The Rockport Art Association & Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of James A. Craig to the position of Executive Director effective Monday, May 13, 2019.

Jim brings to the RAA&M over seventeen years’ experience in museum management. Jim’s tenure in the arts expands numerous non-profit cultural institutions including the House of Seven Gables Museum, the Cape Ann Museum and most recently Jim held the position of Executive Director of the U.S.S. Albacore Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jim has also authored several books including Fitz H. Lane: An Artist’s Voyage through Nineteenth-Century America, an award-winning biography on Cape Ann’s first and finest marine artist.

As Executive Director, Jim’s immediate responsibilities will include the development of fundraising initiatives, community outreach, educational programs and the planning for our upcoming 100 year anniversary celebration. He will work closely with the Board of Governors.

Jim lives in Gloucester with his wife, Katie and their daughter.

Please join us in giving Jim a warm welcome at a reception on Saturday, May 18 from 2:00-4:00 at the RAA&M. We look forward to seeing you there.

Jim may be reached at jim@rockportartassn.org.