Operations and Development Director

Radius Books

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The Operations and Development Director ensures the smooth day-to-day running and financial wellbeing of small nonprofit artbook publisher through fundraising initiatives, artist events, donor cultivation, board communication, audit assistance, and meticulous financial oversight.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Includes full medical insurance, 100% paid by employer.

References may be required.

This is a fulltime, in-person position in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



  • Work closely with Publisher to ensure smooth day-to-day operation of bustling and successful nonprofit artbook publishing studio, including considerable administrative correspondence with all the artists, writers, and stakeholders of the organization, as well as office management.

  • Coordinate with artists, co-publishers, Managing Editor, and staff to ensure timely, accurate operations, budgets, and payments.

  • Work with Publisher, Production Coordinator, and distributor to determine print runs, how best to designate quantities, and oversee international bulk shipping with printer, freight forwarder, and warehouse.

  • Work closely with staff, vendors, artists, and bookkeeper to ensure all finances are accurate and up-to-date.


  • Work closely with Publisher and Board to facilitate planned gifts and the stewardship of endowed funds.

  • Research and cultivate philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations to Radius Books, including follow up, annual reporting, and ongoing communications.

  • Prepare and distribute Board materials in advance of quarterly meetings; take minutes at meetings; plan remote Board meetings and special events related to the Board.

  • Work with Sales & Marketing Director to raise funds for each book project; strategize about limited editions, grant funding, individual gifts, etc. to ensure each book project is fully funded.

  • Work with Sales & Marketing Director to coordinate VIP events at art fairs and regional events such as Paris Photo, FotoFest, and Printed Matter.

  • VIP Packages: organize occasional private trips, including studio visits, museum tours, and other bespoke fundraising events that foster direct relationships between donors and artists.

  • Artist Weekend: lead team on all aspects of biennial fundraiser, including all donor correspondence, artist relations, event planning, auction, financial tracking, and tax acknowledgment letters.

  • Degree in Arts Management, Communications, Marketing, Business or related field

  • 5+ years’ experience in publishing, media, arts, and/or nonprofit management

  • Google Suite (proficient), Adobe Suite (knowledgeable), QuickBooks (preferred)

  • Experience in event planning and management

  • Clear, concise, and compassionate communication with team members, donors, artists, and vendors

  • Knowledge and love of contemporary art and books

How to Apply

Radius Books is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We aim to hire talented people of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. Please send your cover letter and resume to info@radiusbooks.org and indicate Operations and Development Director in the subject line. No calls please.

Posted on March 18