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Help Wanted. So You Think You'd Like to Run an Art Fair?

Shary Brown, director for eleven years of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (the original) announced in January that she
would be retiring after the 2009 art fair. I know many of my readers are artists and have thought they might be interested in running an art fair or wondered why one event is so much better than another. Well, the folks in Ann Arbor on the Street Fair's board take their event very seriously and have now posted the requirements for Shary's successor. Could this be you? EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is seeking an Executive Director to lead one of the nation’s top art fairs, a nationally known art organization that increases public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts by creating opportunities that connect artists, the Ann Arbor community and the general public to their mutual benefit, culminating in a top quality juried street art fair. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission, financial objectives, program development and administration. Interested candidates should send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to: Executive Director Search Or email to: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair P.O. Box 7673 Ann Arbor, MI 48107 Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Review of Applications starts April 1, 2009 Anticipated start date of October 1, 2009 IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE: - Commitment to the AASAF’s mission, vision and values. - Demonstrated leadership and management in the non-profit art sector with years of experience as a leader, manager, or senior professional position(s). - Outstanding oral and written communication skills. - Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in multiple methods of revenue generation. - Experience in leading and working with a Board of Directors, volunteers and paid staff. - Proven experience developing and delivering high quality programming. - Experience in working with artists and art organizations. - Special event experience. - Demonstrated ability to establish network of contacts, locally and nationally. - An understanding of non-profit financial management information requirements. - Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

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