Long Island Traditions Seeks Executive Director

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Bay House tour, Long Island Traditions, 2023.

Long Island Traditions, founded in 1991, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, presenting and preserving the traditional folk arts and architecture of Long Island, is seeking a new executive director as its founder, Nancy Solomon, will be retiring in 2024. The next Executive Director will have the opportunity to expand the organization’s programming and direction based on the applicant’s interests and expertise.

LI Traditions has a strong base of support including operating and project grants from the NY State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Park Service and area foundations and corporations.  LI Traditions is a membership organization where individuals contribute $40-$1000 annually. There is an active board of directors (8 people) with diverse interests and backgrounds who meet 3 times a year and assists the executive director in developing programs and policies of the organization. LI Traditions’ annual budget ranges from $150k – $200k annually. This is a permanent position.

The office is based in Port Washington, on Long Island’s north shore of Nassau County, approximately 40 minutes from NY City by train. LI Traditions is a small non-profit organization, with two part-time employees, and various independent contractors including a graphic artist and an IT specialist. The current executive director will be available to assist the new executive director as needed for up to one year. The successful candidate should ideally start in January 2024.

Hours: 32 hours per week including office and offsite work (hybrid)

Salary: $45,000 + benefits including cell phone service, partial health insurance reimbursement, and work-related travel expenses. Vacation benefits include 5 weeks paid vacation, federal holidays, and sick pay.  LI Traditions will also pay for attendance at one professional conference annually.

To apply e-mail cv/resume, 2 grant writing samples, 2 links to public programs, and two references by October 15, 2023. 

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