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Managing Director
Frenchtown, NJ , NJ
Full Time
Posted November 03, 2022
ArtYard is seeking a Managing Director who will be responsible for leading its finance, facilities, and human resources functions and contribute to its long-term direction. Reporting to the Executive Director, they will be responsible for ArtYard’s financial systems, including budget planning and monitoring, accounting supervision, rental and artist contracts, fiscal compliance, and reporting to the Board, IRS, and State and manage human resources for seven employees. The Managing Director works closely with the Executive Director and senior management to develop and implement ArtYard’s strategic plan and ensures that the focus remains on the organization’s mission and supports the culture that makes ArtYard unique.
The salary for this full-time role is $90,000 to $130,000, plus benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Finance and Budgeting

The Managing Director creates and reviews the monthly, quarterly, and annual ArtYard financial reporting materials and metrics for the Executive Director on a monthly basis and for the Board of Directors twice a year, or more often, as needed. The Managing Director works closely with the leaders of all departments to develop and monitor budgets. The Managing Director oversees all accounting functions and manages day-to-day oversight of banking and investment accounts, liaising with ArtYard’s investment firm, and providing data for quarterly investment reports as well as attending quarterly investment meetings.

The Managing Director is responsible for developing the financial report for the bi-annual Board of Directors agenda and data package. The Managing Director also makes relevant presentations at the meeting.

The ideal candidate will not only be able to reconcile financial activities but should also be skilled at capturing key data and processes in order to demonstrate the relationship between ArtYard’s goals and resulting financial needs. In addition, the Managing Director oversees insurance, development activities (e.g., fundraising and grant applications), membership programs and execution of contracts.

2. Administration/Operations

The Managing Director supervises one staff member in the accounting department, one part-time controller, one part-time groundskeeper and one full-time manager of facilities. The Managing Director liaises with lawyers, architects, rental tenants and vendors, while making sure the construction company responsible for the new building honors all warrantees and addresses any outstanding issues.

Competitive candidates must be willing to pitch in at irregular hours for festivals and special events. The Managing Director is invited to attend performances, educational programs, and art openings, and partake in many opportunities for communal connection.


The Managing Director will have a minimum of four years working in finance and management. The successful candidate will have experience in running an operationally effective organization with multiple functional areas. Nonprofit arts experience is a plus, as is cultural competency in the arts.

Specific requirements include:

-Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting
-Experience with legal compliance and budget development
-Organization development and human resources management experience
-Proven effectiveness managing others and working with a diverse team, many of whom are part-time
-Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to the Managing Director and Board
-Success seeing beyond the numbers and identifying trends and new possibilities
-Bachelor’s degree
-Information Technology (IT) literacy

How To Apply

ArtYard intentionally strives to create equity, diversity, and inclusion in all recruitment and hiring practices. Applications must include: -Cover letter noting the candidate’s interest in ArtYard’s mission and programs and a brief statement of the candidate’s qualifications for the position -Resume -Three references; at least two of the references must be employment related Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and we encourage candidates to submit applications by December 9, 2022. This search will remain open until the position is filled. Email materials in one PDF to with the words “Managing Director” in the subject line.
Deadline: Dec 09, 2022