Carnegie Hall Board of Directors announces Executive Director’s retirement

Susan Adkins
Susan Adkins

The Carnegie Hall Board of Directors announces the retirement of Executive Director, Susan L. Adkins, effective Mar. 1, 2016.

“I have been fortunate to enjoy two careers in my professional life. I’ve dedicated twenty-nine years to music education in our public schools and ten years to supporting the arts at Carnegie Hall,” stated Adkins. “Working for Carnegie Hall has allowed me to learn new skills and broaden my experiences, and I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given to support the arts and our community. The artists, performers, staff, volunteers, patrons, and donors who champion Carnegie Hall, preserve its history, and ensure its legacy have enriched my life. Although I am looking forward to spending more time with my family in retirement, I know that the relationships I’ve built at Carnegie Hall will be lasting ones.”

While saddened by her departure, the Board celebrates with Susan this next phase in her life. As all stakeholders look to the future of Carnegie Hall, Inc., the Board assures the Hall is well positioned for future growth, due in large part to Susan’s vision, her tremendous leadership skills, and commitment to excellence. Along with staff, the Board thanks Adkins for her many years of exemplary service and dedication to the mission of the Hall.

Adkins goes on to state, “As the Board begins their search for a new director, I will do all that I can to help find a qualified and dedicated replacement. I will always be devoted to our historic treasure, and am looking forward to continuing my membership, attending performances, participating in classes, and visiting the galleries as a supporter of Carnegie Hall.”

The Board has formed a search committee to conduct an extensive search for Adkins’ replacement. The full job description is posted online at Qualifications include: a Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Business Management, or a related field; a minimum of five years experience in a managerial or supervisory role preferably with a non-profit organization; proven experience planning, organizing, and communicating complex programs; proven ability to work with people and inspire enthusiasm, and experience managing multiple programs simultaneously.

Applicants should submit their resume or direct inquiries to





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