Station North Arts and Entertainment, Inc. (SNAE) seeks an energetic, motivated, and visionary executive director to lead SNAE at a pivotal moment in the Station North Arts District (District).
The District is 100 acres, spanning the neighborhoods of Charles North, Greenmount West and Barclay. Located at the crossroads of Baltimore City, the District hosts an economically and racially diverse mix of people who live and work among gorgeous 19th ‐ 20th century row houses, award winning murals, historic industrial buildings, artist live‐work spaces, movie theaters, farm and community gardening spaces, independent theatre troupes, schools, restaurants, maker spaces, music venues, galleries, colleges and universities, Baltimore’s major transit hub, coffee shops, professionals, and many small businesses. Station North was the first arts district established by the State of Maryland in 2002.
SNAE is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization that provides art programs such as Open Walls I and II, Baltimore Seoul to Soul, and more recently Alloverstreet, a gallery crawl and artist talk series on Oliver Street, and offers guidance to stakeholders to continue to shape the physical and social character of the District around arts and cultural activities. SNAE is highly collaborative, working closely with District businesses, schools and educational institutions, arts and culture organizations, community associations, real estate developers, philanthropic organizations, entertainment venues, maker spaces, local government, and residents in the District to accomplish our common goals.
The successful candidate for Executive Director will continue to elevate SNAE as a leader in creative placemaking by providing innovative art programs that connect with residents and visitors to the District, navigate the challenges and opportunities of gentrification in the District, and celebrate the culturally, economically, and racially diverse communities in and around the District.
The SNAE Executive Director should be or have:
- Familiar with SNAE and the District.
- Knowledgeable in urban planning, public art and events, community development, and nonprofit management.
- A leader with a collaborative approach to organizational and project management.
- Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking.
- Entrepreneurial skills to develop new ideas for the District and income for SNAE.
- Strong organizational, financial, planning, and analytical skills.
- Comfortable working with a wide range of community partners, including artists, residents, landlords, government representatives, foundation directors, nonprofit peers, and stakeholders.
- A skilled fundraiser, with experience seeking funding from board members, foundations, government sources, institutional partners, individual donors, and family foundations.
- Four or more years of management experience, arts district management is a “plus”.
- Develop, fund, and manage a dynamic portfolio of projects that strategically engage partners, audience, funders, and spaces in the District.
- Activation of SNAE‐managed public spaces, particularly the Ynot Lot and Penn Station plaza.
- Supervise and support staff to run SNAE projects and programs, and organize project teams to
- support the launch of projects and programs, including SNAE’s involvement with Artscape.
- Manage relationships with the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, The Johns Hopkins University, and University of Baltimore and other entities.
- Cultivate SNAE’s relationship with current funders.
- Identify and pursue new sources of funding from foundations, donors, funders, and earned revenue opportunities.
- Expand SNAE's individual giving and board member campaigns. Contribute to collaborative fundraising efforts with partners
Produce SNAE's annual budget.
Work closely with SNAE’s accounting team to ensure fiscal stability for the organization,
financial reporting to the Board of Directors, and completion of SNAE’s 990.
Manage smooth operation of SNAE’s financial systems, including payroll and benefits
Work with the accounting team to reconcile accounts each month.
- Seek opportunities to promote SNAE publicly by representing the organization and district at community meetings, conferences, and other public events.
- Represent Station North to local and national media outlets, including in broadcast, print and online media.
- Manage SNAE’s relationships with key stakeholders, including community associations,
- universities, business owners, and residents of Station North.
- Engage the SNAE Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Marketing Committee, and other committees and task forces.
- Manage staff and team of interns; ensure that staff members have the resources they need to succeed.
- Hire additional staff and freelance contributors as needed.
On or about September 1, 2016
$65,000 – $85,000, depending on the successful candidate’s prior experience.
Procedure for Applying:
- Qualified candidates should e‐mail a current resume, together with a cover letter indicating interest in the position and salary requirements to Doreen Bolger, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. For more information about Station North Arts and Entertainment, visit www.stationnorth.org.
- Review of candidates’ submissions will begin on or about August 1, 2016.
- SNAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.