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Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is currently searching for a new Executive Director. Genesee Valley Council on the Arts has been a nonprofit for 50 years serving the artists and communities of Livingston and Monroe counties and is the steward of the New Deal Collection, a 1930s art collection permanent to the organization. GVCA is the regional arts council in both Livingston and Monroe Counties as well as the regional regrant site on behalf of the New York State Council on the Arts

The main responsibilities of the Executive Director are to:
 I. Manage the day to day operations of the arts council
II, Represent GVCA in the community and the larger arts nonprofit profession
III.Work closely with the board of directors to ensure successful fundraisers and governance
IV. Manage the 4 galleries housed in the main facility
V. Manage the organization’s digital media presence

Experience, Education and Training
The Executive Director must be a highly skilled, energetic leader who embodies a passion for the arts and our community and has a demonstrated ability to develop and implement a forward-looking vision. The ED must possess strong business acumen and lead the organization to make sound financial plans and decisions with the goal of expanding programming, its endowment and annual corporate, foundation, and individual support, as well as its membership and visitorship to the facility on Murray Hill. The ED must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in leading a nonprofit organization or have equivalent experience. 

The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of art, nonprofit management, fundraising strategies, public relations; and excellent written, communication, and business operation skills. They must be a leader with the knowledge and ability to motivate and inspire. The ED must have knowledge of how to direct all aspects of gallery management and nonprofit finances, including budget development.

The ED must effectively lead and manage GVCA and develop a sustainable fundraising methodology; cultivate and maintain donors; use sound, independent judgment; demonstrate creative leadership skills; effectively supervise and develop staff; regularly attend weekend and evening events; establish and maintain excellent internal and external working relationships; communicate effectively in all forms; and engage a wide variety of stakeholders while embracing and implementing a collaborative effort. The ideal candidate must present a professional image, and model and facilitate a working environment that encourages awareness and respect for differences among all stakeholders.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references to Rob Doggett, President of the Board, doggett@geneseo.edu by July 31st, 2018.

I. The Executive Director manages GVCA’s daily activities, and supervises the staff in accordance to GVCA’s personnel policies. It is the responsibility of the Executive Director to maintain, expand and execute all programs of the organization. It is the responsibility of the ED to:
-meet regularly with the staff to plan, execute and assess current and future programs
-direct the planning, development and implementation of GVCA’s programs and services utilizing the board, staff and volunteers
-assess the staff’s need for professional development 
-acts as the liaison between the organization and the bookkeeper and accountant
-supervises the recruitment and training of volunteers and interns
-write grants and fundraising letters on behalf of the organization
-keep record of all financial transactions 

II. The Executive Director shares with the board and staff the responsibility of representing GVCA to the community and the larger nonprofit profession. It is the responsibility of the ED to:
-communicate with the New York State Council on the Arts’, GVCA’s primary funder, on matters related to funded programs and general operations
-communicate with appropriate officials and employees of Livingston County on matters relating to the facility and annual monetary allocation as well as serving on county committees
-develop and maintain partnerships with SUNY Geneseo, neighboring arts councils, the chamber of commerce, Letchworth State Park and other organizations to promote arts and culture
-be an ambassador to the community and educate about GVCA and its programs

III. The Executive Director answers directly to the board of directors and works with them to:
-formulate both long and short term goals of the arts council
-create an annual budget with the assistance of the finance committee
-plan and execute successful fundraisers and create program budgets with the program committee
-reports to the board all pertinent activity of the arts council staff
-assists the board in advocating for support of the organization with elected officials, foundations and constituents 

IV. The Executive Director manages four gallery spaces on the ground level of the arts council facility in Mount Morris, NY. It is the Executive Director’s responsibility to:
-update applications for the Apartment One gallery and solicit artists from our region to apply
-curate two exhibitions a year utilizing the New Deal Collection
-answer any inquiries in regards to any of the four galleries
-encourage and schedule new artists to exhibit in our Emerging Artists Gallery or The Kitchen Gallery
-schedule caterers for opening receptions and oversee set up of food and beverages
-maintain an updated calendar of gallery events
-ensure the website is current and with up-to-date information about the galleries and how to apply

V. The digital marketing presence of the organization is crucial to its success. It is the Executive Director’s responsibility to:
-consistently post high quality content to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr
-ensure both the organization’s website as well as Facebook page are updated with current events
-create and disseminate monthly artist opportunity email blasts utilizing MailChimp
-supervise and edit monthly e-newsletter created by the Outreach Manager
-post organizational events to pertinent, regional events calendars 
-write and disseminate press releases to media outlets across the region

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
We Encourage All Qualified Applicants to Apply
No Phone Calls, Please.


GVCA is always seeking interns who are interested in and would like experience in non-profit management, gallery coordinating, curating, historic research, database management, marketing, arts administration, grants, plus so much more. Would you like more information? Please contact us: info@livingstonarts.org or by calling 585-243-6785.