Finance and Operations Manager

Artspace seeks a Finance and Operations Manager to oversee Artspace’s financial operations and reporting. This individual will have experience in managing a small business (profit or non-profit) or a department at a larger organization. They have acted as the liaison between organizational leadership and financial consultants for both accounting and human resources with experience in preparing financial records for federal, state, and local reporting. They may have worked full-time for several years but would like to reduce their hours due to life changes and/or new professional goals. This person has a love for the visual arts and would like to contribute to cultural community-building in New Haven with their expertise in managing financial and human resources at Artspace.

The Manager will take administrative control over budgeting, payroll/human resources, and business planning. They will ensure that all financial records are accurate, oversee accounts and cash flow, administer internal audits, and cooperate with external auditors. The Manager will ensure that the human resource needs operate in line with standards and regulations and communicate with vendors and consultants as required. Experience with grant reporting is a plus.

Reports to: Executive Director

  • Maintain procedures for handling finances and accounting, including donations, earned income,  purchasing, and processing receipts for exhibitions and programs.
  • Maintain database records for accounts payable and receivable, including individual donations and grants.
  • Prepare contracts for artists and agreements with other vendors, and resolve any issues regarding invoices or billing.
  • Prepare reports on financial data for board meetings and compile board documents.
  • Create procedures for budget preparation, help develop budgets, and investigate actual costs incurred compared to the budget.
  • Support staff on the execution of special events and programs, invitations, RSVPs, mass mailings, staffing, and in-kind donations.
  • Basic office management such as the set-up of workstations and electronic devices (when needed), maintaining shared documents and folders, petty cash, office supplies, and staff professional development.
  • Ensure all spaces (office, kitchen, and restrooms) are maintained properly and cleaning supplies are monitored and ordered, particularly after on-site events.

Bachelor’s degree in finance or arts management preferred. 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a corporate environment, for-profit or non-profit, with five years of experience leading teams preferred. Additional years of experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Must have the ability to plan and execute goals and objectives.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must display excellent communications skills and a strong knowledge of financial analysis, accounting, and auditing.
  • Must demonstrate experience managing complex budgets, experience with non-profit grants a plus.
  • Must be proficient in the latest versions of Quickbooks and Quickbooks Payroll or similar software, Microsoft Office and Google products.

Salary Range: $25,000-30,000 annually

The Finance and Operations Manager is a part-time position (15-20 hrs per week) with benefits based in New Haven, CT. Office hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm and will include both in-person and remote work. Artspace offers a benefits package that includes medical and dental, professional development opportunities, retirement savings options, and generous paid time off. 

Interested applicants should send an email to director@artspacenh.org with the subject line FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER and ATTACH ONE PDF that includes a cover letter and one-page resume.

Founded in 1987 by artists, Artspace centers community-building and education while providing a platform to present the work of visual artists in the city of New Haven. Artspace’s exhibition and commissioning programs encourage experimentation and civic discourse while fostering an appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community.

Artspace is a registered Connecticut 501(c)3 organization. We strive to have a diverse workplace where employment opportunities are broadly distributed. It is the policy and practice of  Artspace to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all matters of employment. All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and past or present membership in the uniformed service (or application thereto) or any other status protected by applicable law.