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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Updated: Oct 3


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

• Maintain permanent collections of the organization

• Find new grassroots artists and curate new exhibits

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

experiences

• 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 outreach and education

about grassroots art and artists

• Oversee operational 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


Qualifications and Expectations

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

• 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 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


Compensation

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE


Questions or further information:

Rosslyn Schultz- rozz@wtciweb.com

Jeannie Stramel- jstramel@live.com



Timeline for

Grassroots Art Center Lucas, KS

Executive Director Position


2022

January 1 - February 28 Post the position on Job Boards. Resumes and references should be sent to:

Grassroots Art Center

Attention: Executive Director position

213 S. Main St., PO Box 304

Lucas, KS 67648


March - April Review and interview candidates. Reopen position, if necessary.

May, 2022 Position filled

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