Executive Director

Founded in 1976, Printed Matter, Inc. is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related publications.

Contact Name
Mario Garcia Durham, Vice President
Contact Email Address
Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Leadership or Executive-level
Salary Level or Range
$125,000 to $150,000
This is a remote position

New York, NY
United States

How to Apply

To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), visit https://artsconsulting.com/employment/printed-matter-executive-director/

For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact: 

Mario Garcia Durham, Vice President
Menon Dwarka, Senior Vice President
1040 First Avenue, Suite 352
New York, NY 10022-2991
Tel    (888) 234.4236 Ext. 209 (Mr. Durham) or Ext. 206 (Mr. Dwarka)
Email    PrintedMatterED@ArtsConsulting.com

Printed Matter Inc. cultivates a diverse workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.

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Description and Qualifications

Position Summary 
Printed Matter is seeking an ambitious, visionary Executive Director (ED) who understands and is eager to build on the organization's history and achievements. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and artists; an international perspective and network; a solid grasp on contemporary artists and publishing; the ability, aspiration, and courage to discourse with all stakeholders in the art world. This position is also the leading spokesperson for the organization and, therefore, a candidate must be able to effectively articulate the goals and vision of the organization to a wide range of constituencies, including current and potential funders. Fundraising skills and experience are critical as is an entrepreneurial spirit and approach to bookselling and distribution. In addition, the individual will have excellent judgment and significant management experience, including familiarity with basic financial management programs. The Executive Director is supported by a staff of 15, including the Deputy Director/Director of Development, and reports to the Board of Directors.
For the full position announcement, please visit ArtsConsulting.com/Employment

Desired Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position should have approximately 10 years of experience in nonprofit administration at the executive or senior level, and preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field. The ED must have a genuine passion for artists' books and extensive knowledge of the medium's history, current activity in the field, and emergent practices. They should also have a strong network in the contemporary art world, a deep appreciation for alternative art spaces and practices, and experience in curatorial work or program building. Additionally, the candidate should be artist-centered as well as dedicated to equitable work practices.

Other essential qualifications include proficiency in long-range planning, as well as management, community-building, finance, development, team leadership, and staff mentorship. Printed Matter’s staff is recently unionized and experience working with unionized staff is a plus. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of successful fundraising and experience in donor and board relations, as well as in developing and growing earned income streams, such as through physical retail and web sales. A personal belief in the importance of diversity, equity, and access is crucial, with professional experience demonstrating a commitment to these values.