Managing Director

Juxtaposition Arts

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Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA), a North Minneapolis-based, youth-focused, visual art center for developing youth and community is hiring its first Managing Director in two decades. This role has strategic and operational responsibility for the execution of JXTA’s mission.

What does success look like?

The person in this role must be committed to developing and maintaining partnerships, leading and supporting staff, enhancing program offerings, expanding organizational resources, reaching new communities, and raising the overall profile of the Juxtaposition Arts.

Who will you report to?

The Managing Director (MD) reports to the Board of Directors and works collaboratively with the co-founder/Chief Cultural Producer to set vision and strategy.

Really, who are we looking for?

A passionate, motivated leader ready to join a powerful team working to make our vision a reality.

Someone with strong negotiation skills, a competitive spirit, and decision-making prowess. Someone with a passion for the community and the mission, financial savvy, an ability to motivate and inspire people and to build strong teams.

You know the arts. You know community development. You know the intersection of the two. Your leadership is grounded in equity and you have deep experience working with black and brown communities.

When you wake up, you hit the ground running, fired up to motivate others to achieve their best. You’re good with numbers — like nerdy good — and you’re great with people.

You know how to engage donors, work with a board, and support staff. You sit in the back because you’re a learner taking everything in, but you’re quick to come to the front to share your insights, wisdom and ideas with others. You see patterns and can put together puzzle pieces to make a strategy work. You can cast vision, and you can execute with a diverse team.

Total Rewards

  • Salary range: $75-85k

  • Heath and Dental/80% premium paid

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Flex Schedule and Fridays at home


Strategy and Vision

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Founder to plan and evaluate progress toward goals and objectives

  • Create and manage strategic planning and program vision to support short- and long-term goals


  • Manage organizational budgets, including leading the budget development and board approval process

  • Steward the finances of the organization, with support from contracted accountants

  • Provide finance updates to board and staff on a monthly and quarterly basis

Operations and Support

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the office

  • Direct Supervision of five – seven staff

  • Manage relationships with key vendors

  • Develop project requirements, contracts, budgets and resource requirements

  • Coordinate with administrative, artistic and program teams to outline project deliverables schedule

Communication and Marketing

  • Direct the work of the Communications department of 1-3

  • Represent the organization and maintain its role as a thought leader in the field through speaking engagements, articles, conference presentations, etc.

  • Lead team members to ensure that JXTA’s storytelling and brand-building is strategic and consistent

  • Develop new markets and outreach opportunities

Fundraising and Earned Income

  • Supervise Development team of 2-3

  • Supervise business development and earned income revenue streams

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to procure resources for JXTA programs and operations

  • Represent the organization in relationship-building with key prospects and in seeking financial support from individual, foundation, corporate, and government sources


Core requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience leading people

  • 5+ years of experience in nonprofit leadership

  • 3+ years of experience managing finances and budgets

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience in social venture, start-up or a creative organization

  • Skilled negotiator

  • Strong writer

How to Apply

Juxtaposition Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a diverse work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and people who identify with other marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

Clockwork is pleased to represent this opportunity on behalf of Juxtaposition Arts.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to

Priority given to applications received by May 5.

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Posted on April 22