Artspace Community Arts Center – Executive Director Position Outline and Qualifications for Hiring – 2018

Position Outline

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Artspace’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.


Leadership  & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, including timelines and resources needed to sustain the future of Artspace.
  • Actively engage volunteers, board members, partnering organizations and funders in supporting the work of Artspace.
  • Ensure effective systems to regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure their success.
  • Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio at each meeting, and provide a monthly report.
  • Supervise Artspace employees and on-site volunteers.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations; grant writing to achieve annual financial goals, including salaries.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from social media to external relationships with local community and possible funders.
  • Build partnerships in new venues.


The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to Artspace Community Arts Center mission and should have proven leadership, and mentoring experience.

Specific requirements include:

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach and supervise staff. Set and achieve objectives, such as writing grant proposals, and managing a budget.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Quick Books and other database programs.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience.
  • Work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people, including young children and parents.
  • Experience with or on a Board of Directors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A Bachelors Degree, or equivalent, with at least five years relevant experience.


Twenty to 25 hours a week: days and hours to be agreed upon by the Board

Salary:  Hourly, commensurate with experience

Non-benefited position