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Executive Director

PRO ARTS Seeks Executive Director

PRO ARTS is seeking an Executive Director who can lead the nonprofit organization into its fifth decade of artistic excellence, meaningful community engagement and service to the field. Following decades of growth and increased sustainability, PRO ARTS is now poised for a transformative era serving the dynamic arts community of Oakland and the greater region. PRO ARTS is committed to exhibitions and artist commissions, arts education, and artist services, including East Bay Open Studios.

We are seeking a candidate with a vision for the future of the organization. They should have a grounding in the visual arts with a sensitivity and appreciation of the organizationís core values. The position requires an excellent communicator who is flexible, open-minded and can bring innovative approaches and models for expanded programs and services, operations and facilities, and revenue sources. The Executive Director shall have, or is shown to have, the capacity to foster a deep understanding and appreciation for the Bay Area arts landscape and broader Oakland community.

Candidates should have experience in using best practices in nonprofit arts administration: development, fiscal management, program development, staff and organizational management, marketing, community affairs and board relations.

The Executive Director serves as executive of the organization and works closely with and reports to the Board of Directors comprised of leaders from the arts and the community.

PRO ARTS is committed to achieving diversity, inclusiveness and equity in its programming and services and to creating a work culture and environment reflective of the Oakland Bay Area demography. Pro Arts encourages and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include, but are not limited to age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, ability or political affiliation.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume via email to
Cover letter and resume in .doc or .pdf format.

This position is open and will be filled at the earliest possible date.
No hard copy applications accepted. No telephone calls please.

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Teaching Artist

PRO ARTS Seeks Teaching Artist

Pro Arts' Arts Education program provides long-term, in-depth artist residencies in under-served public schools, aligning with our mission to support the arts within communities. Providing art instruction in Oakland public schools fills gaps in limited arts programming and nurtures creativity in Oakland's next generation.

Teaching Artists schedules vary depending on the residency program. Schedules can often be coordinated with the school site and classroom teacher. The position offers a stipend paid per session which includes some administrative time for planning etc.

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