SMAC seeks a Champion for the Arts
Position Title: Executive Director - Part-time position (20-25 hrs/week) - Pay: $15,000/year DOE
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Southwest Montana Arts Council. The Director reports to and works with the Board of Directors to implement the mission and vision of SMAC and its programs and provides overall direction and management of the business and financial operations of SMAC, including administrative supervision of the Development, Showcase, Lunch/Dinner in the Park, and Visual Arts and Special Events Committees, the Missoula Children’s Theatre residency and any ad-hoc committees. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and pass a background check. Specific abilities and responsibilities necessary to the position are outlined below.
- In conjunction with the Board, develops and implements a process which establishes short and long-term goals and strategic direction in order to assure achievement of SMAC’s mission and artistic goals.
- Provides ongoing Board communication and development to help meet these goals.
Remain knowledgeable about the local and Montana arts community and its various organizations as well as those issues that affect the long-term success of SMAC.
Resource Development Action and Leadership
- Coordinates with the Development Committee to conduct the annual ‘Friends of the Arts’ fund-raising campaign and obtain sponsors for all SMAC events; coordinate Showcase season ticket sales to assure a growing and sustainable level of contributed income to support the mission of the Southwest Montana Arts Council.
- Demonstrates active leadership in contributor relations, fundraising, and marketing activities.
- In conjunction with the Board, assures a positive community image and directs actions that enhance the public image and awareness of SMAC and its contributions to the community.
- Develops and implements effective financial management systems to manage the financial resources of the organization and assure achievement of each year’s approved fiscal plan.
- Guides development of an annual budget in conjunction with Treasurer and Board for presentation and review in order to secure approval.
- Directs the search for and assumes accountability for management of all grants to SMAC from private and public sources with responsibility for final approval of contractual agreements.
- Manages all corporation-owned property and safeguards the corporation's interests in capital assets in a prudent manner.
- Develops and maintains clear lines of communication within and throughout the organization.
- Assures positive and ongoing communication with local and state arts organizations as well as collaboration partners and the general public.
- Directs the development of all publications, including a monthly e-newsletter, event posters and programs, website, yearly donation letters and preparation of Board materials.
- Nurtures a high degree of flexibility, responsiveness, and multi-functionality within SMAC.
- Organizes training and coaching opportunities to assure ongoing and effective Board and volunteer development.
- Regularly evaluates all SMAC functions, programs, services, and activities in order to improve and make more cost effective.
- Exercises skill in conflict resolution, as necessary.
- Consistently seeks ways of streamlining delivery of programs and services to all stakeholders.
- Attends the MPAC Booking Conference and acts as booking agent for the Showcase Series, MCT, LIP/DIP and special events SMAC presents.
- Serves as liaison with local school districts for implementing the School Outreach Artist Residency program.
- Ensures that committee responsibilities are being met by Board and volunteers.