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Executive Director

Company: The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
Date Posted: November 30, 2017

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth ParkExecutive Director (Full Time) Reports to:  Board of Directors

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park (FLWHEP) is a unique and significant residence designed by widely acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950 for Ruth and Russell Kraus.  Nestled on 10.5 acres in the Sugar Creek area of Kirkwood, Missouri, the 1900 square foot home was the architect’s first building in the St. Louis region, and one of only five Wright designs in Missouri.  It is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost. 
The mission of the FLWHEP is to preserve and promote the house and its surrounding property as an architecture and design museum, education center, and public park (accessible to the public by appointment).     Learn more about the FLWHEP at www.ebsworthpark.org.   
The Executive Director works closely with a dedicated Board of Directors to carry out the mission of the FLWHEP by leading all resource development efforts and guiding the daily operations of the organization. 

Responsibilities include:
Resource Development   Serve as lead fundraiser for the organization, increasing support for its operations and capital needs.   Expand the level of philanthropic support through developing relationships with individual, foundation and corporate donors.  Cultivate opportunities to engage the business community through corporate sponsorships.  Identify other sources of revenue to strengthen the organization’s ability to undertake future investments and improve long-term sustainability.


Communications  Serve as the key staff person to enhance the organization’s presence in the St. Louis community and in national/international circles dedicated to promoting Wright’s legacy.  Oversee all publication and communication activities of the organization.


Preservation  In collaboration with the Board and its Preservation Committee, oversee preservation, maintenance and repair projects of the house.


 Planning    In collaboration with the Board, carry out the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.


Fiscal Management  Monitor overall financial position of the organization, consulting periodically with the Board Treasurer and the organization’s accountant. Work with the Board’s Finance Committee and administrative staff in preparation of the annual budget.


Education  In collaboration with the Board, oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of  FLWHEP education programs and services, including tours of the house, the annual lecture, exhibits and other educational programming.


Qualifications:
Experience in a leadership capacity in a nonprofit organization of similar size, ideally an arts or education organization
Demonstrated success in developing financial resources for a nonprofit organization
Strong commitment to historic preservation
Ability to work collaboratively with board members, staff, and volunteers
Knowledge of nonprofit fiscal management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
Ability to work from home
Bachelor’s Degree required

Start Date:  March 1, 2018
Application ProcedurePlease email cover letter and resume/CV to director@ebsworthpark.org