REPORTS TO: Art House Inc. Board of Directors
SUMMARY: The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of
Art House Inc. according to the strategic direction approved by the Board of Directors.
Participate with the Board in the implementation of the vision and strategic plan to guide Art House
Identify, assess and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect Art House
Act as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of Art House activities
Foster effective teamwork among the Board, Board Committees, Community Advisory Committee and staff.
Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
Represent Art House at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
Operational Planning and Management
Develop an operational plan to implement the Board’s vision and strategic plan
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of Art House
Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
Ensure personnel, financial, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained, as appropriate
Provide support to the Board by developing meeting agendas and supporting materials
Program Planning and Management
Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of Art House programs and services
Ensure the programs and services offered by Art House contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities and approved budget of the Board
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of Art House
Human Resources Planning and Management
Determine staffing requirements for the organizational management and programs delivery
Facilitate the development and maintenance of human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff
Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies and practices
Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
Recruit, interview and select staff that have the technical and personal abilities to further the mission of Art House
Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to Art House and that appropriate training is provided
Supervise staff using a performance management process which includes monitoring performance on an ongoing basis and conduct annual performance reviews
Discipline staff when necessary using legally defensible procedures
Make promotion, reassignment and/or release recommendations to the Executive Committee
Financial Planning and Management
Work with staff, the Executive Committee and the Board to prepare an annual comprehensive budget
Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
Administer the funds of Art House according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of Art House
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of Art House (balance sheet, profit & loss, cash flow)
Ensure that Art House complies with all mandated local, state and federal reports and filings
Create plan to target resources and secure diverse, alternative and sustainable revenue streams
Participate in fundraising activities when required
Achieve fundraising targets in collaboration with Board
Maintain and cultivate current funders and identify and secure new funding sources
Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of Art House
Provide funders with appropriate reports and updates
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of Art House
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, the media, funders and other agencies
Work with the Board, staff, volunteers and auxiliary groups to develop and expand Art House’s visibility and brand recognition through public and media relations, print and web-based programs and other marketing activities
Oversee publicity for the programs and activities of Art House
Serve as the primary spokesperson for Art House
Identify and evaluate the risks to Art House Board, staff and general public; to its property, finances, goodwill and image and to implement appropriate measures to control risks
Ensure that the Board of Directors and Art House carry appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage
Visionary Arts lover
Background in the visual arts
Excellent verbal and communication skills
Ability to manage and lead in a multicultural environment
Experience managing complex budgets
Non- Profit experience
Bi-lingual (English & Spanish)
Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping and feeling and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer date, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surrounding and activities.
Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and weekend meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. Art House is a smoke-free facility. Local travel and some out-of-town travel is required.
This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Art House, Inc. Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.
Art House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Annual Salary of $51,000
Holiday pay including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, December 24th, Christmas Day, December 31st, and two days per year which the employee may choose in accordance with her or his beliefs or practices
10 Days paid vacation
5 paid personal days
Interested applicants must be willing to submit to a background check as part of the evaluation process.
Art House ED Job Description
Please mail or e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Art House Board of Directors
3119 Denison Ave. NO PHONE CALLS
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Resumes and Cover Letters are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 6th, 2015
Open position: Teaching Artists
Art House is currently accepting resumes for artists teaching in ceramics, printmaking, mixed media and community murals.
Art House provides art programming to a variety of groups including: early childhood, school aged children, adults and seniors. Programs take place onsite as well as offsite. Art House partners with a diverse group of organizations and businesses and customizes programs to fit their needs.
Artists submitting resumes should have teaching experience and hold a Bachelors or Masters Degree.
Art House has a team of artists dedicated to our mission of making art accessible to Brooklyn Centre and the Greater Cleveland community by providing instruction, encouragement, and facilities, and our purpose which is to provide high quality visual and creative arts classes for people of all ages and skill levels.
Please send your teaching resume, a letter of interest, and three jpeg images of your work or work created by your students to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.