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Executive Director

Washington Projects for the Arts

  • CATEGORY Admin
  • LOCATION Washington, DC, DC
  • DATE JANUARY 17, 2023
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $90,000 - $100,000
  • POSITION LEVEL Executive (CEO/ED/AD/Pres.)

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) seeks an Executive Director to lead the innovative platform for collaborative and experimental artist-organized projects, dialogue, and advocacy. 

Founded in 1975, WPA has been at the nexus of the Washington, DC area arts community for the past four decades, presenting exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, workshops, symposia, and public art projects. WPA’s artist-driven program model was adopted in 2018 after extensive interviews with artists in the greater Washington, DC area. 

As a thought leader among alternative art spaces, the Executive Director shepherds WPA’s artist-organized projects, and identifies and secures funding to sustain WPA as a leader in contemporary art locally, nationally, and internationally. The Executive Director guides a team of 5-10 full-time and part-time staff and contractors to manage programs and daily operations.

Among administrative priorities, the Executive Director manages relationships with institutions including the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its Regional Re-Granting Program, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and a number of major donors. 

WPA is conducting this search in partnership with Good Insight, a national executive search firm serving nonprofits. Visit www.good-insight.org/careers for more information about this role.


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WPA Executive Profile .docx (1).pdf


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