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Job Opportunity: Executive Director

Hamilton Artist's Inc.


Apr. 30, 2021


Term: Full-time, permanent. Workdays are Tuesdays-Saturdays; evening and weekend work is required for committee meetings and events.
Compensation: $25.50/hour at 35 hours/week, two weeks of paid vacation per year.
Benefits: Employer-paid health benefits following a three-month probationary period.
Start Date (flexible): May 25, 2021
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

As Executive Director for Hamilton Artists Inc., the successful candidate will conduct the operational, developmental, and financial management of the organization, in accordance with its strategic and operational plan. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Programming Director in non-hierarchical roles to oversee the staff and operations of the organization and will report to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will receive training and professional development opportunities.

Primary responsibilities include:

Administration and Operations

Writing grants and reports, and regularly pursuing other funding opportunities.
Supporting human resources, including overseeing volunteers, interns, and staff.
Managing the maintenance, security, and upkeep of the facility.
Establishing metrics and reporting on statistics that evaluate operational impact.
Working with the Board of Directors and Programming Director on strategic and operational planning.
Timely and accurately reporting to the Board of Directors.
Overseeing and contributing to the activities of the Finance, Facilities, Development, and Special Events & Fundraising committees.
Financial Management

Administering the funds of the organization.
Managing payroll and employee benefits, preparing materials for the annual audit, tracking cash flow, overseeing bookkeeping, forecasting and creating monthly financial reports.
Working with the Board Treasurer to oversee budgets and financial resources.
Fundraising and Sponsorship

Cultivating and maintaining relationships with community groups, institutions, donors, and sponsors.
Managing fundraising initiatives, sponsorships, revenue development and diversification.
Conducting the facility rental program.
Advocacy and Community Outreach

Advocating for the rights of artists, artist-run culture and developing critical models of arts engagement on a regional and national level.
Helping out with day-to-day needs of the gallery, including support as needed for installations, exhibitions, and special events.
In addition to the Co-Chairs of the Board and the Programming Director, the Executive Director is a public representative of the organization, and as such, attends community events on behalf of the organization.
How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, two writing samples (such as examples of grants written, critical analysis, reports, or sponsorship texts), and names and contact information for three references. Please combine all files into a single PDF and email to with Executive Director Applicant in the subject line by 6:00pm on April 30, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but due to the high volume of applications we receive only those selected for an interview will be contacted.