SAINT PAUL, MN – RFQ – Executive Director, Forecast Public Art

In RFQ on February 1, 2016 at 5:01 pm

The next Executive Director (ED) for Forecast Public Art will be expected to grow the organization’s impact and maintain and improve its leadership in the public art field. The ED provides overall vision and mission stewardship as well as administrative and programmatic leadership for the organization. The ED is responsible for oversight of Forecast Public Art’s activities and staff in support of its mission of strengthening and advancing the field of public art. The ED is the public face of the organization and active member of the Twin Cities’ civic and artistic communities, representing Forecast Public Art to a wide range of constituencies, providing leadership and vision for the field of public art locally, nationally, and internationally.

The ED is responsible for leading the organization’s plans to achieve financial and fundraising goals, serving as its primary fundraiser, guiding strategic programmatic decisions, and developing and implementing long-range strategies for the organization. The ED also oversees development of editorial content, marketing and publishing, of the award-winning print and online magazine, Public Art Review, the world’s leading publication devoted to contemporary public art.

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s degree; At least ten years of increasingly responsible and mission-driven leadership experience, or a combination of comparable experience and education; Familiarity with public art and contemporary practices and trends; Proven ability to collaboratively partner with private, public and nonprofit sectors, artists, board, staff and volunteers; Proven fundraising capabilities including individual, foundation and corporate funding experience; Significant interaction or leadership role with a Board of Directors; Expertise in financial and program management for an organization with budget of at least $500,000. Additional experience and qualifications listed on the RFQ (link below)

SALARY: $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience; health, dental, and paid time off

DEADLINE: Application screening will begin on February 22, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter describing your interest, resume detailing relevant experience, and contact information of at least three professional references to: Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director at



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