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Arts administration ,
submitted by
Carol Trzcinski

Executive Director

The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing art classes, music lessons, exhibits and cultural events. We are located in the historic McCord House built in 1834 and have added a new 4000 square foot addition. The Andersen Annex for the Arts adds two classrooms, performance stage and art gallery. With this expansion we are seeking a full time Executive Director. If you are looking for a new challenging opportunity to help grow the experience of art in the southwest suburbs, then please submit a cover letter and resume.

Position Overview:

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center. This includes programs, staff, growth and execution of its Mission and oversight of McCord’s legal, financial and business concerns.


  • Periodically assess McCord’s programs and activities in relation to McCord’s Mission
  • Review and approve annual Program Plans that include class offerings as well as gallery exhibits and special events
  • Plan and implement key marketing strategies, annual marketing plans, public relations activities and promotional events
  • Actively recruit new music and art instructors that propose innovative course content.
  • Recruit unique and well-known musical and artistic talent for exhibits and special events
  • Exercise responsible stewardship of all of McCord’s resources, including effective involvement of the Board and Committees
  • Assure legal compliance in all areas of operations and financial reporting including laws and regulations that govern the creation and operation of a non-profit entity
  • Develop new sources of revenue and establish programs and alliances that increase McCord’s impact in the market area
  • Research and prepare grant applications and grant reports
  • Responsible for the creation or oversight of the required financial reporting, budget performance, and forecasting cash flow revenue and expense projection
  • Work with the Board of Directors to formulate and implement a funding strategy and annual budgets
  • Create organization structure and operational policies and procedures
  • Hire and manage staff including, annual reviews


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with nonprofit organizations at a Manager or Director level
  • Bachelor of Arts; Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working with an education-oriented arts organization and/or gallery or community cultural center
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience and 2 years of program development experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business operations, budgeting, financial planning and fundraising
  • Able to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures, working effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people including funders and civic leaders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

Contact Info:
Carol Trzcinski
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Palos Park, Il