Careers at FS

The Furniture Society Board of Directors has formed a hiring committee for the Executive Director position. The committee has announced a call for applications. Please see the position description, requested application materials and deadlines below.


Furniture Society Executive Director Position Description

The Furniture Society Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees to realize the mission of the organization. The FS seeks a highly energetic, self-motivated and skilled leader to work under the guidance of the board to help the Furniture Society flourish.   

Candidates can be based anywhere in the continental United States and will be expected to travel as needed to fulfill their job requirements.  


Job Responsibilities

  1. Grant writing and fundraising
  2. Planning and execution of annual budget.
  3. Serving as primary spokesperson to the organization membership.
  4. Ensure day-to-day operations are performed, including management of:
    1. Membership
    2. Finance
    3. Communications
  5. Provide logistical organization and support for all FS events.  
  6. Contribute to employment and administrative policies.
  7. Organize and facilitate Board and committee meetings.
  8. Other duties as agreed to by the Board of Directors.


Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in arts administration or related field.
  • Strong communication skills including public speaking and digital correspondence.
  • Three years of non-profit management experience.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Fundraising and Grants writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Passion and knowledge of art, design and craft.
  • Experience with the implementation and use of current management and organizational software.
  • Basic software programming ability preferred but not required.



Please email the following to with “Executive Director Application” in your subject line. All application materials are due on 9/8/2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Salary Expectations
  • Contact Information for 3 professional references.  


About the Furniture Society.

The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996.
Its mission is to advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence and fostering an understanding of this art and its place in society.

The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.  For more information on the history of the FS, our programming and our membership, please visit