Employment Opportunities

Executive Director at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Type: Full Time, salaried, exempt
Salary: Depending on qualifications
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation, sick time; medical and dental insurance, class audits and discounts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) has begun its search for a new Executive Director.

Position Purpose:

The Executive Director reports to the MCBA’s board chair and serves as the organizational leader. S/he provides vision, strategic planning, and management practices to effectively carry out the mission of MCBA. The Executive Director represents MCBA’s interests to its diverse constituencies including the media, the arts and book arts community, educators, and the cultural and philanthropic communities in Minnesota and nationally.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall programmatic direction and for ensuring the appropriate organizational structures to accomplish the annual goals. The position also oversees administration of MCBA’s programs and activities, and the management of the staff. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the 22+ member board and of the Executive Committee, and is responsible for ensuring outstanding governance practices and sound board management and recruiting.

Position Vision:

The Executive Director is a passionate advocate of the arts and continuous learning. MCBA is in a time of transition: building a sustainable economic model by strengthening earned income opportunities, investing in donor relationships, and creating collaborations across communities and with other arts organizations. The Executive Director must be able to quickly engage with stakeholders in strengthening existing programs and expanding earned and contributed income. They must be able to incorporate current brand research into a compelling strategic vision for the organization with key stakeholders.

They must be able to lead staff, board, and volunteers in turning that vision into a reality. The Executive Director must be able to make critical decisions, take risks, and meet challenges. This individual must be a creative and a collaborative leader with excellent board, staff, and project management skills and be an effective communicator sharing the MCBA’s mission, values, and strategic plans to the public and media in a variety of settings. The Executive Director will cultivate working relationships with individual and institutional donors, organizational partners, and the media to expand outreach to and promotion of the art of the book and book arts locally and nationally. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the financial stability, smooth operation, and programmatic success of the organization.


More details on the position, responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and application can be found at https://www.mnbookarts.org/employment.

Deadline for submission is Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.

Women’s Studio Workshop is searching for an Arts Writer

The successful candidate will be a thoughtful writer who is engaged in the visual arts, has a deep interest in women's issues and a visionary approach to the ways in which these converge. The Arts Writer will participate in all aspects of Women’s Studio Workshop, including WSW events, which can take place on evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and managing WSW’s blog, the Arts Writer will participate in WSW’s marketing team by attending weekly meetings, posting artist-related content across social media and through email, and engaging critically with staff and artists about art and artistic representation.

For more information about this opportunity, click on the links below.



Fall Student Work-Study Opportunity
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Another work-study opportunity for students that may not have plans for Fall of 2018 and would like to spend 4-8 weeks at Arrowmont. 

Click on the link below for students interested in applying for this opportunity:

Any questions about the work-study program can be directed to Rebecca Buglio, Program and Studio Manager, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, rbuglio@arrowmont.org

We look forward to seeing students join us this Fall!

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