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Executive Director | AIR Serenbe (Chattahoochee Hills, GA)

AIR Serenbe, the nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines, including visual art, storytelling, illustration, spoken word, filmmaking, screenwriting, and music composition. We provide the time and space necessary for the development of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. Artists stay at The Art Farm at Serenbe in live/work cottages designed by Rural Studio, the award-winning program of Auburn University's School of Architecture. Seasonally, we make a container studio available for use by artists who wish to work larger. Depending on the interests and projects of each artist, the studio can be opened to the public for open studio visits.

AIR Serenbe is overseen by a 18-person volunteer board and works with a national advisory council. The organization is a unit of The Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture & the Environment, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. The Institute’s mission is to cultivate the model community’s creative, intellectual and ecological qualities through programs promoting social, spiritual and aesthetic curiosity. It supports intellectual, social and artistic activities and the works produced by it, and is committed to serving Serenbe residents, neighbors of Chattahoochee Hills, artists and visitors.

AIR Serenbe seeks an Executive Director with experience, energy, and creativity to lead the organization. The ideal candidate will have operational management skills, excellent interpersonal capacity, experience with creating and leading excellent and engaging programs for diverse audiences, and proven fundraising capabilities.

• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred in related fields (the arts, museum studies, non-profit management, etc.)
• A minimum of three years’ arts administration or management experience
• Knowledge of contemporary artistic practices
• Capability to provide solid leadership and strategic vision
• Ability to work with a variety of constituents, including non-profit boards and practicing artists
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
• Experience in managing operations, including personnel matters, and in developing, managing and growing annual operating budget
• Strong fundraising track record

• Develop and implement strategies to fulfill the organization’s mission of “nurturing critical moments of
• Oversee annual operating plans for all programming
• Prepare the annual operating budget and oversee financial operations
• Hire, manage, and evaluate Operations Manager
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong national advisory council
• Interact with artists-in-residence and serve as organization’s ambassador at all public events
• Cultivate and develop new collaborations with partner organizations
• Develop and execute fundraising activities, looking to private and public sources
• Implement and host public events, including performances, lectures, and fundraising events
• Evaluate and track programmatic excellence to share with the board, funders, and the community

Location: Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
Hours, Salary and Benefits: This is a full time, benefits eligible position. We're offering an annual salary of $60,000 - $65,000 based on qualifications and experience plus a health insurance contribution of $400/month. Other benefits include optional Dental coverage, optional Vision coverage, $20k in Basic Life/AD&D insurance, and Short Term and Long Term Disability coverage.
Start Date: January 14, 2019

Send the following three documents, in one email with the subject line “Attention Executive Director Search Committee,” to
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Three references, indicating your relationship to each

The review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Miller Zohn, Chair of the Search Committee, at