Vox Populi

Executive Director
Due Feb 5 2018

Executive Director


Vox Populi is a nonprofit arts collective with a mission to support the challenging and experimental work of emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists. For 30 years, Vox Populi has played a unique role in Philadelphia’s cultural life, bringing audiences cutting-edge art and programs, while fostering a supportive, inclusive environment for artists and curators to take risks, engage diverse communities, and launch their professional careers.

Vox Populi seeks an executive director passionate about this mission:


Act as primary fundraiser for the collective, including extensive grant-writing, using excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Manage Vox Populi’s budget, using proven experience in financial operations.

Supervise part-time staff and volunteers in a non-hierarchical collective environment, using demonstrated background in equitable and inclusive leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Facilitate the collective’s art and performance programming, using prior expertise in this field, and excellent organizational and project management abilities.

Professional Qualities

To continue to live out Vox Populi’s mission in today’s world, on the eve of its 30th anniversary, the whole collective is thoughtfully and strategically evaluating its values, culture, and activities. Vox Populi seeks executive director candidates with strong interest in joining this collective journey.

Therefore, Vox Populi seeks an executive director who is:

Flexible and supportive of change, building open communication with collective and board members, and valuing transparency.

A passionate advocate of Vox’s mission to be a space that is accessible, approachable, and socially engaged, while supporting experimental artistic practices.

A lateral partner in looking out for the Vox community, who encourages a culture of volunteerism, and fosters confidence and builds capacity in Vox members to manage responsibilities throughout the collective.

Vox Populi is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director position has $50–$55k salary range and health insurance up to $300/month premium.

This is a full-time position, which requires 40 hours of work per week including some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Interested applicants should provide their resume, cover letter, three references, a writing sample from a grant proposal, and supplemental materials of past curatorial efforts.

Send materials (less than 25MB) to jobs [​at​] by Monday, February 5th 2018 at midnight.

About Vox Populi

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a nonprofit arts collective that supports the work of emerging artists and curators with bi-monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances and lectures. For 30 years, Vox has played a unique role in the cultural life of Philadelphia by bringing our audience cutting-edge contemporary art and a diverse range of programming, while at the same time providing a supportive environment in which artists and curators can experiment, take risks and gain valuable experience in launching their professional careers. Our members consistently exhibit a high level of professional achievement and regularly receive distinguished awards including Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Independence Fellowships, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships. With a rotating membership and a commitment to working collectively, the gallery has remained true to its roots and continues to be a vital forum for the development and exchange of ideas. To this end, we have developed a comprehensive exhibition schedule including solo shows of both member and guest artists, a curated video program, a performance venue, annual guest-curated shows, exchanges with peer organizations and group shows that provide critical exposure for under-represented artists. Vox welcomes and embraces people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.