The New Harmony Project Seeks Executive Artistic Director

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The New Harmony Project Seeks Executive Artistic Director


The New Harmony Project is a national arts organization whose mission is to nurture writers in the development of scripts and new works that interrogate the complexity of hope. Through artist-centered programming, The New Harmony Project cares for writers so they can change the world.

Position Overview
The New Harmony Project is now seeking an Executive Artistic Director to lead the organization into the next cycle of growth and development to further its mission of supporting writers and artists creating work that interrogates the complexity of hope. As the field continues to navigate the ongoing return to in-person programming, the organization is simultaneously making strides forward in accomplishing its newly adopted, equity-centered strategic plan, and working to become an antiracist entity. The New Harmony Project is looking for an Executive Artistic Director who excels in strategic and high-level visioning, demonstrates a passion for writers and artists, builds, implements, and oversees evidence-based operations models, and is invigorated by collaborating with the various communities (national artistic, Central & Southern Indiana) that The New Harmony Project serves.

The Executive Artistic Director will succeed a two-person leadership team in a new organizational structure that centralizes leadership responsibilities. As part of this restructuring, the incoming Executive Artistic Director will have the opportunity to immediately hire a full-time Associate Artistic Director to develop and support NHP’s programmatic efforts. The current Director of Advancement rounds out NHP’s full-time staff. The New Harmony Project also utilizes part-time contractors to support its programs and operations, and the Executive Artistic Director will be responsible for supervising those staff positions.

This is a unique juncture in the organization’s life, and candidates must be prepared for the opportunities and challenges that are presented in this moment of transition. The Board of Directors is committed to the short and long-term success of the incoming Executive Artistic Director through internal and external resources that will support their success. Applicants should be prepared to identify and mobilize the many strengths of the organization and should be inspired by working alongside the existing board and staff to navigate this evolution of The New Harmony Project.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to The New Harmony Project’s mission, vision, and values.
  • The desire, passion, and experience necessary to lead an organization in the midst of a transformation that is centered on antiracist approaches to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
  • Significant experience with, and a deep understanding of, the new work development ecosystem.
  • Proven track record of effective fundraising (preferably with total annual goals exceeding $500,000) and overseeing a strong fiscal program.
  • Significant experience creating, managing, and balancing a budget.
  • Leadership experience (programming, development, and/or executive), including operating within and managing a staff.
  • Cultural and operational dexterity, including the ability to communicate effectively across a variety of stakeholder audiences.
  • Experience operationalizing a strategic plan, evaluating and modifying short-term goals, and regularly assessing outcomes.
  • Demonstrated success in juggling multiple projects and competing priorities with attention to detail.
  • History of building strong partnerships through mutually beneficial, collaborative, and clear processes.
  • Creative, solutions-based, and outside-the-box approach to addressing the challenges associated with operating a small to midsize arts organization.

More Information

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How to Apply
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