Guilded is Hiring an Executive Director


Guilded’s ED is responsible for holding and collaboratively developing Guilded as a mission driven cooperative business, while steering its capacity towards sustainability and scale. As the primary partner to funders, Guilded’s Executive Director is tasked with raising money, raising Guilded’s profile, and building partnerships that will influence the field while moving the business forward. The ED is responsible for holding and adapting the co-op’s strategy as it navigates its start-up phase, including Guilded’s long-term business model and relationship to philanthropy. The ED is responsible for fundraising and resource development; mentoring staff and aligning staff with goals and objectives; and executing on the vision of the Board President and the Board of Directors. The ED is also responsible for navigating the cooperative’s dual needs to stay both value-aligned and financially successful.

The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:
45% Business Planning, Strategy, and Thought Leadership
30% Fundraising & Fiscal Management
25% Team & Operational Management


● Demonstrated Commitment to Racial Justice
● Experienced, passionate, strategic leader
● Entrepreneurial Experience
● Experience with databases, tech & IT, or online platforms
● Financial Management
● Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
● Creative Problem Solving


● Experience stewarding a democratic workplace
● Experience in the arts and/or arts management
● Experience with issues facing 1099 workers/independent contractors/ freelancers
● Experience with cooperatives and/or collectives

Compensation & Benefits: This position is scoped for a full-time, three-year employment contract beginning in 2024, following a 60 day trial period and with potential for contract extension upon mutual agreement in 2027. The role requires a commitment of 40 hours per week, and offers a base FTE salary compensation of $100,000– $125,000, commensurate with experience. In addition to generous paid time off policies, Guilded and the USFWC are committed to supporting the health and well-being of our employees, and this position will be eligible for fully subsidized individual and family vision and dental insurance. Additionally, employees can choose between fully subsidized (zero-deductible) medical coverage for themselves or a post-tax healthcare stipend.


Guilded is a remote work environment. This job requires occasional out of town travel for work as health guidelines allow. Preference for applications from the following locations where the USFWC is established as an employer: New York, California, Washington State, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.


Please submit your expression of interest via the following form HERE. The Guilded is an Equal Opportunity employer. We highly encourage applicants of color, applicants who grew up poor or working class, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and applicants from other historically marginalized communities to apply.