FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5th, 2007
Position Opening - Founding Executive Director
Part time (includes some evening and weekend hours)
Annual salary range $33,000 to $41,000 (FTE) depending on experience.
Health and Vacation Benefits through Northern California Land Trust.
Potential for performance-based incentive.
The right candidate for this job will be a self-starter with the vision to start up the Noodle
Factory Performing Arts Center in a new professional caliber performance space in West
Oakland. This position will involve both setting up the administrative and financial
structure of the new organization, as well as, programming the inaugural season of
performances in the new space. Must be self-motivated, disciplined, and able to work
both independently and collaboratively with the Noodle Factory Arts Advisory Board and
NCLT staff, artists using the space, and the public. This position is for a highly
motivated individual eager to get in on the ground-floor of creating a dynamic, new arts
The Noodle Factory Performing Arts Center, as a non-profit interdisciplinary arts center,
will provide a professional caliber venue for new performing and media art, dance, music
and cross-disciplinary exploration. The Center will host both emerging and underrepresented,
as well as, established artists. The Center’s Community & Education
Programming will also serve as a crucial nexus for the West Oakland community, by
bringing professional artists from around the world and across diverse genres together
with local, emerging artists and future artists to learn from each other in a supportive
workshop and mentor-ship environment. The goal is to tap into the rich cultural history
of West Oakland and to provide a safe and nurturing venue for the exploration and
development of contemporary voices and new interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work.
The Arts Center is an integral part of the Northern California Land Trust’s Noodle
Factory project that includes a community of 11 artists work-live units, the arts center
and a cafe in West Oakland. For details see www.nclt.org.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING
• Write grants for general operating funds and commissioning / specific curatorial
projects. Perform invoicing and reporting for grants.
• Plan and direct Capital campaign fundraising events with support from NCLT Staff
and Noodle Factory Arts Advisory Board members.
• Identify, cultivate, and solicit major individual donors.
• Develop annual budget for Board approval.
• Prepare and present financial information and reports for grant applications, funders
and to the Board at monthly meetings.
• Set up and institute administrative systems for future oversight of day-to-day
operations of budget, including accounting and bookkeeping records, preparation of
tax reports, bank deposits, petty cash, payment of invoices, monthly bank account
reconciliation, preparation of material for CPA-conducted annual financial review,
insurance, fiscal agent and rental agreements
ARTISTIC PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
• Work with the Board to program the inaugural season of performances, events, and
commissioned pieces (from April ’08 through Summer ’09)
• Establish relationships and contracts with teachers and community/arts organizations
for classes, rehearsals and educational programming in the studio and theater.
• Negotiate and draft artist contracts
• Manage administration/development interns and volunteers.
• Attend Board Meetings and work with sub-committees as needed.
• Staff performances and events. Ensure the security of the facility.
• Build relationships with other community organizations
• Coordinate concessions, sponsorships, and product donations for performances and
QUALIFICATIONS : Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and demonstrated
experience in grant writing, fundraising, financial management, and office
administration. Applicants must be familiar with contemporary performing arts, and
preferably the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. Applicants must demonstrate:
• Diplomacy and coalition building skills are a must.
• Flexibility and ability to take input from various stakeholders and building residents
in forming the identity of the space.
• Ability to reach out & build an audience based upon programming the inaugural
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Noodle Director Search
Northern California Land Trust
3122 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Please, no phone calls.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 10th, 2008