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Center for Photography at Woodstock

Executive Director

Location: Woodstock, NY
Posted: July 28, 2015
Application Deadline: August 15, 2015


Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY, 12498

Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible. Now approaching its 40th year, CPW serves a vibrant community of artists and audiences through exhibitions, residency programs, educational workshops, lecture series and community programs.

Position: The Center for Photography at Woodstock seeks a dynamic and experienced Executive Director to lead the organization and advance its mission. The Executive Director will serve as the chief operating officer, working closely with and reporting to the board of directors to support the growth and long-term sustainability of the organization. The Executive Director directs and administers plans for the organization in all key areas, including programming, education, finances, fundraising, marketing and publicity, community relations and governance.

Primary Areas of Responsibility Include:
- Fiscal management: Develop and administer an annual operating budget of approximately $300,000 and maintain regular financial reporting. Oversee, with the board, management of all funds consistent with legal requirements and organizational policy and accounting systems.
- Program development and management: Help plan and implement artistic and educational programming, including exhibitions, educational workshops, speaker series and community events that reflect CPW's mission and further engage the local community.
- Fundraising: Plan and direct fundraising strategies to support programming and organizational goals, through membership, events, grants, private donations and earned income. Identify and cultivate potential funders from government, corporate, and private sources.
- Staff, board and community management: Actively engage and energize CPW volunteers, board members, event committees, membership, partnering organizations, and funders. Advise and support a strong board of directors. Serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction. Develop effective working relationships within the community.

Conduct: Carry out all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical.

Skills: CPW's executive director should have strong planning, organizational and analytical skills, financial acumen, strong leadership and communication skills, and staff management experience. A proven capacity to motivate and develop the staff, Board, volunteers, members, and donors to build a healthy community for the organization is essential. The Executive Director's management style should be collaborative, inclusive, and innovative, while also achieving results. The Director should have an entrepreneurial spirit, embracing vision, motivation, and sound execution.

Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree or equivalent experience in management or the arts, plus 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in arts administration and fundraising development. The successful candidate should also have significant experience in photography or a related field.

Applicants should have a proven record as a successful manager, fundraiser, and advocate for an organization.

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