CERF+, a national non-profit that provides a safety net to artists, through readiness, education and relief programs.
Through more than 30-years of programming, CERF+ has become a pioneer and leader in the emerging field of arts emergency management. We are seeking a dynamic director of programs who has the experience and skills to strengthen the impact of CERF+’s work as an “artist responder” and artist advocate, and to expand the visibility of its services, thereby, increasing the population of artists served. The position involves directing teams of CERF+ staff, board, and consultants, and collaborative work with other artist-focused organizations, arts agencies and relief providers, both in non-emergency and emergency periods.
The ideal candidate will be a creative individual with 10 years or more experience providing support services to professional artists, with at least five years at the executive/program manager level. Strong skills as a communicator, presenter, editor, and educator are essential. Other critical skills include proven ability to lead/coordinate in periods of crisis and familiarity with current trends and issues in sustaining a career in visual arts. Experience in the craft field a plus, but not required.
The deadline for applications is December 18, 2015.