Firehouse Art Center
Firehouse Art Center
The Executive Director (ED) shall oversee the overall strategic and operational responsibilities for the Firehouse Art Center (Center), working with the Board of Directors (Board) to stay true to the mission and strategic goals of the Center. The ED shall assume responsibility for the day-to-day activities of the building and property. In addition, the ED shall manage the Center’s staff, contractors, programs, and events.
As budget constraints allow and subject to the Board approval, the ED may establish or eliminate staff or contract labor positions. The hiring of part or full time staff assistants and contract labor to help carry out these responsibilities will be the responsibility of the executive director. Also, when appropriate, the ED shall recruit and delegate tasks to qualified volunteers.
1. General Administration
a. Ensure that the day-to-day functions of the Center are handled efficiently and
b. Supervise the facility, staff, volunteer base, and programs at the Center.
c. Maintain databases (membership, artist, board, donor base, etc…) in a
current and correct format.
d. Organize and oversee major Center fundraising and community events such as the
2nd Friday Art Receptions and ArtWalk with the assistance of contract labor, the Board, and volunteers.
e. Oversee and manage tenant leases.
f. Oversee and manage transactions between patrons and artists related to the sale of
artwork and other financial transactions.
2. Fund Raising and Development
a. Research and apply for available grants that support the mission and goals of the Center.
b. Assist the Board with the following:
i.) Increase community financial support.
ii.) Maintain and increase the membership base
iii.) Direct and organize fund raising efforts, income projects, and gift programs.
3. Outreach and Communication
a. Develop and maintain relationships with artists, art and cultural organizations, museums, city and county governments, and universities.
b. Develop and maintain relationships with local and national businesses, civic groups and the community as a whole.
c. Promote programs through press releases, social media platforms, and othermass media communications.
4. Membership Services
a. Develop, promote, and implement relevant activities and educational opportunities for artist members with the assistance of the Gallery Assistant, the Board, and volunteers.
b. Oversee art education opportunities for children at the Center with the assistance of the Gallery Assistant, the Board, and volunteers.
c. Implement education and outreach events for the community.
5. Leadership and Management
a. Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence through rigorous program evaluation, adherence to timelines, and mindful use of resources.
b. Support a strong Board and seek to build Board involvement in the Center’s activities.
c. Assure transparency of all Center activities and outcomes. Inform the Board of all projects and activities both successful and unsuccessful in a timely and succinct manner.
6. Volunteer Base
a. Engage in the recruitment of volunteers.
b. Manage volunteer experiences so that they are both positive and productive.
c. Secure the needed volunteers for major Center events.
This is a salaried position and is expected to be on-site or in direct support of the mission 35 hours per week plus meetings and events outside of the regular business hours. Off-hours and weekend work are required throughout the year. Flexible schedule is necessary.
COMPENSATION: Salary will be based on experience. One week of paid vacation is offered with the position.
REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree at a minimum. Experience in fundraising, community engagement, special events planning, and volunteer engagement required. Outstanding com-munication and program management skills desired. A passion for the arts and community en-gagement is essential.
Please send a cover letter, three professional references, a complete resume, and volunteer history.Apply Here