Archive Director

Archive Director

  Organisation: Sarmaya Arts Foundation

Location: Mumbai

Duration: Full time

Starting Date: Immediate

Desired Skills and Experience

  1. Masters degree from a recognised university in arts/ humanities.
  2. Prefer candidates with 12 - 15 years of experience working in research or arts management and has managed programming in an arts or humanities organisation.
  3. Candidates with 5 years of leadership experience will be preferred.
  4. An awareness and interest in the current conversations around art, history and popular culture.
  5. Excellent writing, speaking and public communication abilities in English and at least one other Indian language.
  6. Excellent networking skills and ability to represent the organisation in different spaces and platforms.
  7. Experience in managing and leading a diverse and talented team.
  8. Passionate about the arts and museums with the drive to build accessible, creative and immersive programming and communities.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Work with the Founder in the commitment and support of the organisationʼs mission and goals.
  2. Develop strategic priorities for the organisation based on its mission and goals and create the roadmap for achieving them.
  3. Motivate, inspire and lead the team at Sarmaya to attain goals across research, programming, digital and education.
  4. Create and sustain programmes that support Sarmaya digital and on ground outreach missions.
  5. Building a network of partners to develop meaningful collaborations and strategic partnerships.
  6. Advocacy for the organisation in the arts and culture space in India and internationally.
  7. Build, implement and review monthly and annual plans for the organisation and in consultation with the founder and management.
  8. Writing press releases and leading coordination with press for any events and outreach at Sarmaya.
  9. Oversee administrative processes at the Sarmaya archive.
  10. Manage and oversee Sarmaya consultants and contributors.
  11. Lead resource mobilisation and financial management of budgets across programming.
  12. Assist the funder in fundraising initiatives.

Interested applicants please email your resume to
along with a covering letter stating interest and experience for the role.