Antenna is seeking a full-time executive director for its office in New Orleans, LA. An ideal candidate will possess knowledge and experience in contemporary art and artist-run spaces, an exceptional capacity for strategic direction, and willingness for on-the-ground action. This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader to take this multi-disciplinary organization into the future.
Antenna is a New Orleans-based art organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of the city through the creation and support of artist and writer-driven programs. Antenna programming began as a relief from rebuilding and a tool for the city’s recovery during the aftermath of the 2005 hurricanes. It has since expanded to offer a robust slate of literary, visual arts, and arts education programming. It serves as a welcoming entry point into the arts for New Orleans audiences and an engine for cultural production, especially creative endeavors with transformative approaches to social justice.
Antenna maintains two leased facilities, Antenna Gallery and Paper Machine. It has a budget of $800,000 which includes $60,000 that is re-granted through the Platforms Fund in Partnership with Ashe and Junebug.
In alignment with Antenna’s commitment to creating a community rooted in justice, we are committed to ensuring a space that is free of racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, misogyny, classism or other bias. Antenna does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical characteristics or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage diverse applicants to apply.
Successful candidates will possess these characteristics:
Leadership, with experience in organizational planning and development; Financial Management including supporting fiscal sponsorship; Resource Development, including individual, corporate, foundation and government sources; Program and Personnel Management, leading staff, community partners and artists to success; and working with the Board of Directors as a non-voting member of the board to guide Antenna into the future.
A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, or equivalent experience.
A proven track-record and demonstrable senior level experience.
A dynamic leader with tested problem-solving abilities in all operations of a non-profit organization.
Experience in all aspects of program development, from concept to execution.
Relationships with national funders and an established track record of securing contributions
Experience in collaboration, teambuilding, communication and conflict management skills.
An effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and a motivating spirit.
Excellent oral and written skills
Availability to travel
How To Apply: Please fill out this form to apply. Include .pdf files of cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing samples related to one of the above areas of responsibility (not to exceed five pages.) Please contact Antenna's search committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Position open until filled.
About Antenna Gallery and Paper Machine
Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, supporting and producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs.
Since 2005, Antenna has served as a critical multidisciplinary art leader, pairing contemporary art, activism, collaborations, and place as sites of intervention, experimentation, and creative risk-taking. Antenna hosts a range of programs serving as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, presenting exhibitions, residencies, publications, grant opportunities, workshops, performances, gatherings, and public programming.
As an independent artist-founded and centered institution, accountable to the communities that make our work possible, we are committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums, attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications, while reimagining art-making for social change.