About

Mission

Judd Foundation maintains and preserves Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and educational programs.


Board of Directors

  • Robert C. Beyer, Treasurer
  • Dudley Del Balso
  • Fairfax Dorn, Chairman
  • Flavin Judd
  • Rainer Judd
  • Carl Ryan, Secretary
  • Dan Sallick
  • Ellen Salpeter

 

Staff

  • Flavin Judd
    • Curator & Co-President
  • Rainer Judd
    • Co-President

 

  • Elizabeth Abrahamson
    • Programs & Communication Manager
  • Yuji Agematsu
    • Building Supervisor
  • Allison Ake
    • Visitor Services Manager, New York
  • Mette Carlsen
    • Conservation & Collections Manager
  • Alexis Daran
    • Finance Manager
  • Ofelia Estrada
    • Buildings Attendant
  • Chloe Gallagher
    • Visitor Services Associate
  • Richard Griggs
    • Director of Operations
  • Hannah Parker
    • Director of Development
  • Casey Johnson
    • Development & Administrative Assistant
  • Jana La Brasca
    • Catalogue Raisonné Research Fellow
  • Christopher Longfellow
    • Operations Manager, New York
  • Jeff Matheis
    • Visitor Services Coordinator, Marfa
  • Ellie Meyer
    • Catalogue Raisonné Research Manager
  • Caitlin Murray
    • Director of Marfa Programs
  • Susa Quinn
    • Visitor Services Associate, Marfa
  • Rico Roman
    • Groundskeeper
  • Randy Sanchez
    • Facilities Manager
  • Andrea Walsh
    • Director of Communications
  • Emma Whelan
    • Collections Assistant

 

Opportunities 

 

Director of Finance
Full Time

BACKGROUND
Judd Foundation was created in 1996 with the mission to maintain and preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and educational programs. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Foundation operates with a budget of approximately $3,400,000 and a full and part-time staff of 22, based in New York and Marfa, Texas.

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Finance reports to the Director of Operations and Treasurer and is responsible for managing the Foundation’s financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, investment reporting, tax and regulatory requirements, ongoing financial modeling and annual budget. This position has three broad functions:

Fiduciary management and oversight

Human resources and general office responsibilities
Capital project expenditures and reporting

Specific responsibilities include:

Fiduciary management and oversight
– Manage all fiscal reporting activities for the organization and annual budgeting process.
– Present quarterly and year-to-date financials to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
– Oversee the Foundation’s endowment, and conduct an analysis of advisors’ quarterly investment/fee reporting.
– Oversee the continuous improvement of accounting and financial procedures to achieve best practices.
– Ensure the Foundation is in compliance with all internal policies and relevant regulations.
– Supervise Finance Manager to ensure accuracy of financial records; review of reconciliations and creation of supporting schedules and analyses.
– Manage cash flow, accounts payable and accounts receivable; create new project cash flows as necessary.
– Oversight of the annual audits and tax returns for Foundation entities, including Form 990 and annual state filings.
– Manage payroll functions ensuring efficient systems, process and controls.
– Manage banking and investor relationships.
– Review, analyze vendor contracts.
– Oversee Judd Furniture sales, invoicing and payment to fabricators.
– Work with Development team on fundraising strategies, grant applications and grants received.

Human Resources and General Office Responsibilities
– Oversee human resources.
– Ensure compliance with all legal and fiduciary matters.
– Oversee insurance coverage for properties and collection. 

Capital Project Expenditures and Reporting
– Oversee construction budgets, expenses and contracts.
– Historic Tax Credit compliance and reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will bring initiative and commitment, along with a track record of achievement and proven organizational ability. The Director of Finance must be enthusiastic about the opportunity to oversee, participate in, and direct financial administrative activities of an arts foundation.

Additional qualifications include:
– BA / BS degree, or equivalent work experience, in accounting, business or, finance. Master’s level degree preferred.
– Minimum of five years of experience in a financial management role within an organization.
– Experience with non-profit operations and compliance.
– Experience with visual arts organizations.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
– Experience in Excel and Quickbooks accounting software. Knowledge of other technology a plus.
– Attention to detail.

LOCATION:
The offices of the Judd Foundation are located in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Director of Finance will be based in New York, but may be required to travel to the Foundation’s Marfa location.

SALARY:
Competitive and commensurate with experience.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Recommendations for candidates are also welcome. No phone calls please. Send applications or recommendations to: human.resources@juddfoundation.org

Please write: “Director of Finance Application” in the subject line of your e-mail.
The Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Judd Foundation offers Archives and Conservation internships during the summer, fall, and spring quarters in our Marfa office. Often requiring specialized training, these internships focus on documenting, conserving, and making the collection accessible.

Judd Foundation offers Development, Visitor Service, Catalogue Raisonné, and Communications Internships during the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters in our New York office. Specialty internships are available from time to time based on needs.