Los Angeles, CA
A private foundation seeks an energetic, experienced, innovative and collaborative leader to fill the position of Founding Executive Director (ED) for an extraordinary cultural sanctuary and multidisciplinary creative hub which is being created. Serving a diverse community, the space will host modern and contemporary art, immersive experiential art, community programming with an art, health and wellness and social justice focus and serve local needs with healthy fresh food and drinks and a meditative garden.
The ED will lead a small full-time staff and play a hands-on role in running the organization including operations, budgeting, programming, admissions and visitor services, marketing, support of creative talent, human resources and fundraising/grant writing, as well as oversight of buildings and grounds, events, finance, membership, part-time staff and volunteers.
With the founders, the ED will be responsible for guiding the organization in meeting its mission, strategic goals and all operational needs as well as developing programming and community relationships by collaborating with artists, individuals and nonprofits serving the community, local businesses, community members, and patrons to ensure that the organization is sustained as a valuable asset within the region.
The ED will build the reputation of the organization as an innovative national model for using the combinations or art and culture, health and wellness and social justice to engage and revitalize a community. Leveraging this reputation, the ED will conduct all fundraising and create a self-sustaining operational model.
A successful candidate for the ED position will possess a bachelor’s degree or higher and a career path that includes top-tiered executive experience at one or more public-facing nonprofit (museum, cultural center or performing arts) or in a hospitality organization.
The candidate will have experience in creating and managing budgets, hiring and mentoring staff, and organizing data and generating reports, maintaining and operating a facility, develop and oversee the development of programs.
They will have proven leadership, management, supervision and team-building skills as well as a proven ability to grow an audience, with expertise in hospitality and marketing ticket venues.
Proven experience in formulating and implementing creative regional and national fundraising strategies for operational, programming, and endowment required.
Experience in contemporary art/performance/music, health and wellness, or social justice desired.
The candidate will be mission-driven and provide evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills, possess a positive attitude, is self-directed, organized, flexible and able to work with diverse groups to develop programs and activities aligned with the goals of the organization.
The candidate must be willing to work with the founders to further the development of the organization.
Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds
Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and special events as necessary
Must be highly proficient in technology and software solutions; knowledge of admissions, POS, and online ticketing systems required, must be highly skilled in using Microsoft Office Suite, administration of the art program and development of an annual budget, community service grants program, arts learning and community engagement programs, technical assistance, maintenance of cultural facilities, research, cultural planning, and other projects related to arts and culture to inspire our community through artistry and innovation in choral music performances and education programs.
A cover letter and résumé must accompany all applications. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.