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Title: Executive Director
Job Status: Full time
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Zygote Press, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community print studio and exhibition space dedicated to the practice and education of contemporary printmaking. Located in Cleveland, OH, and founded in 1996, it is the largest independent fine-art print shop between Pittsburgh and Chicago.
Zygote Press is a destination for artists of all skill levels, offering an affordable, professional workspace to artists throughout and beyond Northeast Ohio. It provides extensive facilities for intaglio, relief printing, screen printing, letterpress, and digital media, all of which have been developed as green processes. Zygote Press is home to a long-standing international artist-residency and exchange program that has facilitated over 200 opportunities for local, national and international artists during its tenure. In addition, it is an active advocate for printmaking, maintaining a working archive of over 3,000 artworks and organizing multiple exhibition opportunities throughout the year. To support art and printmaking, Zygote Press offers specialized educational programs for groups and individuals alike, and also works closely with community organizations and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to reach students of all ages and backgrounds in public and educational settings.
The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive of the organization, reports to the Board of Trustees, and supervises a staff of 4. The ED is responsible for all aspects of operations and the implementation of a strategic vision for Zygote Press. The ED will work closely with the Board of Trustees to define and execute a collective vision for the organization that aligns with its core mission; encourage the growth and health of the print studio by expanding the facility and professional print network; manage and support core staff; maximize shop functionality; maintain an active and engaged membership program; develop and implement a sustainable financial model that includes both earned and contributed revenue; continue the pursuit of eco-friendly greening techniques; guide public and community relations within a global context; and pursue strategic partnerships both locally and internationally to expand organizational impact.
The next ED of Zygote Press will be a dynamic leader who is able to balance the strengths and voices of the organization’s robust artistic community while imagining new futures that expand Zygote’s focus on accessibility, equity, and professionalism. The ED will be a strong leader who is comfortable drawing consensus; communicates clearly; and exhibits transparency, flexibility, and tenacity. Ideal candidates are active listeners who are invested in art advocacy and community building.
Organizational Leadership & Vision
Revenue generation: Earned and Contributed
Facilities & Programming
Marketing, Communications & Relationships
Board Development and Relations
Administration and Financial Management
Other duties as assigned / Qualifications:
Skills and Experience
Compensation package includes salary commensurate with experience and organizational budget, health insurance stipend, access to facilities for artistic pursuits, and paid vacation.
To Apply :
Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: November 7, 2020 or until filled
No phone calls, please.
For more information about Zygote Press, please visit www.zygotepress.com.
Zygote Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.