June 1, 2016 - LAXART - Seeking Executive Director
June 1, 2016


Daniel Joseph Martinez, I Open My Eyes To the Sun and See Nothing, 2014. Commission for LA><ART facade.

Seeking Executive Director

7000 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90038
United States


Seeking Executive Director

7000 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90038
United States


The Board of Directors of LAXART is pleased to announce that they are proceeding with their search for a new Executive Director and released the official job description for the position.

In order to fill this key leadership role, LAXART has assembled two committees. The Search Advisory Committee, which includes a mix of curators, artists, and community members, will be tasked with helping to identify potential candidates. The Interview Committee, which includes four LAXART board members, will review and interview candidates and present their recommendation to the Board of Directors. These two committees will collaborate closely in the coming months in order to ensure the organization finds the strongest candidate for this foremost role at LAXART.

Charlie Pohlad, Co-Chair of LAXART's Board of Directors stated, "We are thrilled to be moving forward with the search for LAXART's new Executive Director with the strategic guidance and support of the committees we have identified. The LAXART board members, artists, curators, and supporters that comprise both the Advisory and Interview Committees have an unparalleled commitment to and understanding of LAXART's mission and program, which is essential as we identify a dynamic new leader for the organization."

For more information about the position, or to submit a CV for consideration, please contact directorsearch [​at​] laxart.org.

For more information about LAXART and the full position, see below and visit our website.

LAXART Executive Director job description

Mission fulfillment and organizational sustainability
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that LAXART's mission is fulfilled and its strategic objectives are attained. This position further ensures that LAXART produces ambitious programming in the form of exhibitions, publications, public art initiatives, performances and programs such as artists talks and symposia. The position also provides leadership and oversight in all non-program areas: strategic partnerships and sponsorships, gallery operations, fund development, board and external relations, program budget management and staff management.

Programming responsibilities
–Defines scope and direction of LAXART's programming in conjunction with Deputy Director
–Travels to exhibitions and critical events in order to remain current and ensure that LAXART accurately represents leadership in the discourse of contemporary art locally, nationally and internationally
–Develops public programming in conjunction with outside exhibitions, festivals and biennials

Resource development and financial management responsibilities
–Responsible for hiring and managing the team to fulfill LAXART's mission and operational goals
–Works directly with the Director of Finance in initiating and preparing long term plans and budgets
–Oversees all donor outreach and ensures established development goals are met
–Oversees grant requests alongside grant writer, and participates in the proposal process, as necessary

Board and external relations responsibilities
–Serves on the LAXART Board of Directors, acting as the liaison between LAXART staff and board
–Assists the Board of Directors in managing board-committees and new-member recruitment
–Works in partnership with a variety of individuals and organizations essential to LAXART's success—artists, writers, curators, dealers, donors, media, government, corporations, LAXART members, and the general public
–Represents LAXART to the art community, actively working to promote the organization's influence and visibility in Los Angeles as well as its national and international profile
–When participating in any engagement outside of LAXART, continues to serve primarily as the Executive Director of LAXART, an employee of the organization; represents and upholds the LAXART mission and programs accordingly

LAXART mission statement
Responding to Los Angeles' ever-shifting cultural climate, LAXART questions traditional contexts for the exhibition of contemporary art, architecture, and design.
With a renewed vision for the potential of independent art spaces, LAXART is a center for interdisciplinary ideas built through provocation, dialogue, and engagement.
LAXART offers a space for the production and display of exploratory work, supporting artistic practice and curatorial freedom in Los Angeles and abroad.
LAXART is a hub for artists and curators based on flexibility and obligated to accessibility. It addresses the urgency in contemporary culture while advocating for transition, spontaneity, and change.

Upcoming exhibitions
Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Aster, Jillian Mayer
une 4-July 9, 2016           

Media contact
Zoe Fortin, SUTTON
zoe [​at​] suttonpr.com / T +1 212 202 3402

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