Gallery 263

263 Pearl Street
Cambridgeport, MA 02139
www.gallery263.com
contact@gallery263.com

Date Posted:
August 21, 2017

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Description:

Gallery 263 is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join their collaborative and creative Board of Directors. The eight current directors bring a diversity of skills and experience, but all share a passion for art and community that keep us focused on the organization’s mission, to support regional artists and musicians and provide a venue for artistic gatherings and expression. The board works closely with the small staff of three to help steer and promote the varied and ambitious calendar of arts programming.


Board membership is on a voluntary basis and members are elected to an initial one-year term, with intent to renew. This working board meets four times per year with additional committee meetings as needed. Minimal time is required outside of the regular meetings to execute specific tasks as delegated during board meetings.The amount of work varies based on the position and committee to which the board member is assigned. Board responsibilities include staff management (President), financial oversight (Treasurer), archiving (Secretary), marketing strategy (marketing committee), fundraising (all), audience development (all), community engagement (all), strategic planning (all), and program development (as desired). Board members are also solicited for their vote on Artist Member portfolio submission and bi-annual participation in the selection of exhibitions for the Curatorial Proposal Series.


Board members provide a sounding board for the staff, as well as direction and accountability. Board members are expected to run two annual fundraisers each year and help grow the vibrant community of visitors, ticket buyers, and volunteers. A meaningful annual financial contribution is also required.


The board and staff are always open to new ideas for improvement, organizational sustainability, and especially fundraising. Past projects led by board members include: a comprehensive brand identity, a new website (www.gallery263.com), a weekend of one-act plays, a festival of one-minute films, a silent dance party, annual foraged-food banquet, and a $12,000 Kickstarter fundraising campaign and promotional video.

Qualifications:

We are in pursuit of new board members of all skill levels and experience. We are specifically looking for new directors with an interest and aptitude for event planning, fundraising, accounting and finance, and/or photography and documentation. That said, we are always looking for new volunteers with an eagerness to jump in and help with a variety of tasks—designing posters, flyering, soliciting raffle donations, running events, etc.


Applicants should understand the inner workings of arts or nonprofit organization and should have an interest in the visual or musical arts, but do not need to be artists or musicians. Knowledge of fundraising, donor prospecting, grant writing, and community engagement are a strong advantage. Connections to the local business community would also be a huge plus.


Board members must be able to attend 4 annual weeknight board meetings, occasional committee meetings, and at least two annual fundraising events.

How To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest with an attached resume to Board President, Kevin Scarborough, at kevin@gallery263.com


We will be hosting an information session at Gallery 263 for curious applicants to schmooze with board directors and staff, learn about the gallery, ask questions, and tell us what you believe you have to contribute; 263 Pearl Street, September 19th, 7:00 PM.

Apply by:
September 15, 2017
Salary:
Volunteer
About this Organization:

Founded in 2008, Gallery 263 advances the endeavors of artists and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. Functioning as a creative nexus, Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and regional communities. Through diverse programs including juried shows, artist-curated exhibits, music, dramatic arts, and residencies, Gallery 263 empowers artists and nurtures innovation. To find out more, please visit our website: www.gallery263.com