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Executive Director - Threewalls

Chicago, IL

Threewalls Executive Director

Threewalls is currently seeking an Executive Director to oversee the implementation of Threewalls stated mission: managing staff, operating and financial obligations; board, patron and foundation relationships; and the overall direction of the organization’s programs, ensuring that Threewalls maintain a vibrant, artist-centered presence in Chicago’s art community.

The Executive Director oversees program vision for the organization, guiding initiatives so that they are within the organization’s mission and fit the artist-centered ethos that is central to the organization’s founding. The right candidate for the position will have a history with similar organizations or other experience that reflects a focus on supporting artists, trust in artistic process, an embrace of risk-taking in cultural work, and advocacy for small-scale cultural production. Threewalls’ two avenues of production focus on direct support for local and regional artists in the form of grants, exhibitions and commissions and on advocacy and support for a diverse arts ecology through services like field-guides, conferences and organized networks. These avenues converge in Threewalls’ efforts to connect artists to this network of spaces to further their reach nationally. The ideal candidate will understand these avenues as interconnected and be able to articulate a vision going forward for how Threewalls will continue to contribute to and nurture a healthy, diverse art ecology that impacts the work of Chicago and regionally based artists and cultural workers.

The Executive Director will maintain current fundraising commitments with local and national foundations as well as seeking new opportunities for program and general operating support that helps Threewalls implement and extend its mission. They manage the annual gala and Community Support Art (CSA) sales, alongside developing and implementing new fundraising initiatives that help diversify the organization’s income. The Executive Director cultivates the Executive Board and Community Cabinet, scheduling and participating in monthly board meetings, communicating and reporting regularly and preparing any necessary materials required for the Executive Board to meet its governance obligations. The Executive Director also works closely with the board in cultivating new board members and patrons including executing bi-annual donor solicitation letters and developing patron events at least twice annually.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track-record of mid-size arts organization management and development, with significant experience in fundraising and board development. Minimum of five years of applicable experience with management experience required. Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters Degree preferred.

Please submit inquiries and applications to the Search Committee:

119 N. Peoria #2c
Chicago, IL 60607 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Threewalls administrative office.

Contact:Search Committee
Address: 119 N Peoria #2c Chicago IL 60607

Deadline: 05-29-2015

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