The Friends of the Mary C. seeks Executive Director
For the past five years, The Mary C. has enjoyed consistent year over year growth in revenue, impact, event attendance and memberships. The new executive director will be adept at fundraising and building lasting relationships with community stakeholders, donors, and board members. They will actively seek grant opportunities and build a team to apply and execute the associated programming. They will be eager to create a vision and build a cohesive staff that works to achieve it with support from an active and diverse board of directors.
If you feel you have the skills, ability, successful track record, and motivation to move The Mary C. ahead, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest, along with a resume and/ or CV, and your salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls. The full job description for the position is below. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative official of Friends of the Mary C. O’Keefe Arts and Cultural Center (“The Mary C.”) and reports directly to the Board of Directors (“Board”). S/he will be responsible for implementing the Mary C.’s mission through creative management of daily operations and strategic planning for its sustainable future. This work will include fiscally responsible oversight of the professional care and growth of the The Mary C.’s collections and facilities, and public access to those collections through innovative exhibition and outreach.
The Executive Director will work with the Board and staff to plan, develop, implement, and manage a high profile, comprehensive series of culinary arts, performing arts, visual arts, and Ocean Springs History programs. Moreover, the Executive Director will be expected to oversee the continued development of multi-generational educational programming.
The Mary C.’s Executive Director will lead a talented staff and provide direction and guidance to volunteers, board members, contractors, and outside individuals and entities connected with the Mary C.’s programs.
Finally, the Executive Director will manage an annual operating budget that includes funds derived from earned revenue, donors, corporate supporters and external granting agencies and foundations. S/he will work closely in consultation with the Board, staff, volunteers, and other key stakeholders to seek external gifts and grants to enhance The Mary C.’s operations and collection development.
Generally speaking, the Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the operation of The Mary C., which includes carrying out the policies and programs as determined by the Board; and oversees Cultural Center operations, including the maintenance, programming, and educational outreach. More specifically, the Executive Director is expected to:
Education: The Mary C. seeks a candidate either with a four-year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
Knowledge and Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in arts or non-profit management is required, with previous managerial or supervisory experience preferred.
The Mary C. also requires the following:
The Executive Director should also have the following personal characteristics and qualifications:
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