Arts North Carolina

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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.



Toe River Arts Council – Projects Coordinator

The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is offering an exciting opportunity as the Projects Coordinator (PC) for the Toe River Arts; encompassing Mitchell and Yancey counties in western North Carolina. The Projects Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the establishment of the Toe River Arts District and developing resources available through the TRAC Arts Resource Center (ARC). The PC, reporting to the Executive Director of the Toe River Arts Council, will be a key member of the leadership team – planning, managing, and implementing the overall branding, marketing, and wayfinding campaigns and coordinating arts resource services.

The Project :

Toe River Arts Project

This project will brand, unify and market the rural, mountainous Toe River Arts area as a single cultural arts district and will establish an arts-driven wayfinding system that facilitates easy access to studios and cultural art sites. Professional designers and a wayfinding consulting team will work with the innovative talent of local artists to create, place, and install unique geographic indicators, public art signage, gateways, a central website, maps, kiosks, and mobile phone tours to engage local residents and visitors. Mayland Community College and Altec, Inc. will collaborate with artists to design and fabricate many of the signs. The PC will provide support to consultants hired to establish a brand and create a logo, website, and a marketing plan for the district and will coordinate cooperative marketing efforts for area arts groups, cultural events and/or artists. The Projects Coordinator will work with consultant(s) to develop and implement wayfinding strategies for the Mitchell/Yancey region.

Arts Resource Center Project.

This project will expand the resources available to artists and the community-at-large. The PC will organize, manage and schedule workshops for the public and artists, lectures, performances and other events at the ARC and will oversee any volunteers, prepare monthly reports and annual ARC operating and program budgets. Coordinator will be a consultant to the arts community and continually identify new sources of artist related suppliers, exhibition opportunities, and various other art related opportunities.

History and Mission of the Toe River Arts Council:
The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) has served the rural counties of Mitchell and Yancey, North Carolina since 1976. TRAC is a nonprofit arts agency that promotes the arts through educational and community-wide programs and services. Our mission is to engage in any phase of the creative or performing arts; to assist in the establishment of new cultural, educational activities in fields where none now exist; to sponsor cooperative planning, research, fund raising and public educational awareness. TRAC is committed to creating a work environment which is free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Work with multiple constituencies with intelligence and tact
  • Work independently and with team members.
  • Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and meet critical deadlines
  • Prepare, monitor and administer program budgets and contracts
  • Engage individuals and groups to accomplish goals
  • Speak articulately and write clearly and succinctly
  • Organize workload and pay attention to detail.
  • Manage all phases of the design, fabrication and installation of signage.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Be knowledgeable about community development through the arts.

Work Location

Office in the Artist Resource Center of TRAC, 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Work Time Frame

The position will be full-time starting ASAP (Dec 2014/Jan 2015) through August, 2016 with the potential for longer-term employment. Annual compensation range is $35, 000-40,000. Benefits limited to sick/vacation time.

Minimum qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred qualifications:

  • Major course work in any of the following areas a plus: Arts, Arts Administration, Business Administration, Marketing, Nonprofit Management.
  • Three years professional experience in arts programming, branding, or community development.


To Apply

Send letter of interest and resume and to or

Denise Cook, Executive Director
Toe River Arts Council
PO Box 882
Burnsville, NC 28714

Electronic submissions preferred. Applicant screening begins October 15, 2014.

For information about the Toe River Arts Council, please visit the website,

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Community School of the Arts – Registrar



Manage program registration activities for CSA’s classes, camps and lessons, providing outstanding customer service to all constituents and maximizing both enrollment and revenue for the School.

  • Process student placement and registration, including intake conversations, faculty scheduling, updates to schedules, refunds, credits, and new student welcome packets.
  • Maintain and manipulate enrollment database, including maintaining student information, class rosters, inquiry and waiting lists, class schedules by semester and mailing lists.
  • Process faculty payroll and send to Finance Department semi-monthly.
  • Provide detailed class and placement information to parents and prospective students in person, via phone or email.
  • Coordinate six major mailings per year: Re-enrollment and financial aid award letters in fall, spring and summer.
  • Coordinate the financial aid process by gathering applications and supporting documents, maintaining financial aid spreadsheets, and making award recommendations to the Program Director.
  • Prepare weekly enrollment reports and other reports as needed, including those on faculty retention, enrollment trends, inquiries and student demographics.
  • Make space reservations at satellite locations for private music lessons and group classes.
  • Accept, process and monitor payments and cancellations; send invoices and reminders as needed.
  • Send surveys and analyze results after each semester, workshop and summer camps.
  • Strategize with CSA team on how to best maximize and increase enrollment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Full time, salaried, non-exempt. 37.5 hours per week. Benefits eligible.
Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (30 minute lunch)


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) required; database management experience preferred
  • Fanatical attention to detail and ability to juggle many projects and details at once
  • Exceptional customer service skills and a commitment to total parent/student satisfaction
  • Experience operating in an arts environment; basic working knowledge of arts education programs
  • Friendly, articulate, welcoming demeanor that encourages interest in the School
  • Sound judgment and a strategic approach to work
  • A cooperative, collegial professional with a sense of humor

Please send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Devlin M. McNeil, President and Executive Director
Community School of the Arts
345 N. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Email only – no phone calls

Position open until filled. This is an accelerated search.

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Eastern Music Festival – Executive Director


Duties & Responsibilities

We are seeking an Executive Director who will help us set the strategy for the future of Eastern Music Festival. Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the head of the organization and has the following key roles:

  • Administration of Festival operations and staff (4 full time and 2 part-time year around staff; 35 staff and 80 professional musicians during EMF’s 5 week summer festival season)
  • Financial oversight of EMF’s $2 M budget and $2.1 M endowment
  • Fundraising for annual contributions and for endowment
  • Public Relations and oversight of advertising
  • Audience development
  • Oversight and development of programs for 200+ students
  • Negotiation of musician, staff, guest artist and facility contracts
EMF Background
  • 53th season in 2014
  • Led by Emmy-winning Music Director, Gerard Schwarz
  • World class artists from Joshua Bell to Lynn Harrell
  • 200 students selected by audition for performance level and potential from across the USA and the world
  • 80 professional musicians who are excellent performers and teachers
  • Student to faculty relationship of 3 to 1
  • 3 orchestras (one professional and 2 student), chamber music, and a prestigious piano program
  • Located on the beautiful campus of Guilford College in Greensboro NC, 3 hours from NC beaches and 2 hours from NC mountains

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in festival and/or orchestra administration and a track record of experience and success. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applications accepted by email only to:

Timing: Resumes will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. Starting date is negotiable with optimal start date of September 1. After 7 years, existing Executive Director is stepping down for health reasons but will remain available for consulting through December 31.

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Raleigh Boychoir – Artistic Director

The Raleigh Boychoir seeks to hire a visionary new Artistic Director, the third AD in our forty-six year history.

The Artistic Director has primary oversight of the Boychoir’s choral and instrumental music program, working with the board to assemble the artistic team. The AD conducts the Performing Choir and is responsible for the overall education, training and development of the choristers in our four choirs.

More information, including a full job description and requirements, can be found here:

Please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements by October 3, 2014 to

Please, no calls.

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ARTS NC STATE – Executive Director

ARTS NC STATE serves the entire campus by providing visual and performing arts programs that engage students in the creative process and improve critical and creative thinking skills through exploration of the arts. ARTS NC STATE comprises NC State’s performing and visual arts programs, and is administered by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. All NC State students, regardless of college or major, are welcome to participate in all programs. The mission of ARTS NC STATE is to enhance the environment of the University and our community with rich and diverse events, installations, and opportunities and to make the arts a significant part of every student’s educational experience. ARTS NC STATE envisions a future where the visual and performing arts are fundamental to the NC State experience. ARTS NC STATE seeks to contribute to the University’s innovative learning environment by engaging students’ creative, intellectual, and social development, and by fostering their roles as leaders of the University, state, and global communities.


Essential Job Duties

The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. He/she administers, supervises and provides vision and leadership for all programmatic activities of the ARTS NC STATE visual and performing arts programs and support units: Center Stage, Crafts Center, Dance Program, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, University Theatre, Arts Marketing, Arts Outreach, Ticket Central, and Business and Planning. The Executive Director will also work closely with the Music Department, an academic unit housed in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, to provide a wide range of student-centered programming for the NC State community. Finally, the Executive Director is a key leader in development activities related to the arts at NC State. Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing visionary leadership and supervision for the ARTS NC STATE visual and performing arts programs, which provide creative and enriching activities for NC State students and the University community;
  • Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to develop new and exciting arts initiatives and academic partnerships to support the cultivation and growth of the campus-wide creative community;
  • Recruiting, hiring, and supervising outstanding ARTS NC STATE staff;
  • Providing oversight and direction for the management and improvement of ARTS NC STATE facilities (Stewart Theatre, Titmus Theatre, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, The Gregg Museum, The Crafts Center, and other physical resources);
  • Serving as the principal advocate and spokesperson for ARTS NC STATE internally and externally, which requires developing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty and staff on campus and with key advocates from the community. He/she also represents ARTS NC STATE, the Division and the University on internal and external boards, committees and councils;
  • Overseeing budget of approximately $5 million, and ensuring sufficient resources are available to meet operational needs through annual and multi-year budget projections and development. He/she coordinates with administrative and support personnel, as well as program directors to ensure effective budgeting and fiscal management. The Executive Director ensures accountability, management of financial resources, and proper budgetary control and reporting to ensure appropriateness of allocations and expenditures;
  • Working closely with University, Division and Arts Development personnel to promote external fund-raising efforts and seek new resources for ARTS NC STATE by supporting the efforts of the FRIENDS of ARTS NC STATE Board of Advisors. He/she will cultivate and solicit potential donors, and fund-raising for capital projects;
  • Guiding the preparation of ARTS NC STATE, Division and University promotional material and digital content; and
  • Ensuring compliance with University policies, rules, regulations and standards.
Other Work/Responsibilities

Alternating work schedule which will include weekends and evenings and other duties as assigned


Departmental Required Skills

He/she must exhibit experience in an arts management/leadership position, with demonstrated success in fund-raising, grant writing and marketing. The Executive Director must have strong budgeting and financial management skills, as well as experience in marketing, advertising and public relations activities, including driving growth in ticket sales and associated revenues. He/she must possess the capacity to lead, manage, motivate and inspire a team, and demonstrate integrity, ethics, and a commitment to diversity. The Executive Director must demonstrate excellent interpersonal leadership, written and oral communication skills, and have a strong work ethic, stamina and passion for the arts.

Inquiries may be directed to Justin Lang, Director, Executive Search Services, at 919-513-1963 or

To view the complete listing and to apply, go to:

The search will continue until the position is filled.

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Grovewood Gallery, Asheville – Temporary Full-Time Sales Associate

We are currently seeking a Temporary Full-Time Sales Associate to work at the gallery October through December.

Starting Pay: $11/hr.

  • Must be able to be on your feet for 8 hour shifts.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Interest and/or knowledge of art and crafts preferable but not necessary.

Please email resume and cover letter to: or

No drop-ins or phone calls please

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Mint Museum – Manager & Buyer for Retail Operations

The Mint Museum is looking for an experienced professional with initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit to oversee all aspects of the museum shops. Must be passionate about the Museum’s mission. Must create an environment that activates the customer’s desire to buy and increase customer loyalty. Fully accountable for the success of the store, driving sales and profitability while directing all aspects of store operations. Demonstrated ability to deliver world class service. Supervises approximately 15 part-time staff and volunteers.

  • Responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the shops – budget , reporting, invoicing
  • Responsible for all aspects of merchandise – purchases and maintains a diverse and carefully selected inventory retailed to the museum’s collection and special exhibitions – buying, receiving, inventory level, merchandising displays and development of product development
  • Responsible for the staffing of the shops and ensures the shops run smoothly through continuous training and supervision
  • Promotes the shops through marketing, promotion and special events
  • Oversees all sales both internal and external
  • Attends related staff meeting and projects, MSA meetings and appropriate wholesale trade shows
  • Follows completely all shops’ policies and procedures
  • Continues knowledge of art history in general, as it relates to the museums’ collection and special exhibitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree required

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 5+ years in museum retail or for-profit retail and management

Please visit for further information about the job under the About Us section. And you can send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Shawn Huntley, HR Manager,

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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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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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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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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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