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Updated: Jun 7, 2022

The Lucas Arts & Humanities Council, Inc (LAHC), also known as the Grassroots Art Center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, exhibit, document and preserve the grassroots, self-taught, visionary art environments found in Kansas and the Midwest and exhibit and foster folk art of the region. The organization seeks a new Executive Director who will continue this mission, pursue new initiatives, and maintain the successes of the previous 25 years. As such, a passion for visionary/grassroots art and artists is essential.

The Executive Director is responsible for curating new exhibits, establishing relationships with new grassroots artists, and overseeing staff, programs and physical structures managed and owned by LAHC, Inc. In addition, the Executive Director works closely with the Board members to build a membership base, create a sustainable funding strategy and lead continuing outreach efforts to partner groups and the general public. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.

Responsibilities and Key Functions

• Supervise permanent collections of the organization

• Discover new grassroots artist environments

• Supervise staff and volunteers, and provide leadership to help them create positive guest


• Plan and oversee fundraising and donor campaigns and events

• Lead tours of art galleries, interact with visitors in a positive manner, process art sales

• Represent the organization through public presentations, and provide regional and national outreach and education about grassroots art and artists

• Oversee operational and financial management of the organization

• Work closely with Board of Directors regarding operational, financial, and educational aspects of the organization

• Research funding opportunities and develop funding proposals

• Long-range and vision planning for board development, regional collaboration, marketing, and museum operations

Qualifications and Expectations

• Experience in all aspects of budget and financial management, including analysis, decision making and reporting

• Proficiency with up-to-date museum technology, including point-of-sale hardware and software, cataloging, and on-line marketing,

• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation

• Creative written and oral communication skills, with the ability to convey a vision of the organization’s strategic future to the board, volunteers, the public and donors

• Knowledge of and experience with fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profits

• Networking and leadership skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and volunteers

• Proficiency in the use of social media marketing and communication

• Grant writing

• Ability to multi-task



$26,000- $30,000 yearly

30 hours week, 2 weeks vacation

Questions or further information:

Rosslyn Schultz-

Jeannie Stramel-

Timeline for

Grassroots Art Center Lucas, KS

Executive Director Position


January 1 - February 28 Post the position on Job Boards.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and 2 professional references to the Grassroots Art Center:

Attention: Executive Director position

Email address:

Mid-March - April Review, interview and hire candidate.

Start time negotiable

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