ARTS is seeking an Executive Director who can lead the nonprofit
organization into its fifth decade
of artistic excellence, meaningful community engagement and service to
the field. Following decades of growth and increased sustainability, PRO
ARTS is now poised for a transformative era serving the dynamic arts
community of Oakland and the greater region.
PRO ARTS is committed to exhibitions and artist commissions, arts
education, and artist services, including East Bay Open Studios.
We are seeking a candidate with a vision for the future of the
organization. They should have a grounding in the visual arts with a
sensitivity and appreciation of the organization's core values. The
position requires an excellent communicator who is flexible,
open-minded and can bring innovative approaches and models for expanded
programs and services, operations and facilities, and revenue sources.
The Executive Director shall have, or is shown to have, the capacity to
foster a deep understanding and appreciation
for the Bay Area arts landscape and broader Oakland community.
Candidates should have experience in using best practices in nonprofit
arts administration: development, fiscal management, program
development, staff and organizational management, marketing, community
affairs and board relations.
The Executive Director serves as executive of the organization and works
closely with and reports to the Board of Directors comprised of leaders
from the arts and the community.
PRO ARTS is committed to achieving diversity, inclusiveness and
equity in its programming and services and to creating a work culture
and environment reflective of the Oakland Bay Area demography. Pro Arts
encourages and actively recruits applicants representing
dimensions of difference that include, but are not limited to age,
gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation,
ability or political affiliation.
Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that
encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our
Arts' work is rooted in service to community, artistic excellence and
our belief that creativity generates vitality.
We provide creative platforms for artists, youth and public audiences.
Our programs focus on the visual arts - exhibitions, commissionings and
open studios; artist services; and arts education in schools.