Assistant Director of the David Owsley Museum of Art
Rachel Buckmaster, assistant director of DOMA, manages the
operation of the museum, including fundraising, outreach, finances, and
facilities projects, and oversees a team of dozens of student guards/visitor
assistants and interns.
Born and raised in Muncie, Buckmaster attended Ball State
University, and after graduating with a degree in Political Science, she worked
for over a decade in state and local government in Indianapolis. After receiving a
Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, Buckmaster spent several years working in SAIC’s
administration in Student Affairs, developing a deeper understanding of the
valuable role of the arts in a community. She
returned to Muncie in 2016 to join the staff of the David Owsley Museum
of Art, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Muncie Arts and Culture
Council in 2018.