Salary: $100,000 - $115,000
Spokane Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded as the local arts agency for the City of Spokane, Washington, and serving the broader Spokane region. Named as one of the Best Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, Spokane is the second-largest city in the state and is located approximately 20 miles from the Washington-Idaho border. The Spokane Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of over 670,000. Spokane is a major commercial, industrial, educational and transportation hub for an approximately 80,000 square mile area encompassing three states and two provinces. Recreation abounds in the area with opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, camping, golfing, skiing and more.
Spokane Arts supports arts and culture in the region through grantmaking, programming, advocacy, and professional development. Spokane Arts fosters creativity by providing direct support to individuals, groups, and organizations in the creative sector, and by promoting local arts and culture to the wider community. Spokane Arts is guided by a Board of Directors which is comprised of community volunteers who join with representatives from each of the founding partners of Spokane Arts: the City of Spokane, the Spokane Public Facilities District, Visit Spokane, and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The Spokane Arts Commission is a 16-member, all volunteer board that promotes and enhances the quality, accessibility and presence of arts and culture. The Arts Commission serves a dual role as an advisory board to Spokane Arts, while also advising the city of Spokane on arts policy.
The Executive Director reports to the chair of the Spokane Arts Governing Board of Directors and meets regularly with the Board and the Spokane Arts Commission. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for contract staff, volunteers, programs, partnerships, and execution of the organization's mission. The Executive Director must have a deep understanding of core programs, operations, fundraising, and development, and will act as the primary spokesperson for Spokane Arts, representing the organization locally, regionally and nationally.
A bachelor's degree in a related field or proven equivalent leadership and/or management experience. A willingness to commit no less than 3 years to the organization. A demonstrated, thorough commitment to the Spokane Arts mission and its leadership role in the Spokane region. Experience in nonprofit management, including fundraising and development, public and private relationship management, long-range strategic planning, as well as experience collaborating with a board of directors and strong governance skills is strongly preferred.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Spokane Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 11, 2024 (open until filled)