Executive Director


Creative Growth Arts Center is seeking a compassionate and visionary Executive Director (ED) who will support artists, staff, board, families/caregivers, and organizational partners while fostering a welcoming and all-inclusive environment that ensures the fullest exploration of creative expression in the visual arts for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED serves as the Chief Executive Officer and leads the organization in refining and implementing its strategic direction and plan. This includes capitalizing on Creative Growth’s position at the vanguard of art and disability, ensuring the continuity of high-quality programming, renewing a commitment to meeting access needs and centering disability justice, and planning its long-term financial sustainability.

The ED has primary oversight over all operational aspects of the organization, including the sale of major works, development of opportunities for expanded partnerships, curation and visibility for Creative Growth and its artists, and the proactive participation in the local and worldwide contemporary arts community.

The ideal candidate is a versatile, forward-thinking, strategic, and visionary executive nonprofit leader with experience guiding teams and programs in a busy and fast-moving arts nonprofit organization. With a flexible and entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving, this individual will be an ongoing learner, receptive to new ideas and adaptable to change. This ED possesses a leadership style that promotes transparency and collaborative decision-making with stakeholders, including staff, artists, and the Board.

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience as a senior executive.  A fearless champion of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility work, the ED will be empathetic and approachable, with advanced cultural competencies and cultural humility.  They will have the ability to resolve conflict, handle difficult situations, and make tough decisions with compassion and grace and in a timely fashion.  They will foster a welcoming, accessible, supportive, and joyful environment for artists, staff and all at the studio and gallery, via online programs, at exhibits and shows, and anywhere Creative Growth is represented.

The position is a full-time, exempt position.  Creative Growth offers a competitive salary depending on experience and offers a comprehensive benefits package.

The position will remain open until filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by August 19, 2022.  To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please electronically submit your resume and letter of interest to The Byers Group at: creativegrowth.ed@byersgroupca.com.

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and can be directed to: Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279, brett@byersgroupca.com and/or Ms. Christine Boulware, 312-691-6098, christine@byersgroup.com.

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Expires: 2022-08-26


Creative Growth Arts Center


SF Bay Area


355 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612




Visual Arts

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