Second Street Gallery

Board Opportunity
OrganizationSecond Street Gallery
Contact Emailboard@secondstreetgallery.com
Primary Focus AreaArts and Humanities
Service AreasAlbemarle, Charlottesville
Year Organization Established1973
Number of Paid Staff4
Current Operating Budget250,000
Board Meeting FrequencySemi-monthly
City In Which Board Meetings Are HeldCharlottesville

Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members

SSG’s primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. The Board of Directors supports the gallery’s Executive Director and staff in furthering this mission, guided by three tenets: programmatic excellence, community engagement, and institutional stewardship.

The ideal candidate has a strong interest in contemporary art and community-building; is able to attend board meetings and assist at events; is willing to fundraise and/or otherwise lend financial support to the gallery; and is enthusiastic about advancing the mission of SSG in Charlottesville and beyond. A fundraising, legal/finance, or arts background is a plus but by no means required. SSG is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive board and staff that represent the breadth and depth of the Charlottesville community and all it has to offer.

Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)

The full SSG Board meets semi-monthly. The Executive Committee meets approximately once a month, and other ad hoc committees may form in advance of certain events. Board members are highly encouraged to attend SSG functions when able, including First Friday openings, artist talks, and the annual Gallery Rally fundraiser, and assist with day-of logistics as needed; participate in fundraising efforts where possible; and serve as an ambassador for SSG in the community.

Is a minimum financial contribution required?


Board Financial Commitment

SSG encourages donations that are meaningful to the individual board member; the amount is flexible based on income and ability.

Prior Board experience preferred?


Does the Board have term limits?


Board Term Limit

3-6 years

Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?