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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $65,000-70,000
  • Organization Type: Art/Culture


About Us

Dating back to our founding in 2002, Artscope is a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization with a mission to foster emotional well-being, expansive and intentional inclusivity, and environmental harmony through imaginative art, dialogue, and visionary play. These core values are at the heart of everything we do, from our arts education programs to our community outreach and events.

Artscope is the only arts education program in St. Louis City permanently located in a natural environment. Our home is the Cottage in Tower Grove Park, where children spend as much time as the weather allows exploring their surroundings, inventing new games, and connecting with friends. We are proud to be a technology-free zone, providing a rare space in our modern world.

For more information about Artscope, please visit

Position Overview 

We seek a professional for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate has a solid track record in areas such as the arts, leadership, business operations, fundraising, community partnerships, and youth development. They are a strong communicator, collaborator and have a strategic mindset. The Executive Director is required to lead all aspects of the nonprofit and to secure funds through diverse sources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the successful execution of all Artscope programs.
  • Oversee and manage the operating budget and set professional and organizational performance standards.
  • Increase revenue by cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors.
  • Coordinate web-based content and production of print and electronic communications.
  • Serve as the main staff liaison to the Board in the areas of programming, fundraising, governance, finance, and policy; cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board.
  • Manage a staff of seasonal and rotating teaching artists and 3 administrative staff positions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, the arts or related field or equivalent experience in these areas.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience in nonprofit administration (arts organization preferred).
  • Proven leadership, organizational skills, attention to detail, and business management capabilities that should include forecasting, budgeting, marketing, program planning and implementation and experience managing a team.
  • A proven track record of raising funds and donor relationships, with experience in the successful execution of special events.
  • Ability to pass a background check to be cleared for working with children.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion; experience working with and engaging diverse communities.

To Apply email the following to
Cover Letter
Three professional references

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. Artscope will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Artscope is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse constituencies.