Astral Artists seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Executive Director to work closely with Astral's Founder, Board of Directors, and staff; manage daily operations; and strategically establish the future direction for the organization.
Position: Executive Director
Environment: Astral’s mission is to discover the most promising classical musicians residing in the United States, assist their early professional career development, and present their world-class artistry to the community through concerts and education and community engagement programs. The successful Executive Director candidate will possess a collegial approach to working with Astral’s Founder & President, Board of Directors, and four other full-time staff members.
Position Purpose: In close association with the Founder & President and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director establishes the strategic direction for and manages the daily operations of the organization.
Position Within Organization: The Executive Director develops effective strategies to accomplish Astral’s mission through marketing, innovation, and fund development. The Executive Director manages a staff of four including the Director of Development, the Director of Marketing and Special Projects, the Director of Education & Community Engagement, and the Operations Manager. With the Founder & President, the Executive Director represents Astral before the public. The Executive Director reports to the Founder & President, who reports to the Board of Directors.
Qualifications & Experience: The ability to work with and engage a wide range of individuals (staff, artists, board, funders, audiences, etc), strong leadership and team-building skills, proven experience in the areas of marketing, development, budgeting, and operations, and very strong written and verbal communication skills are required for the Executive Director position. Knowledge of and experience with classical music is useful in this position. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is a plus.
Core Job Activities: The Executive Director manages and oversees all aspects of the organization including Finance; Development; Marketing; Concert Series, Education and Community Engagement, and Auditions Programming; and General Operations. The Executive Director manages and reviews a staff of four employees and independent contractors as needed, and handles all Human Resources responsibilities. Along with the Founder & President and the Director of Development, the Executive Director manages the relationship with Astral’s Board of Directors to ensure that funds are available for the effective operations of the organization. Along with the Director of Marketing and Special Projects and the Operations Manager, the Executive Director creates an effective communications strategy to ensure successful ticket sales and secure other earned income. The Executive Director works closely with the Founder & President and the Director of Education and Community Engagement to create strong Career Guidance, Concert Presentation, and Education and Community Engagement programs. The Executive Director creates and manages the annual budget and coordinates, reviews, and approves the annual audit and form 990 prepared by Astral’s accountant. The Executive Director oversees Astral’s general operations, liaising with various external vendors, and also serves as a public representative for the organization, attending all Astral public concerts and Astral Circle programs.
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with background and experience; health and dental benefits; Simple IRA; generous vacation package.
Location: 230 South Broad Street, on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia.
The successful applicant will work directly with the Gallery Owner, selling art on both the primary and secondary markets. This primary function will involve: cultivating relationships with current and prospective clients; exhibiting strong sales efforts in the gallery, at art fairs and via online methods; sourcing secondary market work for consignment and purchase.
Working in tandem with the Gallery Owner, the Director will support and execute upon the Gallery’s vision.
The successful candidate will oversee gallery operations and strategies and will also:
Supervise gallery staff and interns;
Develop and maintain new and existing relationships with private, public and corporate clients;
Develop sales, business and marketing strategies for gallery and artists;
Establish and develop relationships with museums, galleries, curators and cultural organizations;
Plan exhibition schedule and related logistics;
Oversee the installation of exhibitions;
Plan and oversee all aspects of art fair participation;
Write and distribute all PR and other support materials;
Build and maintain relationships with press contacts at relevant publications;
Respond to press queries;
Represent the gallery at openings, public programs and events;
Travel for art fairs and out of town business.
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience at an art gallery or auction house with a proven record in sales and extensive knowledge of the art market.
Excellent management, organizational, multi-tasking, communications and networking skills are required. Knowledge of ArtSystems and Photoshop preferred.
Senior Director position reporting directly to the Executive Director
OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. The Conservancy’s mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts which preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects and innovative programs throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions.
The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and is considered one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy is seeking a passionate and driven individual to fill a critical new position: Senior Director, Operations and Planning. This individual will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director, and will be responsible primarily for administration of the Conservancy’s offices and staff and help develop and implement the Conservancy’s strategic plan and annual objectives. He or she will serve as a key member of the leadership team.
The responsibilities of the Senior Director, Operations and Planning will include overall planning, management of daily office operations, fiscal management, planning, human resources and staff development. He or she will also assist in building and sustaining relationships and collaborations with external partners and will represent the Conservancy in the public forum as needed.
The Senior Director, Operations and Planning will serve as a team leader for a growing staff, facilitating a positive work environment and building a supportive, diverse, and rewarding workplace culture. Finally, this individual will develop systems and tools that improve the organization’s effectiveness, manage its growth, and ensure its long-term sustainability.
• Assist with strategic planning—including delegating and managing existing priorities; identifying and evaluating new opportunities and integrating them into current work plans; assessing impact and success of recent endeavors
• Provide oversight for financial affairs to keep organization fiscally sound-- including monthly budgeting, analysis of quarterly financial reports, annual budget preparation, oversight of contracts and compliance issues
• Build and maintain a diverse workplace culture that attracts, retains, and motivates staff members—including enhancing human resources and staff development systems and tools
• Oversee new and existing key programs—including park stewardship, community engagement, environmental education, new project and program development
• Build and manage relationships with new, diverse and existing collaborative partners to achieve program and development goals
• Strong managerial and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and work effectively with a diverse set of colleagues, partners and other stakeholders.
• Ability to lead multiple programs or projects
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
• Minimum 7 years related experience, specifically in non-profit management
• Bachelor’s Degree required - Master’s Degree preferred
• Working knowledge of Philadelphia community
• Anticipated Start Date: July 15, 2013
This position will establish relationships with prospective funders as well as being the fundraising face of the institution in tandem with the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board.
The Director of Development will cultivate and build relationships with the Philadelphia fundraising community to begin to establish the Prince Music Theater’s new mission with support of the new Executive Director and Board of Directors. This position will establish relationships with prospective funders as well as being the fundraising face of the institution in tandem with the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board. The Prince’s mission as a performing arts theater is to welcome and cultivate artists and performances in all genres, and will build upon its national reputation as the institution returns to year round programming.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITES: (includes, but not limited to)
• Create and establish an annual giving camping.
• Creating and maintain grant calendars of application and reporting deadlines.
• Conceptualizing and developing corporate, foundation, and government grant proposals to local and national funders.
• Researching new institutional funding sources.
• Compiling and writing reports for institutional funders.
• Organizing special events. (Galas, opening nights)
• Record fundraising activities in Raiser’s Edge and generate reports.
• Create institutional messaging for projects with Executive Director.
• Working closely with finance and other department heads to obtain and/or develop project budgets; obtaining copies of audits, IRS Form 990s, and other required supplemental materials; assisting in completing the Prince’s annual Cultural Data Project form; and maintaining the Prince’s presence on Guidestar and other comparable philanthropic outlets.
• A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible development experience, including at least two (2) years of working with funders on proposals of $100,000+.
• Knowledge of the Philadelphia fundraising community including corporate, government, foundation, and individual’s sources.
• Must be driven, a self–starter, and be extremely organized with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to think “outside the box” and be innovative to create new and unique fundraising opportunities.
• Must appreciate and be able to “sell” all genres of the arts supported by the Prince Music Theater which includes: classical, cabaret, opera, dance, indie rock, comedy, jazz, theater, musical theater and film.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required; proficiency in Raiser’s Edge preferred.
• Attend performances, cultivation and fund raising events.
COMPENSATION: High 60K – Low 70K Commensurate with Experience.
The Decorative Arts Trust is seeking an executive director to lead this non-profit national organization of collectors, museum professionals, and others who share an interest in the study and preservation of the decorative arts.
The Decorative Arts Trust is seeking an executive director to lead this non-profit national organization of collectors, museum professionals, and others who share an interest in the study and preservation of the decorative arts through an exchange of information, lectures and seminars.
The Trust offers two symposia a year in locations around America, featuring decorative arts experts and access to private collections. In addition, the Trust annually sponsors one to two study trips abroad, focusing on decorative arts relating to American material culture. The Trust maintains a Web site and publishes a minimum of three newsletters a year, featuring articles about upcoming and past symposia, current research in the field, and future exhibitions. In addition the Trust supports graduate students in the field by sponsoring attendance at conferences, offering research grants, and sponsoring internships in leading museums.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organize two domestic symposia and one to two international study trips per year. Includes identifying and contracting with speakers and venues, hotels and transportation, and coordinating planning with local members and Board of Governors
Oversee publication and circulation of at least three print newsletters a year and monthly electronic newsletters, including writing content, editing, acquiring images
Work with the Board of Governors to raise ongoing funding for scholarships, research grants and internships
Manage selection process for scholarships, research grants, and internships
Promote and cultivate membership and maintain accurate member database
Communicate on a regular basis with the Board of Governors and prepare material for Board meetings, held three times a year
Manage part-time staff
Additional duties as required
Drive and passion for the decorative arts, architecture, history, and historic preservation
Versatility and experience in the areas of conference planning
Experience working with a Board of Directors
Budget management skills
Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
Experience with publishing a newsletter or similar communication
Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel knowledge required
Some Web site experience necessary: familiarity with Web content management systems is a plus.
Ability to travel up to six weeks/year
Minimum BA (MA preferred) in history, decorative arts, material culture, museum studies, or related field
5-7 years experience in non-profit management, museum education or programming, event planning or some combination of the above
General office working environment
Up to six weeks a year domestic and international travel will be required
The current office is in Philadelphia but may be relocated
The Decorative Arts Trust offers a benefits package, details to be negotiated. The Decorative Arts Trust is an equal opportunity employer.
Responsible for effective management of the institution’s finances, human resources, information technology and risk management.
The Frick Art & Historical Center (The Frick) is a non-profit museum and historic site located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It focuses on the interpretation of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick, industrialist and art collector. The complex, located on 5 acres of lawn and gardens in the city’s Point Breeze section, currently includes The Frick Art Museum; an historic house, Clayton, the Pittsburgh home of Henry Clay Frick; the Car and Carriage Museum; The Café at The Frick; an administration building; an education building; a greenhouse, and the Museum Shop and Visitor Center (presently located in the Children’s Playhouse). More than 125,000 people annually visit The Frick.
As it approaches the 25th anniversary of Clayton's opening to the public, The Frick has developed a plan totie together its various elements and maximize its potential to educate, enlighten and serve its audiences. The plan consists of three interrelated stages of building development:
• An Orientation Center will contain interactive educational technology that will enable all visitors to learn about the Frick family and life in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. The Center will also include a new Museum Shop, thus enabling the restoration of the Children's Playhouse (where the Museum Shop is now housed) as a site for children's exhibitions and programs.
• An Education Center will be located in a renovated facility (the current Carriage Gallery of the Car and Carriage Museum) located at the heart of the Frick campus. In addition, a new Carriage Gallery – constructed behind and integrated with the existing Car Gallery – will permit more complete display of the Frick family carriages. That facility will also include climate-controlled, secure and readily accessible collection storage.
• A Community Center will provide additional education and community program space and create a venue for potential rental events.
The Director of Finance and Administrative Services is a member of the management team and reports to the Frick’s Director. S/he is responsible for effective management of the institution’s finances, human resources, information technology and risk management. Over the next several years as the Frick’s building projects are underway, s/he will play a major role in ensuring that related expenditures remain on budget and thatthe timing of expenditures aligns with receipt of grants to maintain sufficient cash flow for overall operations and the building projects.S/he oversees a staff of three, including the Human Resources and IT Manager, a staff Accountant, and an Executive Assistant who supports the work of several management team members. S/he works collaboratively with the Director of Operations and Visitor Services, the Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Director of Education, and the Director of External Affairs to support the mission of the Frick Art &
Historical Center; ensure effective operations; promote quality throughout the organization, and positively represent the institution to its stakeholders.
Qualifications and Attributes:
• Financial or accounting professional with a B.S. degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in a nonprofit institution, business or accounting setting; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to nonprofit, tax-exempt entities;
• Knowledge of human resources and risk management;
• Knowledge of computer systems and software(The Frick utilizes Quickbooks Enterprise Edition software for accounting, TicketMaster/Vista for reservations and ticketing, and Raisers’ Edge for fundraising);
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Excellent computer skills;
• Clearance of a criminal background check;
• Professional, personable demeanor; able to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
• Flexible and steady; ability to respond to unexpected needs, multi-task and meet deadlines;
• Comfortable with ambiguity, able to appreciate multiple points-of-view;
• A creative and collaborative problem-solver; willingto proactively seek solutions and assist others;
• A good communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals including members of the Board of Trustees, high-level volunteers, peers, museum visitors, staff and vendors/contractors.
• Conducts comprehensive and timely financial planning, tracking and reporting to ensure professional standards of financial management and accountability, and the overall financial health of the institution;
• Manages budget preparation processes, including the annual budget and capital/building budgets;
• Prepares cash flow projections and monitors expenditures on an ongoing basis to ensure that funds are available as necessary to support general operating and building project needs;
• Consults with, and prepares financial reports for theBoard Finance Committeeand Board of Trustees on a quarterlyand as needed basis. Attends meetings of the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees and ensures that minutes are prepared and distributed;
• With the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, monitors the performance of investments and investment managers; prepares reports and acts as liaison between the endowment fund custodian, financial advisors and the Board of Trustees;
• Supports the institution’s fundraising program by participating in meetings about contributed revenue strategy; assisting with the preparation of grant proposal budgets and reports, and tracking restricted grants, membership dues and gifts from individuals.
• Manages preparation for and oversees the organization’s annual audit and tax returns;
• Oversees accounting and bookkeeping staff and functions, including the preparation of monthly closings;
• Monitors financial systems and controls to ensure accuracy and reduce risk; oversees compliance with tax regulations (federal, state, local, payroll, etc.);
• Secures outside accounting and legal expertise as necessary to ensure that practices are compliant and represent best practices in non-profit management.
• Ensures that personnel policies and procedures are in place and followed; ensures that employee job descriptions are up to date;
• Supervises benefits administration;
• With Director, oversees hiring and termination of employees;
• Secures outside legal and HR expertise as necessary to ensure that all HR practices are compliant and represent best practice.
• Oversees management of IT service provider to insure systems effectiveness, efficiency and integrity;
• Ensures that system and security upgrades are implemented as needed;
• Ensures that staff members receive appropriate computer/software training; develops troubleshooting procedures to help staff solve technology problems efficiently.
• With the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees, ensures that the institution’s insurance coverage is adequate and current, including property, liability, fine arts, worker’s compensation and employee benefits;
• Develops and implements document retention and periodic destruction policy as recommended by the IRS; ensures that procedures are in place to safeguard the security of records and data and that recordkeeping procedures protect employees’ privacy;
• Develops and implements document retention policies related to the maintenance of institutional archives and institutional memory;
• With Director of Operations and Visitors Services, ensures that emergency and evacuation plans are in place to protect safety of museum staff and visitors in the event of an emergency;
• With the Frick’s Director and Director of External Affairs, ensures that internal and external communications plans are in place to communicate with key internal/external stakeholders, the media and audiences to provide critical information and/or protect the reputation of the institution in the event of an emergency.
Other duties as requested by Director
The Frick Art & Historical Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia – two vibrant local arts organizations with shared leadership – seek a dynamic fundraising professional to join our team part-time.
Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia – two vibrant local arts organizations with shared leadership – seek a dynamic fundraising professional to join our team part-time. This position offers wonderful flexibility, including the opportunity to set your own hours and work from the comfort of your home.
The Development Director is primarily responsible for working directly with the Board of Directors to envision, build and implement a professional fundraising program for both organizations.
The Development Director:
• Understands nonprofit fundraising through both institutional and individual support
• Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, helping to establish strong relationships with current and future funders
• Is creative and strategic in their planning and implementation
• Works well independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrates leadership by remaining knowledgeable on current best practices and integrates this into all aspects of role
Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with three to five (3-5) years of practical fundraising experience. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a proven track record with the Microsoft Office Suite. A successful candidate will be highly organized with an attention to detail, have the ability to multi-task, and be a motivated self-starter, creative problem-solver and critical thinker. A familiarity with the performing arts is a plus, but not required.
The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Lat
Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green space, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.
Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP), a non-profit, community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all age, is seeking an experienced Executive Director. For information on programs go to www.myneighborhoodproject.org.
The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Latino cultures. Major responsibilities: Resource Development (major gift solicitation, corporate and private foundation solicitation and stewardship, government grants solicitation and contract management); Strategic Partnerships (business networks, nonprofit coalitions, higher education institutions); Board Development; Staff supervision; Strategic Planning; and Program Development
Bachelor's degree or higher.
Fluent in Spanish and English
Executive leadership experience, preferably in fields related to the organization's work (youth, education, gardening, Latino culture, the arts).
Strong organizational, time management, personnel, and administrative skills.
Energetic, forward-looking, and engaging leadership style.
Ability to effectively delegate, empower, and nurture staff.
Capacity to lead and work as part of a team and to collaborate well with others.
Ability and desire to fundraise (preferably $300,000 or more per year).
Experience in a multi-cultural setting
Passion for Norris Square Neighborhood Project's mission and community!
Through his/her leadership and management oversight responsibilities, ensure that all of NSNP's programs achieve and maintain programmatic excellence and effectiveness, including ensuring that all programs are regularly evaluated for quality and effectiveness.
Continue to develop, coach, motivate and retain the departmental management/leadership team.
Meet regularly with the leadership team and ensure their participation in the organizational decision making process.
Ensure that each department has the resources needed to achieve their strategic goals.
Maintain an organizational commitment to and accomplishment of honesty, openness and transparency in all that NSNP does.
Ensure that a participatory management process is utilized at all levels in the organization and that high levels of staff morale are maintained.
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; and serve as ex-officio of each Board Committee.
Actively engage and motivate NSNP's volunteers, board members and collaborating organizations.
Represent NSNP to all outside organizations and use this external presence and these relationships to garner new opportunities for NSNP.
Working closely with the Board Finance Committee and the bookkeeping consultant, to ensure that NSNP operates at a positive cash flow in the short run and is structured in the long run to be financially sustainable.
Continue to look for collaboration and partnering with outside organizations to improve revenue and reduce costs.
Fundraising and Revenue Generation
Working closely with the Director of Development and the Development Committee of the Board, ensure that the fundraising capacity of NSNP's continues to grow in effectiveness.
Personally engage in the solicitation of foundation grants, corporate gifts, and major individual gifts.
Ensure the continued growth of NSNP's existing earned revenue streams and continue to seek out new opportunities for earned revenue.
Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and plans, ensuring that they are updated on a regular basis.
Deepen and refine all aspects of internal and external communications — from web presence to external relations with relevant government agencies, funders, the community, media and the Philadelphia region.
Commitment to Values
Ensure that NSNP programs and operations are aligned with the community's needs, organizational values, mission and strategic plans.
This Executive Director role has a compensation and benefits consistent with other nonprofits of similar size, scope and scale of operations.
Full-time Salaried Position
The Executive Director position is expected to average 45-50 hours per week depending on the schedule of events and programs.