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JOB TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt, Full Time
In support of MINT’s mission and vision, the Executive Director provides vision and leadership, raises funds, elevates the visibility of the organization and its work, works collaboratively with the board, staff and artists, and manages the day-to-day operations of the organization.
The Executive Director is committed to arts and culture – particularly as it relates to the landscape of contemporary art in Atlanta – and fosters an environment where creativity, positive energy, and MINT thrive.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serves as the key spokesperson for MINT and is its public face to the community
- Works with the board, staff, MINT partners, interns, and artists to ensure MINT’s ongoing growth and success
- Leads the organization’s revenue growth efforts by:
- Raising funds from individuals/members, foundations, and corporations/businesses by soliciting donations, building and maintaining key relationships with donors, members, and other constituents assuring that special events are effective, grant writing, and by being visible in the community
- Increasing earned income through annual fundraising events and contracted work
- Expands outreach activities directed at broadening MINT’s exposure and reputation
- Oversees exhibiting artists primarily by facilitating MINT’s major programming
- Engages and communicates with the Board of Directors and its committees, including activating the Board and committee members
- Provides leadership for the community on issues affecting the arts and culture environment, in keeping with the organization’s mission and strategic plan
- Hires, manages, and evaluates interns in accordance with the organization’s vision and goals
- Assures that exhibitions, programming, artist relations and other mission-related activities are implemented in accordance with organizational plans
- Works with staff and contractors to engage with artists, curators, and programs for all activities
- Seeks and promotes partnerships and collaborations with other cultural or relevant organizations and institutions to advance the vision and mission of MINT
- Develops an annual operating plan for MINT (derived from the strategic plan) and a comprehensive annual budget to support that plan, and presents both to the board and its committees during the annual budget approval process
- Assures the financial transparency and stability of MINT through the strong stewardship of resources, including:
- Meeting or exceeding nonprofit accounting & financial management standards;
- Administering funds according to the approved budget;
- Managing the annual budget; and
- Having a plan in place for fundraising on a year-round basis
- Develops and maintains good working relationships among all organizational constituencies (staff, board, volunteers, artists)
- Implements a board development process and structure and ensure ongoing engagement of the Board of Directors and its committees
- Works with the board, staff, and other constituents to find a long-term physical location for MINT in Fulton County and the City of Atlanta
Acts as a spokesperson for MINT in the community by:
- Assuring a strong, positive image for MINT in the community; and
- Being visible in the community by leading initiatives, accepting speaking invitations, attending events, and participating in activities related to MINT’s mission
- Creates and maintains relationships with press and media, partners, opinion leaders, funders and existing and potential members, sponsors, and donors
- Implements an ongoing plan of communication and outreach with MINT’s stakeholders throughout the year, including newsletters, traditional media, social media, events, blogging, and other media channels that resonate with audiences interested in contemporary art
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage gallery space and/or off-site gallery programming spaces
- Organizes exhibitions and programs o Coordinating with artists and curators for exhibits, studio visits, artist talks, community outreach programming, etc.
- Maintains/creates a donor management system to ensure proper tracking of fundraising efforts
- Assists with the promotion, registration and implementation of public programs
- Relays accurate information about planned programs/events through various media outlets
- Supports MINT through all fundraising efforts
Skills and Abilities:
- Must enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, partnering with volunteers
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Broad general knowledge and interest in the contemporary art and arts administration
- Must be adaptable, flexible, demonstrate good time management, and ensure a positive attitude while managing multiple projects (exhibitions, fundraising, etc.) at once
- Grant writing and fundraising experience preferred, but not required
Skills to be Enhanced or Developed on the Job:
- Will enhance role through professional development opportunities as well as through on-the-job experience
- Learn to work within a board/staff environment, supported by an enthusiastic board that wants the ED to succeed as well as see MINT become a more sustainable organization
- Goals and metrics of the job will be crafted with the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors in alignment with the most current strategic plan and within the first 30 days of the job
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To perform this job successfully, employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Associate of Arts degree in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History, or Arts Administration preferred but not required.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by March 16, 2018. Selected applicants will be interviewed in April.
MINT does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.