Lander Art Center
Open Tuesday - Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday - Saturday 10am-4pm
258 Main Street Lander, WY 82520
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The Lander Art Center seeks an Executive Director to develop central Wyoming’s premier nonprofit, visual art center. The Art Center strives to build a strong arts community in the Fremont County area. The Lander Art Center engages youth and adults in the visual arts through quality exhibitions and educational opportunities.
The Director must be an interdisciplinary, creative problem solver who oversees a wide range of projects using a variety of business & management skills. The Director is responsible for maintaining a balanced budget, program development and implementation, public outreach, and donor relations. Programming includes art exhibitions, classes (on sight and within the community), fundraisers, and events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Financial Management
• Oversee accounting, budget, and established financial procedures including supervising payroll, implementation of operating budget and practices that maintain the IRS 501(c)3 designation
• Grant writing, implementation, and final reporting
• Establishing new funding opportunities through grants and local, regional and national partnerships
• Develop, promote and sustain resource development plan including earned income, membership, individual donor and corporate sponsorship program, along with major fundraising events
• Fosters strong member and donor stewardship
• Supervise and provide leadership for LAC staff team
• Oversee educational programming and coordinate events
• Schedule exhibitions and lead installation
• Lead staff in marketing strategies for education, exhibitions, fundraisers, and events
• Develop and implement policies and Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Directors
• Public face and liaison with LAC membership, gallery visitors, donors, partner organizations, government officials, major funders and community in general.
• Implement public relations plan that builds the art community through diverse partnerships, increased supporters and participants in all programming
• Manage LAC marketing strategies and materials
• Public appearance and speaking at Art Center, local community, state and national events
• Active participant of the ATLAS working group (At The Lander Arts and Sciences)
Desired Skills and Abilities
• Strong communication skills and desire to work with diverse communities
• History of successful grant writing, administration and reporting
• Experience with best accounting practices and QuickBooks
• Experience in the nonprofit sector a plus
• Adobe Creative Suite, Google Business, & Microsoft Office a plus
• Exposure and knowledge of art techniques, history and contemporary art desirable
• Capable of heavy lifting and energy intensive work
• Work schedule includes weekends & evenings as necessary
Minimal travel is required within Fremont County, occasional additional travel to trainings and conferences.
This is a full-time position concentrated on long-term growth and development. The Education Coordinator oversees the Lander Art Center youth and adult education programming, maintaining high quality instructors, supervising instructors and coordinating instructor and class evaluations, and tracking program success.
The Education Coordinator must be a creative thinker and problem solver, quick to innovate and work within program budgets and other limitations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Recruit and oversee art educators
● Develop and implement youth and adult education programming
● Monitor and evaluate education program effectiveness and quality
● Maintain LAC education programming, sign-ups, and communication for classes through LAC website database
● Work to improve programs for continued success and growth
● Create online class listings and descriptions
● Track profit and loss for each class, each semester
● Implement class marketing strategy with staff assistance
● Identify and conduct outreach to underserved groups within Fremont County
● Works with other community organizations to implement art education
throughout the community
● Represent LAC at public events and act as key community relations builder
● Greet patrons and give info about exhibitions, membership, classes, and sponsorships
● Budget tracking and ordering of supplies
● Assist with facility and administrative tasks as needed
● Assist with general cleaning and building maintenance
Undergraduate degree in Education or equivalent experience preferred
Knowledge of and experience in the arts required
Experience working with under-served/minority groups desirable
Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
Attention to detail and organization
Proven ability to grow programming
Grant writing experience a plus
Pay is hourly: $12-$15/hr depending upon experience
To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, resumé, and contact details for three professional references to: email@example.com
If you are interested in teaching classes at the Lander Art Center or would like further information, please inquire or submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
In your cover letter please address what you would like to teach and why you would be a good fit for the Lander Art Center.
For further inquiries call 307-332-5772.