Executive Director Grand Marais Art Colony

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ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director plays a strategic and unifying leadership role, partnering with the Board of Directors, Artistic Director, and staff to develop and communicate organizational ambitions, priorities, and vision. This position requires fundraising expertise and the ability to provide financial oversight of the organization. The Executive Director is a vocal and visible advocate and leader of the arts, both locally and regionally.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GRAND MARAIS ART COLONY JOB DESCRIPTION

The Grand Marais Art Colony is a non-profit art center that has nurtured art on the North Shore of Lake Superior since 1947, by providing services to artists, promoting art education, and supporting art in our community through an environment for creative excellence. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the co-leadership, management, and health of the organization, consistent with its mission and serves as the principal public face of the organization.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Implement the mission and the strategic goals and objectives of the organization with a mindset toward capacity building

• Work with the Board and its Executive Committee to fulfill its governance function

• Together, with the Artistic Director, give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission,    strategy, goals, and objectives

• Work with bookkeeper to ensure the fiscal health of the organization, both in the near term and in light of longer term objectives

• Monitor, manage, and when necessary, perform the day-to-day functions of the organization’s business

https://grandmaraisartcolony.org/internships-and-employment/

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred. Arts background/appreciation preferred but not required

• Three or more years senior nonprofit management experience

• Able to speak to measurable examples of participation in the development and execution of strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

• Experience with facilities expansion or renovation and fundraising campaigns

• Track record of participation in the leadership of a regionally and/or nationally scaling organization and staff

• Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including experience with budget input/reparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting

• Strong organizational and quality oversight abilities for planning, delegating, and implementing programming activities

• Ability to develop and convey a consensus-driven vision of the Art Colony’s strategic future to staff, board,and donors

• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector

• Strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent grant writing and reporting experience

• Ability to interface with and engage diverse donor groups

• Demonstrated ability to oversee, collaborate with, and empower staff

• Past success working with a Board of Directors (or its individual members) and an ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

• Strong public speaking ability

https://grandmaraisartcolony.org/internships-and-employment/

To Apply: 

APPLICATION, INQUIRIES, AND NOMINATIONS

Grand Marais Art Colony Employment Application Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters and employment application should be sent electronically to the following address:

sbergedu@yahoo.com

Sally Berg, Grand Marais Art Colony Board Chair sbergedu@yahoo.com

PO Box 147 Grand Marais, MN 55604

507-220-4876

Visit grandmaraisartcolony.org for further information about the Grand Marais Art Colony

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Sally Berg
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
507-220-4976
Executive Director Grand Marais Art Colony | Chicago Artists Resource

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