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Executive Director

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Job Overview:
Are you a dynamic, community supporter who has experience fundraising, running a business, speaking with the media, writing grants and supervising staff? We are looking for an Executive Director with strong project management skills, a commitment to the arts, and the ability to work with different software programs.

Overall Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs exhibits and programs to promote the visual arts
  • Works with a CPA to prepare the annual budget, while also maintaining day to day financials of organization
  • Researches grants and prepares grant applications
  • Works to maintain and increase memberships
  • Maintains public image through marketing, press releases and media interviews
  • Organizes and executes fundraising events
  • Coordinates with the Board of Directors


  • Minimum of three years' experience in fundraising and securing grants
  • Significant prior administrative experience in a non-profit environment
  • A commitment to the arts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort in social situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ease and familiarity with the use of computers and digital media
  • Basic budgeting and financial management skills
  • Experience in planning, managing, and scheduling multiple projects
  • Ability to take and give direction (e.g., supervise staff, work with volunteers, work with a board)
  • A strong educational background and relevant job experience

About the Bismarck Art and Galleries Association: On January 1, 1983, the Bismarck Art Association and Elan Gallery consolidated to form the Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, also known as BAGA. BAGA is a 501 3 (c) nonprofit art gallery. The building that BAGA is currently housed in was purchased in 1991.

This is a salaried, full-time position. The ED should be able to work some nights and weekends and travel in state, occasionally. Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to: Board of Directors, Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, 422 East Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504 or email to: lynae@bismarck-art.org.

Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2024.BAGA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

Ability to Relocate:

  • Bismarck, ND 58504: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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