Executive Director

AIR Serenbe
Palmetto, Georgia (Serenbe)
$60,000 - $65,000, based on qualifications and experience + performance-based bonus + benefits
Feb 04, 2019
Mar 06, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Experience Level

Executive Director, AIR Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia

AIR Serenbe, the nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines. We provide the time and space necessary for the development of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. Artists stay at The Art Farm at Serenbe in live/work cottages designed by Rural Studio, the award-winning program of Auburn University's School of Architecture.  Seasonally, we make a container studio available for use by artists who wish to work larger. Depending on the interests and projects of each artist, the studio can be opened to the public for open studio visits. 

AIR Serenbe is overseen by an active volunteer board and works with a nation-wide advisory council.  The organization is a unit of The Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture & the Environment, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. The Institute’s mission is to cultivate the model community’s creative, intellectual and ecological qualities through programs promoting social, spiritual and aesthetic curiosity. It supports intellectual, social and artistic activities and the works produced by it, and is committed to serving Serenbe residents, neighbors of Chattahoochee Hills, artists and visitors.

AIR Serenbe seeks an Executive Director with experience, energy, and creativity to lead the organization.  The ideal candidate will have proven fund raising abilities, operational management knowledge, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience with audience-engaging programs.  One of the first tasks will be working closely with the Board to update the organization’s three-year strategic plan. An important part of this plan will be initiating a capital campaign to secure funding for additional cottages and studio space for AIR Serenbe. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred in related fields (the arts, museum studies, non-profit management, etc.)

  • A minimum of three years’ arts administration or management experience

  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary artistic practice

  • Fundraising track record, including experience in capital campaigns

  • Capability to provide solid leadership and strategic vision

  • Ability to work with a variety of constituents, including non-profit boards and practicing artists

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Experience in managing operations, including personnel matters, and in developing, managing and growing annual operating budget

 Job Summary

  • Develop and implement strategies to fulfill the organization’s mission of “nurturing critical moments of imagination”

  • Oversee annual operating plans for all programming

  • Prepare the annual operating budget and oversee financial operations

  • Develop and execute fundraising activities, looking to private and public sources

  • Develop, oversee, and manage a capital campaign

  • Hire, manage, and evaluate Operations Manager

  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors

  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong national advisory council

  • Interact with artists-in-residence and serve as organization’s ambassador at all public events

  • Cultivate and develop new collaborations with partner organizations

  • Implement and host public events, including performances, lectures, and fundraising events

  • Evaluate and track programmatic excellence to share with the board, funders, and the community

Position Details

Hours: Full Time
Location: Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia; it is preferred that the Executive Director live in the general area
Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000, based on qualifications and experience, plus a performance-based bonus program
Benefits: Health benefits offered, along with work computer. Paid vacation, sick, personal days, as well as paid holidays


To Apply
Send the following three documents, in one email with the subject line “Attention Executive Director Search Committee,” to careers@airserenbe.com:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Three references, indicating your relationship to each; please note that these references may be contacted at any time during the process unless the applicant indicates a preference otherwise.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Miller Zohn, Chair of the Search Committee, at kzohn@lrma.org.

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