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Job description:
Woodland Pattern Book Center

Job location: Wisconsin - Milwaukee

City: Milwaukee, WI

Job Category: Executive and management

advantages: Yes

income: Commensurate with practice


Deadline: October 16, 2017

Job description
Woodland Pattern Book Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery, cultivation and presentation of contemporary literature and the arts. Operating for 40 years, we are internationally recognized for promoting a lifetime practice of reading and writing, providing a forum and resource for regional writers and artists, and engaging diverse audiences for contemporary literature through innovative approaches to multi-arts programming. Our office, bookstore, and gallery/performance space are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Riverwest neighborhood.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and directing the organization, including the full range of business operations, creative programming, community relations, and fundraising. Currently, the E.D. manages an annual budget of approximately $400,000 and staff of four employees who together supervise Woodland Pattern's programming, administration and fundraising. Programming includes over 70 events annually, including readings, music performances, and film screenings

Qualifications or requirements

The tasks and responsibilities for the executive director are fourfold:

o Fund development and community relations: cultivating and sustaining financial

stcapability for the organization while appealing to and enchanting Milwaukee's

literary community and residents of the Riverwest neighborhood

o Administrative leadership abilities: working alongside the Board

of Directors to ensure consistent adherence to Woodland Pattern's mission

and strategy

o Operations: the day-to-day nuts and bolts of running Woodland Pattern,

including superviseing staff, facility management, and budgetary matters

o Program leadership abilities: working closely with staff and partner groups

to design programming strategies that yoke to our mission and vision

Required practice includes a Bachelor's degree or equivalent life practice,

five years in or in support of nonprofit organizations, a robust background

in fundraising (including grant-writing, donor development, and individual giving),

and practice managing employees. Past management of an arts organization is preferred.

We are pursuing a diplomatic and tactful candidate who has a deep appreciation

of poetry, literature, and art; who is comfortable and effective at approaching

and collaborating with partner groups and organizations;

and who effuses a sense of humor.

How to submit the application:
Compensation package includes income commensurate with practice, health benefits,

and paid time off. Please submit your résumé, cover letter, income requirements,

and the names of two references by October 16 to E-Mail:

or by mail to 720 E. Locust St, Milwaukee WI, 53212 ATTN:

Executive Director Search Committee. Please direct your references

to submit their letters of support to the email address above.

For questions, contact Jessi Carnes at 414-263-5001.

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