Administrator/Director Job Posting

Union Street Gallery is looking for a full-time administrator to oversee the organization beginning in May/June 2019. Union Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery and studios located in Chicago Heights. Our mission is to facilitate a variety of engaging arts experiences and opportunities that support the creative growth of artists and art appreciators adding to the cultural landscape of Chicago’s Southland. The Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions, staff, and volunteers of the organization, as well as managing all parts of the organization, events, and funding necessary to support and sustain the organization. 

Artists with nonprofit or business management experience OR a nonprofit administrator with an appreciation for the arts would be a perfect fit. Your ability to manage the organization and work to meet OUR mission is more important than your artistic accomplishments. Like most nonprofits, you will be working to recruit and maintain volunteers and always on the look out for more funding. You should be willing to write a report, carry large pedestals upstairs, plan deadlines with a juror, and mop the bathroom all in the same day. 

Hours: The administrator is expected to be present in the gallery a minimum of four days a week with consistent hours (typically on open days). They can flexibly work from home another day, but are on-call at all times in case of building emergencies. Some weeks will require flexibility based on evening and weekend responsibilities like meetings, receptions, building maintenance/repairs, field trips, and private gallery rentals.  A beginning schedule will be determined with the administrator and board president prior to start date and revised as needed.  

Wage: Commensurate with experience; 28,000-32,000

Skills & Qualifications: 

Education preferred: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or a related field like art or business. 

Experience required: Two years minimum of significant paid leadership roles that include the management of people and funds, and the collection and reporting of data. Additionally, two years minimum of the documented ability to strategically plan based on an organization or company’s mission. Must be proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), Square/Paypal, and Constant Contact or similar email marketing solution.

Experience preferred: Four years paid experience in an arts administration or nonprofit management leadership position. Gallery experience, curating, grant writing, and public speaking are additional pluses. Working knowledge of Squarespace and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) are additional pluses – basic training can be provided for a fast learner.  

To Apply: 

Required Applicant Documents:Cover letter, resume, and three professional references Within in your cover letter please address how your experience and education have prepared you to meet the expectations of this position. Additionally, please share your perspective on ways to attract visitors and volunteers, as well as funding. Make sure you read the ENTIRE job description linked as a PDF before applying. 

Please send all application materials to 
Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2019. 

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Samantha Goss
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