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The Field- Executive Director

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110,000-160,000
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August 15

The Field seeks a visionary leader with a passion for supporting independent artists to join a team of talented staff, artists and board members in the role of Executive Director.

For purposes of clarity in this job description, we refer to the role as singular (Executive Director/ED). However, In concert with The Field’s values of anti-racism, racial equity, and staff resilience, The Field is also interested in alternative structures for executive leadership. The Field and ALJP Consulting will accept applications for this role from teams of two as well as from individuals. In the case of a team candidacy, applicants should include their initial thoughts on the structural implications of their shared leadership plan, particularly in regards to the leadership salary. An organizational chart is available upon request. 

 

Who is The Field?

Our name is The Field for a reason: a truly thriving community must include the voices and visions of the full field of artists and makers: from the radical, gorgeous and bizarre to the schmaltzy, swelling, and overblown. 

 

Founded in 1986, The Field has stewarded $45 million and given more than 200,000 artists the services, guidance and resources they need to bring their bold artistic visions to life. Noted for our excellent service delivery and human touch, our work has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and more. Artists who have grown from our support include Kyle Abraham, Young Jean Lee, Kaneza Schaal, Geoff Sobelle, Momenta Quartet, Michelle Dorrance, Okwui Okpokwasili, and hundreds of others.

 

The Field’s mission is to provide artists access to opportunities, resources, funding, and information to bring their visions to life. From performance marathons to Fellowships for Black, Indigenous and arts workers of color, from fundraising to entrepreneurial regrants, The Field has been a go-to home for thousands of artists to thrive. We serve independent artists and small, unincorporated arts organizations through entrepreneurial capacity-building for artists, thought leadership on subjects such as failure and privilege, and our Vision for Life Preparedness for artists, a transformational suite of technology and human services that puts artists in charge of their money, their work, and their lives. 

 

Our vision is a future in which artists can prosper in all areas of their lives. We are building new services and technology to connect artists with a robust network of vetted service providers for the full arc of their careers and beyond. Both high-tech and high-touch, this will be the first people-powered platform of its kind.

 

The Field has achieved significant fundraising success in recent years in relation to the launch of the Vision for Life Preparedness for Artists. New funding was achieved by major foundations including a three-year grant of $420,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as part of their competitive national arts service organization cohort, $200,000 from the Bloomberg Philanthropy as part of their Digital Accelerator, and substantial multi-year grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation, New York Community Trust, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, The Winston Foundation, The Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, and Scherman Foundation. The Field also successfully receives annual support from other funders and government sources including the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Arts Council, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund. 

 

Who is in Leadership?

Alice de Callataÿ (she/her/hers), Board Co-Chair, joined 2014, is a wife and mother of 2 children. She moved to New York City in 1996 right after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics. She joined the asset management firm BlackRock and worked in support of a proprietary trading system for nearly 10 years. At the time of her “retirement”, she was managing a group of 10 analysts, responsible for training and end-user support for more than 800 users. She enjoyed the teaching and training challenges of her job, but left to focus on raising her children. 

 

Michael Wellington (he/him/his), Board Co-Chair, joined 2005, presently serves as Co-Head, Credit Advisory, within the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. In this capacity, he is a trusted advisor to the firm’s top corporate clients and private equity investors, as well as to the firm’s senior debt underwriters and risk managers on credit-related matters connected to transactions in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, debt capital markets, leveraged finance, hybrid equity capital markets, and liability management. Over a finance career spanning nearly three decades, Michael has also held prior leadership roles in the area’s of investment banking, corporate lending, high yield underwriting, distressed trading & restructuring, and risk management. Michael and his wife, Dale (a former choreographer, artist manager, arts org founder, and Board member) reside in New York City and Litchfield County (CT) where they support civic and charitable activities related to the performing arts, financial literacy & education addressing racial inequities, LGBT+ rights, and historic/land preservation. 

 

What will you do?

The Executive Director (ED) leads the strategic and operational execution of the Mission and Vision of The Field. The new ED will establish, manage and supervise the overall programs, policies, revenue generation, staffing and finances of The Field as driven by the mission and values of the organization, and the needs of the community. They are responsible for maintaining the financial integrity of the organization, and staffing and growing the organization as appropriate to meet the changing needs of the artistic community. The Executive Director leads, implements and oversees the revenue strategy and advancement goals for the organization. They represent the organization in public, acting as the primary voice for the organization, particularly to advocate for the needs of individual artists. The Director ensures that The Field is advancing and operationalizing its values of equity and inclusion.

 

The Executive Director will be responsible for setting and maintaining a positive and inclusive work environment for all staff, artists, and board. Direct Reports include the Deputy Director, Finance Director, Development Director and Operations Manager. 

 

Your Areas of Accountability 

Leadership & Organizational Management

Ensure programmatic excellence is aligned with Vision, Mission and Values;

Ensure high-quality fundraising and institutional communications;

Actively engage and energize partner organizations and funders;

Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; 

Lead, coach and develop staff; 

Ensure effective systems to track key performance indicators of Vision and Mission delivery that can be effectively communicated to the stakeholders; 

Ensure that all work and services are implemented in alignment with The Field's values as stated here and that all staff and teams are working toward being an anti-racist organization. 

 

New Business Development:

Design the national expansion into new geographical markets; 

Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion site; 

Work in coalition with local arts service organizations and other partners to advocate for a thriving sector.

 

Revenue Generation: 

Supervise fundraising activities to robustly support existing programs, Vision launch, and program expansion;

Manage earned income generation as well as growth and scale of services;

Deepen and refine all aspects of communications and marketing — from web presence to external relations – with the goal of creating a strong brand; 

Lead the paid search and marketing strategy to grow and scale usership in collaboration with staff and external consultants.

 

Programming and Services: 

Work with staff to ensure The Field’s website platform and its features are delivering effectively and efficiently in line with our Vision, Mission, values, budgets, priorities and non-profit compliance;

Determine programming and programming reporting in line with Vision and funder/stakeholder deliverables;

Lead, implement and manage new “Connect” services buildout;

Lead new data and publication deliverables (ie. “Elevate”).

 

Financial Management:

Create and manage the annual operating budget;

Work with staff to meet financial goals;

Liaise with Program, Fundraising and Finance staff to ensure financial growth and integrity;

Manage internal control systems to ensure accurate reporting to Board, auditors and other key stakeholders; 

Supervise Finance Director to ensure accuracy, efficiency and integrity.

 

Community and External Relations

Serve as chief liaison with community organizations and key constituent groups; 

Facilitate and create internal systems to support core staff’s presence and visibility with key groups and organizations.

 

In addition to the aforementioned skills, experiences and competencies the ED will: 

Ensure that work is implemented in alignment with The Field's values as stated here;

Actively participate in anti-racism trainings, groups and seminars. 

 

Who are we looking for? 

The Executive Director role is ideal for a leader with a passion for the arts in general and for supporting and uplifting artists in all aspects of their lives. The ED will demonstrate curiosity and appreciation for how art is evolving as well as how artists and their needs are evolving. The Executive Director will lead with values of equity and inclusion, with a track record of implementing anti-racist practices and policies within an organization. This role requires an individual with exceptional relationship management skills, excellent communication skills, and strong financial acumen. The ED will also have a solid understanding of and comfort with new technology. 

 

Applications from teams of two will also be accepted and considered.

 

The ideal candidate will possess: 

Exceptional delegation skills

Innovative thinking 

Public speaking skills

Income generation, including earned and contributed income

Experience successfully expanding and scaling programs

A strong national network of arts practitioners

Audience development skills and experience

A passion for engaging and supporting young emerging artists

Staff management and mentorship skills

A data-driven approach to decision making

 

How much are we paying and what are the perks? 

Salary: $110,000 - $160,000/year

Benefits: Medical and dental coverage; vacation and sick paid time off, IRA retirement plan with a 2% match, and professional development support. 

Workplace Environment: Our office hours are 10am to 6pm EST Mon-Fri, with work occasionally required in the evenings and/or on weekends. Work schedules are generally flexible. Post COVID-19, The Field staff are all working remotely and will be doing so for the foreseeable future. The Field observes all federal holidays.

Remote Work: We are open to candidates who wish to work remotely, however, they must have a strong knowledge of and connections to NYC arts culture and funders.

 

The Application Deadline is August 15, 2022.

 

The Director of Patron Program

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$85,000

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

The Director of Patron Program is part of the Development Team and reports to the Associate Vice President of Development/Co-Development Lead.  The Director of Patron Program oversees the Guest Services department and all aspects of the Patron Program. The Director of Patron Programs will also own their portfolio and is charged with building a robust pipeline with their team and securing individual gifts at a variety of levels $2000-$9,999. They will be responsible for managing the individual pipeline with their team and conducting research on major donors.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage growth in the number of prospects, number of conversions, and number of closed gifts $2K+ to contribute to overall individual giving goals for each fiscal year.  Manage strategic growth of BAM Young Producers and moves management into major gifts
  • Assures an excellent patron experience, to plan and deliver front-of-house support needed to service patrons and ensures performance venues are prepared for donors
  • Maintain own portfolio of donors targeted to give $2K+ and meet specified goals for number of prospects, meetings and other touch points as defined
  • Design and implement strategies for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors at the $2k+ level
  • Write solicitation letters, appeals, proposals, and special campaign materials as appropriate
  • Work with Special Events & Individual Giving team to conceptualize cultivation events, especially for prospects, Artist Circle+ and Young Producers
  • Provide strategic guidance to major gift officers
  • Plan, lead and direct staff’s work to achieve goals and objectives within established budgets and timelines.
  • Support the Development Divisions activities needed to provide a positive customer experience and to ensure a safe and pleasant patron environment
  • Attend BAM Board meetings and Development Committee meetings as appropriate

Priority Experience and Skills:

  • 7+ years demonstrated fundraising experience, specifically with individual high-level donors, performing arts experience a plus
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a superior attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, strong work ethic, and high degree of professionalism
  • Successful experience managing others, and strong ability to recruit, orient, train, mentor, and motivate staff who support development goals
  • Experienced in DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives and proactively creates more inclusive practices and environments
  • Expertise with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and fundraising database management skills (Tessitura experience is preferred)
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to work some nights, weekend hours
  • Ability to effectively communicate BAM goals and mission to external parties
  • Ability to work independently and enjoys collaborating in a team environment.
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
  • Comfortable in both leadership and team settings

Working Conditions: Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Compensation: This position is full-time, exempt role. The salary for this position is $85,000

In addition, this role is eligible for a comprehensive benefit package options including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan opportunities including 401(k) and pension options, as well as BAM related perks including access to BAM’s amazing programming.”

Gallery Director

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$45,000 base plus commissions (historically around $20,000)
Application Deadline: 
08/15/2022

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Visions West Contemporary

About us

Visions West Contemporary is a top tier dynamic contemporary gallery striving to push the boundaries of Art in the Rocky Mountain region. With three locations in Montana and Colorado, the gallery brings exciting artists and exhibitions to the region with a focus on contemporary naturalism and the American West. The gallery is inspired by the wild places of the world and has sought out an outstanding stable of artists from all over the globe.

What you will be doing:

As the Bozeman gallery director you will be

  • liaising with collectors and clients, interior designers, museums, artists and various institutions.
  • Overseeing and coordinating installations, shipping, special events and part time staff
  • Collaborating and communicating with the Visions West Team in other locations
  • working closely with the owner to support, optimize, and manage the day to day of running a gallery
  • assisting in planning and coordinating exhibitions.
  • Managing inventory, sales, gallery website and various platforms the gallery uses
  • Driving sales
  • Maintaining detailed records, invoices, client notes, sales pipelines
  • Working on social media posts and marketing ideas
  • Writing marketing emails, and press related documents
  • Picking up the phone to call on clients
  • Developing and cultivating new collectors

You will be bringing the following with you

  • 2-3 years of experience in sales or arts-related field
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about contemporary art
  • Professional dress and demeanor
  • Comfort with heavy computer time and navigating new technology on pc and smart phone.
  • Solid administrative and organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Strong and clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment alone, and as part of a team, while taking on simultaneous projects
  • BA in arts-related field or business marketing field, preferred

Director of Individual Giving

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95,000-125,000

ABOUT MOCA

Established in 1979, MOCA is the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. The institution is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. MOCA houses the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and has a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically significant exhibitions.

MOCA is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. They provide leadership in the field by identifying and presenting the most significant and challenging art of our time, actively supporting the creation of new work, and producing original scholarship.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of Individual Giving reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement, manages the Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs, and oversees MOCA's annual and individual giving programs. This position is charged with meeting funding targets of over $1.3M in annual support, contributing to the overall growth of individual giving, including membership, and carrying a portfolio comprised of donors with major gift capacity. The Director of Individual Giving will integrate advancement efforts with all museum functions, including exhibition and education programming, public relations, marketing, and online presence.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Direct strategic fundraising efforts and provide leadership for a comprehensive and robust individual giving program including but not limited to membership, donor travel, and annual fund.

Manage a portfolio of top donors and prospects for the organization and maintain a focused pipeline of solicitations and cultivation activity.

Direct all communication, appeals, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship for Membership ($30-$10,000), Projects Council, and MOCA Fund for Exhibitions populations contributing up to $100,000.

Works with the Deputy Director, Advancement, Collection Engagement & Operations to identify and solicit new prospects for endowments and planned gifts.

Coordinate with Deputy Director, Advancement to execute all pledges, billings, and acknowledgments.

Solicit major gifts ($50,000+) from a diverse group of donors, including the MOCA Board Council. Ensure high-quality and appropriate stewardship of donors at all gift levels.

Collaborate with Deputy Director, Advancement, and campaign consultant on all future campaign-related events and communications, including case statements, naming opportunities, funding proposals, and board reports.

Support the creation and execution of a long-term plan that elicits and secures philanthropic donors to fund exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives over a 3-5-year timeframe.

Oversee all individual giving programs and events.

Working in concert with the Advancement team and an outside production company, collaborate on the planning, production, and management of MOCA's annual gala.

Participate in donor events, including work on evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity; occasionally participates in MOCA Travel programs.

Manages all aspects of the creation and execution of the Annual Report.

Oversee all special projects as directed by the Deputy Director, Advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive knowledge of fundraising principles and strategies that span capital and endowment campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, and art gifts.

Excellent management and administrative skills, including a successful track record of managing an advancement team and inspiring steady and successful performance.

Proven success in building enduring relationships; personal experience in forming, presenting, and negotiating high-level gift arrangements, including a track record of involvement in significant donor gifts.

Strong familiarity with the philanthropic and arts communities; experience working with nonprofit boards, committees, and donors.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and the ability to represent MOCA effectively and professionally to potential donors and external organizations.

Strong understanding of budgets and finance, including restricted and unrestricted funds.

Minimum seven years of experience fundraising for a prominent non-profit organization, preferably in the arts, or comparable career experience.

Bachelor's degree required. Interest in art is a significant plus.

Ability to work occasional night & weekends.

Familiarity with the Los Angeles fundraising landscape.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary range starting at $95k. Salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Hybrid work schedule.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

Envision Consulting was retained by Museum of Contemporary Art to conduct the search for their incoming Director of Individual Giving.

Communications Director

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$60,000 to $70,000
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05/01/2022

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Director is the voice for the Bemis Center brand. This role requires creativity and strategy to develop and promote messaging that communicates the mission and values of this artist-centric nonprofit and its role in the local, national, and international arts communities. The Communications Director will have the opportunity to imagine and implement innovative marketing strategies to build engagement, awareness, and support for Bemis Center programming. This position is responsible for developing and managing organization-wide communication plans for all Bemis initiatives, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and working with local media and community partners. The Communications Director leads all marketing and communication efforts of the Bemis Center and reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

This is an opportunity to join an energetic and collegial staff at one of Omaha’s most unique arts organizations. Bemis Center is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognize opportunities in creative industries have historically excluded and continue to disproportionately exclude Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people. We strongly encourage individuals with these identities to apply. Ideal candidates share this commitment and our values of creativity, trust, courage, diversity, tolerance, and the open exchange of ideas and worldviews.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
 

  • Develop and implement strategic communications plan including local and national partnerships to share the organization’s mission, engage audiences, and garner support for Bemis programs
  • Create and execute high-level strategies to present a clear, consistent message that effectively promotes Bemis Center’s brand story
  • Manage Bemis’s brand consistency across all print and digital marketing materials and channels
  • Direct the strategy and development of content for all Bemis Center electronic communications and online presence, including website, email, and social media 
  • Establish strong professional relationships with local and national media, create and disseminate press releases, and serve as media liaison for the organization
  • Manage the design and production of all printed materials, including exhibition and residency brochures, promotional mailings, annual reports, membership brochures, and all support materials for the Bemis Center’s annual Benefit Art Auction
  • Lead and manage cross-departmental communications to effectively and efficiently advance communication efforts internally and externally
  • Establish and implement an internal organization-wide style guide for all print and digital communications
  • Track and evaluate analytics and other audience-specific data to help guide external marketing and communication strategies
  • Develop and manage annual communications budget, including negotiating contracts with related vendors
  • Manage, inspire, and mentor a Communications Assistant and Communications Intern(s)

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A genuine interest for brand management that permeates through personality, thinking, relationships, interacting with stakeholders, storytelling, and implementing strategy
  • Ability to tailor communications to effectively connect with diverse audiences
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, supervisory, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities simultaneously and navigate complex situations, helping to resolve ambiguity 
  • Demonstrated experience envisioning and implementing organization-wide communications/marketing plans
  • Understand and promote Bemis Center’s mission in a clear, spirited manner
  • Good listener who includes and engages others and can modify their approach to any particular audience
  • Flawless command of written language and an editor’s attention to detail
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including Board Members, strategic partners, media, and the public
  • Strong command of digital and traditional media platforms, with excellent computer skills
  • Informed aesthetic sensibility when it comes to print and digital design
  • A keen eye for detail, tone, and style
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel),  Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat), social media, and online/digital communication platforms required (experience with Craft CMS or open source web hosting and MailChimp preferred)
  • Knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization) and online analytic tools
  • Must be able to respond to fast-paced social media environments and to evolving conversations online in real-time
  • Ability to have a flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a communications professional, preferably in an arts organization or other nonprofit organization
  • Photography and intermediate-level video production/editing skills are desirable
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field
  • A successful reference check
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COMPENSATION
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits package provided, including medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off.
 

For immediate consideration, please submit a one-page cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and the contact information for three professional references to jobs@bemiscenter.org with “Communications Director” in the subject line.

 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Co-Founder & CTO of CreateSky ( London or remote )

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Looking for co-founder & CTO (Equity based). CreateSky in it’s early stage in London, part of ArtJobs, CreateSky is a freelancer marketplace for creative industries, it's a sister business with artjobs.com, software based on wordpress, php, get in touch if you are interested to be part of this, salary is part of the financial model for when we’ve raised funds.

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