Fugitive Vision, LLC, under founder Evan Mirapaul, provides a broad array of services to the photographic community. It is the sponsor of the PGH Photo Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as other photography related art projects. Mr Mirapaul also provides art advisory to a select group of private clients looking to create or build a photo-based collection.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Houston FotoFest Seeks new leadership
"After 26 years creating and developing
FotoFest, it is time for new leadership," say FotoFest
Co-founders Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin."As
part of FotoFest's Board of Directors, we are inviting nominations and
applications for the position of Executive Director of FotoFest."
Executive Director will be responsible for leadership of the
organization, fundraising and financial development, administrative
oversight and development of future art and education programming.
Financial development will include financial and fundraising planning
with the Board of Directors. The
Executive Director will succeed the strong leadership of the founders,
who have led the development of the organization since its founding in
1983. The Director will lead and oversee the future growth of this
internationally known photographic arts organization.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2013
Executive Director should have working experience with the arts. The
Board expects that the Executive Director will carry forth FotoFests
commitment to global and local programming; the inter-connection of art
and social ideas; discovery, development and presentation of creative
talentartists and curators; the use of creative skills and the arts to
strengthen classroom education for young people. Accordingly, the
Board is seeking candidates with the following qualifications:
• Working experience with, and a strong commitment to, the arts, particularly the photographic arts and their promotion.
• A capacity for and an interest in executive and administrative leadership of an internationally respected photographic arts and
education organization in order to further its growth and development.
• A demonstrable ability and willingness to accept
responsibility for financial development and fundraising for program and general operating expenses.
• A capacity for visionary thinking and action.
• A strong and demonstrable interest in the connection between the arts and social issues and a motivation to create high quality, innovative visual arts programs that serve as a platform for the communication of ideas through art.
• An ability to motivate staff and coordinate well with a Board of Directors.
of Directors and FotoFest Co-founders are flexible with respect to the expansion and direction of the structure and programs of the organization, but they expect an Executive Director to preserve the core
values of the organization: internationalism — international programming and cross-cultural exchange; the inter-connection between global and local interests and constituencies as a centerpiece of
FotoFest's programming and administration; the interaction of art and
social issues in FotoFests programming.The leader
of FotoFest will be expected to maintain and expand the international
network and programming initiated and developed by FotoFest and its
founders over the past 30 years. This programming includes a commitment
to collaborating with
Houston-area organizations and using FotoFests
programs to benefit the arts and civic life in Houston. The leader of FotoFest will also be expected to continue FotoFests commitment to education - extending creative education to students of elementary to high school grade levels.
At least five years experience in management, resource and financial
development, and programming in the arts. A record of success with
fundraising and securing grants is strongly preferred.
Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three professional references by July 1, 2013. The information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or FotoFest, 1113 Vine Street, Houston 77002-4031, Attn: Marianne Stavenhagen.
note that the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, applications or nominations will be held in the strictest confidence.
The headquarters of FotoFest is in Houston, Texas. The position is Houston-based.