CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Founding Leader

  • Catalyst
  • Bentonville, AR

This position has been filled.

About Catalyst

Catalyst is a novel initiative to revolutionize the field of arts and culture. Serving as both a convener and catalytic disruptor, Catalyst will work across sectors to examine untested ideas to advance creative solutions and generate new methodologies in pursuit of systemic change within and beyond the museum field.

The Opportunity

In short, the Founding Leader of Catalyst will be a fearless, proven innovator and visionary excited by the challenge to test the boundaries of traditional structures.

The opportunity is for a leader who is excited by the chance to develop a relationship with, and work in close partnership with a significant entrepreneur and collector who prompts disruptive thinking while bringing a joyful mindset and approach to exploration. This investor has a strong connection with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and has elected to ‘stand up’ the initial effort under the Crystal Bridges umbrella.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Corina Benitz, Steve Edwards, Alison Ranney, and Gina Wrolstad are leading this unique search. To make recommendations or to express interest in this role, please email

All nominations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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