PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art announced Wednesday that it has hired Elizabeth Cartland as its director of development.

Cartland will be responsible for managing the museum’s fundraising staff, overseeing the implementation of a major gifts program, managing an overall strategy of annual leadership giving programs, and acting as lead fundraiser for the institution.

“Liz Cartland is a skilled fundraiser and experienced manager who will bring leadership and energy to our development department,” museum Director Mark Bessire said in a press release.

Cartland comes to the PMA from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., where she was director of annual giving and philanthropy officer since 2008. She oversaw the $2 million annual giving program.

Prior to joining Peabody Essex, she raised money for the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.