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Susan Mackin Dolan
Board Chair & Search Committee Chair
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a résumé detailing relevant experience, with a cover letter describing interest in the position and contact information for three professional references.
Position Start Date: March 1, 2017
Hand Papermaking, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
Organization Mission and Background
Hand Papermaking, Inc. is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to preserving and advancing traditional and contemporary ideas and practices in the art of hand papermaking. For over 30 years, Hand Papermaking has explored and chronicled the art of making paper by hand, showcasing traditional and modern practices worldwide, curating and presenting the best of the field, inspiring the ongoing revival of the craft, and facilitating the emergence of handmade paper as a vibrant contemporary art medium. The organization was founded in 1986 by Amanda Degener and Michael Durgin and has been under the leadership of Tom Bannister since 1995.
Position Description – Executive Director
Status: Full time
Location: Office space provided by Executive Director
Staff: Works with four part-time staff, who also provide their own respective office spaces
Compensation and benefits:
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for providing overall leadership to the organization, daily operational oversight, and coordination of its core programs: a semiannual magazine, quarterly newsletter, biennial portfolio, and artist registry. The Executive Director works in tandem with the Editor, provides leadership to the board, and oversees staff in the identification and realization of the values, vision, and mission of the organization.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred; minimum 3 years of experience in nonprofit arts management (or equivalent) required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess deep knowledge of the hand papermaking field, and have excellent marketing and outreach skills and proven fundraising capabilities. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong knowledge of publishing is preferred along with proficiency in numerous photo/video processes. Must have high degree of competency in a variety of desktop platforms such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and WordPress.
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