the development of all program activities in a consistent, timely, and cost-effective manner.
  • Execute all public relations, including organizing media relations and social media in coordination with the RCC.
  • Conduct ongoing community outreach to advance project implementation as needed.




Financial Management

  • Assure adequate control and accounting of all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Prepare realistic budgets and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Identify and implement a diversified revenue stream, in coordination with the RCC. 
  • Negotiate and oversee contracts.





Board Relations

  • Develop a strong working relationship and partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Help to energize the board participation through strong leadership and a passion for the organization.
  • Provide appropriate, accurate, and timely information to the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings of the Board of Directors and committees of the association, providing appropriate programmatic and fiscal reports, and recommending appropriate program policies and procedures.






·         Position to commence July 13, 2015 and conclude upon the opening of the Buffalo Architecture Center in the Fall of 2016.

·         Anticipated 20 hours/week in Buffalo office 3 days per week.




·         Fee to be determined commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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How to apply
Send electronic cover letter and resume to info@richardson-olmsted.com by 5pm on Friday, June 5th. Please join your cover letter and resume into one PDF document labeled “Last name, First name, BAC Application.” Portfolios and/or samples of work may be requested.
Phone: 716-601-1150
400 Forest Avenue

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