Northern Clay Center has been an innovative cornerstone of the ceramic arts. Renowned for visionary leadership, compassionate teamwork, and unsurpassed hospitality, NCC is now seeking new executive leadership.
The executive director is responsible for leading all facets of Northern Clay Center (NCC) operations that address the Center’s mission of advancing the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community through education, exhibitions, and artist services. This includes, but is not limited to, providing artistic vision, strategic planning, and organizational management. The executive director provides oversight and leadership for the Center’s three primary program areas (education, exhibitions, and artist services) within the overall policies established by the Board of Directors. The executive director works closely with senior staff members to realize the goals and objectives of NCC’s Strategic Framework designed and implemented in 2017.
The selected individual will be a charismatic leader who will pursue the Center’s Strategic Framework with enthusiasm and diligence. This individual will be knowledgeable about both historical and contemporary ceramics in the Midwest and the state of Minnesota, as well as trends in: ceramic arts education; fundraising; and audience participation. The individual will have the ability to balance short- and long-term priorities for the organization, and will possess strong business and leadership skills. They are a thoughtful risk-taker. They have the ability to read and interpret financials, as well as create and manage intricately detailed budgets. Interpersonal skills are key, given the Center’s myriad constituencies. This individual will be a clear and concise communicator who will work to maintain an environment of creative thinking, brainstorming, and collaboration with staff and the Board of Directors. The individual will also possess passion for the ceramic arts; they must be committed to quality in all they do; and they must have the ability to build trust, to solicit and listen to feedback, and to exercise decisiveness.
View the full job description and application instructions here: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/sites/northernclaycenter.org/files/ncc_executive_director.pdf