Now Hiring:  EAC Executive Director

Position:  Part – time, averaging 20 hours per week

Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL  62025

Salary: $20,800


Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Stability of EAC: Education, Exhibitions, Shop.  Must be fluent in Quickbooks and Excel.
  • Maintain partnerships with key community parties: School District (including lease and teaching opportunities), City (fair, grants, etc.), SIUE, YMCA, etc. This requires frequent public speaking and presentations.
  • Fundraising: soliciting financial   sponsors for exhibitions, art fair, and other EAC events.   Raise additional funds through grant research and writing.
  • Report to the Board at Monthly Board Meetings, and via email as needed.


  • Must be available to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.   The director will work an average of 20 hours per week, with significant increase to hours in August and September due to the art fair.
  • Experience in staff management– setting priorities, interviewing potential teachers, ability to organize and supervise numerous volunteers.
  • Experience in preparation of annual budget with income and expenses, as well as individual budgets for fundraising efforts, education, gift shop  and exhibitions
  • Experience with public speaking, presenting to large public groups
  • Willingness to engage in physical work regarding lifting, hanging shows, painting, cleaning, organizing.
  • Experience with fundraising through cold calls as well as established fundraising efforts.
  • Negotiation skills preferred.


Additional bonus qualification

  • Contacts with local artists
  • Contacts with local businesses and professionals that may join EAC as members/donors


Please direct your interests to:
The Edwardsville Art Center