DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

ELSEWHERE STUDIOS IS SEEKING A DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TO HELP ADVANCE THE ORGANIZATION’S MISSION

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Elsewhere Studios is seeking a fundraising professional on a part-time contractual basis to focus on major donor and grant development to grow the annual fund and to plan and implement a capital campaign for the purchase of the organization’s property and buildings. The ideal candidate will manage planning and implementation of Elsewhere’s fundraising priorities. Responsibilities include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donor prospects. The Director of Development will work directly for the Executive Director and in coordination with the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, staff, community members, and prospective donors.

DUTIES:

  • Working with Board and Executive Director on fundraising, donor and sponsor development for capital campaign for purchase of Elsewhere Building

  • Raising funds through donor development, investors, crowdfunding, loans, grants etc. for building purchase

  • Expanding Elsewhere’s private donor network; strengthen relationships with existing supporters as well as cultivate new major donors.

  • Ability to work in Paonia part time, with flexibility of working remotely

DESIRED QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years fundraising experience

  • Passion for the arts and enthusiasm about our program

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented

  • Experience with nonprofit/rural organizations

  • Capital campaign experience preferred

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Background Info

Elsewhere Studios is a bridge between local culture and global communities through a thriving and distinctive artist residency program. The residency provides a unique and fertile landscape to nurture artists and their process through focused time and space, helping them to transcend to new levels in their work, awareness and lives. Located in the historic town of Paonia, CO, Elsewhere hosts artists in residence from one to six months periods. Since its inception in 2011, the program has served over 200 visual artists, writers, composers, sculptors, filmmakers and performance artists from 14 countries and 30 states. The artists bring contemporary art to the community (pop. 1500), through multiple monthly events (e.g. meet-and-greets, open studios, exhibitions, readings, performances and demonstrations). Classes and workshops are occasionally offered as well.

Elsewhere Studios has a notable presence in Paonia. Our programs and active community engagement positively impact the region and bring vibrancy to the Paonia Creative District. The building itself is a landmark to this burgeoning cultural destination. In addition to the residency program, Elsewhere oversees a community garden and operates a media internship with local high school students.

Position open until filled.