2 Feb 2016

Full-Time Executive Director

Forecast Public Art (Job Poster) – Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Job Description

The next Executive Director (ED) for Forecast Public Art will be expected to grow the organization’s impact and maintain and improve its leadership in the public art field. The ED provides overall vision and mission stewardship as well as administrative and programmatic leadership for the organization. The ED is responsible for oversight of Forecast Public Art’s activities and staff in support of its mission of strengthening and advancing the field of public art. The ED is the public face of the organization and active member of the Twin Cities’ civic and artistic communities, representing Forecast Public Art to a wide range of constituencies, providing leadership and vision for the field of public art locally, nationally, and internationally.

The ED is responsible for leading the organization’s plans to achieve financial and fundraising goals, serving as its primary fundraiser, guiding strategic programmatic decisions, and developing and implementing long-range strategies for the organization. The ED also oversees development of editorial content, marketing and publishing, of the award-winning print and online magazine, Public Art Review, the world’s leading publication devoted to contemporary public art.


Stewardship of Organizational Mission and Vision
· Lead the Board of Directors through strategic planning process on a regular basis.
· Develop and Implement strategies and tactics in accordance with Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
· Provide leadership to the field of Public Art and direction to Forecast Public Art board, staff and programs.

· Lead the organization’s fundraising efforts including identifying sources of earned and contributed income; preparing proposals; and maintaining good relations with funders.
· Ensure that all marketing, communications, programming and development activities are coordinated.
· Serve as leader and spokesperson for organization to initiate dialogues with prospective funders, and maintain high visibility at public events.
· Oversee grants administration including reviewing progress of funded activities, and completion of reports.

Board Support and Development
· Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop and maintain an effective, committed Board of Directors.
· Ensure that the Board, Committees and Task Forces are supported by staff to be successful.

Financial Management
· With support from the Associate Director, prepare annual and program budgets in concert with Board of Directors, and report to the Board regularly about financial matters.
· Oversee completion of any legal and financial requirements, including preparation for audit and Form 990.

Program Management
· Provide strategic direction and oversight of Forecast program areas:
– Community Services
– Artist Services
– Public Art Review
· Provide an entrepreneurial vision and digital strategy for increasing resources to support Public Art Review. Oversee development of editorial content of Public Art Review, with input from advisors, board, and other staff. Serve as liaison to the PAR advisor group.
· Work with staff to develop sustainable budgets for programs, and oversee coordination among programs.
· Ensure marketing and promotional efforts increase impact of programs.

· Develop and oversee overall marketing and communications strategies, including but not limited to; e-news, collateral materials, project promotion, website, Public Art Review, and program applications.
· Serve as representative of Forecast and its programs, and provide public speaking services as needed.

· Oversee and ensure that organizational and programmatic goals are implemented and aligned with the Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
· Provide reports to the Board on the progress of organizational and programmatic goals.
· Supervise the Associate Director, Community Services Director, Director of Artist Services, and Public Art Review Editor.

Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications – Required

· Bachelor’s degree
· At least ten years of increasingly responsible and mission-driven leadership experience, or a combination of comparable experience and education.
· Familiarity with public art and contemporary practices and trends.
· Experience leading and implementing a strategic plan.
· Proven ability to collaboratively partner with private, public and nonprofit sectors, artists, board, staff and volunteers.
· Proven fundraising capabilities including individual, foundation and corporate funding experience.
· Track record as creative entrepreneur with passion and vision to effectively lead and grow a mission-driven organization.
· Proven marketing and communications experience.
· Significant interaction or leadership role with a Board of Directors.
· Expertise in financial and program management for an organization with budget of at least $500,000.
· Prior supervisory and team management experience, with Inclusive and holistic management style.
· Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
· Familiarity with public art publications.
· Computer competency.

Experience and Qualifications — Preferred

· Experience coordinating major events, exhibits, and publications.
· Background in print or digital magazine publishing.
· Marketing experience, including but not limited to; e-news, collateral materials, project promotion, website, magazine, and program applications.
· Experience in public speaking.
· Connections to the international public arts community.
· Proficiency with Macintosh-based calendar, spreadsheet and word processing software programs (including Microsoft Office, WordPress and Salesforce).
· Courses or major in arts or business administration.
· Master’s degree.
· Prior experience as an executive director or in a senior leadership role within a non-profit organization.
· Government funding and nonprofit accounting experience.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter describing your interest, resume detailing relevant experience, and contact information of at least three professional references to: Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director at jobs@forecastpublicart.org. Application screening will begin on February 22, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

Forecast Public Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified diverse applicants.



• Job Title: Executive Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Forecast Public Art
• website: forecastpublicart.org
• Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts and development. Location: Minnesota.

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