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Executive Director

View Center for Arts and Culture
Old Forge, NY

View is a dynamic multi-arts center, housed in an impressive and modern 29,000 sq. ft. LEED certified building designed for arts programming; they are seeking an Executive Director to provide inspired organizational leadership driven by a passion for the arts. The seven-acre campus includes a sculpture garden and a new Nature Walkway through a unique wetland area. View moved from a former boat repair shop, on Old Forge Pond, to its current location across the street, but still maintains ownership of the boathouse – revitalizing this property is one of the most exciting opportunities for the next Executive Director.

Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America and Europe for its large, juried exhibitions held in two exceptional gallery spaces. Regional and local artists are shown in two smaller galleries. A large auditorium with great acoustics, lighting, and seating is home to live performances.

The View seeks a President/Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board Chair and Executive Committee. The President/Executive Director has overall responsibility for the successful operation of View through the supervision of their direct reports, working committees, and volunteers. The Executive Director is responsible for administrative and management oversight of program services for the organization, with a focus on leading overall strategic direction and operational management for all aspects of the organization.

Key qualifications include:

  • A background in arts management, with an appreciation for local communities of passionate individuals.
  • A minimum of five years of management experience.
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence, with an understanding of the business of the arts.
  • Relevant knowledge of the principles and practices of effective administration, organization, budget, and fiscal management, to include promoting and protecting the financial well-being of the organization.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm in engaging with the local community; Old Forge has a tight-knit community that focuses on helping each other out.
  • Experience working in all aspects of grants management, from identification through cultivation and successfully securing funding. Is preferred.
  • A sincere interest in and appreciation for collaboration with other arts, cultural, and community organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training is required.

To learn more and apply, submit your resume here.