Robert Hunter once wrote in the Grateful Dead's song, "Truckin'," "what a long, strange trip it's been." Now that the Rex Foundation, which was founded by members of the Dead and other bands, is looking for a new executive director, you could say getting that job would be the ultimate trip.
Carolyn Garcia, wife of the late Jerry Garcia and a member of the Foundation's board, announced in a an e-mail today that current Executive Director Sandy Sohcot will be leaving after 12 years in the position. Garcia wrote that they are immediately beginning their search for a replacement.
"We have shared the joy for 28 years and look forward to finding a new partner to advance the work we are doing," wrote Garcia. "Our extended community is the best place to start our search; you know our work and our history."
According to the job description posted to the Foundation's website, the executive director will "have overall strategic and operational responsibility for" staff, programs, expansion, and execution of our mission with an emphasis on fundraising and grassroots grant making.
The Rex Foundation was founded in 1983 with a mission of providing community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education. The Foundation occasionally holds benefit concerts, the first of which were held in the spring of 1984 at the Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Since 1984 the Rex Foundation has granted $8.2 million to some 1,000 recipients.
So what do you say? Are you ready to ride Casey Jones all the way to this new career opportunity? Visit the Foundation's website for more details on this job.