Opening: Executive Director, Center for the Arts Evergreen
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CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVERGREEN
PO Box 2737, Evergreen, CO 80437
The Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) has an opening for the Executive Director position and is seeking interested, qualified candidates.
CAE is a highly respected non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization located in Evergreen, Colorado. Its mission is “to enrich and serve our mountain community by promoting and cultivating the arts through quality educational programs, exhibitions, and events.” Its tagline is “bringing the arts and the community together.”
CAE was founded as the Evergreen Arts Council in 1974. Since then it has grown steadily in terms of membership, programs, and community support. CAE’s current facility is an historic building which the organization purchased and renovated without incurring debt.
The Board of Directors, consisting of 15 unpaid volunteers, is the governing body. The Board officers (2 co-presidents, a vice president, secretary and treasurer) form the Executive Committee. Other standing and ad hoc committees address specific issues in coordination with staff. The staff consists of the Executive Director, the Director of Education and Festivals, the Director of Exhibitions and Marketing, a part-time Manager of Finance and Administration and a receptionist. CAE has approximately 175 volunteers who assist as needed.
Revenue sources include grants, donors, sponsors, membership events, lectures, concerts, and classes.Educational programs include summer camps for children as well as year-round art, writing and language lessons for children, adults, and those with special needs.
The annual operating budget of CAE is just under $600,000. We are running a capital campaign to add a creative arts addition to the current facility and have raised 60% of the anticipated $1 million goal. For more details, please visit
CAE is financially sound. Summary financial statements are available to candidates upon request.
The Board’s vision for the future is to continually expand educational opportunities, membership, donor base, community outreach, financial support, programs, events, and the facility.
Executive Director Key Responsibilities
The Executive Director (ED) primarily interacts with the Executive Committee and reports directly to the Board of Directors at monthly meetings. The ED is responsible for promoting the mission of the organization, strategic planning, fundraising, day-to-day operations, financial analysis and reporting, legal and tax compliance, maintaining business records, internal and external communications, organizational and staff development, facilities management (including the oversight of those managing new construction projects), development of policies and procedures, art exhibits, events, community outreach, coordination with other arts organizations, and educational programs.
The starting salary is $75,000+ based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications, experience, and performance. Salary will be reviewed annually and may be adjusted based upon market research. Annual bonuses in addition to salary may be awarded at the Board’s discretion based upon the achievement of strategic plan goals and other measurable criteria agreed upon in advance.
The successful candidate will be a visionary who can take CAE to the next level of being “best in class” in all aspects of community arts organizations. The Board is looking for a dynamic individual who has a proven track record of fundraising in the nonprofit arena, an inspirational leadership style, ability to work well with both Board and staff, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), financial expertise, experience with community arts programs, experience with overseeing capital projects, and a desire to turn challenges into opportunities.
The Search Committee will interview those candidates who are believed to be most qualified. After interviews are completed the Search Committee will make its recommendation to the Board. At that time the Board may interview one or more candidates. The target date for selection and making an offer is on or before October 31, 2019. The Board expects the new Executive Director to be on staff by mid-December.