EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROJECT X FOUNDATION FOR ART & CRITICISM
Full-time, exempt, beginning January 2022
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism is the 501c3 nonprofit corporation that supports X-TRA.
Since its founding by artists in 1997, X-TRA has been a vibrant platform for critical writing about contemporary artistic practices. The longest-running art journal in Los Angeles, X-TRA consistently pushes beyond the mainstream—discovering and highlighting exemplary writers’ voices in the field, giving voice to emerging and established artists through commissioned artist projects and editions, and designing celebrated programs including artist talks, interviews, and performances. X-TRA Online expands this legacy, offering original, immediate, and intimate content that takes the form of artist’s writing, writers reading, conversations, an archive, and special projects. https://www.x-traonline.org
The Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism, which publishes X-TRA, the longest-running art journal in Los Angeles, is searching for a new Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization. Ideally, the ED will be a dynamic collaborator attuned to current conversations about contemporary art who can lead the organization during a period of transformation and opportunity. Working closely with the Project X Board on fiscal and strategic planning, the ED is responsible for fundraising and advancement, overseeing operations, marketing, and directing programs. The ED will work in tandem with the Editorial Board of X-TRA magazine to ensure it has the resources it needs to continue its work and advance its print and digital presence.
The Project X Foundation Board and X-TRA Editorial Board are committed to addressing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusivity within the organization and throughout its publications, programs, board development, collaborations, partnerships, and staff. To support this goal, the ED will participate in ongoing conversations as the organization envisions its future and will eventually develop and execute a strategic plan. Externally, the ED will represent Project X during this period of growth, in its mission to spark critical discourse about contemporary art and to engage new audiences in Southern California and beyond.