EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Center for Contemporary Arts - Abilene, TX)

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Center for Contemporary Arts - Abilene, TX

Job Posting
Mar. 30, 2020

Description: The Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Arts reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the daily fiscal and physical operations of the Center for Contemporary Arts (“The Center”).

Qualifications: Qualifications include at least a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Art Museum Studies, Gallery Management, or a related field, or equivalent experience. A candidate should have a history of success with fundraising, grant writing, staff management, public speaking and working with a Board of Trustees. Knowledge of QuickBooks or other accounting systems and procedures is a plus.

Responsibilities of the full-time Executive Director, an exempt position, include but are not limited to the following:

Financial Matters

  • Primary function of the ED is (with the help of the board) to secure funding for the ongoing operation of the Center.
  • Preparing and planning with the Executive Committee, presenting to the Board of Trustees, and implementing the Center’s fiscal year budget.
  • Assisting the Board of Trustees in maintaining the Center’s ongoing endowment growth campaign.
  • Conducting grant research, writing and evaluations.
  • Maintaining all financial records and other necessary data necessary for grant evaluations.
  • Creating all financial statements for Board of Trustees Meetings.
  • Recording and reporting all revenue and expenses, including invoices and bill payment.
  • Collecting all artists’ studio leases and artist member dues.
  • Managing and coordinating all fund raising events
  • Working with Fund Raising Committee
  • Creating proposals of fundraising events for board approval
  • Creating and maintaining Sponsorship Lists, Compiling all Sponsor Packets, Sending acknowledgement correspondence in a timely manner
  • Coordinating all set-up and clean-up of events
  • Soliciting/acquiring volunteers for events.
  • Working with auditor to complete audit and the yearly 990 tax return.

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Working with the Marketing Committee to implement the Center’s marketing campaign.
  • Working with the Membership Committee in preparing the annual membership campaign.
  • Member Appreciation: Creating and executing all member events, appreciation/thank you letters and managing data-base of members, both artist and community.
  • Creating all letters of request, working with designer to create new brochures, envelopes and letterhead.
  • Serving as the chief spokesperson for the Center
  • Attending community/chamber events representing the Center
  • Giving speeches to local civic groups about the work of the Center
  • Acting as host for functions at the Center
  • In tandem with the Gallery Manager, maintaining and cultivating public and artist membership and a large volunteer base.
  • Cultivating marketing efforts to facilitate the Center’s mission in the community.
  • Authoring articles for publications.
  • Attending all ArtWalks, Opening Receptions, and other events.
  • Working with the Staff to set up, execute and clean-up after receptions and other events.

Administrative Duties

  • Working with the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees on the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • Managing the Center personnel, including hiring, training, and evaluating staff.
  • Working with the Gallery Manager to ensure proper maintenance, cleanliness and organization of the Center.
  • Acting as on-sight manager for all construction/remodel projects.
  • Coordinating and managing all facility rentals, including assisting in the timely execution of all rentals, rental contracts, accepting payments, returning deposits, scheduling part-time workers, and acquiring satisfaction surveys.
  • Scheduling event staff and generating any necessary invoices.
  • Maintaining the database of all the Center’s contacts.
  • Maintaining and organizing all of the Center’s records and files.
  • Updating policies and procedures

Compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Contact Information
Michael Derrick