Reporting to the CEO and President, the Senior Vice President, External Affairs will be a key strategic and leadership role for Artis—Naples. The position will be critical to the success of the Future—Forward Campaign for Cultural Excellence, as well as drive the overall revenues for annual operations. The Senior Vice President, External Affairs will develop and implement strategies and tactics to generate contributed revenues budgeted in FY19 of $9.2M and admission revenues of $18M. This partner will work closely with CEO and President on the next phase of the $150M Future—Forward Campaign for Cultural Excellence. In a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this position will manage a team of fundraising professionals to build, sustain and monitor philanthropic relationships with major and planned giving prospects and charitable foundations. The position will develop and execute a clearly defined marketing and communications strategy to support business growth and enhances brand equity and awareness. The role will implement, develop and manage patron support strategies, policies and programs, as well as oversee the creation of all visual identity content.
The Senior Vice President, External Affairs will work closely with the CEO and President, the Board of Directors, the leadership team, various departments and volunteers.
Education and/or Experience • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. • Ten years of previous exempt level fundraising experience, including a track record of success in directing and executing annual and special gift giving campaigns. • Experience in managing a successful capital campaign and personally securing gifts of $1M or more. • Experience in marketing, advertising and public relations, including the use of digital media.
Other Skills & Abilities • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Strong interpersonal and patron relation skills including presentation skills. • A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. • Experience managing and mentoring members of a team and ensuring the cooperation of different teams within a larger organization. • An ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span. • Technical skills in strategic planning and marketing, business and market development, market research and planning and promotions/advertising. • Keen aptitude with financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting; ability to analyze and interpret trends in fundraising data, box office statistics, and other key metrics.
About Artis Naples
Home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, Artis—Naples is unique among cultural institutions nationwide, equally dedicated to both the performing and visual arts featuring artists of global distinction.
KIMBERLY K. QUERREY and LOUIS A. SIMPSON CULTURAL CAMPUS
Led by CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen and Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director Andrey Boreyko, we offer audiences more than 800 paid and free events annually within a variety of venues and settings situated throughout the 8.5-acre Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. Artis—Naples welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year for a broad array of artistic and educational opportunities perfect for audiences of all backgrounds and interests. The Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus is home to five buildings, including two performance halls (Frances Pew Hayes Hall and Myra J. Daniels Pavilion), The Baker Museum, the Toni Stabile Education Building and the Kohan Administration Building.
In the 2014-15 season, Andrey Boreyko assumed the title of Music Director and serves in this capacity for Artis—Naples. Boreyko is internationally recognized as on...e of the most exciting and dynamic conductors working today. This appointment, extended into 2020, marks his first American post.
The Wall Street Journal says van Bergen and Boreyko have ushered in “an impressive new phase” for classical music in Southwest Florida.
THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC
The Naples Philharmonic has long been recognized as one of the cornerstones of Southwest Florida’s arts community. As the resident orchestra of Artis—Naples, the Naples Philharmonic performs more than 140 orchestral and chamber music concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts annually between September and June in the 1,477-seat Hayes Hall, the 283-seat Daniels Pavilion and around the Southwest Florida region.
In 2009, Jack Everly was named Principal Pops Conductor and continues today in that role bringing pops performances that celebrate music in its many forms. In 2017, Romanian conductor Radu Paponiu was named Assistant Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
THE BAKER MUSEUM
The Baker Museum is one of the foremost fine arts museums in Southwest Florida. The museum hosts several traveling exhibitions annually to complement installations of works from its permanent collections. Comprising more than 4,000 objects, the Museum’s broad holdings of 20th and 21st century art reflect the generosity and commitment of area collectors. Of particular strength are the Museum’s collections of American and Mexican modern art.
With more than 15 years of collecting and exhibiting, the Museum is dedicated to stewardship and scholarship from both its growing permanent collections and outside sources. At the same time, The Baker Museum seeks out the best traveling exhibitions from the leading arts institutions in the world—including recently the Smithsonian Institutions, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—to enrich the Southwest Florida community.
EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY
In addition to creating and presenting visual and performing arts, Artis—Naples provides robust education and community activities for students of all ages. More than 45,000 students from Collier County Public Schools interact with Artis—Naples education programming each year both on its cultural campus and in classrooms.
The Lifelong Learning program provides engaging lectures and study opportunities for adults seeking to engage more deeply with the arts.
The Friends of Artis—Naples, with more than 2000 members, offers activities, travel experiences and events geared toward creating a deeper relationship between patrons and the arts.
In 2017, Artis—Naples acquired the Naples International Film Festival, expanding its film offerings and providing a platform for the festival’s continued excellence and growth.