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Luminarts Cultural Foundation

Executive Director


Executive Director, Luminarts Cultural Foundation

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation seeks an Executive Director for Immediate Hire:

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation has had a long history in the support and development of young artists. Luminarts was created by members of the Union League Club of Chicago as a separate 501-C-3 foundation. Luminarts has grown over the years but has always stayed true to its mission and vision: sponsorship of young Fellows in a cross-section of the arts including visual arts, classical music, jazz, creative writing, architecture, and fashion.

Over the past 10 years Luminarts has had consistent administrative and board leadership giving the organization both organizational and financial stability. Luminarts has recently completed a successful ten-year anniversary campaign to provide generous funding for the Fellows. Through the years, Luminarts has awarded over 200 life-changing fellowships that have led to sparkling careers for many young adults, who are now employed as professional musicians, artists, and other artistic fields throughout the world.

The Executive Director (ED) will oversee the daily operations of the Foundation and be responsible for the implementation of policies set forth by the Board of Directors, along with the input of the ED and staff. The ED reports to the Officers of the Board of Directors and will be accountable for the construction and adherence of the annual budget as established by the finance committee. The ED supervises a small administrative and development staff. Devising an exciting year of programs throughout the year featuring the talents of the Fellows will be among the responsibilities and opportunities to flourish in a creative setting.

The ideal candidate will be a proven fundraiser and relationship builder. They will engage donors and build a constituency in the community and beyond for support.

The ED should bring a knowledge and passion of the arts in programming and community engagement; bring a network of contacts in the artistic community; and a commitment to promoting access, diversity, and equity in the arts.


-Administrative, fundraising and organizational experience ideally in a nonprofit or public arts-related setting for five years or more.

-Bachelor’s degree in the arts or business; Related master’s degree preferred, or equal work experience.

- Commitment to artistic and creative excellence

-Excellent leadership management skills and fiscal management.

--Track record in positive interactions with Boards and Community

Luminarts is committed to a welcoming and inclusive environment and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

A full benefits package is offered. The office is located at 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL. A hybrid work environment offered along with salary range: $110,000-$140,000.

Please send a cover letter and CV to:

Contact Info:
Luminarts Cultural Foundation
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago