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Expert Profile


Adam Johnson





Full or Part-time

Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

16 – 20 Years

Areas of Expertise

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Access, Education, Events, Exhibits development, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Theaters, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs

I am a leader committed to audience engagement:

  • Passionate about connecting people with culture, ideas, and art, and providing welcoming opportunities for discovery, creativity and dialogue
  • Fosters relationships with internal and external partners to expand audiences and respond with relevance—instills trust, confidence, and collegiality
  • Understands human needs through empathy and evidence-based methodologies
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion—hires great people, and champions individual experience and expertise for collective strength

My 20-year career includes progressively increasing leadership responsibilities at art and historic house museums. Areas of particular expertise include:

  • Staff management and mentorship. Position creation, hiring and recruitment
  • Program development and implementation centered on innovative content delivery, facilitated learning, and diverse engagement strategies
  • Partnership and community relationship building
  • Budgeting and revenue-generating programs

My career includes positions at:

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • San Diego Historical Society
  • Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle)
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