Posted on December 16, 2011
City Reliquary - Managing Director
The City Reliquary is looking for an appropriately qualified person to become the organization’s Managing Director.
This a new position created as the result of a recently completed strategic planning process. For the first year it will be a part-time position, however it is hoped that within one year it will become full-time. The Managing Director will work directly to the Board—who will continue to have full responsibility for the organization’s creative direction—and be supported by a part-time bookkeeper and a many volunteers/interns.
This is a position that will offer a wide range of experience to an ambitions and self-motivated individual who is has the desire and skills required to take an important organization to the next stage in its history.
The Managing Director is the chief executive officer of the organization and is responsible for conducting its administration in an efficient and effective manner. They will manage and operate all aspects of the organization including, fundraising, exhibitions, collections managements, events, board relations, finances, etc. Details of the Managing Directors responsibilities during the part-time period of the appointment will be agreed between the successful candidate and the Board.
Overall management of grants and fundraising for the organization, including setting and achieving aggressive fundraising goals and maintaining all reporting requirements and relationships with existing and potential funding sources. Arrange meetings with local elected officials and other supporters. Develop additional earned income strategies.
Manage and operate a unique collection, exhibition space and program of changing exhibitions. Work with the Program Committee of the Board to develop and implement new exhibition and event ideas. Work with the Board and others to install, manage and remove exhibitions. Manage events held at the City Reliquary. Maintain public and internal calendar of programs.
Work closely with the Board and the Board Committees to ensure the smooth running of the organization. Manage all administration relating to Board meetings, including maintaining board calendar, notify members of meeting, distribute all board materials, etc.
Supervise and motivate a large volunteer/intern staff, including gallery interns, local membership, and program staff; provide program and administrative support to volunteer program/project staff. Ensure that all essential organization functions are carried out.
Regularly maintain and/or supervise regular maintenance of organization’s website, database, and filing system. Ensure promotion/marketing of organizations events, programs, and opportunities. Work with the press/media as required. Manage and oversee, in consultation with the board, treasurer and bookkeeper, all aspects of the organization’s finances, including payment of invoices; billing; preparation of accurate and timely financial reports and budgets; and preparation of year-end reports in consultation with Fiscal Consultant and Certified Public Accountant.
When appropriate, serve as a spokesperson for the organization to promote awareness of the organization and its mission; promote an understanding of the Reliquary’s work in the community; create strategies to educate the broader public about the organization; create bridges to other cultural institutions.
Other responsibilities as required.
- Undergraduate degree/graduate degree in arts management or applicable experience
- Interest in New York City communities, arts, culture and history.
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary will be $20,000 per year for two days per week, rising to a full-time salary of $50,000 as funds allow.
A generous vacation package will be offered. Limited health insurance will be offered when the position becomes full-time.
The City Reliquary is an equal opportunities employer.
Please contact Matt Levy, Vice President of the City Reliquary, to schedule a phone and in-person interview for the position.