NEWS

!!!OF NOTE!!!

In December of 2020, Freehold Art Exchange donated forward $1,700 to one of our community partners, the Catskill Relief Kitchen, to help them provide warm food at this, the coldest time of year, with everyone struggling to stay healthy and supported during our second surge of the pandemic!

Catskill Relief Kitchen (CRK) is a volunteer-led organization founded by local residents to tackle food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We prepare freshly-cooked soups for weekly distribution. CRK is an evolving project meeting the varying needs of our community, collaborating with various local organizations. Since May 2020 we have supplied over 1,000 meals. Hudson Food Studio in Hudson, NY is our generous sponsor, providing us with a fully-equipped kitchen space. The Youth Clubhouse of Catskill, under MHACG, provides us with a place to store our produce and supplies.

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Organization Description:

Freehold Art Exchange (FAEx) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a safe, creative and collaborative space for artists who are dedicated to social justice, environmental sustainability and community engagement.  We seek to create an inclusive, welcoming, and vibrant community gathering place accessible to all through neighborhood engagement, programming, and the arts.

Summary: 

FAEx seeks a passionate part-time Interim Executive Director to lead the organization and to advance our mission. The Interim ED will expand an engaged Board of Directors to secure funding, build partnerships, organize diverse programming, engage and expand the volunteer base, and build upon systems in place to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Interim ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for FAEx programs, for its sustainable growth, and for the execution of its mission.

Management and Administration:

Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous evaluation, and consistent quality of administration, fundraising, communications, and systems

Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals

Develop a plan for Board recruitment and retention, attend Board meetings, manage committees

Balance day-to-day tasks with long-term strategic initiatives

Manage Fundraising/Development efforts

Work with the Board to develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization by implementing a development plan, including annual appeals, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Identify, prepare, and submit grant applications and prepare grant reports. Establish annual budget

Manage donor database, coordinate donor cultivation and lead Community Outreach efforts

Respond to all inquiries received via website and email 

Initiate and manage collaborations with at least 5 other organizations to advance placemaking mission

Physical requirements:

Interact with the public and representatives of FAEx and communicate verbally and in writing, in-person and online, for fundraising, marketing, event coordinating, supervising volunteers etc.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree preferred, 3 years of experience in the non-profit arts or parks space preferred. Successful fundraising and community development experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently and be entrepreneurial. Experience working with volunteers and committees. Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people. Ability to think proactively and creatively. Ability to motivate and inspire volunteers and the community. Event coordination and/or arts programming experience preferred. Strong organizational skills. Strong marketing and social media skills. Willing and able to work some evenings/weekends for events. Strong computer skills. 

Job Type: Part time, 20 hours a week, flex work schedule.

Compensation: Hourly, $23.00.

Location: Work from home, with occasional physical presence on Farm to oversee rental and events, work with volunteers.

How to apply: Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to mabel@matthillart.com by November 30, 2020. No calls please

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Julie Casper Roth of WMHT, our local PBS station, produced a short video about FAEx.