Arts North Carolina

Job Listings

Arts North Carolina maintains a comprehensive listing of job opportunities in the arts in North Carolina. Listings are included in Arts North Carolina’s bi-weekly e-blasts and maintained on this page. Organization Members may submit unlimited listings at no charge. Non-members pay $50 per listing. Submit your job description and link to Contact Christine Olson at 919/834-1411 to make a payment and schedule the listing.


Blowing Rock Art and History Museum – Executive Director

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, seeks an Executive Director with vision, energy, and a passion for excellence. The mission of the Museum is “to promote the visual arts, history and the heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions and significant permanent collections.”

Organized in 1999, the Museum in the ensuing years developed a strong membership base and secured funds for a facility. The Museum opened its 23,000 square foot building to the public in October, 2011. The village of Blowing Rock, recently recognized as the “prettiest small town in North Carolina”, is a resort town with approximately 1500 full-time residents, whose population soars to over 8,000 during the summer and fall months.

  • Educational — Undergraduate liberal arts degree from an accredited university
  • Museum Experience
    • At least five years of senior administrative management experience in a non-profit museum or gallery setting
    • Exhibition management
    • Educational programming
  • Financial Experience
    • Oversight of Museum finances, including financial stability and sustainability
    • Fundraising and donor cultivation
    • Grant writing
  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Effective communicator with Board of Trustees
    • Effective supervisor and manager of staff
    • Effective engagement with residents and visitors
    • Nurturer of collaborative partnerships and outreach
    • Creative leader and team builder

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, within a range of $65,000 – $75,000, with benefits including health insurance.

To Apply

Candidates should email a cover letter, a comprehensive resume, and the names and contact Information for three professional references to

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American Dance Festival – Director of Grants and Development Operations

The American Dance Festival (ADF) seeks a Director of Grants and Development Operations. The Director of Grants and Development Operations is responsible for managing the grants calendar, researching new grant opportunities, writing proposals and gathering all supporting materials, and fulfilling all reporting requirements for government, foundation, and recurring corporate grants. The Director manages all aspects of the development database and is responsible for maintaining all donor lists for the Development Department.

Please see our website for a detailed job description:

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of development and grant writing experience. Knowledge of the Triangle community preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and relational databases required (FileMaker Pro preferred).

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing samples of one grant proposal and one letter, and three professional references to


American Dance Festival
PO Box 90772
Durham, NC 27708-0772

Deadline: September 19, 2014

Please no phone or email inquiries.

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Weatherspoon Art Museum (UNC Greensboro) – Art Museum Registrar



The Chief Registrar is responsible for all aspects of the care and management of works of art owned by or on loan to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, as detailee below. The Registrar supervises an Associate Registrar and two art preparators/installers, graduate assistants, volunteers, interns, and work-study students within the department. The Registrar develops the annual departmental budget and reports to the Director.


  1. Creates and manages orderly records, files and retrieval systems for the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s collections and temporary exhibitions that provide information on the history, provenance, status, condition, location, and insurance of each object.
  2. Oversees MIMSY XG, the Weatherspoon’s electronic collections management database system and all of its applications. Works with University IT and software supplier to maximize effective use of the system. Oversees photographic documentation of works in the collection and of exhibitions.
  3. Creates, organizes and maintains contractual forms, legal documents, copyright and reproduction matters, and customs procedures.
  4. Supervises art handling, preparation, installation, packing, and shipping associated with the collections and temporary exhibitions. Handles inventory audits and insurance claims. Helps idenitfy works requiring conservation treatment.
  5. Plans and oversees safe and proper storage of works of art in the collections and on loan in consultation with curatorial staff and conservation consultants.
  6. Oversees accessioning of gifts and purchases of all works of art into the permanent collection and ensures that all appropriate acknowledgments and deeds of gifts are executed; also oversees the deaccessioning process.
  7. Works with Associate Registrar and Chief of Security to maintain, evaluate, and update disaster preparedness plan; heads Disaster Preparedness Team.
  8. Assists faculty, students, and individuals engaged in research pertaining to the Weatherspoon’s collections and in providing access to the collection.


  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Art History or Library Science strongly preferred, ideally with focus or concentration in registerial work. Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 5 years experiencee and demonstration of a thorough grasp of registration pracitices and principles may be acceptable.
  • Knowledge of current and accepted museum registration techniques and practices; preferred experience using MIMSY XG.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills; ability to meet deadlines; prior supervisory experience.

To Apply: Submit application to UNCG Jobsearch at: – Position 4511.
Applications accepted until position is filled.

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Marketing Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full or part time Marketing Director. The Marketing Director is responsible for the design and implementation of a marketing plan for a theater season consisting of 6 Season shows and 4 Special Events.

Responsibilities include web-based marketing and sales promotions; development of new community partnerships; design and production of playbills and all marketing materials; and media relations. We are looking for marketing experience within theatre, the arts, or similar non-profit agencies. Strong computer skills a requirement, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience a plus.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


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United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County – Program Coordinator

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County seeks a fulltime Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Vice President for Education & Community Programs, the Program Coordinator promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of the arts through day-to-day management of arts education programs.

Major responsibilities include:

  • working directly with artists, schools, and school volunteers
  • coordinating and processing artist and school grant applications
  • facilitating publication of online artist directory
  • planning and implementing annual booking fair
  • managing contracts, payables, and receivables
  • designing/maintaining hard copy and electronic files
  • preparing program reports

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and experience in the arts required. Applicant should be energetic and have excellent project management, written and oral communication, customer service, computer, information technology, and time management skills.

Starting salary: $33,000-$36,000.

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
(Ms.)Ragen Carlile at

No telephone calls.

Application deadline: September 15, 2014.

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McColl Center for Art + Innovation – Director of Major Gifts


Position Summary:

The Director of Major Gifts will assist in outlining a systematic major gifts plan and objectives to ensure the growth necessary to sustain the Center’s operating budget and special projects and will bring demonstrated expertise and accomplishment to the role, providing leadership in the Center’s core areas of focus, including individual gifts, corporate sponsorships and planned giving.

In collaboration with the President + CEO and the Director of Development, the Director of Major Gifts is expected to personally solicit, or coordinate the solicitation of annual operating support, capital funding, planned gifts, corporate sponsorships, and endowment gifts, to strengthen and grow major gifts funding.


  • Work with the President + CEO and Director of Development in creating institutional goals, including funding priorities, advancement strategy and planned giving initiatives
  • Hold a portfolio of 250 donors
  • Establish and build strong relationships with existing donors and the broader community through prospect and client visits in partnership with the President + CEO and Director of Development
  • Assist Director of Development in securing quality table hosts and guests for Ashes to Art, the Center’s annual fall fundraising event
  • Attend business networking, industry, and community events with high frequency
  • Identify and cultivate new leads for potential major donors at the $25k+ level and annual giving prospects at the $1,000+ level
  • Draft and edit written materials, including proposals, case statements, planned giving materials, and stewardship pieces, in collaboration with the Director of Development
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed for successful achievement of advancement and organizational goals
  • Attain leadership giving goals
  • Exceptional writing skills, effective and persuasive in both written and oral communication and ability to represent the Center’s mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and professionally with volunteers and colleagues
  • Ability to organize own work, coordinate projects with others, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and establish procedures for information management and research
  • Comfortable working in a non-linear environment and open work space
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Altru, ResearchPoint, Guidestar /other fundraising search engines, and Microsoft Office a must
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 4+ years experience in Development with a proven track record of successfully cultivating and securing major gifts

Resumes and cover letter should be directed to Joe Rux:

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Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County – Finance Assistant
(P/T 30 hours)

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County seeks detail-oriented individual to assist the General Manager.

Candidate will provide financial accounting, bookkeeping, and central donor database support. Position requires excellent interpersonal skill and the ability to work well in a team.

Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and financial management practices; knowledge of human resource management practices; knowledge of nonprofit corporate administration and finance is required. Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, accounting & database software. Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task is essential. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Previous non-profit fund accounting experience is helpful.

Two-year accounting degree is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for education and formal training.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please send resume with salary history by 9/11/14 to:

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
PO Box 318
Fayetteville, NC 28301

or by email to:

No phone calls please. EOE.

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Arts of the Albemarle – Executive Director

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer and as such is accountable for the success of the organization. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the staff to provide leadership, vision, energy, and direction for the organization and to develop organizational strategy that is aligned with the organization’s identity. The Executive Director ensures the programmatic and financial strength of the organization, represents and advocates for the Arts Center in the community, implements policy approved by the Board, and provides leadership to the organization’s programs, committees, and operations. The Executive Director ensures that staffing is appropriate for efficient and successful operations of the organization.

This is a full-time, salaried position.

Key responsibilities include:
  • General Management and Implementation of Board Goals
    • Works with the Board in developing, coordinating, and implementing a strategic plan for AOA
    • Provides information, leadership, advice, counsel, and professional expertise to the staff and Board
    • Evaluates current and ongoing programs and services of AOA and proposes programs for the future
  • Fundraising
    • Works to expand the membership base of the organization
    • Leads the development of a sound fundraising plan that supports the strategic initiatives and sustained growth of the organization
    • Oversees fundraising efforts including the cultivation and solicitation of donors and corporate sponsors and by supporting the Board’s involvement in fundraising
    • Ensures the aggressive cultivation of sources of public and private funding, including grants
    • Maximizes professional and community networking opportunities to strengthen successful fundraising and asset development
  • Finance and Risk Management
    • Prepares a balanced annual operating budget for Board adoption that supports the mission, vision, and goals of the strategic plan
    • Provides regular, timely internal financial statements to the Board and brings significant deviations from the budget to the Board’s attention with recommendations for discussion and action
    • Ensures the adequacy and integrity of all financial operations
    • Works with the Board to ensure the organization is protected by appropriate insurance coverage
  • Facilities
    • Collects data to monitor the use of all facilities, including rentals, and regularly reports it to the Board
    • Develops schedules to ensure efficient use of all facilities
    • Ensures that all facilities are well maintained
  • Staff and Volunteers
    • Has direct responsibility for staff, including hiring, training, terminating, supervising, and evaluating all AOA staff
    • Reviews personnel policies and issues with the Board in a timely manner
    • Ensures that volunteers are recruited, trained, and supervised in a manner that they create an efficient, friendly, customer-oriented atmosphere in the Center
  • Programming/Events
    • Oversees development of a potential schedule of events for the McGuire Theater to enhance funding sources for the organization and then works with appropriate staff and committees to finalize and implement the schedule
    • Works with staff to aggressively develop, organize, and market all events and programs at the Center
    • Presents the budgets and results for all events to the Board and analyzes events’ effectiveness
    • Works with the Board, appropriate committees, and staff to create programs that are balanced in content, represent diversity, and address a variety of interests in the community
    • Oversees the development and implementation of performing and visual arts education for children
  • Community and Public Relations
    • Is a highly visible advocate of the arts in the community
    • Identifies and pursues opportunities to increase community awareness and appreciation of AOA through a variety of media and networks
    • Ensures that all published materials, PSA’s, and news releases represent AOA effectively
    • Builds a positive, collaborative relationship with other arts organizations, local tourism, Chamber of Commerce, and private and public institutions that can help AOA realize its vision
    • Responds to member and community concerns promptly and in a manner that leads to their resolution
Desired Training and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with three years of progressively responsible experience in the field, one year of which must have been in program administration, supervision, and fundraising. Experience in working with an arts organization encompassing both the visual and performing arts is preferred, including experience in working cooperatively with the North Carolina Arts Council. An equivalent of experience and education may be considered.

Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest and resume to or

Arts of the Albemarle
516 E. Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC, 27909

no later than September 15, 2014.

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Davidson Community Players – Production and Design Staff

Hiring Production and Design Staff for our 2015 Season!
Seeking Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Scenic Designers, Lighting Designers, Costume Designers, Properties Masters and Stage Managers

Interviews and staffing will begin in September 2014

Interested applicants should send a resume and/or a letter of interest to:

Debra Baron, Artistic Director (

or to her attention at:

Davidson Community Players
PO Box 76
Davidson, NC 28036

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Alamance Arts – Programs Director

Alamance Arts, Graham, NC seeks a Programs Director. The position is responsible for the following:

  • Design, implement, coordinate, supervise and administration of various arts education programs.
  • Coordinate and oversee programming, purchasing, display and marketing of visual arts in the Sister Galleries, SunTrust Gallery, Outreach Galleries and the Picasso Gift Shop.
  • Plan, organize and/or direct activities for related workshops and special fundraising events.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local and regional artists and arts organizations.
  • Participate in daily operations at the Captain White House including marketing, public relations and educational activities.

Candidates must have excellent sales, multi-tasking, attention to detail/organizational skills. The ability to coordinate and manage volunteer activities. Experience in a retail setting with visual arts and display arrangement expertise. Knowledge of K-12 arts education. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Photoshop, Publisher, Constant Contact, Facebook, and Twitter .

Contact: Cary Worthy

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Costume Shop Manager

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time Costume Shop Manager to join its production staff. Responsibilities will include maintenance of stock, assisting designers in coordination of all production work, fittings, builds and alterations for all season shows. Costume Shop Manager will maintain wardrobe during shows, coordinate with community volunteer stitchers, oversee and manage budgets and rental resources, assist costume designer in completing online orders, rental paperwork, etc.

Bachelor’s Degree or MFA Preferred, Driver’s License required. Salary based on experience.

Start date August 18th, 2014.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305

fax 910-323-0898 or email

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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – Part-time Teaching Artist- Acting/Dance
(School of Theatre Training Levels I-III)


  • Teaching experience or extensive experience working with 3rd -12th grade youth.
  • Comfort in providing age appropriate instruction for a range of ages and abilities.
  • Able to develop and implement an engaging, interactive curriculum incorporating acting techniques, character analysis and methodology promoting authentic connections to text.
  • Strong dance background with the ability to choreograph multiple musical theatre numbers of different genres and age levels – also able to teach movement and the physicality of acting through song.
  • Able to create a structured, fun and successful learning environment.
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Receptive and responsive to feedback.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attentive to details and deadlines.

Candidates must be able to commit to the following schedule:

  • Teaching Artist Meetings September 16, January 9, February 6, March 13 (times TBA), and as required otherwise
  • Classroom Instruction Monday-Thursday 5:00-8:30 September 29, 2014-Marc h 12, 2015

(No classes October 31, November 24-29, December 16-January 4, January 19)


  1. For applicants new to CTC, please complete the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Employment Application located at the following link: From the online application you will also attach or complete:
  2. Cover letter that includes the following information:
    1. Highlights of related experience that would qualify you for this unique project.
    2. Briefly describe your previous work with youth including ages you have worked with and the largest number of youth you have worked with at one time.
    3. Do you anticipate any scheduling conflicts based on the ‘required availability’?
  3. Résumé
  4. Professional References
  5. Optional: Sample Lesson Plan and/or Videos of choreography work. To submit optional material,
    mail to:

    Human Resources
    300 E. 7th Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    or email to

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Triad Stage – Company Manager

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT D theater presenting two seasons in two cities, is seeking a highly-organized and detail-oriented fulltime Company Manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing housing, transportation and related personal needs of the guest artists while in residence, special events, data entry, assistance with A/R and A/P, and all day to day company needs.

Triad Stage has a core value of inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.

For consideration e-mail resume and cover letter to

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