Submission deadline: Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Artspace is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit community arts organization and contemporary art gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, with a 34-year history of innovation, risk-taking, and excellence.
Artspace seeks an Executive Director to lead and master the organization’s strategic planning, fundraising, grant-writing and financial management functions, and to effectively communicate Artspace’s vision to key stakeholders across all of New Haven’s many diverse communities.
The Executive Director reports to and works strategically with the Artspace Board of Directors, and provides direction and oversight to the Curator/Gallery Director to champion emerging and established local and regional artists and create new audiences for contemporary art in New Haven. Our exhibitions and educational programs, offered in the gallery and throughout the City, encourage experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse consistent with the best interests of Artspace’s long-term success. Artspace is an anchor institution in a vibrant, creative metropolis.
The Executive Director currently helms a team of 7 professional staff (2 FT, 2 PT, 3 Seasonal) and a number of community volunteers with an annual operating budget of approximately $650K.
- 5+ years of progressive leadership, development, planning and operations experience – preferably in a non-profit community based organization
- Experience successfully directing revenue growth; fundraising locally, regionally and nationally; and writing, winning and managing five and six-figure grants
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage budgets, resources and multiple complex projects, and to create strategic relationships with funders and government and community stakeholders
- Exceptional leadership skills – ability to lead, inspire, mentor and empower a team
- Passion for arts, artists and community
- Initiate and execute development efforts – fundraising, grant-writing (including to private/public foundations and to local/state/federal and other grant-making bodies), and donor cultivation opportunities for sustainability
- Progressively grow the financial resources of Artspace through creative programs and revenue streams
- Develop and implement the strategic plan, annual operating plan and annual budget of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors
- Promote and expand community, local and regional awareness and support for Artspace
- Evaluate the impact, efficacy and sustainability of current programs; establish priorities, processes and resources for new program development
- Leverage technology to improve operational efficiency, enhance programming, and advance development efforts
- Support the Curator/Gallery Director in their capacity to curate innovative, inclusive, artistically excellent and culturally diverse work and build new and diverse audiences
A minimum of four-year degree from an accredited institution, or a combination of education and experience. An MBA or MFA degree is a plus.
Artspace believes in a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve. Applicants from underserved or minority communities including women, immigrants, people of color, and LGBTQ+ identifying people are encouraged to apply. Artspace is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations when necessary.
$80,000–120,000 annual compensation
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter outlining your qualifications, current resume and three references to Jobs@artspacenh.org with the subject line EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH no later than 02/21/20. NO phone calls please.
The position is open until filled, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Artspace is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status, or sexual orientation.
Moreover, Artspace values freedom of expression and creativity, and strives to provide creative communities with a space that celebrates diversity of thought and experience. Artspace aims to be an anti-oppressive home to people from all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender identity. As definitions of expression and inclusion evolve, Artspace is committed to continually revising this statement in collaboration with our communities.