Pro Arts Seeks Executive Director

PRO ARTS      


PRO ARTS Seeks Executive Director

PRO ARTS is seeking an Executive Director who can lead the nonprofit organization into its fifth decade of artistic excellence, meaningful community engagement and service to the field. Following decades of growth and increased sustainability, PRO ARTS is now poised for a transformative era serving the dynamic arts community of Oakland and the greater region. PRO ARTS is committed to exhibitions and artist commissions, arts education, and artist services, including East Bay Open Studios. 

We are seeking a candidate with a vision for the future of the organization. They should have a grounding in the visual arts with a sensitivity and appreciation of the organization's core values. The position requires an excellent communicator who is flexible, open-minded and can bring innovative approaches and models for expanded programs and services, operations and facilities, and revenue sources. The Executive Director shall have, or is shown to have, the capacity to foster a deep understanding and appreciation for the Bay Area arts landscape and broader Oakland community.

Candidates should have experience in using best practices in nonprofit arts administration: development, fiscal management, program development, staff and organizational management, marketing, community affairs and board relations.

The Executive Director serves as executive of the organization and works closely with and reports to the Board of Directors comprised of leaders from the arts and the community.

PRO ARTS is committed to achieving diversity, inclusiveness and equity in its programming and services and to creating a work culture and environment reflective of the Oakland Bay Area demography. Pro Arts encourages and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include, but are not limited to age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, ability or political affiliation.

Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities. 

Pro Arts' work is rooted in service to community, artistic excellence and our belief that creativity generates vitality. We provide creative platforms for artists, youth and public audiences. Our programs focus on the visual arts - exhibitions, commissionings and open studios; artist services; and arts education in schools.

Pro Arts   
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.763.4361

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