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Executive Director

LeMoyne Arts, Tallahassee

Executive Director, LeMoyne Arts​​Creating Community through ArT

LeMoyne Arts is Tallahassee’s premier visual arts organization, founded in 1963. LeMoyne serves the region through its annual series of exhibitions of contemporary art, year-round art education programming and signature events including the Chain of Parks Art Festival, ranked #1 fine art festival in the country in 2017-18. The LeMoyne Arts property encompasses several lots in downtown Tallahassee’s historic district and includes an antebellum home converted into an art gallery and office space as well as an education building, kiln complex and sculpture garden. For more information, visit http://www.lemoyne.org

Position

The Executive Director of LeMoyne Arts is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, programmatic, and administrative management of the corporation. Guidance and direction is provided by the President, and by the Board and its Executive Committee.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leadership & Management

• Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans

• Carrying out strategies and policies authorized by the Board

• Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals

• Ensure ongoing programmatic and curriculum excellence

• Maintain a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates staff, interns, volunteers, and donors

• Manage day-to-day operations with support of the staff

Communications & Fundraising

• Ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization

• Publicize the activities of LeMoyne Arts, its programs and goals

• Cultivate relationships with local businesses, elected officials, community leaders, other nonprofits, and individual donors

• Develop innovative ways to increase fundraising dollars

Budget & Finance

• Develop and maintain sound financial practices

• Work with the Board and staff in preparing a budget; assure that the organization operates within budget guidelines

Curatorial Responsibilities 

• Participates and coordinates with the Collections and Exhibitions Committee for selection of a rolling calendar of exhibits

• Coordinate gallery events and reciprocal exhibit relationships

• Ensure timely, quality marketing of each exhibition and exhibiting artist, taking advantage of free media such as COCA Newsletter, The Chronicle, Facebook, etc.

• Curate and hang, with volunteer assistance or staff, all exhibits

• Coordinate gallery events and reciprocal exhibit relationships

• Coordinate with local community organizations to enhance exhibits and share spotlight with other non-profit organizations

• Work collaboratively with local schools, colleges and universities

• Maintain, update and catalog permanent collection

• Maintain an updated file of the permanent loan pieces and ensure that insurance is carried on each piece

• Curate the rotating Art in Public Spaces program and exhibit pieces

• Coordinate out-of-gallery art events

• Interns and other volunteers may be utilized to achieve these responsibilities

Qualifications and Skills

The Executive Director must be thoroughly committed to LeMoyne’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, fundraising, strategic planning and relationship management experience. 

Required qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in art/art education, museum administration or similar creative or business major

• Three to five years’ experience in senior level museum and/or nonprofit administration

• Demonstrated ability to evaluate, train, recruit and retain highly qualified art instructors and staff

• Persuasive communicator with solid interpersonal skills

• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of individuals while exhibiting a mission-driven and self-directed work ethic

• Artistic sensibility, leadership skills.

Preferred qualifications:

• Seven – ten years museum experience with strong curatorial background and demonstrated success in fund development

Benefits

• Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

• Health insurance

To apply:  Please provide three references, a resume or curriculum vitae, and letter of interest to: mlduggar@mlduggar.com  (Margaret Lynn Duggar is the Interim Executive Director)

Applications will be reviewed as received with an anticipated hiring start date on September 1, 2018.

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