Executive Director Position Opening

Title: Executive Director
Status: Part-Time
Hours: Flexible (estimated 20/week)
Salary Range: $20,000-$25,000
Benefits: Negotiable
Reports to: The Center for Arts and Learning Board of Directors

To Apply: Submit PDFs of your cover letter and resume to jobs@cal-vt.org by February 26. No phone calls, please!


Position Summary
Take a leadership role in creative place-making — building a thriving hive of musicians, visual artists, and creative people at The Center for Arts and Learning (CAL) complex in Montpelier’s flourishing Barre Street district.

Your engaged, entrepreneurial leadership and commitment to nurturing the creative spirit will inspire and benefit members CAL, and the Central Vermont artistic community.

We’re looking for a collaborative leader, who has a passion for fostering a vibrant arts center — connecting kindred spirits; creating the environment for interdisciplinary collaboration and new creation; hands-on operational management; and making art happen in our community. Experience working with a Board of Directors, budgeting, planning, and fundraising are also desirable.


Roles and Responsibilities

Fostering and inspiring collaboration, inspiration between artists and arts organizations

  • Run and further develop a member-based studio program including:
    • Renting 25+ studios and classrooms;
    • Clarifying and furnishing member benefits; and
    • Connecting and managing member relationships.
  • Support founding nonprofits (Monteverdi Music School and the T.W. Wood Gallery), members artists, and the Central Vermont arts community through organizing, promoting, and executing opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration and inspiration.
  • Work with the CAL Board to refine, finalize, and implement a strategic plan to achieve long-term goals and grow the organization.

Fundraising & Operations

  • Fundraise through grant writing, stewardship of individual & corporate donors & sponsors for programmatic and facility-related projects as well as general operations.
  • Fiscal management, business planning, and budget development.
  • Oversee building management (including vendors and contractors) and work closely with Facilities Manager to address building needs, from maintenance to major repairs.
  • Market and show studios; manage lease agreements.

Requirements & Essential Qualities:

  • 2 years’ minimum experience at the managerial level (ideally arts or nonprofit sector).
  • Excited to connect people and inspire new ideas, collaborations, and works.
  • Connected to music and/or visual art communities in Central Vermont.
  • Committed to elevating diverse voices and perspectives in programming.
  • Comfortable as a representative and public face of CAL.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a natural promoter across digital and traditional platforms.
  • Demonstrated track record of project management, execution and creative problem solving.
  • An organized and efficient approach to day-to-day work at a nonprofit with limited resources.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Comfort working virtually and in-person.

Desired Skills:

  • Nonprofit experience
  • Fundraising/development
  • Grant writing
  • Marketing/public relations
  • Event planning
  • Business management
  • Volunteer recruitment & management
  • Experience with gSuite (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets)
  • Property management
  • Graphic design
  • Quickbooks

About The Center for Arts and Learning:
The Center for Arts and Learning is a nonprofit 22,000 square foot facility in Montpelier, Vermont where arts nonprofits and independent artists of any medium or modality can draw inspiration, create, perform, and connect with a larger artistic community.

To Apply: Submit PDFs of your cover letter and resume to jobs@cal-vt.org by February 26. No phone calls, please!

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Center for Arts and Learning provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity, age, marital/civil union status, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities or any other legally protected classification. In addition to federal law requirements, the Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.