Looking for Operations Director, Barnsdall Art Park Foundation

***UPDATE, June 4th: Thank you for the great number of resumes we have received! All resumes are due by 5:00pm June 5th.  Any received after this time will be held for future reference, but they won’t be considered for this round.

The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation

Position Profile – Operations Director

To apply: email your cover letter and resume with the subject heading “Operations Director” to info@barnsdall.org 

The Search

The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, an organization dedicated to the legacy of Barnsdall park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural, and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world, is searching for an experienced and seasoned non-profit manager with focus in fundraising and development.  As the key person who will lead and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies, liase with outside consultants and run the day-to-day operations of the foundation, the Operations Director will report directly to the Board of Directors.  It is the Foundation’s intent to identify and engage the successful candidate as soon as possible with a target hire date of July/August 2014.  This position is part-time (20 hours a week) with significant growth potential.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation is to nurture the legacy of Barnsdall Park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural, and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world. This can only be achieved by working closely and collaboratively with all Barnsdall Art Park stakeholders.

The Job

We are looking to fill the position of Barnsdall Art Park Foundation Operations Director, a job that will require 20-30 hours per week, with the potential to grow into a full-time position.

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone with 5-10 years experience in non-profit/arts administration and looking to have a great deal of autonomy with a growing support organization at the heart of one of the most vibrant and historic centers for arts and recreation in Los Angeles.

Responsibilities Include:

Organize monthly board meetings including agenda creation, collection of minutes, board handbook and participate as required at the Board meetings

Oversee, enhance and advance the Foundation-produced events including the summer wine tastings, movie nights, etc. Manage the event coordinator for these events.

Communicate with board members and additional volunteers in fundraising and annual board giving activities

Manage all hired consultants to ensure that they are delivering on contractual objectives

Implement strategic plans as assigned by board of directors, including the strategic implementation of capital project campaigns

Innovate on earned revenue opportunities tied to merchandise store and newly formed ideas

Direct the planning, implementation, and administration of all contributed income programs – Individual (including membership), Corporate and Foundation

Required Experience

Event activation and implementation experience preferred

College degree, with professional credentials and courses in related management and fundraising topics. Advanced degree in arts or non-profit administration a plus

Experience with fund raising in Individual, Corporate or Foundation areas

Computer literacy, with basic knowledge of Word, spreadsheet and database capacities and experience in fundraising database management

Executive demeanor including outstanding planning, articulation and collaboration skills

Understanding of social media, technology and marketing

Compensation: To be commensurate with educational and professional experience.

 

 

 

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