April 02, 2014
Executive Director Job Description

Title: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Directors with supervision by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors Salary: $45,000 – 65,000 annual salary, DOE Status: Full-time, Exempt Benefits: 15 days paid vacation leave annually; 10 days paid sick leave annually; 11 paid holidays Supervision: Supervises employees and contractors, including the Master Printer, and contract bookkeeper

Job Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of CSIA in accordance with the operating policies as approved by the Board of Directors. The guiding polices include the Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Financial Reports and Annual Budget, Employee Handbook, Financial Policies and other directives approved by the Board of Directors. In addition to general administration, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to–day management of the facilities, coordinating with staff in program planning and fundraising for CSIA.

Responsibilities:

Administration

-Facilitate organizational planning, development and sustainability in conjunction with Board and staff; set goals and concrete objectives and provide leadership and support for activities

-Ensure responsible fiscal management of the organization by developing and monitoring the budget

-Oversee day-to-day operation of the facility and coordinate scheduling of programs and facility use with all staff members including Crow’s Shadow Press, Gallery Space, paper making facility and silk screen studio

-Maintain administrative systems of the organization including accounting books, personnel records, digital and physical filing systems and all necessary administration support systems

-Assist the Executive Committee in development and coordination of committees

-Attend board approved workshops and conferences

-Continuously assess the effectiveness of the organization and recommend strategies and activities to support meeting goals and objectives

Financial Management

-Responsible for development and monitoring of the budget in consultation with the Board of Directors

-Ensure sound financial management in accordance with GAP

Compile financial reports on a regular basis month to month, quarterly, annually

Fundraising

-Responsible for raising funds to sustain the organization, including but not limited to grants, print sales, capital campaigns, special events, and individual and business donor programs

-Research, write and coordinate the submission of grants related to the sustainability and goals of CSIA

-Administer and track all grants, coordinate and write grant reports as necessary, and prepare grant award summaries for internal tracking and coding purposes

-Assist Treasurer and Bookkeeper in producing organizational financial summaries, previous year’s budgets, current and previous grants and other information as necessary for grants proposals

-Serve as key contact person with existing and potential art collectors, funders, and partners

-Provide staff support to Board-led special event fundraising activities

Marketing

-Expand and promote the sales of Crow’s Shadow Press prints through print sales and exhibitions

Program Supervision and Support

-Responsible for sound program management in line with the current Strategic Plan and vision statement

-Assist in developing annual program plans and budgets consistent with the Strategic Plan, financial sustainability, community impact and artistic value, including selecting and coordinating instructors for programs and coordinating outreach efforts

Board Relations

-Work closely with the Executive Committee, particularly the Board President and Board Treasurer, and Board Committee members to lead and manage the operational activities of CSIA

-Provide staff support to the Board of Directors; attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings; prepare and present reports on programs and financial activities of CSIA in conjunction with the Treasurer

-Carry out directives of the Board of Directors as delegated and in conjunction with the Board Chairperson and Committee Chairpersons

-Support, facilitate and maintain communication between the Board of Directors, staff, and committees

Communications and Public Relations

-Represent CSIA to all stakeholder groups and individuals in conjunction with staff and the Board of Directors

-Responsible for developing public relations networks, coordination and communication

-Facilitate ongoing promotion of CSIA through all media forms, including writing press releases as necessary and coordinating social media including Facebook, website, and electronic newsletters

-Insure consistent branding is used in all marketing and outreach materials

Personnel

-Provide supervision for staff and contractors, including the Master Printer and bookkeeper

-Evaluate staff performance annually

-Promote staff development

-Responsible for recruitment and hiring of all staff positions

-Secure contractors, with approval of the Board of Directors when necessary

-Maintain personnel files

Facilities Management

-Maintain a clean and safe facility in accordance with lease agreement with St. Andrew’s Church

-Coordinate any necessary office equipment repairs; monitor equipment leases, etc.

Other duties as assigned by Executive Committee

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree, any field

-Three years increasingly responsible non-profit work experience

-Minimum of three years experience with budget management

-Grant research, writing, administering and reporting experience

-Experience with program development and management

-Minimum of three years experience in fundraising and donor management

-Minimum of three years experience in management and leadership activities

-Excellent speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills

-Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, QuickBooks

-Ability to think strategically and develop and implement CSIA’s Strategic Plan, goals and objectives fulfilling CSIA’s mission

-Ability to work effectively as part of a team , to promote teamwork and build consensus with Staff and Board

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working in cross-cultural settings and working effectively with people with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds

-Knowledge of local tribal government and culture

-Knowledge of contemporary and indigenous art, and a willingness to research and gain as much knowledge as possible

-Capital campaign experience

-Experience promoting, marketing, and selling contemporary arts prints

CSIA reserves the right to employ at will. This means that employment can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of the company or at the option of the employee.

Position open until filled; first review May 5, 2014.

Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to: CSIA

48004 Saint Andrews Road, Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-3954

April 02, 2014
Executive Director Job Announcement

Position Announcement

Title: Executive Director, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801

CSIA is searching for an ED who can embrace and fulfill the mission and vision of CSIA, and who can bring energy, experience and intellect to the task of moving CSIA into its next decade of growth.

Crow’s Shadow’s mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. CSIA’s programs focus on the fine art of printmaking and traditional Native arts education.

CSIA envisions being a creative center for contemporary Native and non-Native artists locally, nationally and internationally through the medium of fine-art printmaking.

Experience with fine-art printmaking and its marketing, knowledge of the contemporary art world, skill in grant writing and building a donor base, and the ability to imagine future programming for CSIA are all desired qualities. CSIA will give preference to those who have experience working in cross-cultural settings, who have knowledge and interest in contemporary indigenous art, who have knowledge of tribal culture, and who have had capital campaign experience. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of CSIA in accordance with the operating policies as approved by the Board of Directors. In addition to general administration, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to–day management of the facilities, coordinating with staff in program planning and fundraising for CSIA.

Reports to: Board of Directors Salary: $45,000 – 65,000 annual salary, DOE Status: Full-time, Exempt Benefits: Annually: 12 days paid vacation leave; 8 days paid sick leave; 11 paid holidays

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, any field
•    Three years increasingly responsible non-profit work experience
•    Excellent speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills
•    Excellent computer skills
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team

Position open until filled; first review May, 5, 2014.

For the complete job description, please refer to the website at www.crowsshadow.org. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: CSIA, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR 97801

For further information, contact James Lavadour, Board President at jlavadour@oregontrail.net Or phone (541) 276-3954

February 13, 2014
New Prints Added to Website!
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New Prints by 2013 Resident Artists, Blair Saxon-Hill and Damien Gilley added to the website. Click on the artists names to view print selections.

February 07, 2014
Palm Springs Sale
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Board Member Charles Froelick will be hosting Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at his gallery space in Palm Springs, CA during the Native American Film Festival on March 6th-10th. There will be a vast selection of prints for sale that represent the majority of CSIA artists.

If you are in the area be sure to stop by and check out the incredible work produced at Crow’s Shadow. Click on the poster to the right for more information.

December 24, 2013
Portland Fine Print Fair
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Crow’s Shadow has been invited to participate in the 2014 Portland Fine Print Fair at the Portland Art Museum, Fields Ballroom, January 31-February 2, 2014. Be sure to visit our booth!

December 02, 2013
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Here is a list of Current and Upcoming Exhibitions featuring the work of artists from Crow’s Shadow. If you are in the area, drop by and check out the amazing work being produced at Crow’s Shadow which represents local, national, and international artists!

1. Hallie Ford Museum of Art
900 State Street
Salem, OR
503 370 6639

Exhibition dates are: November 9 to February, 2, 2014.
Opening reception: Friday, November 15th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
Joe Feddersen will be in attendance for dedication of new glass sculpture.
Closing reception: Friday, January 17, 2014.

2. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM
505 428 5922
Exhibition opens to the public January 25, and runs until July 31, 2014.
Opening reception: January 24, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

3. National Museum of the American Indian
Gustev Heye Center
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY

Making Marks: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press
Exhibition opens: May 17, 2013
Exhibition closes: January 5, 2014

4. National Museum of the American Indian
Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC
Sealaska Gallery
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.

5. Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee Street
Missoula, MN
August 2014.

6. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Sante Fe, New Mexico
January 25 – July 31, 2014
Main Gallery

A selection of prints from the Crow’s Shadow Press signifies the ever-growing portfolio of prints produced over a 20-year period since the founding of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, located in Pendleton, Oregon. The exhibition encompasses the work of many outstanding artists of diverse backgrounds and media and includes Rick Bartow, James Lavadour, Wendy Red Star, John Feodorov, Lillian Pitt, Corwin Clairmont and Whitney Minthorn among others working in collaboration with Crow’s Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen.

December 07, 2013
New Prints Added!

With the editioning of Sara Siestreem’s work completed, the prints she created while in residency have been posted. Drop on by the Prints section to check them out by clicking here!

December 03, 2013
Crow's Shadow Open House
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The board of directors of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts invite you to attend our open house on December 8th from 1pm-3pm. The President of CSIA, James Lavadour, will speak at 2 pm. There will be traditional arts demonstrations, Monothon prints for sale, live music, refreshments, and much more! See attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you all there!

August 08, 2013
New Prints Added!

New Prints have been added to the Prints section! See new prints from Rick Bartow, Arnold Kemp, Susan Murrell, and Whitney Minthorn. Find them here

May 30, 2013
Loom Beading Workshop

Loom Beading, June 1st with Michael Ray Johnson, instructor. Learn to make beaded Hat Bands and beaded Head Bands by one of CTUIR’s leading traditional arts teacher. Call Pat Walters to register: 541.310.0950 or pathallwalters@gmail.com.