Executive Director / Employment
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION and APPLICATION PROCESS
The Grünewald Guild seeks a passionate leader (or leaders) to build on our established programs, articulate our vision, and promote our mission and core values.
The Executive Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Guild. Other key duties include the implementation of plans, programs and policies approved by the Board, as well as the interpretation of the ministry and mission of the Guild to faculty, staff, guests, and constituents. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
ABOUT THE GUILD
The Grünewald Guild is an arts education nonprofit retreat center nestled on 14 acres of Cascadian woodland, bordered by the Wenatchee River in the Plain Valley of Washington. Snowcapped peaks, rushing waters and sweet-smelling ponderosa pine welcome, inspire, and create an environment in which people come to learn, to grow, and to explore the relationships between art, faith, and community.
In order to facilitate and serve as a resource for this exploration, the Guild offers art classes and workshops in our studios and contemplative spaces. When there is no scheduled programming, our facilities are available to be booked by groups or individuals for retreats, personal study, workshops, reunions, etc.
Core staff members both live and work at the Guild. This meaningful and ongoing community supports the sacred space for creativity. While rooted in an ecumenical Christian faith, the Guild embraces people of all journeys and traditions, recognizing the rich fullness that comes with hospitality that practices mutual respect, ensures safety, and develops trust.
What we increasingly hear from people who come to know life at the Guild is that a place like the Guild is important and greatly needed, especially today. People need times of rest, respite, and reflection. They need spaces in which to experience contemplation, creativity, and community. From this nurturing environment emerge new ways of living, being and moving throughout this world.
This area is known for its beauty and many opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. It is warm and dry in the summer and receives significant snowfall in the winter. Due to its proximity to both Stevens Pass and Bavarian-themed travel destination Leavenworth, the community has a mix of vacation homes and residential homes. Plain is in the Cascade School District. The Guild is a 25-minute drive from Leavenworth, Washington; 51 minutes from Wenatchee, Washington; and 2.5 hours from the Sea-Tac International airport.
The mission of the Grünewald Guild is to welcome and inspire all who seek to explore the relationships between art, faith & community.
The Grünewald Guild believes in the transformational power of the arts. In support of this value, we provide a nurturing environment for creative discovery and artistic expression.
Rooted in the ecumenical Christian tradition, the Grünewald Guild welcomes seekers of all faith backgrounds, and respects the diverse spiritual paths that often lead to our open door.
Life in community is at the heart of the Grünewald Guild – a foundation for inspiration. Guests, volunteers, and staff alike engage in shared experiences of creative expression, rest, work, play and reflection.
At the Grünewald Guild, our staff and volunteers take pride in offering genuine hospitality; ensuring our guests are cared for in a friendly manner, nourished by healthy food, in a clean, comfortable and welcoming environment.
The Grünewald Guild practices sustainability. This value is embodied through attention to caring for the earth and her gifts, and through sound financial practices and thoughtful stewardship of the gifts of time, talent and financial resources that are offered by a vast community of love and support.
To apply please send a letter of introduction and resume to: email@example.com
You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application.
Review of applicants will begin on July 1 with interviews in August and September.
The start date is flexible; late fall to early spring is preferred.
This role can be filled by an individual or shared between a couple.
The position will remain open until filled.