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Director, Artist Initiatives

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Creative Capital
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New York, NY
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Published 14 days ago

Founded in 1999, Creative Capital is celebrating our 22 nd year with the start of our new President and

Executive Director, Christine Kuan. We look forward to our new era of work and support to innovative,

groundbreaking artists. Our Artist Initiatives department is an essential part of Creative Capital and we

are seeking a new director to work with our terrific team.

The Director, Artist Initiatives (DAI) reports to the President & Executive Director of Creative Capital

(CC) and is responsible for providing conceptual and strategic leadership for the organization’s

pioneering venture philanthropy approach to awarding funds to groundbreaking artists in the visual arts,

performing arts, and multidisciplinary fields. The DAI will also provide guidance and direction for artist-

focused educational programs to help artists realize their project visions and build sustainable, thriving

careers and practices. The position will manage a four person AI department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

AWARD-MAKING

● Maximize impact in the visual arts, performing arts, and multidisciplinary fields in collaboration

with the President & Executive Director through award-making to trailblazing artists.

● Lead and steward the full cycle of CC’s unique award-making program and shepherd the award

decision-making by selecting evaluators, overseeing the review, evaluation and panel process,

and collaborating on public outreach and announcements at all stages.

● Develop deep regional and multidisciplinary connections to artists and stay at the forefront of

new developments in the arts.

● Direct the planning and oversee the management of the new awardee orientation, retreat, and

other gatherings.

● Oversee and manage the department’s budget in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer

(COO).

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

● Oversee the conception and implementation of new, responsive educational programs,

workshops and webinars to meet the continually changing needs of artists.

● Develop and maintain strategic educational partnerships to advance the professional expertise

of artists in undergraduate and graduate level programs.

● Help cultivate and recruit new advisory consultants and coaches in areas such as legal,

financial, public relations, marketing, community engagement, book publishing, and web

services.


AMBASSADOR & ARTS ADVOCATE

● Serve as an ambassador to artists and arts leaders regionally and internationally.

● Collaborate with our President & Executive Director and our Development team to assist with

the cultivation of foundations and other donors as needed.

● Work collaboratively with our Marketing & Communications Department to promote CC’s

mission, programs, artists, and educational programs.

● Attend professional conferences, give interviews, and organize presentations and panels, and

publish writings, articles, and other materials in print and/or online.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS REQUIRED

● Minimum eight years of leadership and management experience in the arts

● Previous grantmaking experience

● Intellectual agility and an open curious mind combined with a passion for the arts and working

with contemporary artists

● Appreciation and understanding of philanthropy in the United States

● Proven track record of upholding DEIA values.

● Experience mentoring and collaborating with diverse staff

● Diplomatic, proactive, and solution-driven professional; strategic, pragmatic, and creative

thinker

● Experience overseeing a budget and project management including event production

● Excellent communication skills, written and oral, and public speaking

● High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic

● Commitment to the Creative Capital mission, vision, purpose, and core values

● Proficiency with Mac OS, MS Office, Google Workspace, Salesforce and social media and new

media platforms

● Experience developing and executing training programs for adult learners helpful

● Advanced degree in the visual arts or performing arts preferred

The position is full-time (40 hours/week). Ideally, candidates are based in or near Creative Capital’s

offices in New York City. Includes generous paid time off and benefits. Competitive salary in the range

of $100,000 - $125,000. Seeking to fill the position by July 1, 2021.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume as one PDF to jobs@creative-capital.org with the

subject line “Director, Artist Initiatives”. No phone calls, please!

Application deadline: May 17, 2021.


ORGANIZATION

Creative Capital supports innovative, ambitious artists of all disciplines and across the country through

funding, counsel, gatherings, and career development services. Our mission is to amplify artists' voices

and catalyze connections, helping artists to realize their visions and build sustainable practices, and

nurturing the growth of artistic communities nationwide.


Founded in response to the National Endowment for the Arts’ termination of the majority of its grant

programs for individual artists, Creative Capital is animated by a fierce commitment to freedom of

expression. We particularly value forward-thinking and boundary-blurring work, and seek out projects

that could not be realized without the additional support we provide.

Creative Capital is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diverse cultural and

social perspectives. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion,

sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or

expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Since 2015, Creative Capital has been participating in ongoing anti-oppression training to

examine systemic issues that perpetuate inequality.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive

list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify,

add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

functions of this position.

Founded in 1999, Creative Capital is celebrating our 22 nd year with the start of our new President and

Executive Director, Christine Kuan. We look forward to our new era of work and support to innovative,

groundbreaking artists. Our Artist…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 17, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$100,000 - $125,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume as one PDF to jobs@creative-capital.org with the

subject line “Director, Artist Initiatives”. No phone calls, please!

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume as one PDF to jobs@creative-capital.org with the

subject line “Director, Artist Initiatives”. No phone calls, please!

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