JOB Board

JOB BOARD:  Please send inquiries to jobs@artshub.org

Executive Director Job Description

Well established performance and visual art organization looking for a dynamic executive director to provide collaborative and creative leadership for the next phase of growth and development. The executive director will continue to expand community partnerships, diversify class offerings and advance fundraising strategies. Arts Hub is an innovative community space where kids and adults alike are free to express themselves!

The Arts HUB Executive Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Cultivate a positive working relationship with staff, Board of Directors, residents, patrons, and members of local and regional art communities
  • Innovate! to meet the demands of a shifting arts program landscape
  • Oversee the development and implementation of fundraising, outreach and strategic plans
  • Manage Arts Facility budget and maintain fiscal oversight and responsibilities for associated programs and projects. Identify budget requirements and allocate secured resources, establish expense limits, authorize expenditures and other financial activities
  • Develop or establish standards, systems and or guidelines for the facility and staff that align with organizational policies and procedures
  • Oversee coordinated program and facility activity development to meet community, fiscal and all other organizational goals
  • Maintain government reporting and other legal requirements
  • The ideal candidate has a strong background in nonprofit/business management and theater management

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To manage an awesome multidisciplinary non-profit art center through dynamic leadership and oversight of all activities and operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (The following essential job functions and examples of duties are not intended to be all inclusive. Duties may be modified, added or deleted at the discretion of the Board of Directors.)

    • Directs and coordinates all activities of the Arts HUB, including the following specific job areas/duties:
      • Fundraising
        • Lead the organization and Board of Directors’ efforts in creating and overseeing fundraising strategy and an annual plan to encourage charitable contributions to the Arts HUB in order to meet budgeted goals
        • Cultivate relationships with major donors, including regular personal communication; create and attend appreciation events such as receptions or personal meetings; frequent personal contact at Arts HUB events and programs
        • Lead grant writing efforts for the organization
      • Budgeting and Fiscal Management
        • In consultation with the Operations Manager, individuals working directly with program budgets and the Board of Directors, create annual operating budgets and higher level program budgets.
        • Regularly evaluate financial position with assistance from the staff and Board and make changes in plans or practice if warranted to ensure budget remains within the Board approved levels throughout the year
      • Work with Board of Directors
        • Reports to and work overseen by the Arts HUB Board of Directors
        • Attend all Board Meetings (9 to 10 annually)
        • Act as staff/organization liaison during Board meetings
        • Provide frequent updates to keep Board apprised of ongoing organizational activities
        • Include Board in fundraising plan development and activities
        • Work with Board in Organizational Strategic Plan Development
      • Staffing
        • Create and oversee a staffing structure sufficient to meet the needs of the Arts HUB activities, including recruitment, hiring, and supervision of key personnel, as well as general oversight
      • Special Events and Programs
        • Oversee the Arts HUB Special Events and Programs; ensure implementation of existing community special events and programs, develop new event and program opportunities, and work closely with other HUB staff to manage resources and coordinate efforts to maximize effectiveness of activities
        • Assist program heads and key program partners in developing program elements that meet the coordinated community, financial and other organizational goals
        • Program development and scheduling includes analysis of ticket buying interest; budget analysis; artistic appeal or significance; season-wide design to include a broad array of offerings; extensive contact with agents and artists to coordinate scheduling; and balancing of programming needs with the other needs of the facility (e.g. meetings, rentals, etc.)
        • Develop and foster collaborative production relationships with local and regional cultural partners to create programming for the Arts HUB
        • Negotiate and write all contracts for professional programs.
        • Respond to incoming inquiries from artists and companies interested in performing at the Arts HUB
        • Maintain internal and external awareness by monitoring conditions, trends, innovations and practices that may have implications for the facility.
      • Marketing
        • Serve as the face of the organization, foster community relationships, develop and maintain brand development and management. Also assist staff to develop marketing strategy and messaging to 1) sell tickets to HUB performances; 2) promote the activities of the HUB; 3) enhance the reputation of the organization by highlighting the work of the HUB; and 4) encourage prospective rental clients to book the HUB facilities.
  • Management of Government Requirements
      • Stay informed of current government reporting and business management requirements
      • Maintain all government reports and other requirements
    • Building Use and Administration
      • Encourage use of the Arts HUB facilities to meet organizational objectives, including the development of relationships with area schools and youth and community groups in need of performance or meeting facilities.
      • In conjunction with the Operations Manager, develops rules and procedures for all users of the facility.
      • Make recommendations for capital improvements based on strategic or programming objectives.

SUPERVISION

Directly supervise Operations/Rentals Manager and Head Program Instructors/Managers. Responsible for training, planning, assigning, directing work, interviewing and hiring, disciplinary actions, promotions/transfers, pay increases, and terminations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to create an environment that promotes team collaboration, innovation and inclusion
  • A strong background in fundraising and budgeting
  • Ability to inspire a team in pursuit of shared goals, identifying the strengths of each individual and offering support, guidance, and feedback.
  • A natural connector motivated by diversity, equity, and inclusion, who thoroughly understands the importance of the diverse individuals and groups the HUB represents
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate and interact with the BOD and the general public in a positive and professional manner
  • Strong community relations skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively and ensure deadlines are met
  • Solid knowledge of computers and software applications including Excel and MS Word, Google Drive, email and internet. (Knowledge of Quickbooks, ConstantContact and Salesforce software is desirable).

Experience/ Education:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 

(1) demonstrated track record in fundraising with experience in development and successful implementation of capital campaigns (2) demonstrated experience in managing an arts organizational budget of $500K+ (3) experience directing/supervising staff (4) Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration preferred (5)Experience with theater management (6) Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, or Arts related field highly desirable

Compensation:

The ED is a full-time position which requires the ability to work some daytime, evening and weekend hours as needed to achieve organizational objectives.  Salary range is $60,000-75,000 annually, depending on relevant experience. Benefits package includes a healthcare stipend. Salary growth potential dependent on fundraising, program development and overall budget management abilities.

How To Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter (one page or less) detailing your interest in the position, a resume, and three professional references to jobs@artshub.org