Seeks Executive Director / Employment
October 15, 2021
Organization Name: ShoreLake Arts
Organization Location: Shoreline, WA
ShoreLake Arts invites applications for the position of Executive Director
Mission: To cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.
The Position: ShoreLake Arts seeks a dynamic and experienced leader with a passion for community arts to serve as Executive Director. Acting with creativity, strategic vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep commitment to inclusivity, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that ShoreLake Arts fulfills its mission of “cultivating creativity and inspiring our community through the arts.” The Executive Director serves as the organization’s chief executive officer, directing and administering all programs, operations, and policies as well as supervising the professional staff. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
Background: In 1989, a group of volunteers founded ShoreLake Arts (a dba of Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council) to support, present, and encourage the arts in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. Today, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization is still managed by a volunteer board of directors but also has a paid professional staff of 9 (4 full-time, 5 part-time) and an annual budget over $500,000. We present a variety of community arts programs ranging from the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival and the Battle of the Bands to a Dia de Muertos celebration and the annual 6X6NW Art Sale & Show. We operate a retail Gallery featuring the work of over 90 local artists. We also provide art education experiences for youth, including summer camps and, in non-COVID times, an “Artists in Schools” program. We are launching an after-school arts program in 2022. Our offices are located at the Shoreline Center; the ShoreLake Arts Gallery is located at Lake Forest Park Town Center. In the future, ShoreLake Arts seeks to increase its presence in the community by moving to a physical space where current and new programs can flourish — even as we continue to bring arts events to parks and neighborhoods throughout our two cities.
For full position description, compensation, & application process please see our website at: https://www.shorelakearts.org/executive-director