Executive Director Position


New York, NY

Executive Director

Full-time permanent

October 20, 2015


About the Organization:

For 15 years, Slideluck has been dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. We have produced multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in over 100 cities around the world – from Stockholm to São Paulo to Singapore. Our programming is known for being unique, engaging, accessible and inspiring.

The organization was founded in a Seattle backyard, moved its headquarters to NYC in 2003 and became a 501c3 non-profit in 2009. Each event is localized and the 25 artists presenting work engage the communities from which they come. The events draw up to 1000 participants and in 2010 in Brooklyn, Slideluck broke the Guinness World Record for the Largest Potluck on Earth. Over 10,000 artists have participated, from hobbyists to some of the most important artists working today. The events have taken place everywhere from the ruins of a 500-year old church in Panama to the National Library of Canada. Slideluck has partnered with numerous organizations, museums, foundations, universities, festivals, conferences and corporations – resulting in a great deal of press and goodwill throughout the world.

In addition, our community outreach wing, the Slideluck Youth Initiative, fosters creative expression and empowers underprivileged students through the use of photography and multimedia storytelling. In doing so, the SLYI develops valuable skills, enriches student’s lives and strengthens community. We are currently have 6 chapters operating locally and globally.

Job Overview:

The ED will serve as a liaison between the Founder, the Board, our small but dedicated staff, our corporate partners, funders and supporters. This efficient and highly-motivated individual will oversee operations, cultivate new board members, partners and donors while helping to develop the strategic plan.

Job Duties Include:

– Overseeing development operations
– Identifying and cultivating new sources of funding and support
– Working with Founder and Board to develop and implement strategic plan
– Assisting Producers and collaborating with staff on global operations
– Bookkeeping and assisting with managing the annual budget
– Maintaining relationships with existing sponsors and global partners
– Recruiting influential and financially-supportive board members
– Overseeing legal compliance, insurance and grantwriting
– Working with Global and Local Producers to develop and implement programming around the world
– Researching and networking to identify new opportunities and collaborations for Slideluck
– Representing Slideluck at selected events around the world
– Representing Slideluck in the NYC creative community as well as at selected art fairs, festivals and events globally
– Working with Directors of Slideluck Europe, Asia and Latin America to encourage growth, innovation and best practices
– Helping to improve Slideluck systems and workflow

Job Qualifications Include:

The ideal candidate for this position will bring commitment, passion, initiative and a strong track record of achievement and proven organizational ability. This individual must demonstrate a deep understanding of the ethos and value of Slideluck and a strong desire to see the organization grow and thrive. This candidate should show exceptional and nuanced interpersonal skills and must be open-minded, patient, diplomatic and conscientious.

Other Qualifications:

– A BA/BS degree or equivalent, MA in related field preferred
– Minimum 3 years of experience in a leadership role within a non-profit organization, comparable business or start up
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Proven track record in fundraising, negotiating sponsorships and/orboard cultivation
– Production and/or Project Management experience
– A demonstrated commitment to the arts, photography and/or sustainable food community
– Structured, responsible, self-directed and able to multi-task
– A problem-solver with a desire to get things done
– A people person and a team player – able to engage the staff, our extended network of volunteers, and the public with ease
– Able to speak publicly and present Slideluck with passion and professionalism
– Availability for domestic and international travel and working evenings and weekends as needed
– Ability to work within budgetary confinements while maintaining the quality and integrity of our programs
– Positive, resourceful and entrepreneurial attitude and comfortable operating without a lot of infrastructure
– Comfortable with technology, willingness to use our software programs and ability to use social media effectively
– Emotional maturity, sense of humor and ability to work with diverse personalities and cultures
– Strong desire to help chart the course and have a significant impact and during a critical phase of growth
– Fluency or conversational ability in other languages a plus
– Strong relationships in the contemporary art and/or philanthropic community a plus


Bushwick, Brooklyn, 5 minutes from Morgan stop
Salary DOE
Position begins immediately with 3-month trial period

Procedure for Application:

Please send resume and one page narrative describing interest in the position and experience relating to responsibilities listed above to jobs@slideluck.com. No phone calls please. Interviews will take place in the upcoming weeks.

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