Executive Search Firm Request for Proposal

Creative Pinellas has just released the following opportunity:
Recruitment of the Next CEO for Creative Pinellas

Creative Pinellas, the Local Arts Agency for Pinellas County, is issuing this Request for Proposals for the services of an Executive Search Firm with experience in identifying and recruiting leadership for Local Arts Agencies and arts-services. The firm will assist the Creative Pinellas Search Committee in attracting, interviewing, and hiring a Chief Executive officer (CEO).

As the public face of Creative Pinellas, the CEO provides strategic and operational leadership and direction for the organization and is responsible for fostering external relationships with donors, funders, governmental and community partners, and elected officials.  The CEO reports to Creative Pinellas’s Board of Directors.  

The Search Committee will be looking for the Firm to assist in the recruitment of an individual with experience and expertise in the arts and cultural sector, and ideally with a Local Arts Agency or Arts Council, who is able to think and plan strategically, to build community with a diverse set of stakeholders, to balance multiple competing priorities, who is comfortable with continual change, and who demonstrates good judgment about which opportunities to pursue.

Desired services include finalizing the position description, developing a recruitment plan, enacting the CEO hiring process, conducting a nationwide search, vetting, and presenting qualified candidates, assisting with final selection criteria, and providing guidance for the offer. The Firm will coordinate its efforts with the Creative Pinellas Search Committee.