Artivate Executive Director Job Posting

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Artivate Executive Director Job Posting




The Artivate Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the organization forward. For more than 25 years, Artivate has collaborated with dozens of professional artists to engage communities through interactive arts experiences that inspire learning. We reach children, teens, and families across the greater Washington, DC area and throughout Maryland, providing educational performances and workshops representing a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.

The Executive Director is the chief executive/staff officer of the organization and is responsible for the leadership and management of all aspects of Artivate’s operations to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning – Develop and implement Artivate’s Strategic Plan and annual action plans in conjunction with the board to advance the mission of the organization.

Program Oversight – Collaborate with Director of Artist and Community Programming to develop, implement and evaluate programs and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and Strategic Plan and that meet the needs of constituents and Artivate artists.

Financial Management – Together with the board, develop and manage the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization; develop an annual budget for approval by the board; oversee earned and contributed support and expenses.

Development & Fundraising/Grants Management – Develop and implement strategies to maintain current giving, increase gifts and attract new donors, including creation of marketing and communication materials that present consistent branding, design, and messaging; preserve, nurture, and expand relationships with current and prospective funders.

Staff Leadership and Management – Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of staff members; recruit and oversee consultants, as needed, to meet goals and objectives; prioritize staff development and encourage staff to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Collaborate with staff to continue Artivate’s mission and ensure efficient operation of the organization.

Community/Relations Advocacy– Serve as Artivate’s designated media spokesperson; partner and collaborate with other organizations to advocate for the arts in its capacity to strengthen education, stimulate creative self-expression, and inspire a fresh view of the world.

Board Administration and Support – Articulate Artivate’s achievements and direction at regular board meetings; collaborate with board leadership to consider policy and program initiatives, plan agendas, prepare materials, including regular reports on organizational progress; coordinate work with board committees.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and preferences listed below are representative of the knowledge and competencies required.

  • Combination 5 to 7 years of experience and/or education in arts/nonprofit management, arts/education policy, and demonstrated increased responsibility in nonprofit management.
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in related field (arts, education, non-profit management) preferred
  • Proven track record of effective fundraising and development tactics
  • Experience and/or knowledge of project management and tracking as well as competency in strategic thinking
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills in interacting with the public and other constituencies important to Artivate, including political constituencies, foundation and grant-awarding constituencies, artists and performers, and audiences
  • Skills for relevant software, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Experience with CRM software (Salesforce, a plus)


It is the policy of Artivate to provide and administer employment training, compensation, promotion, benefits and employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to in order to be considered.

Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Executive (CEO, Director, President)
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): -
Experience: 5-10 Years
Education Level: -