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Executive Director
Brentwood Art Center

Los Angeles, CA


Since 1971, the Brentwood Art Center (BAC) has provided instruction in the fine arts to students of all ages and levels in an environment that encourages self-expression, teaches traditional skills, reflects new and creative ideas and is sensitive to the needs of the individual. BAC is also invested in promoting arts education in the greater Los Angeles area through community outreach programs and scholarships. 


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for BAC's faculty and administrative staff, programs and curriculum, community and student relationships as well as achievement of mission and financial objectives. 


Leadership & Management

  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans, carrying out strategies and policies authorized by the board
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Ensure ongoing program and curriculum excellence
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, retains and motivates staff and faculty
  • Manage day-to-day operations with support of an administrative manager

Communications & Fundraising

  • Ensure that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization
  • Publicize the activities of BAC, its programs and goals
  • Cultivate relationships with local businesses, elected officials, community leaders and other nonprofits
  • Develop innovative ways to increase fundraising dollars

Budget & Finance

  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices
  • Work with the board and staff in preparing a budget; assure that the organization operates within budget guidelines


The ED will be thoroughly committed to BAC's mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, fundraising, strategic planning and relationship management experience. Other qualifications include:

  • College degree in art/art education, museum administration or similar creative or business major;
  • Three to five years' experience as an art educator including curriculum development in the visual arts for adult and children;
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, train, recruit and retain highly qualified art instructors;
  • Persuasive communicator with solid interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of individuals while exhibiting a mission-driven and self-directed work ethic;
  • Artistic sensibility, leadership skills.


  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Discretionary merit bonus
  • Health insurance
  • Three weeks' paid vacation

Please send resume and cover letter to

Contact:Cierra Highlen
Address: 13031 Montana Ave

Deadline: 12-22-2017

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