230 South 500 West #125, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Art Access staff, programs,
fundraising, and effective execution of its mission to ensure the long-term stability of the organization. The ED
has primary responsibility for fundraising and additional powers and duties as assigned by the Board. The ED
reports to the Board of Directors and is evaluated by its executive committee in accordance with an established
Workdays are Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend hours for Board of Directors’
meetings, gallery strolls, and other meetings and events as needed.
Benefits for this position include health insurance, a Simple IRA, and paid vacation and holidays.
Salary Range is $54,000-$62,000; starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities will include the following:
Work closely with the Board of Directors to pursue Art Access’ vision and execute its mission including serving
as an ex-officio member on the executive committee and staff liaison on other committees as necessary.
Develop long and short-term strategic priorities with the Board.
Lead ongoing programmatic excellence and results-oriented program evaluation and all aspects of operations.
Maintain excellent collaborative relationships with community groups, funders, politicians, and other
organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
Act as organization spokesperson and represent Art Access at community activities to enhance the
organization’s community profile.
Successfully recruit and retain qualified full-time and part-time staff and volunteers; including annual reviews
and supporting professional development opportunities.
Maintain an ethical, family-friendly and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation
and regulations. Work with the Board to update personnel policies as necessary.
Maintain a current knowledge of developments and trends in the fields of art, disability, leadership and non-
Work with the staff and Board to prepare a comprehensive annual budget.
Oversee the effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.
Within the Board-approved budget, make and sign contracts on behalf of Art Access.
FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT
Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support program operations.
Build and sustain relationships with current and potential donors, foundations, corporations and government
Nurture giving mindset among Art Access stakeholders.
Communicate regularly with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of Art Access.
Work with Assistant Director and Board to develop and facilitate an annual fundraising plan
Work closely with Programs Director to ensure the full range of programs are professional, innovative, and
support the mission.
Responsible for gallery program, including oversight of gallery installations, artist contracts, studio visits,
gallery selection process, and receptions.
Recruit and manage artists for 300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition, art2go and other curated exhibits.
The ED must be committed to Art Access’ mission and have proven leadership, fundraising, and staff
management skills. Experience and other qualifications should include:
• Bachelor’s degree and at least five years progressive management experience, preferably in the arts and/or
• Ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders and cultures, including arts, disability, and under-served
communities of all ages.
• Direct experience with fundraising and resource development including cultivation, events, grant writing,
donor solicitation, etc. Familiarity with local development community a plus.
• Experience developing high-quality programs and using data-driven program evaluation methods. Familiarity
with databases and customer management tools.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate with excellent interpersonal skills.
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