Make.Shift is looking for a new Executive Director during an exciting, dynamic time in our organization’s history. Current ED Cat Sieh will remain at Make.Shift through January 2015.
The ideal applicant for this position will have skills in management, community organizing, fundraising, and budgeting. Make.Shift has worked hard to build lasting community ties and create a strong organizational foundation for the new Executive Director to build upon. We provide a solid infrastructure and passionate staff, while leaving room for new ideas and management styles. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about the vibrant, young art and music subculture we foster, and who is eager to build on our success.
Make.Shift Art Space is a DIY art and music venue dedicated to innovative, alternative and unusual art and music. The 8,000-square-foot space includes an art gallery, live all-ages music venue and 18 art and music studios. Make.Shift is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide low-cost programs that help emerging artists and musicians succeed.
The Executive Director manages the staff, including the gallery director, studio manager, operations manager, booking team, and interns. Key skills include good time management, the ability to delegate, and excellent written and verbal communication. Experience working with a board of directors and an understanding of Bellingham’s art and music community are a plus.
Make.Shift Executive Director Duties:
Fundraising: Event planning and execution, online fundraising/crowdfunding, and direct ask.
Sponsorships: Seek new sponsors, maintain existing relationships with business sponsors.
Budgeting: Assist Board President with annual budgeting and maintain knowledge of the budget throughout the year.
Board Relations: Report to Board of Directors and attend monthly Board meetings.
Staff Management: Facilitate staff meetings. Work closely with staff to oversee projects and hold them accountable to deadlines. Assist studio manager in ensuring art and music studios are occupied.
Public Relations: Act as the organization’s voice, oversee PR, and act as the organization’s community representative. Behave professionally on and off the clock.
Education/Experience: Minimum one year non-profit experience or equivalent, including budgeting, and fundraising. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Salary: Part-time salary starting between $15,000-$17,000/year. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience of the applicant. This part-time position has the potential for growth within the organization and an increase in compensation as funding increases.
Application Deadline: Nov. 2, 2014
Start Date: December 8, 2014
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