Friday, 02 December 2016 21:23

Executive Director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Additional Info

  • Opportunity Title: Executive Director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • Organization-Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • Deadline: Until Filled
  • Location (if applicable): Baltimore, MD
  • Description of Opportunity:

    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the United States Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the last 35 years, MAAF has expanded its reach to include national and international initiatives. MAAF’s work is focused on performing arts touring, jazz, independent film, support for individual artists, and international cultural exchange.


    The executive director (ED) will be the chief executive officer of the corporation, responsible to the board of directors, reporting to the chairperson in overseeing the affairs of MAAF. This innovative executive will lead MAAF into its next period of growth and distinction. As the lead spokesperson and public face of MAAF, the ED will serve as a leader in the national arts landscape and have a comprehensive understanding of the MAAF mission, role, and potential as a regional arts organization. This includes having an awareness of MAAF’s history, values, culture, programs, funding, partnerships, stakeholders, organizational operations, and potential. In addition, MAAF is dedicated to being an inclusive organization that prioritizes diversity and inclusion in its services, program planning and funding, and staff and board composition as it continues to move forward. The ED will embrace an outgoing, straightforward approach in sharing information readily and comfortably to diverse constituents that will generate awareness, excitement, and appreciation in the eyes of stakeholders. As a leader in the arts and culture field with a reputation for creativity, innovation, and a broad knowledge of the performing, visual, presenting, and touring art forms, the ED will participate in regional and national discussions on the importance of arts and culture funding. This individual will have knowledge of how artmaking is changing today and advocate for public awareness, touring, producing, and access to new works.


    Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree, master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of ten years of leadership experience in a nonprofit arts, culture, or local, state, foundation, grant-making organization, or a similar field. This individual will have a working knowledge of nonprofit institutions and the skillset to direct an entity of the size, scale, function, and complexity of MAAF. Additionally, expertise in planning, organizational development, and team building in a collegial environment of mutual respect is needed. This individual will have a successful track record in raising funds from a variety of sources, including the cultivation and solicitation of gifts from individuals, government/public entities, foundations, and corporations. Effective verbal and written skills that can reach a broad range of individuals and organizations, experience working with boards, and a passion for the arts are expected.

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