EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Delaware Contemporary is a dynamic gathering place for the exploration of new ideas at the intersection of art, design, and technology.

Position Summary
The Delaware Contemporary, the mid-Atlantic’s only non-collecting contemporary art museum, seeks a dynamic individual with executive nonprofit or business management experience to lead the organization in a highly visible role and to promote an appreciation of the contemporary arts in our region.

The Delaware Contemporary’s 35,000-sq ft. building in Wilmington’s vibrant, downtown Riverfront district, houses 26 artist studios, seven exhibition galleries, an 80-seat multimedia auditorium, a gift shop, and dedicated workshops for after-school, family and adult educational programs.

The Executive Director manages the museum’s day-to-day operations, directs staff, oversees programs and ensures the fiscal stability of the organization. The Executive Director helps solicit major gifts and works with development staff and the Board of Directors to identify new sources of philanthropic and earned revenue. The Executive Director also works with the Curator and program staff to ensure that The Delaware Contemporary’s exhibitions and programs represent the organization’s strategic vision and mission. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Board and its committees.

Primary Responsibilities
• Direct the day-to-day operations of The Delaware Contemporary, formulate and manage annual budgets, and oversee the capital assets of the organization.
• Manage full-time staff of eight.
• Identify, cultivate and solicit philanthropic donors; oversee effective fundraising programs and development infrastructure.
• Maintain a clear vision for the alignment of The Delaware Contemporary’s strategic direction and operational strategies
• Work with the Curator to ensure that The Delaware Contemporary’s exhibitions are balanced, well-planned and executed.
• Oversee the public programs and educational program staff to ensure that the organization is fulfilling its educational mission.
• Actively promote The Delaware Contemporary in the media and to the general public: serve as a spokesperson for the organization.
• Develop and maintain professional relationships with local, regional NGOs and government agencies representing the arts.
• Work closely with the Board of Directors, to whom the Executive Director reports.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred. Must demonstrate prior executive experience in the nonprofit sector.

Deadline: January 13, 2017: Please email resume and cover letter to Lou Rosenberg at lrosenberg@mitchellai.com. Please indicate required salary range.

 

PART-TIME SECURITY GUARD

A Part-Time Security Guard is needed for weekend and evening hours at the DCCA. The hours would include working Saturdays 10am - 5pm, and/or Sundays 12pm - 5pm, and evening coverage during special events (such as First Friday Art on the Town evenings). Part-time guards at the DCCA are many times artists still in school or recently graduated, who want to remain involved in the art-related field. Additional security and CPR experience is a plus.

General Description
The Part-Time Security Guard is to ensure a positive, safe and secure environment for the entire facility. This includes the public viewing contemporary art in the galleries, the studio artists in the facilities, and the office area for the staff. The Security Guard is responsible for the overall well-being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety at all times while on duty.

Anyone interested should contact Director of Security and Operations Antonio Calzada-Charma or call 302.656.6466 x7104.

Deadline: Ongoing