This position is opened until filled.
The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts (Eliot School) is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Through its mission of inspiring lifelong learning in crafts and creativity for all, and a commitment in all programming to racial equity, Eliot School cultivates a welcoming environment where people convene across a continuum of age, economic means, and backgrounds to build skills, craftsmanship, and community. Eliot School began in 1676 with the donation of corn and land to support a school in Jamaica Plain. In the late 1800’s the school left the public school system to offer manual training for schoolteachers, instruction for adults, and classes for children both after and during school time. Eliot School maintains an active relationship with Boston Public Schools. Workshops and classes are offered in woodworking, upholstery & furniture restoration, sewing & fashion, fiber arts, book & paper arts, printmaking, photography, drawing & painting, mixed media, tinkering & inventing, and other crafts.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be a collaborative, visionary, and strategic leader responsible for all aspects of the Eliot School’s programs and operations. They will serve as a key spokesperson and relationship builder, maintaining and fostering partnerships in the Greater Boston area and beyond in support of the school’s mission and strategic goals. In conjunction with the board, they will develop and implement a strategic plan and set the direction for the future of the school. An experienced leader, they will bring strong business acumen and the skills needed to rebuild and reconfigure the organization post-COVID. Honoring Eliot School’s commitment to racial equity, artistic excellence, and financial sustainability, the ED will be a human- centered leader able to guide and mentor a senior leadership team including the Associate Director, Director of Development and Communications, Director of Adult Programs & Engagement, Director of Youth Engagement, Business Manager, and Facilities Manager to support these strategic imperatives.
The Eliot School offers a competitive salary range of $115,000 to $135,000.
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