Woodstock School of Art Mission Statement:

The Woodstock School of Art, Inc. offers high-quality, affordable instruction in fine art, maintains stewardship of its unique and historic buildings for continued use as an art school, and provides opportunities which engage the community in allied arts activities and exhibitions.

The Woodstock School of Art (WSA) is conducting a search for an innovative and visionary leader to ensure the sustainability and continued success of our institution. The Executive Director will oversee the implementation of our mission and the achievement of our financial goals. In collaboration with staff and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic and financial planning, programming, fundraising and donor relations, as well as marketing and communications. Additionally, the Executive Director works with staff to manage the day-to-day operational and facility of the compound.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR–Responsibilities:
Development and Donor Relations
Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directing a program of annual support focused especially on expanding the membership base;
  • Identifying and cultivating major donor prospects, as well as the stewardship of their gifts, and develop ing a program of planned giving;
  • Expanding outreach to foundations, corporations, and municipalities to generate additional revenue, sponsorship, and capital support;
  • Overseeing a robust program of year-round events designed to generate revenue.

Strategic and Financial Planning
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will: 

  • Ensure alignment of the organization’s mission with the resources necessary to implement it sustainably;
  • Manage budgeting, annual financial performance, oversight of assets, and capital planning;
  • Lead our team to achieve short and long term goals through development and implementation of a strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate a strategy for student and community development.

In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will curate innovative programs that align with WSA goals and mission, including:

  • Support and enhancement of existing programs and workshops
  • Balance our mission with our financial goals;
  • Gather input from community partners, including but not limited to students, staff members and pa trons, and all art and education stakeholders;
  • Develop new programs and seek new revenue streams through creative use of programming and media–such as live video events.
  • Oversee staff and operations of the WSA.

Marketing and Communications 
The Executive Director works with staff to effectively market and promote WSA and specific programs and special events. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping to raise the visibility of The Woodstock School of Art as a vibrant mainstay of the artistic com munity and creative economy in the Hudson Valley.
  • Creating a strong brand for WSA through print, social media, and digital media. Ensuring programs and special events are effectively promoted through email marketing, website, advertising, news releases, social media, marquee, and other means.

The successful candidate will have both skill and culture fit for the Woodstock School of Art:

  • Have a great passion for the arts and demonstrated track level of exceptional leadership.
  • A skilled communicator who is willing to be ‘the face’ of WSA and present its mission to the staff, Board of Directors, community, and media outlets.
  • An energetic person open to new ideas, who brings creativity and innovation to the table.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred, but not required in lieu of experience.
  • Demonstrable nonprofit management experience, ideally in or with interaction in the arts and cultural field.
  • Track record of generating revenue through innovating programming and fundraising.
  • Demonstrable experience in annual fundraising and development activities, preferably including major prospect identification, special events, grant writing, and corporate giving.
  • Demonstrated experience in building a team of staff and volunteers to complement their own roles and strengths.
  • Strong budgeting, financial management, and analytic skills.
  • Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor tracking systems.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with their contact information to: Nancy Campbell, Woodstock School of Art, PO Box 338, Woodstock NY 12498 or you may email your application through our Contact page.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Woodstock School of the Art, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.