BRIDGTON — Karla Leandri Rider, executive director of the Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity since November 2018, will be leaving the role at the end of March 2023 to assume a new position in Bethel.

Leandri Rider has led the organization during a period of great expansion, many changes, and COVID-19-related challenges. Administrative and financial policies, external relationships, and social media development have all been enhanced during her tenure. Additionally, she can be credited with participating in successful fundraising, creating interesting exhibits, and supporting many well-received presentations and events.

Leandri Rider has been greatly involved in the planning for a third building, a post-and-beam exhibit barn, expected to open on the Museum’s campus in 2024. Her attention to detail and effort with this project has been critical. The Museum is truly indebted to her for her work in bringing this important addition closer to reality. The Board of Trustees is grateful for the time she has been with the Museum and wishes her the best in her new professional undertaking.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Executive Director position. Potential candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit institution celebrating the life and times of a Yankee genius who once called Bridgton home. It is open to the public at 121 Main Street from June to October and by appointment throughout the year.

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