EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – PALOS VERDES ART CENTER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – PALOS VERDES ART CENTER
The Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is a non-profit,
privately funded visual arts organization founded in 1931. As the oldest visual art center
in Los Angeles County, the Palos Verdes Art Center takes pride in its past and present
contributions to education, development and showcasing of emerging and established
The Palos Verdes Art Center is committed to its mission of celebrating, appreciating and
creating art for all residents, young and old, in all Los Angeles County communities. We
do this by offering a creative, fun, and vibrant environment – helping to achieve
personal, cultural, and educational growth for all. The Palos Verdes Art Center
celebrates its community’s diversity through the arts, and showcases the many talents
of regional artists of all ages.
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a popular and effective community asset, provides free
and accessible art exhibitions – celebrating arts through artist diversity, enriching the
lives of those living in the community through volunteer opportunities (600+ volunteers
strong) and affordable visual art classes and workshops. Collaborative efforts with the
public and private schools extends our mission and inspiring youth with highly
acclaimed school-based programs, aligned with California’s Visual and Performance
Arts Standards, educating over 7,000 children each school year, creating over one
million art projects and counting! The Palos Verdes Art Center also provides art
education to children with special needs who attend school within the Los Angeles
Unified School District.
The newly renovated 14,000+ square foot facility will offer new opportunities - yet to be
determined – for our visual arts programs, and other community programs including
event spaces for rent. Our newly renovated design - for adults and children alike – will
allow the Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education to offer a
place for all to celebrate, appreciate and create art!
The Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education (PVAC) is
looking for a strong and proven leader to assume the role of Executive Director. The
chosen candidate will lead this 81 year old organization forward working closely with a
diverse group of individuals including board members, volunteers, staff, donors and
local community leaders. The chosen candidate will lead the Art Center through some
very exciting times including a newly renovated facility allowing for new opportunities
yet to be determined. Position Summary
The Executive Director will be responsible for the management, leadership, and
direction of the Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education.
Duties to include, but not limited to, oversight of PVAC’s educational programming,
public relations, fundraising, volunteer and support programs, annual budget
preparation, PVAC facility usage guidelines, and equipment.
Management: Manage and lead staff. Provide leadership to fulfill PVAC’s mission.
Manage all day-to-day activities and programs of the center.
Public Relations: Promote public relations by developing plans that will encourage
community interest and outreach, and provide a positive public image of PVAC.
Budget/Fiscal Management: Develop and manage annual budget. Work closely with
staff, accountant and board in preparation of annual budget.
Support Groups: Promote current volunteer and support group programs
Fundraising: Develop and oversee fundraising efforts to include: securing corporate
sponsorships, cultivating individual donors, producing benefit events, exploring and
identifying additional revenue sources through foundation and government sources,
and continued development of the Win Your Dream House Raffle.
Membership: Provide leadership and guidance to staff to develop and build
Human Resources /Staff Development: Organize and manage staff to ensure efficient
and effective operations. Maintain a climate which attracts, retains and motivates
quality employees. Initiate and assist with policy recommendations.
Board Relations: Interface with board members on business associated with PVAC.
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned by the Board of Trustees.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of demonstrated success in managing an
organization. Position requires superior organization and project management skills with
a strong attention to detail.
Leadership: Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to write effectively,
speak persuasively, and listen attentively. Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals including board members, volunteer and support organizations, current and
prospective donors, staff, and local community leaders.
Finance: Budgeting and financial analysis skills.
Salary is commensurate with experience. PVAC offers benefits package including
medical and dental insurance.
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: .firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is September 30, 2012. Only online applications will be accepted.
PVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
PVAC Website: pvartcenter.org
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