The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art seeks a dynamic, multi-talented

executive director to build on its exceptional 75-year history of providing

visual arts education opportunities and developing visual arts awareness

and appreciation throughout the greater Augusta area. The Executive

Director will lead fundraising, administration, marketing, visual arts

programming and strategic planning. Minimum requirements include

comprehensive fundraising and grant writing experience, strong

administrative skills, Bachelors (required), Masters (preferred) and 5 ­ 7

years nonprofit management.****


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Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of professional

references by *January 15, 2013 *via email or via mail to

Executive Director Search Committee, 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901**



*Position: Executive Director (Exempt Regular Full-Time)*


*Reports To: Executive Committee, Board of Trustees*


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*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*:****


General Administration and Management****


· Serve as administrative head of GHIA, providing conceptual leadership and

organizational accountability through****


effective oversight through internal controls; ethical and prudent

implementation; inclusive internal and external****


communications; functional and accountable management structures; and

transparent protocols for monitoring****


plans and reporting accountability. Above all, provide complete commitment

to mission through the****


implementation of the strategic plan and annual activity plan;****


· Supervise staff and art faculty;****


· Responsible for all areas of operation of GHIA including finance

management, personnel, exhibitions, public****


relations, operation and maintenance of Ware¹s Folly and Walker Mackenzie

Studio, service contracts, security****


and safety;****


· Plan, organize and direct GHIA activities; participate in all GHIA



· Responsible for policy-making, funding and professional practices;****


· Report to and work with the Board; serve as ex-officio member of all



· Liaison to art, business, education, and government communities.****


Strategic Planning and Governance****


· Provide visionary and strategic leadership to the Gertrude Herbert

Institute of Art and translate that vision into****


measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the mission;****


· Works with the Advisory Planning/ Bylaws Committee to implement strategic

planning process; evaluate****


strategic plan; report to Board of Directors and recommend board action****


· Implement long-range strategic plan;****


· Review and maintain policies and procedures. Recommend and implement

changes if necessary to carry out the****


mission of the Institute.****


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· Research and develop financial support including membership, grants,

donor relations, capital programs and the****


planning and supervision of special fund-raising events;****


· As part of a comprehensive grant program, write and research all grant

proposals and foundation requests;****


· Develop fundraising plan, targeting individual, corporate, and other



· Develop GHIA¹s planned giving program for sustained individual donor



· Implement GHIA¹s Annual Fund campaign each year to support general



· Research and plan for capital campaign for building renovations;****


· Develop and maintain strategic alliances for benefit of GHIA.****


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· Develop and monitor budget; oversee, analyze and review cash inflow and

outflow; review all budget requests;****


· Supervise bookkeeping personnel; establish financial reporting system and

presentation to Executive Committee,****




· Monitor Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Trust;****


· Monitor Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Endowment accounts.****


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Human Resources****


· Responsible for all personnel-related functions, including supervision of

all recruitment, hiring, and termination****


activities, employment contracts, employee counseling, and administration

of personnel files;****


· Define roles and expectations and supervise employees, administrative

interns and volunteers;****


· Negotiate contracts, draft and update employment policies,

personnel-procedures manual and job descriptions.****




· Develop marketing and public relations strategies to increasing

visibility of the organization and to promote the****


opportunities GHIA offers in various areas: rotating contemporary art

exhibitions and community exhibitions; an****


education department with significant audience engagement; an ongoing

membership drive; and a wide roster of****




· Serve has the Institute¹s spokesperson;****


· Implement and manage comprehensive social media marketing campaigns;

Serve as primary administrator and****


moderator for the Institute¹s digital presence, including Facebook,

twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, Pinterest,****


etc.; Develop social media strategies and relevant online conversation



· Keep abreast of changing social media trends to determine appropriate

channels for GHIA social media****




· Serve as primary administrator for the Institute¹s webpage;**



· Employ online merchandising system to make class registration available



· Liaison with news media and specific interest groups concerning museum

exhibitions, special programs and****


educational opportunities;****


· Manage all print materials, including editing, proofreading, design and



· Providing copywriting as necessary for all external communications (press

releases, newsletters, calendars,****


exhibit invitations);****


· Design and create copy for all e-newsletters;****


· Oversee design, writing and publication of Annual Report.****


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Promotions/ Community Relations****


· Promote and coordinate GHIA speaking engagements for organizations such

as retirement communities and****


special interest groups (Kiwanis/ Rotary clubs, garden clubs, etc.;****


· Attend appropriate networking meetings to boost awareness of GHIA;****


· Coordinate and staff GHIA booths at local festivals and other similar



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Special Events****


· Organize and coordinate most social and special events, including

fundraisers, family programming and exhibition****




· Solicit corporate underwriters and in-kind donations;****


· Supervise special event mailings and volunteers;****


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· Oversee ongoing maintenance of membership and programs for members,

including direct mail and telephone****




· Provide timely response of thanks and acknowledgement for support;

protect privacy of recipients and donors;****


· Coordinate corporate membership drive and manage all donor cultivation;***



· Evaluate membership program, including renewal and recruitment processes

and tangible benefits.****


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· Work with the Exhibition Committee to identify, develop, schedule and

coordinate temporary exhibits; contact****


artist or donor; organize loans, packing, shipping, inventory, insurance

and storage; document all incoming and****


outgoing art; make travel and accommodation arrangements for exhibiting



· Solicit corporate underwriters for exhibitions;****


· Provide introduction speech for gallery talks at opening receptions.****


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Board Relations****


· Serve as nonvoting, ex-officio member of the Gertrude Herbert Institute

of Art Board of Trustees****


· Serve as primary liaison to Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Advisory



· Liaison to Gertrude Herbert Art Endowment Trustees****


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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform

each essential duty satisfactorily. The****


requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or

ability required. Reasonable accommodations may****


be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential



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*Skills and Abilities:*


· Must be detail-oriented, very organized and have the ability to set

priorities and meet deadlines.****


· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including exceptional

writing and presentation skills and the****


ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling proposals and

presentations and communicate effectively with a****


variety of people.****


· Ability to multi-task and to handle and balance many responsibilities in

an efficient manner.****


· Must be capable of being a strong team player with ability to manage



· Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.****


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· Bachelor¹s Degree (required), Master¹s (preferred), minimum of 5 ­ 7

years nonprofit management experience****




· Experience in a comprehensive fund development program with progressively

responsible experience and****


demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising, grant proposals, capital

campaigns; or any equivalent****


combination of training and experience which provides the required

knowledge, skills, and abilities.****


· Demonstrated outstanding leadership and experience working with nonprofit



· Demonstrated success in a results-oriented, fast-paced environment.****


· Exceptional communicator and visionary.****


· Experience with strategic and long-range planning and management.****


· High level of initiative and motivation, able to work autonomously.****


· Personal integrity and ability to instill trust and loyalty.****


· Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with design

software and donor database software****




· Supervisory experience preferred.****


· Passion for the arts.****




(rev. 12/5/2012)****


*About the Institute*




The mission of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is to provide

opportunities for visual arts education and to develop visual arts

awareness and appreciation throughout the greater Augusta community.****


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The Institute is located in a c. 1818 Federal style mansion built for

Augusta mayor and legislator Nicholas Ware. Nicknamed****


³Ware¹s Folly², the structure served as home to several distinguished

Augusta families until Olivia Herbert, a New York art****


enthusiast wintering in Augusta, purchased and renovated the home in 1937.

Mrs. Herbert then donated the structure to the****


Augusta Art Club, with the request that the group assume the name Gertrude

Herbert Institute of Art in memory of her****


daughter, Gertrude Herbert Dunn, who had passed away a few years earlier.***



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GHIA has for seventy-five years achieved its mission to provide facilities

for the teaching of art, promote educational opportunities in art; and

provide support, educational enrichment and explore for local and regional

artists and their work.****


In 1994 dedicated trustees garnered nearly $300,000 to establish an

endowment for this growing non-profit community art school and gallery. A

capital campaign launched in 2000 raised $.5 million for the renovation of

an adjacent home (ca. 1909) into fully accessible art studios complete with

an ADA-compliant elevator. This facility, which opened in June 2001 as the

Walker-Mackenzie Studio, has significantly increased GHIA¹s ability to

serve everyone in the greater Augusta community. In January 2006, the

Institute expanded its services into Columbia County, securing donated

studio space in Martinez, Georgia and allowing the organization to bring

visual arts instruction directly to its many patrons in this fast-growing



As the only visual art school (non-credit) and contemporary gallery within

a 100-mile radius, GHIA primarily serves Burke,****


Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield

counties in South Caroline, although students attend from many other more

distant counties in both Georgia and South Carolina. The organization

serves over 27,000 annually through its professional taught classes,

outreach programming, and exhibitions. Thousands of additional residents

and visitors are informed of GHIA¹s mission at a variety of festivals and

community events. With an annual operating budget of just over $.25

million, GHIA serves Augusta well through high quality visual arts

programming and the care and maintenance of its treasured historic home.****


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Michelle Schulte****


Curator of Education****


Morris Museum of Art

One 10th Street

Augusta , Georgia 30901