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- Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County – Vice President of Facilities and Operations
- North Carolina Presenters Consortium – Executive Director
- Durham Arts Council – Artist Services Manager
- Penland School of Crafts – Archivist
- Thomas S. Kenan Institue for the Arts – Director of Finance and Grants
- Cabarrus Arts Council – Theatre Manager, Davis Theatre
- Turchin Center for the Visual Arts(ASU) – Curator
- Brevard Music Center – Staff Accountant
- The Crafts Center at North Carolina State University – Wood Studio Manager
- Penland School of Crafts – Internships
- Brevard Music Center – Manager, Annual Giving
- Durham Arts Council – Theater Operations Manager/Technical Director
Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County –
Vice President of Facilities and Operations
This is a senior level management position with principal duties related to management of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, the Hanesbrands Theatre and related development surrounding the developing Arts Campus and Spruce Street corridor. This will include all oversight of facilities and maintenance staff, contracts, operational issues and oversight of strategic development of the Milton Rhodes Center as an active and vibrant community arts center for Greater Winston-Salem. This position will be a direct report to the President and CEO.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Management of Arts Council Facilities
- Oversee operations of Arts Council Facilities including: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Hanesbrands Theatre and MRCA Parking.
- Hiring and oversight of Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and Hanesbrands Theatre managerial and operational staff-including budgeting, accounts payable and receivable, event contracts and rental, theatrical productions and ticket sales.
- Coordinate all insurance policies.
- Negotiate and supervise all maintenance and service agreements and contracts.
- Work with Director of Marketing to develop and expand marketing strategies and plans for the facilities- including website, ticketing and other.
- Staff Liaison to United Arts on Coliseum Foundation Board, a joint endeavor with United Way that owns and manages the assets and land at the Hanes Community Center
- Staff Liaison to Coliseum Theatre Association for Performing Arts, triple net lease agency that manages day to day of the Arts Council Theatre.
- Staff Liaison to Rhodes Center for the Arts Downtown/Facilities for the Arts on Spruce
Foundation Board. Goals and Projects
- Review and standardize all facility and rental policies including review of facility rental rates and opportunities within the market.
- Work with recommendations of recent facilities audit to prioritize modifications that will make the center more useable, efficient and flexible.
- Work to complete conversion of recommended spaces into multiuse flexible arts spaces maximizing use ( 6 months).
- Align and build cases for consolidated operations and shared services model where appropriate.
- Increase general use of the space to become an active community based center as well as an events based center.
- Help to align strategies and opportunities to successfully increase activity around the downtown center as well as help build the case for cultural clustering and future arts infrastructure development.
- Work to build greater partnerships with arts, community and civic groups to build greater use and stronger collaborative opportunities for the Arts Council and the facilities.
Interested and qualified applicants please send a cover letter and resume electronically to:
Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
North Carolina Presenters Consortium – Executive Director
The North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC) seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic, visionary leadership and management for the organization and its membership of arts presenters, performing artists, agents and associated organizations and individuals. The Executive Director will strive to offer the best in services for our diverse membership combined with an emphasis on organizational stability and fiscal sustainability.
The NCPC Executive Director serves as chief administrative officer and is charged with supervising and managing NCPC’s programs and activities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Directors and is responsible to the Board.
The North Carolina Presenters Consortium is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, and training of contractors are made on the basis of individual qualifications. It is the policy of NCPC that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment,
personnel actions, or any of the terms or conditions of employment, because of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, military status, or political affiliation.
- Submit resume, cover letter and three references by 3/26/14 to:
President, NC Presenters Consortium
C/O William Lewis, PineCone
P.O. Box 28534, Raleigh, NC 27611
or as attachments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org – Please put “Applicant for NCPC Executive Director Position” in the subject line
- Finalists will be interviewed by the Board in early April/beginning of May.
- We will confirm receipt of your materials and will contact you should we be interested in meeting with you. We will announce when the position has been filled.
- This position will remain open until filled. Target start date is early June 2014.
North Carolina Presenters Consortium – www.ncpresenters.org
Durham Arts Council – Artist Services Manager
Durham Arts Council, a leading arts agency in North Carolina, seeks an Artist Services Manager. Full time position; salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits. This position provides support for the Office of Artist Services which administers DAC’s grant programs, visual arts programs, festival events, volunteer program and technical and information services.
The Artist Services Manager will manage the development and implementation of DAC’s annual visual arts/exhibit programs, including the yearly schedule of exhibits in Allenton, Semans, Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy and Convention Center Galleries, coordinate Durham Art Walk, recruit and manage volunteers and interns, and provide substantial support and coordination for CenterFest vendors, volunteers, marketing, website and sponsors. Will research and produce the Artist Services newsletter and other information and marketing pieces. Will provide information management for DAC’s grant and technical services programs.
Position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organization and project management skills, and strong computer and database management skills. Experience in arts administration, visual arts exhibits and special events required. Design skills and familiarity with PageMaker or Illustrator preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.
Position reports to Director of Artist Services.
Qualified applicants should send resume, salary history and cover letter to:
Director of Artist Services, Durham Arts Council
Applications accepted until March 17, 2014.
DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Penland School of Crafts – Archivist
The Jane Kessler Memorial Archives collects and manages inactive records of enduring value that relate to the history of Penland School of Crafts. The records document the evolution of the institution, its programs and activities as well as key contributions of artists, trustees and personnel who have shaped the institution. Carefully selected artifacts directly related to the school’s programs are also collected. Housed within the archives are photographs, correspondence, account books, trustee minutes, news clippings, publications, oral histories, architectural drawings, objects and ephemera representing Penland School of Crafts’ history from its inception in the 1920s to the present.
The archivist is responsible for the evolution, oversight and management of the Jane Kessler Memorial Archives. The position is part-time, 24 hours/week, year-round, non-benefits eligible and reports to the Executive Director.
Information in the archives to date tells the early history of the Appalachian School, the founding of the Penland Weavers and Potters in 1923, the events leading up to the 1938 incorporation of the Penland School of Handicrafts (as it was then called), and the accomplishments of the school under the leadership of its directors Lucy Morgan, Bill Brown, Verne Stanford, Hunter Kariher, Ken Botnick and Jean McLaughlin.
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by March 1, 2014.
Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least 3 references to:
Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager
Penland School of Crafts
PO Box 37
Penland, NC 28765
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 15 teaching studios and 57 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 65. Penland operates with a $15 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $5.5 million. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer.
Thomas S. Kenan Institue for the Arts – Director of Finance and Grants
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts is a creative think-and-do take affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts committed to promoting creative leadership and innovation in the arts through partnerships, programs, and initiatives.
The Director of Finance and Grants of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts (TSK Institute) reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing the financial, operational and legal aspects of all TSK Institute operations and programs.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties:
- Management and oversight of recordkeeping, reporting, planning and analysis of a complex annual budget in excess of $1,000,000
- Recordkeeping – Responsibility for account reconciliation, operational expenses, program expenditures, annual allocations from the Kenan Fund and all income from other sources. Liaison with the North Carolina School of the Arts financial services office, including budget, purchasing, accounts payable, and cashier in all business activities of the TSK Institute. Responsibility for financial recordkeeping system consistent with both the UNCSA Foundation Office, UNCSA chart of accounts (Banner financial system) and the TSK Institute program and operating budgets.
- Reporting – Regular expense to budget reports and cash-flow reports to Executive Director, Associate Director, TSK Board of Advisors, UNCSA Board of Trustees on overall financial activity. Detail reports on individual projects to Executive Director, Associate Director and project directors
- Legal – Negotiation and monitoring of independent contracts and contracts for bid. Interpreting UNCSA and state policies as they relate to TSK policies and activities, in consultation with UNCSA legal counsel.
- Planning and analysis – Budget projections, expense and income analysis to the Executive Director, Associate Director, TSK Institute Board of Advisors and all project directors
- Attend offsite budget, legal and financial meetings as needed with the Executive Director and/or Associate Director
- Under Executive Director supervision, works closely with the Associate Director in the implementation of projects through regular communication and reporting
- Observe, trouble-shoot and problem-solve as needed to ensure smooth operation with the various projects and programs
- Provide supervision for additional administrative staff and consultants on a per project basis
- Provide direction to assigned projects/project directors to create professional and effective programming in development (proposal and budget development), implementation (logistics, contracts and marketing), and follow-up (reporting, evaluation, transition to self-sufficiency)
Research and problem solving for assigned projects and programs as needed
- Preparation of reports on project activities to the TSK Institute for the Arts Board of Advisors, the North Carolina School of the Arts administration, the University of North Carolina administration and other funding agencies
- Grant development, preparation and follow-up on behalf of TSK Institute programs in cooperation with the UNCSA Advancement Office, including writing and budget development, coordination of multiple applications, and interim and final reports to donors, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC), the US Department of Education, and other foundations and corporations
- Monitor contracts for TSK services, including fees for performances or other services, ticket sales and other earned income
- Tracking and monitoring the use of outside funds to ensure compliance with donor guidelines, including state and federal regulations
For More Info or to Apply, go to: https://employment.uncsa.edu
Search for the position using the following criteria:
Classification Title: Director of Budget – Thomas S. Kenan Institue for the Arts
Working Title: Director of Finance and Grants
Department: Kenan Institute for the Arts
Cabarrus Arts Council – Theatre Manager, Davis Theatre
Cabarrus Arts Council
The Cabarrus Arts Council is located in the renovated and repurposed historic courthouse in downtown Concord. It supports the arts industry across Cabarrus County with grants, publicity and administrative support. It programs The Galleries with five annual exhibitions, Art Walks, artist demonstrations and educational tours. It programs the Davis Theatre which has 227 seats, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The council also conducts an art in education program, presenting professional performances to 30,000 students annually at various locations in the county.
The Theatre Manager provides the direction and administration for performances in the Davis Theatre and two school systems. This person is responsible for knowledge of and relationships with performing artists and organizations in the community. Diversity, accessibility and community engagement are guiding factors for all arts council decisions.
- Reports to the President and CEO, and works with a program committee of the board
- Works with the President and the NC Presenters Consortium to select and schedule performers.
- Coordinates with two school systems to select and schedule curriculum-related performances for 30,000 students
- Finds and works with volunteers to usher at the Davis and at the school shows.
- Creates and maintains the performing arts budget in conjunction with the Finance Director
- Seeks ways to integrate the performing arts and the visual arts, working with the Visual Arts Director
- Works with artist agents to negotiate artist fees, schedules and contracts.
- Coordinates technical needs with contracted Technical Director.
- Provides information to Communications Director for publications and promotions
- Evaluates performing arts program with an eye toward inclusion, community development and ticket sales
- Represents the arts council in the community
- Works as an integral member of the arts council team
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and all MS Office programs
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Excellent promotional skills, with special attention to social media
- Excellence in team work and leadership
Preferred education and experience
- BA or BS
- 2-4 years professional experience in arts administration or related field
- Experience leading volunteers and working with public schools
Send a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to: email@example.com. Describe your related experience and skills for the position, salary expectations, and earliest possible start date.
Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts(ASU) – Curator
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts seeks a curator to provide collaborative leadership and vision in support of the center’s mission. The Turchin Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary as Appalachian State University’s home for exhibition and education programs featuring a blend of new and historically important artwork by regional, national and international artists. The center’s work is guided by the following core beliefs: the arts play vital roles in the development of creative and critical potential, and in experiencing, interpreting, understanding, recording and shaping culture; the arts have an important positive impact on our local and regional economy; interaction with the arts enriches the lives of the participants through experiences that are both educational and therapeutic, and builds an audience that recognizes the cultural and personal importance of the arts; the center should be an accessible place to investigate art’s roles by implementing programs that engender and strengthen the Appalachian community’s participation in and ownership of the arts, and an emphasis is placed on partnerships with the university’s academic areas and with key local education, social service, and economic agencies; the center should be a key regional educational and cultural resource that offers a dynamic space and programs where participants experience and incorporate the power and excitement of the visual arts into their lives, and; programs of the center should reflect the diversity of the world around us through the presentation of regional, national and international artists of significance.
The person in this position is engaged heavily in original scholarship and creative research. She/he will engage in all aspects of program development including: exhibition research and planning, commissioning works/site-specific proposals, interfacing with artists and lenders to research, curate and secure artworks; writing; working with chief curator and support team to develop installation design plans; assisting in the development and design of graphics and gallery materials; collaborating on the development of education and outreach programs; working with the registrar and collections manager to coordinate the exhibition of works from the center’s permanent collection; assisting the director in establishing policy related to long-range goals and strategic advancement; serving as the spokesperson as delegated by the director, and; assisting in providing financial management for programs, which could include generating significant funding from outside agencies; and other duties as requested.
The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and embrace the opportunities associated with working for a visual arts center with a small staff that embraces a big vision. Job requirements include: five – seven years of curatorial experience; an M.A. or higher in art history or related area; five years experience in museum administration or with a curatorial management team; extensive knowledge of international contemporary art, art history, and theory; demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a research environment and to make connections with faculty; superior public speaking ability; demonstrated excellence in writing and editing; ability to create and manage project budgets, work with artists in a residency situation, assist in the creation of new works, and actively and effectively engage in fund-raising and cultivation activities; and excellent leadership and management skills, including the ability to work well within a team. We are seeking an entrepreneurial-minded individual who is looking to work in team approach to evolve a strategic programmatic vision for reaching ambitious growth goals while creatively solving problems. Must be a well-organized self-starter who is tactful, detail-oriented, innovative, discreet, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
Appalachian State University is committed to equality of education opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identify and expression, veteran status, political affiliation, creed, age, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation. Appalachian also actively promotes diversity among students and employees. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Steven Eichner, search committee chair, at (828) 262-6825 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
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To view this listing on the Appalachian State University website, go to: http://hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/891
Brevard Music Center – Staff Accountant
Brevard Music Center (BMC) is a summer institute and festival that trains over 400 high-school and college-aged musicians each year and presents a seven-week public concert series throughout the summer. BMC is seeking a full time Staff Accountant that has worked with non-profit entities. BMC offers a great work environment and the opportunity to work with a happy, productive team. The Staff Accountant will work directly with the Controller to organize and execute the accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting needs of the organization.
- Accounts Payables entry
- Oversight of daily cash functions
- Maintain fixed asset records
- Balance sheet reconciliations and support schedules
- Month-end process journal entries
- Payroll processing entry
- Assist with budgeting process
- Implement and maintain accounting standards
- Shared administrative duties
- Evening and weekend work required during the Festival Summer Season
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
- Two or more years of accounting experience.
- Must be PC proficient, with strong skills in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel. Demonstrated experience with accounting software programs. Experience with Blackbaud software products preferred.
- Interpersonal skills to work effectively and collaboratively with other BMC staff, faculty, Trustees, volunteers and vendors, and to promote positive relationships with patrons, students, donors, community members and others.
- Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Willingness to take on new tasks and to move beyond a traditional accounting role as needed.
- Appreciation of, and sensitivity to, the mission of Brevard Music Center.
To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resumé to:
The Crafts Center at North Carolina State University – Wood Studio Manager
The Wood Studio Manager is responsible for the oversight and safe operation of a large and heavily used educational woodworking studio. This 30 hours per week position works closely with directors to insure proper use protocol and the development of challenging new programming. This position is responsible for formal instruction and technical assistance along with support for contracted instructors. Responsibilities also include facility and equipment maintenance, supply ordering and support extending to other Crafts Center studios. In addition, this position is responsible for hiring and supervising a small staff of student wood studio attendants.
- Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated possession of competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must have extensive knowledge of the use, care and maintenance of standard power and hand woodworking tools.
- Two to three years of working experience in woodworking to include making furniture with responsibility for shop maintenance and safety.
- Experience in a community educational arts facility.
AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.
Penland School of Crafts – Internships
Community Collaboration/Development Intern
The Community Collaboration/Development intern supports and implements Community Collaboration initiatives, programs and activities and assists the Development staff with special events. The intern will provide intensive support for Kids Camp activities, plan and implement hands-on activities in collaboration with a community organization, and assist with materials preparation for Teaching Artist Initiative programs. The intern will assist development staff with Penland Friends parties, session auction events, the Annual Benefit Auction. The internship period is June 4th through August 15th, full time (40 hours/week). The intern’s time will be divided between Community Collaboration and Development according to the schedules of these departments.
Community Collaboration Intern (TAI Teaching Artist)
This position provides close exposure to the skills and teaching philosophy employed by Penland’s Teaching Artist Initiative. This is an assistance position which provides training in arts education. Duties includes materials preparation, classroom setup and maintenance, teaching assistance, and administrative support. Program activities take place in Penland’s teaching studio at Ridgeway, and in three partner schools. Hands-on activities include a variety of bookmaking and painting processes, working with over 500 students over the course of the semester.
There are two Teaching Artist internship positions available. One runs from August 10th to mid-December, 2014 and the other is from early March to June 5th, 2015. Each position is full time (minimum of 35 hours/week).
Painting/Drawing and Textiles Studio Intern
The Painting/Drawing and Textiles Studio Intern provides studio support while learning about studio management and arts administration at a non-profit craft school. This un-paid position allows the intern to gain valuable knowledge and experience in studio support which includes safety procedures, equipment maintenance, ordering and tracking class supplies and working closely with studio assistants and instructors. The internship is a full time (40 hour per week) position starting May 12, 2014 and ending September 5, 2014.
Print, Letterpress, Books and Papermaking Studio Internship
The Print, Letterpress, Books and Papermaking Intern provides studio support for three areas while learning about studio management and arts administration at a non-profit craft school. This un-paid position allows the intern to gain valuable knowledge and experience in studio support which includes safety procedures, equipment maintenance, ordering and tracking supplies, and working closely with studio assistants and instructors. The internship is a full time (40 hour per week) position from May 12 – September 5, 2014.
The gardening intern is an important member of the facilities and grounds team. This intern will gain hands on research and experience with sustainable vegetable garden practices and techniques, sustainable invasive plant eradication, and the maintenance of annuals and perennials plants and beds. Additional educational goals of the internship include maintaining and harvesting our vegetable and herb gardens and assistance with implementing our compost program. The program for this internship includes completion of a report highlighting potential sustainable improvements for our vegetable garden. This position allows the intern a high level of educational experience and joint responsibility for the day to day upkeep of the Penland grounds. The internship period is May 19, 2014 through September 5, 2014, full time (40 hours a week).
Brevard Music Center – Manager, Annual Giving
The Manager, Annual Giving will develop, implement and oversee all aspects of the annual giving campaigns (renewal and acquisition) for individuals contributing up to $25,000.00, assist the Director of Development to create a comprehensive plan to increase annual giving to align with program priorities, and provide program support for the foundation and government grants area. The Manager, Annual Giving will also oversee the donor database (The Raiser’s Edge), and ensure the accurate and timely delivery of donor benefits and stewardship.
Please see our website for a detailed job description: http://www.brevardmusic.org/about/employment
- BA/BS degree preferred
- Minimum three to five years of Development or equivalent experience, including direct marketing fund raising and annual fund campaigns
- Day-to-day working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (Blackbaud) donor tracking software (familiarity with ticketing software, a plus)
Available: January 6, 2014
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:
Director of Development
Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Brevard Music Center does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Durham Arts Council – Theater Operations Manager/Technical Director
Durham Arts Council, a leading arts agency in North Carolina, seeks a Theater Operations Manager/Technical Director. This is a full time, hourly position with benefits, with weekly schedule driven by client volume and event scheduling requirements. This position will also handle general maintenance and repair duties in the theatre and assist with other facility duties as time allows.
This key position coordinates venue bookings with the Assistant Manager of Facility Sales, and provides leadership and management for the operation, maintenance, and care of DAC’s newly renovated 200-seat PSI Theatre and other venues, support spaces and related technical equipment in the building. Must be knowledgeable in operating sound (Yamaha LS-9 Digital board), lighting (ETC-ION lighting system), lighting design, projection and A/V equipment. Must be customer service oriented with the ability to work well with both experienced and inexperienced theater clients. Prior technical operation experience and experience working with clients required, with a minimum of three (3) years experience in a comparable venue. College degree in related field preferred.
Position reports to the Director of Facilities and Visitor Services.
Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to:
Director of Facilities and Visitor Services
Durham Arts Council, Attn: Theater position
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
E-mail applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls or visits, please.
DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.