Make.Shift is looking for a new Executive Director during an exciting, dynamic time in our organization’s history. Co-founder and current Executive Director Cat Sieh will continue working for Make.Shift until the end of January.
The ideal applicant for this position will have skills in fundraising, grant development, budgeting and organizational operations applicable to this music and art non-profit organization. The Executive Director will be joining the organization in a time of great momentum for growth while maintaining the organization’s foundation and infrastructure. Other key skills include excellent written and verbal communication, management skills and experience working with a Board of Directors.
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 individual art and music studios. Make.Shift provides a home for painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, musicians, and whoever else needs an affordable place to make a mess and show it off. Make.Shift is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide low-cost programs that help emerging artists and musicians succeed.
This part-time position has the potential for growth within the organization and an increase in compensation as funding increases. The Executive Director will be the major driving force behind fundraising and grant development.
Knowledge of Make.Shift and its mission and programs is a plus, along with an understanding of Bellingham’s art and music community. The Executive Director manages the staff (currently including the booking team, gallery director, studio manager, and operations manager) and the intern team.
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, and renew sponsorships annually.
- Grant Development: Seek new grant opportunities, maintain the organization’s current grants, and write grants.
- Budget: 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.
- Project Management: Manage all in-house and outside construction. Act as liaison between Make.Shift and landlord.
- Staff Management: Facilitate staff meetings. Deal with staff issues. Work closely with staff to oversee projects and hold them accountable to deadlines.
- Assist studio manager in resolving tenant issues and ensuring art and music studios are occupied.
- Public Relations: Act as the organization’s voice, manage all PR, and act as the organization’s representative in the community and with the city. Behave professionally on and off the clock.
- Attend all major Make.Shift events. Optional: attend live shows, and gallery and booking committee meetings.
Education/Experience: Minimum one year non-profit experience or equivalent, including budgeting, and fundraising. Bachelor’s Degree required.
Salary: Part-time salary starting between $15,000-$17,000/year. Salary dependant on qualifications and experience of the applicant.
Start Date: December 1, 2014
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.