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[BKARTS] Center for Book Arts seeks Executive Director

Cross posted to Book Arts-l and Exlibris

Rory Golden is not leaving the Center, but is changing his title to Program
Director, and will focus on curriculum development, poetry projects, artist
residencies, special events, etc.


The Center for Book Arts Position Announcement

The Center for Book Arts seeks an energetic and highly organized Executive
Director to bring the Center to the next level of excellence. The Executive
Director will work as part of a small, dedicated team devoted to the
Center?s growth and the fulfillment of its mission. This is a hands-on
position in an established and growing arts organization with many thriving

Title:    Executive Director
Work Hours:  Full-time; 10am ? 6pm, M ? F; some evenings and weekends
Starting Date:  September 2004
Reports to:  Reports to the Center?s Board of Directors
Supervises:   a part-time Program Director, a Bookkeeper and other contract
employees, as well as volunteers and interns. The Executive Director works
in concert with a full-time Program Coordinator on the Center?s membership
program management.

Salary & Benefits:  $55,000 Annual Salary. Benefits package includes health
insurance, dental coverage, vacation time and professional development

Responsible for overall management of the Center for Book Arts, including
financial management, fundraising and development and the enhancement of
the Center?s educational and artistic programs and physical facilities in
service of the Center?s Mission.

Financial management:
Budgetary planning and implementation.
In concert with the board, develop an annual operating budget, monitor
ongoing budget progress and provide monthly reports to the Board of

Manage the Annual EOY Fundraising Campaign
Work to strengthen and sustain board participation
Collaborate with the board to develop new funding sources, and sustain
Provide reports at scheduled board meetings
Plan and implement direct mail initiatives
Manage all gifts received weekly; produce receipts and acknowledgements
Research potential foundation, corporate, and individual donors
Coordinate and write proposals for individual, government, corporate and
foundation grants for operating, project and endowment support
Organize benefits, events, earned income projects and other fundraising
Maintain FileMaker Pro donor database and development records
Plan and implement 30th Anniversary fundraising efforts
Coordinate Publicity and Marketing efforts with Program Director
Public Relations and Publicity.

Enhance and grow the Center?s Membership Program with a specific emphasis
on Individual and Corporate Membership.
Target new member prospects and conduct research on increasing membership.
Work with the Program Coordinator on creating new member programs

Other duties include:
Manage Part-time and Contract Employees, Volunteers, Workstudy, and Interns
in implementation of CBA Educational and Artistic Programs and the physical
Basic Administrative Duties (answering the phone and email, greeting
visitors, etc.)
Other tasks related to the Center?s management as needed.

Master?s Degree preferred, with 3 ? 5 years fundraising/development
experience. Experience in a non-profit arts organization a plus. Ability to
handle and prioritize multiple tasks, with attention to detail. Strong
organizational and writing skills; familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel,
QuickBooks Pro, Filemaker Pro and other software. Experience with budget
creation and monitoring, financial report design and management. Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills required, knowledge of the book arts
field a plus but not required.

To Apply:
Email or mail one page cover letter, resume & contact information for three
references to:

Executive Director Search
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

E-mail: edsearch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Center for Book Arts is an equal opportunity employer. The Center
especially encourages applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds.
No telephone inquiries please.

The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the
traditional crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary
interpretations of the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, it was the
first not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation. The Center
organizes exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers an
extensive selection of educational courses, workshops and seminars in
traditional and contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press
publishing, and other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts is
supported by local businesses, various foundations including the Lenrow
Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the NY State Council on
the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and its members.

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
Avenue and Broadway. To get to the Center by train, take the N, R to 28th
Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to
28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call the Center for details on parking
in the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops
and classes, call the Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit
www.centerforbookarts.org. Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974 is a 501
(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the
extent allowed by law.

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