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Executive Director
globalFEST, Inc.
gF is looking for a visionary Executive Director who is ready to embark on an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading cultural organization which serves both the performing arts sector and the general public, who will ensure the continuity, sustainability and growth of its programs.  

Founded in 2003, globalFEST (gF) believes that music can be a driving force toward a society that values cultural diversity as a source of unity rather than division. By moving international music to the center of the performing arts field, gF fosters a robust and sustainable ecosystem for world music in the U.S. with programs that catalyze creative and artistic networks which break down cultural and social boundaries to support and share the world’s music.

A new position, the Executive Director will be responsible for continuing globalFEST’s growth and managing its programs. This position is forward-facing and will be responsible for representing the vision of globalFEST’s co-directors to funders, the field, and the audience while executing this vision through all activities.

Primary responsibilities include fundraising, development and expansion of the board of directors, developing and renewing relationships with prospective funders and sponsors, managing the flagship festival and participation in the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and other conferences, business development, and guiding a strategic planning process to guide the organization toward long-term sustainability. The ED will report to the organization’s three co-directors who form its current board.

Fundraising -- Renew relationships with prospective funders and sponsors and seek grants from private foundations as well as individual gifts; write grants and funder reports, and research and develop new funding sources; maintain a portfolio of funders and communication with those funders; maintain a calendar of grants; administer gF grassroots and crowdfunding campaigns.

Board Development -- In partnership with co-directors, develop and execute a plan for expanding the board of directors for the organization. Schedule and facilitate quarterly board meetings with artistic directors. 

Strategic Planning -- Drive and facilitate a process that produces a 3-5 year strategic plan for the organization that lays out a roadmap for long-term sustainability. 

Earned Revenue -- Explore new opportunities for mission-based business development. 

Management + Producing -- Manage flagship festival strategy and production, including Wavelengths Conference and other events. Serve as primary contact for artists/agents/managers. Manage vendor relationships including PR, immigration, production staff etc, designers, etc.

General -- Manage annual budget, payroll, taxes, accounts payable and receivable using Quick Books; Provide regular reports to co-directors and board; maintain a database of alumni artists, managers, agents, labels etc.; represent
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globalFEST, Inc.
globalFEST, Inc.
Job Details
New York, NY 11215
Employment Status
Full-time, Off-site
Executive, Senior
Development, Project Management
POST DATE: 01.30.2020
globalFEST, Inc.
Ian Thake

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