RISCA is searching for a new Executive Director

Deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, Feb. 21.

Job title: Executive Director
Location: RI State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI
Salary: $116,190-$131,604
Hours: full time


RISCA’s Executive Director will serve as an advocate for the arts in Rhode Island, and as the agency’s chief administrative officer. They will manage the day-to-day operations of the agency, including its financial operations, and oversee its staff and programs. Reporting to and collaborating with the governing Council, the Executive Director will ensure a vibrant and thriving cultural sector throughout Rhode Island as a visible leader who works closely with the Governor, General Assembly and other elected officials. The Executive Director will provide the vision and leadership to promote equitable and inclusive strategies for participation in the cultural sector, ensuring that the Agency’s programs and services have an impact on diverse cultural, socioeconomic and geographic communities throughout the state. The Executive Director will be responsible for the transparent stewardship of public funds, overseeing the distribution of RISCA funds in compliance with guidelines and regulations. To apply or learn more. Job Opportunities | Departments: RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL ON THE ARTS | Sorted by Posting Date descending | State of Rhode Island Career Pages 

Gallery Night Providence seeks a part time executive director

Gallery Night job search for an executive director

Gallery Night Providence is an independent, member-supported, not-for-profit (501(c)3) citywide organization. Since 1996, Gallery Night has worked toward its mission of bringing art to the people and people to the arts.

Gallery Night is seeking a part-time Executive Director. This person will be responsible for leadership and management of the organization in coordination with the Executive Board. As Executive Director they will guide other contractors, program initiatives, external communication, and the ongoing operation of the organization. This includes conducting regular evaluation to measure success of the organization’s programs.

• Participate with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization, and ensure that the mission and core values of the organization are practiced and upheld.
• Successfully carry out physical and virtual gallery tours on monthly Gallery Nights, March through November.
• Recruit and mentor qualified contractors, volunteers and interns.
• Foster diversity within the organization and in our community.
• Serve as a non-voting member of the Board and participate in the planning of general and Executive Board meetings.
• Oversee public relations, including local media, social media, and annual report.
• Coordinate fundraising with the Board, including donor cultivation and management, grant writing, annual appeals, soliciting sponsorships, and special events.
• Clearly communicate financial needs and expenses with the Treasurer of the organization.
• Advocate for Gallery Night to city and state government officials.
• Act as chief spokesperson and liaison with community members and organizations to foster partnerships and publicity for Gallery Night Providence.
• Assist the Board Committees in their work by maintaining contact with committee chairs and providing assistance and guidance as needed.

• Passion for the visual arts. Has the ability to develop the organization and thrives under self-direction.
• Leadership and program management experience.
• Strong understanding and enthusiasm for volunteer management.
• Education and/or experience in arts management, arts education, non-profit management or a similar field.
• Ability to maintain a constructive and positive work environment.
• Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing, using appropriate platforms and communication techniques.
• Past success in fundraising.
• Promote Gallery Night’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

This position is as a consultant and will be issued a 1099. Our budget is $300/week. We expect it will take the contractor about 15 hours per week to do the job effectively. While Gallery Night maintains an office at Sprout CoWorking, yet, this position can choose to do a lot of the work remotely.

How to Apply
Send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role, and why you believe you are a good fit for this opportunity. Please also include contact information for three professional references familiar with your work (nonprofit work preferred).

Apply to gallerynight@gmail.com  and put “Executive Director” in the subject line.
To receive full consideration, all requested materials must be submitted by the close of May 21, 2021.

FirstWorks seeks Development Associate

Job title: Full Time Development Associate
Salary: $35,000
Anticipated hire date: May 15, 2021 or sooner

FirstWorks is seeking a Development Associate to support all functions of the Development department and the organizations’ overall communication needs. Qualified candidates will be skilled communicators, excellent writers, able to manage concurrent projects, prioritize multiple deadlines, work autonomously and as part of a team.

Benefits include health and dental insurance, vacation; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island.

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women, gender-nonconforming, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Read more about FirstWorks’ job search for a Development Associate.