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Aaron Rodgers

Executive Director of Multidisciplinary Arts Org.

Homeroom designs artistic projects and programs with two core values: conversation and collaboration. We present musics, visual art, video, literature, and public discussions. Homeroom does not have its own venue, but instead partners with venues and organizations around Chicago.

Homeroom is seeking an Executive Director to not only continue the organization's current series, but also lead the organization through programmatic and financial growth. The position requires initiative, skill in organizing and coordinating, and a passion for art, culture, and new ideas.

Much of the work may be done remotely, but the ED can expect frequent in-person meetings and events around Chicago.

The work is hourly (W9) and part-time with 4 - 8 hours a week expected and 20 hours a month guaranteed, although this can grow with the organization.

Job Description

Coordinate all operational and governance functions of the organization, including:

Work with the Board of Directors:

  • Recruit and support the Board of Directors
  • Collaborate with Board Chair to set agendas and lead all meetings

Develop Annual Budgets and Fundraising Plans

  • Propose budget to the Board for edits and approval
  • Ensure budget is followed and resources are properly stewarded
  • Oversee all financial matters, including ensuring the organization remains liquid and can meet it financial obligations
  • Work with Board and staff to author and execute strategic plans

Lead Fundraising Activities

  • Cultivate and steward donors through annual Board give/get, direct mail, and digital campaigns
  • Work with Board to plan, organize, and execute fundraising events
  • Work with Manager of External Relations to write and research grant opportunities for the organization
  • Provide quarterly giving reports to the Board

Develop and Support Programming

  • Work with Artistic Director to create robust, mission-aligned programming
  • Support programs with budgetary resources and expertise
  • Work with Artistic Director and Manager of External Relations to market events and organization
  • Serve as liaison between Board and programming staff

Oversee Operations

  • Oversee accounting and book keeping and share reports with Board
  • Ensure digital tools (website, email, social media) are operating
  • Secure insurance for the organization

Supervise Staff and Volunteers

  • Hire and on-board staff and volunteers
  • Manage and support all staff and volunteers in fulfilling their functions
  • Support staff and volunteer growth


  • Experience with Chicago art and music, either as an arts administrator, promoter or artist with organizational experience
  • Understanding of basic fundraising principles
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Design experience preferred
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago