In-Sight Photography is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to guide the organization as it continues to evolve. In-Sight Photography is a not-for-profit arts organization that teaches photography to youth ages 11-18 from all backgrounds and abilities. Located in an artistic community in beautiful Southern Vermont, In-Sight Photography empowers youth to find their own creative voices. Photography classes are provided regardless of participants ability to pay.
In-Sight Photography is hiring an Executive Director to lead a small team with vision, passion and clarity. The Executive Director is the public face of In-Sight and will manage the staff and support the In-Sight Board in achieving the organization’s mission.
Key responsibilities include:
External relations, promotion and public relations
Fundraising, grant writing, development and donor relations
Budget development and financial management
Staff leadership and management/mentorship
Board relations, including contributing to a board culture of collaboration, appreciation and respect
Representing In-Sight in the greater artistic community of Southern Vermont (including parents/volunteers/and program leaders).
Last year in response to the continued unjust killings of Black people, In-Sight’s staff made a commitment to take direct actions to become a truly anti-racist organization.
In that statement, we recognized that as an organization in the predominantly white state of Vermont with both white and white-passing people in positions of power, In-Sight has inherently benefited from and perpetuated the system of white supremacy. We shared that our process would be transparent and long-term.
Over the past year, we have developed and continue to develop programming, hiring practices, and community support grounded in anti-racist work.
Here is where we stand with the direct actions we committed to on 6/3/2020.
We redistributed the money In-Sight made from our T-Shirt sales to a Black-run community organization.
We are continuing to develop systems of support for our Black, Brown, and Indigenous student-artists through scholarship and/or equipment.
Initially, we shared our intention to create a photographer's guide to responsible photography during protests as well as highlight the racist history of photography. We recognized that many resources have already been created and released by BIPOC photographers and amplified those voices instead of centering In-Sight.
Staff and volunteers have participated in mandatory training on race, whiteness, and supporting Black, Brown, and Indigenous youth. Staff is committed to and continues to participate in monthly training.
In-Sight has begun to offer small payments to volunteer instructors and artists. We are hoping to expand this in a way that is sustainable and long-term.
In-Sight remains committed to requiring anti-racist work to be a part of all forthcoming strategic plans.
We are committed to developing alternatives to calling the police and supporting restorative justice practices and have completed a three-part restorative justice training with the Brattleboro Community Justice Center.
We promise to continue updating our community on our actions as they change and grow and invite feedback with open arms.
-The In-Sight Staff