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Job Opening: Executive Director of IAO

In nonprofits, OKC, oklahoma, Visual Art on June 24, 2012 at 11:48 am

Individual Artists of Oklahoma

Executive Director

Summary

Under the direction of the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) Board of Directors, the IAO Executive Director leads the organization in financial growth, long-range planning, community relations and the overall administration of the organization in accordance with the IAO mission.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understands and embraces the IAO mission;
  • Ensures the consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives;
  • Works in conjunction with the finance committee and outside financial professionals to manage the organization’s finances, including the maintenance of an accounting system, daily bookkeeping and other financial accounting activities, ie, ledger posting, income statements, payroll, taxes and bank deposits;
  • Effectively and efficiently directs the organization, including the management of the organization’s day-to-day operations;
  • Provides professional support to assigned committees, to include meeting attendance and input;
  • Develops and supervises a strong volunteer workforce;
  • Fulfills all Board directives in a timely manner;
  • Hours are adjusted to accommodate gallery hours, public relations, community outreach and evening events.
  • Focuses on fundraising, community relations and strong leadership to the organization’s Board and volunteer base;
  • Is instrumental in working with the Board to identify and pursue the organization’s short-term and long-term goals;

Qualifications

a)      Four year Bachelor degree from an accredited university.  Equivalent experience considered;

b)    A minimum of 3 years experience in nonprofit management or related field;

c)    Ability to fundraise successfully;

d)    A solid background in administrative management, including staff and volunteer management;

e)    A strong understanding of the organization’s mission

f)       A strong appreciation for experimental and thought-provoking art;

g)    Computer proficiency to include membership and financial databases, websites, social networking and MS Office;

h)    The ability to fulfill the organization’s mission with open, cooperative communication with IAO members, volunteers, the Board of Directors, prospective and current donors, artists and the community;

i)        Capacity to work with senior level corporate, civic, small businesses, philanthropic and public sector officials;

j)        Excellent writing skills;

k)     Excellent group presentation skills;

l)        Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and demands effectively.

Starting Salary

  • $38,000/Year

Applications will be accepted until position is filled and must include a cover letter, resume and two references.  Please email to individualartists@gmail.com.  For more details on the position, please visit IAOgallery.org.

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Individual Artist of Oklahoma

In Visual Art on September 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) has given Oklahoma visual artists, poets, musicians and other creatives a venue for sharing their work since 1979. Now located at 706 W. Sheridan, just west of downtown, IAO maintains a robust schedule of programming including monthly exhibits, IdeaLab lecture series, Extreme Championship Poetry, Static film series and various other events, screenings and performances.

IAO plays a crucial role in OKC’s cultural landscape by both embracing and challenging local artists with a mission of:

…sustaining and encouraging emerging and established artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or experimental in subject matter or technique.

As a truly grassroots organization IAO provides opportunities for anyone to become engaged in the initiation, organization and execution of the many diverse programs.

Contact executive director Clint Stone at cstone@iaogallery.org to learn how you can get involved.

IdeaLab @ IAO

In Visual Art on August 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm

IdeaLab is a monthly series of salons/round tables/panels/discussions presented by Individual Artists of Oklahoma. The mission of IdeaLab is to:

Create programs that promote cognitive diversity resulting in the expression of new ideas. This is accomplished by provoking interaction and conversation between varied communities and disciplines using experimental methods and formats.

The first IdeaLab takes place on September 27th and will feature Rob Sturma (poet), Wayne Wyrick (astronomer), Blair Humphreys (urban designer) and Jonathan Roberts (nonprofit leader) answering the question What’s Next? in their field. After each speaker talks for 12 minutes the conversation will be opened to all attendees. Hopefully this will be an opportunity for new connections and the shrinking of Oklahoma City.

I will discuss IdeaLab more in later posts. The planning has been a broad based collaborative effort and anyone who wishes to have input on future events is welcome to participate.

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