The Arts Council of Greater New Haven seeks an Executive Director to lead non-profit metropolitan arts planning, leadership, and service organization.
The Executive Director is the CEO of the organization responsible for providing operational and financial leadership. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board of Directors.
- Leads the Council and the arts community as the spokesperson for the importance of the arts to community and economic development
- Energetic and influential advocate for the arts with high level municipal, regional and statewide governmental bodies and organizations
- Provides leadership and information to the Board in policy making, fund raising, financial and strategic planning
- Hires and supervises appropriate staff to carry out the Council’s membership development and services, financial management, communications, and program functions.
- Acts as steward of the Council’s Real Estate as landlord of land and office tenants and member of a Condominium Board of Directors.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Knowledge and experience in working with artists and arts groups
- A minimum of 5 years experience in an effective leadership position
- Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Ability to develop the capacities of staff and volunteers and encourage their growth
- Ability to lead collaborative project teams
- Ability to work under pressure, pay attention to detail, meet deadlines and deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure.
- Ability to relate to and work productively with diverse individuals of various ages, races, religions, ethnic origins and sexual orientation
- Imagination, creativity and a highly developed sense of humor
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, founded in 1964, is a metropolitan arts planning, leadership, and service organization that promotes, coordinates and advocates for all the arts in the region. It is a membership organization of artists, patrons, arts organizations and corporations that works closely with government, business, social service and education to mobilize the community around the arts for the economic and social benefit of the community. The Council acts as an umbrella agency for all the arts, publishes the area’s only monthly arts news and events magazine, provides consulting services to artists and arts groups and educates, informs and develops audiences through a variety of educational and promotional programs.
The Council is the steward of the community’s Regional Cultural Plan, and provides leadership in its implementation. Accordingly, the Council maintains a collaborative relationship with artists, arts organizations, tourism, governmental agencies and the community to build upon the region’s existing assets to generate economic development and to lead a vibrant and sustainable cultural community The Council has an annual budget of approximately $800,000. Operating income is derived from land and property leases, membership, individual contributions, grants, advertising income and fees for service.
The mission of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven is to expand the arts and enrich the region. The Arts Council strives to build a vibrant artistic and cultural community that is representative of all arts disciplines, fiscally strong, supportive of individual artists and organizations, rich in ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, and accessible to all audiences.
Please send letter of interest and resume no later than 8/31/06 to:
Richard J. Grossi Search Committee Chairman
1069 Ridge Road
Hamden, CT 06517-1620
General inquiries concerning information about the Arts Council are to be directed to Bobbi Griffith at (203) 772-2788.
Competitive salary and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.