Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen is the nation's 7th largest craft membership organization with approximately 1,200 members in 33 states. The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), founded in 1944, is seeking a visionary leader, skilled manager and fundraiser as its next Executive Director. The Guild has a staff of 2 full-time (including ED) and up to 4 part-time employees, and is governed by a board of 15 artisans and community members. PGC's annual operating budget is more than $350,000. The mission focuses on fine craft education, assisting artisan members and promoting their work, operating a retail store and sponsoring Fine Craft Fairs.


Job Summary: Reporting to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for overall implementation of the Guild's long range plan, educational programs, retail store, membership relations, and community outreach. The Executive Director will develop and lead strong community relations and fundraising initiatives which successfully engage new and old audiences in Guild activities. They will also support and assist the Pennsylvania Designer Craftsmen Board in planning and coordinating 4 Fine Craft Fairs each year.

Responsibilities: Provide visionary, strategic and decisive leadership. Provide sound fiscal oversight and financial management; prepare and manage budgets. Expand and develop strong relationships with Guild members and with the twelve regional chapters the Guild serves. Build partnerships with other fine art/fine craft organizations within the communities in which the Guild is represented. Serve as the public face of the Guild; raise visibility of the Guild at local and state levels. Work with Staff to guide the development and growth of all programs including educational workshops, retail store, exhibitions, events and Fine Craft Fairs. Increase and diversify donor/sponsor funding through cultivation of individual contributors, foundations, corporations and government sources; write or review grants. Work closely with the Board to assess and update the current long range plan. Ensure ongoing programmatic and operational excellence. Provide leadership in areas of human resources and administration. Sustain a collaborative and respectful work environment; nurture and support staff. Lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve the Guild's mission and vision. Perform additional duties and projects as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; graduate or advanced degree preferred. 5+ years in leadership role(s) with experience in nonprofit leadership preferred. Strong financial and business manager; knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, and other office software. Demonstrated fundraising experience preferred. Ideal candidate will be a creative visionary leader, strategic thinker, high energy, and a people person. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be a good listener and able to articulate vision. Passionate about the mission of the organization, hardworking with a hands-on style.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, insurance and full access to a vehicle. Travel for day/evening meetings and weekend events. Able to pass a criminal background investigation and child clearances.

How to apply: Applicants should email the following information to EXDPAGuild@gmail.com

Resume with cover letter expressing your interest and outlining how you meet the requirements of the position, current salary or salary requirements, contact information and a minimum of three professional references (Name, affiliation, and phone)

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

For more information, please visit https://www.pacrafts.org/our-guild/careers