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.



North Carolina Symphony – Part Time Box Office Associate



As a member of the North Carolina Symphony Box Office, The part time Box Office Associate will work closely with the Box Office Manager to cover the following areas :

  • Process ticket orders in-person/phone/fax/mail/website
  • Answer patron information calls (directions, prices, programs, etc.)
  • Maintain website orders
  • Process chapter consignment orders
  • Manage ticket exchanges
  • Providing effective customer service and efficient, proactive solutions for customers’ needs
  • Data entry of telemarketing orders
  • Travel to and work concerts, daytime, evenings and weekends
  • Assist with group sales
  • Assist with staff ticket requests
  • General administrative office duties such as filing and photo copying
  • Special projects as needed
  • Any other duties as required by the Box Office Manager

The successful candidate should be positive, pro-active and personable with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The position is for 15 hrs/week to work evenings including weekends. Travelling is required for this position and mileage is reimbursed. The candidate should have the ability to multi-task, as well as having good organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to provide outstanding customer service.

Experience working with customers/patrons in retail; cash handling or phone sales required. Experience with Archtics or any other ticketing system preferred. The ideal candidate will receive Box Office training.

To apply for this position please email the Box Office Manager, Gavin Brown at with your resume and cover letter.

Closing date Nov 15 2014.

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Carolina Ballet – Individual Gifts Officer


Position Summary:

Carolina Ballet, one of the top ten ballet companies in the country, is currently accepting applications for an experienced development professional. The Individual Gifts Officer is a full-time position responsible for managing (cultivating, soliciting and stewarding) a portfolio of 130 donors and prospects of $1,000+ and requires event staffing on nights and weekends.

The successful candidate will: have a passion for the performing arts; enjoy actively soliciting and stewarding gifts in support of the Ballet; be willing and able to deliver independently or collaboratively; and work well in a fast-paced environment.

Reports To: Director of Development


Responsibilities Include:

Gift Procurement – Quarterly gift goals will be set annually based upon prospect/donor portfolio and in consultation with the Director of Development, Executive Director and Artistic Director.

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 130 current and prospective donors with gift potential or behavior of $1,000+.
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward identified prospects and donors via regular communication (phone calls, meetings, tickets, backstage tours, studio visits, etc…).
  • Minimum of 15 face-to-face personal visits per month and weekly reporting on all other communications.
  • Maintain accurate and reliable records for identified prospects and donors within the Ballet’s Development database on a weekly basis.
  • Report revenue projection changes to the Director of Development on a weekly basis.
  • With the Director of Development, continue to identify new major gift prospects and refine the prospect management system to support the Development team, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board members.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and staff Carolina Ballet performances, which includes weeknights and weekends, to cultivate current donors and new prospects
  • Attend Carolina Ballets Special Events to cultivate and steward donors
  • Carry out such other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Director of Development


  • Minimum of 2 years direct solicitation experience;
  • Excellent computer skills – all Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with development software (RaisersEdge, Sage, or similar products)
  • Demonstrated success in partnering with board members, key donors, and volunteers
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in large, complex projects with a corresponding capability to assess the broader picture;
  • A high degree of responsibility, initiative, professionalism, and follow-up;
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills;
  • Self-starter able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40lbs

Salary: Salaried exempt with benefits & commensurate with experience
Deadline: Application will be accepted through Friday, November 14, 2014
Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2015


Please submit applications online to (state “Individual Gift Officer” in the subject line):

Jill Diaz, Director of Development

Applications must include: cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

Carolina Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

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Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra – Director of Patron and Audience Services

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (FSO) seeks a Director of Patron and Audience Services. Candidate must be experienced, energetic, and a creative development colleague to manage solicitation and stewardship processes for patrons and audience members. He or she will work with board and staff in a team approach to develop relationships with and advance donors and ticket purchasers to higher levels of engagement with the FSO. This person must be equally comfortable engaging people, building relationships, and managing processes.

For the full job description, please visit our website at


Please send resume, letter of intent, and 3 letters of reference to Christine Kastner at

No phone calls please.

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StarQuest International – Road Warrior Team

StarQuest International is a dance competition UNLIKE ALL OTHERS. We tour over 60 cities every year and deliver a truly unique experience to young performers. We are a family who works hard and grows together. Collectively, we are a team of creative leaders with different skills and personalities who work non-stop together to deliver the best experience possible to anyone we encounter.

We are looking for motivated, leaders to join our touring Road Warrior team.

What’s a Road Warrior’s main PURPOSE?

Contribute hard work, problem solving skills, passion, and laughter to collaboratively provide the best experience for anyone you come in contact with.

What POSITIONS are we looking for?
  • Stage Manager/Event Manager
  • Auditor/Judges Manager
  • Company Manager/Awards Girl
  • Sound Engineer/DJ
  • Emcee/Host (This position will also give breaks to Sound & Video)
  • Video Console/Camera Operator
  • Video Boutique Concierge
  • Merchandise Boutique Concierge
What QUALITIES do our employees possess?
  • Innate leaders with prior experience in their field
  • Impeccable logic and problem solving skills
  • Strong communicators
  • Masters of time management & multitasking
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, touring environment
  • Ability to load in/load out & carry heavy equipment
  • Must move quickly through time and space
  • Ability to work well on little to no sleep (Because you thrive on it!)
  • Sense of humor
What’s in it for YOU?

This is a truly unique experience that will allow you to grow personally & professionally while working with people who love what they do and strive to find the best way to overcome obstacles and accomplish a common goal. It is a challenging, yet rewarding job. With this type of work and schedule you will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to evaluate your skills and grow to your fullest potential. You will also be traveling to your home base each week after the event (Generally on Monday).


We will be interviewing in 2 locations in North Carolina by appointment only. We will not be conducting Skype interviews at this time, so please do not apply unless you are available to attend one of the following interview dates:

Raleigh, NC- December 1st-3rd (StarQuest Office)

  • Emcee Auditions will be December 1: 9:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Sound Engineer Group Interview will be December 1: 2 PM – 5 PM
  • All other department interviews will be December 1 & 2: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Mandatory Callbacks will be held on December 3: 9 AM – 5 PM

Charlotte, NC- December 7th-9th (Hilton of Charlotte)

  • Emcee Auditions will be December 7: 9:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Sound Engineer Group Interview will be December 7: 2 PM – 5 PM
  • All other department interviews will be December 7 & 8: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Mandatory Callbacks will be held on December 9: 9 AM – 5 PM

Mandatory Training Part 1 in Raleigh, NC*:

  • Emcees & Company Managers: January 13th – 26th
  • All Other Positions: January 16th – 26th

Tour Dates:

  • January 30th – May 25th, 2015 (Excluding Easter)
  • You will travel back to your home base each week after the event (generally on Monday)
  • Most weeks you will travel to the event on Thursday early morning

*Travel, pay, lodging, and per diem provided for training in North Carolina

Additional Details:
  • This position has no union jurisdiction.
  • Competitive pay including commission.
  • Travel, food & double occupancy lodging provided.
  • Intensive paid training for all positions

Want to embark on this journey with us? Send an e-mail to to receive the password for our hiring website where you will find a detailed job description and pay rates.

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Grovewood Gallery/Biltmore Industries – General Manager

Job Description: Oversee and manage all operations for Biltmore Industries, Inc. which includes the Grovewood Gallery, the artists’ studios, the Grovewood Café, the car museum housed under Estes Winn 501c3 and Gallery of the Mountains located in the Grove Park Inn. Duties include the following:


  • Oversee entire operating budget
  • Create a plan for profitability and business development – recommend any potential organizational changes
  • Help create a strategic plan and vision for the organization
  • Lead and manage all staff/personnel – including the manager at Gallery of Mountains. Includes resolving any personnel issues throughout the organization
  • Hire and fire all Biltmore Industries personnel; give support to manager in charge at Gallery of the Mountains and okay/deny personnel choices
  • Develop job descriptions based on rough outlines of current roles/responsibilities for all Biltmore Industries employees
  • Create/Implement a performance appraisal and evaluation process for all employees
  • Oversee and secure rent from artist studios and Grovewood Cafe
  • Seek and find new artists as needed for studio rentals
  • Oversee the buying/selling of inventory at Grovewood Gallery
  • Oversee all marketing efforts including attending key craft shows and other community events to help with marketing
  • Interface and communicate with management at Grove Park – continue to expand the marketing presence
  • Negotiate and oversee health insurance and benefits, property and liability insurance
  • Oversee the maintenance of the buildings, facilities and grounds
  • Oversee point of sales system and phone system
  • Oversee not for profit Estes Winn and associated staff
  • Monthly communication with the board. Reports to include but not limited to the following: budgetary status, accomplishments, personnel issues, pending decisions and/or situations that need board input.

Qualifications and Competencies:

Preferred Education and Background :
  • Master’s or BS in Business Administration
  • Professional experience and/or exposure in the Arts and Crafts Industry
  • Management experience to include: developing/overseeing organized budgets, implementing performance evaluations and knowledge of HR related issues like Cobra, Unemployment, etc…
  • 2-5 years running own business or successfully handling business development
  • Proficient in social media marketing techniques
  • 2-5 years’ experience with retail business operations
Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:
  • Passion/connection with the Arts and Crafts Industry
  • Sees the range of responsibilities and duties as a meaningful career choice
  • Well-developed social and emotional intelligence skills – builds rapport easily with others
  • Direct and diplomatic communication style – not afraid to address conflict
  • Ability to delegate while staying informed/connected
  • Effective leadership style


  • Starting salary range $52,000 to $60,000, plus bonuses related to performance and profitability
  • Paid medical, dental and 401k
  • Paid vacations and holidays

To Apply:
Resumes can be emailed to or mailed to:

Biltmore Industries in care of CMW
25 Orange Street
Asheville, NC 28801.

Deadline: November 30, 2014

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NC Museum of Art Foundation – Part Time Seasonal Associates

We are looking for assistance during our busy exhibition season from October through February. Part Time Associates will provide customer service and support to museum visitors, members, and the general public; handle all primary inquiries; be the Director of First Impressions. Responsibilities will include sales, handling customer service situations with professionalism, and providing our guests with a consistently positive experience.

Weekend and Holiday availability is required. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Sale of tickets to NCMA programs (Box Office)
  • Handle telephone inquiries, and sales by phone
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Daily reconciliation of receipts (Box Office)
  • Interaction with other museum departments
  • Enroll, educate, and trouble shoot membership services (Box Office)
  • Upsell other Museum offerings
  • Stock, clean, and organize work areas
  • Other duties as assigned in the overall NCMA environment
Skills Required:
  • HS Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum one year experience in customer service environment.
  • Minimum one year experience in handling cash and credit transactions.
  • Must be proficient in using computer systems.
  • Good punctuation, spelling, grammar and attention to detail a must.
  • Passion for the arts a plus!!
Essential Physical Functions:
  • Ability to read a computer screen, type on a keyboard
  • Ability to communicate with patrons
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs throughout the day
  • Must be available weekends and holidays, occasional evenings
Equipment Used:

Basic office equipment; phone, computer, copier and fax machines


How to Apply:

Between October 16, 2014 and November 17, 2014 please submit your resume and cover letter highlighting skills relevant to those listed above to

  • No phone calls please
  • No applications will be considered without all of the above requested information.

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Charlotte Ballet – Content Marketing Associate

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications
Salary: Starts at $30,000
Application Deadline: October 26, 2014

The content marketing associate will act as Charlotte Ballet’s key storyteller. As a member of the marketing department, the position will work closely with leadership and artistic staff to identify compelling stories to engage, entertain and educate Charlotte Ballet’s audiences, while aligning with the company’s overall goals. The position will create and re-purpose written, video and graphic content for multiple channels including social media,, e-communications, news releases, blog posts, etc.

Key responsibilities:
  • Conceptualizing and producing videos, including writing scripts, performing interviews and handling all the logistics associated with creating videos for performances, fundraisers, etc. Video production skills are a priority for this position. Candidates will not be considered unless they demonstrate previous experience in this area.
  • Working closely with the marketing manager to create content for use on Charlotte Ballet’s social media channels. This position will manage the company’s Youtube channel.
  • Being a Charlotte Ballet brand ambassador by implementing and enforcing Charlotte Ballet’s style guidelines through all creative. This position will serve as project lead on cross-department marketing/communications projects as assigned.
  • Supporting director with photography and media requests including scheduling photographers, planning photo shoots and taking internal photography as needed.
  • Creative thinker who is regularly generating new story ideas.
  • Ability to plan and execute complex projects both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Solid understanding of the social media universe including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
  • Must display genuine enthusiasm and regularly take steps to measure and enhance the position.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of AP style is a plus.
  • Comfortable working with deadlines and being flexible when unexpected opportunities arise.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must be diligent about carrying out projects from concept to completion, including information gathering, content development, review, editing and approvals.
  • Background in dance or the arts a plus, but not required.
  • Must be available to work some nights and weekends.
  • Degree in communications, marketing, journalism or other related field.


To apply:

Send cover letter and resume (as one PDF) to with “Content Marketing Associate” in the subject line. Cover letter MUST contain a link to at least one online sample of a video you produced. No phone calls please.

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Greensboro Symphony Orchestra – Box Office Manager (full-time)


Summary Description:

Responsible for working under the direction of Director of Marketing and Sales to support all broad-based sales efforts for single tickets and subscriptions. The Box Office Manager will be the primary point of contact for the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, maintaining ticket database, managing remote Box Office for all GSO performances and providing excellent customer service.


Job Requirements:

Education: Minimum four year degree

Professional Background: At least three year’s work experience, or the equivalent, in a position with customer service and database management.

Professional Knowledge and Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Ticketmaster required;

Personal Qualities: Attention to detail, ability to work independently in a fast-pace environment in serving patrons, Passion for symphonic music a plus


To Apply

Email resumes to

No phone calls

Full job description available upon request.

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Arts Council of Wilson and NCAC – Community Arts Coordinator

The Arts Council of Wilson, in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council, is seeking to contract a Community Arts Coordinator to provide support to local arts councils in the state through planning and programming regional meetings and trainings, technical assistance, and processing grant applications. The contracted position is for full-time work between January 1 and June 30, 2015, with possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate regional meetings of local arts councils
  • Conduct organizational and program assessments of local arts councils to develop recommendations for improvement
  • Provide oversight to local arts councils in distributing state funds through attending board and panel meetings
  • Coordinate program for biennial executive directors’ retreat
  • Develop tools and web resources for local arts councils to access on the N.C. Arts Council website
  • Assist local arts organizations to identify and work with individual artists and to support local arts traditions
  • Conduct training webinars for constituents for the Grassroots Arts Program grant applications and final reports
  • Assist with reviewing and processing Grassroots Arts Program applications and final reports, and coordinating feedback and follow up with constituents
  • Requires a working knowledge of nonprofit arts management, community arts development and arts programming. A Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a minimum of two years of professional experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with nonprofits, artists, organizations, and government agencies is essential. Must have leadership and problem-solving abilities, demonstrate strong initiative and good judgment, and have excellent administrative, communication and facilitation skills.

The Community Arts Coordinator will be part of a statewide team working to support and strengthen the network of local arts councils. As such, the Coordinator will need to be present for periodic planning meetings and conversations with the N.C. Arts Council’s Arts in Communities Director who oversees the statewide effort.

The start date of the contract is January 1, 2015. The end date is June 30, 2015. It is anticipated that the above duties will take approximately 40 hours per week, with a significant amount of travel and some evening and weekend work.


Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.


Application Instructions

Send cover letter, résumé, and three references in Microsoft Word or PDF format ONLY to by November 1, 2014.

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Artspace – Director of Artistic Programs



Artspace, a non-profit visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the
creative process and engage with artists, seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Director of Artistic
Programs to lead our exhibitions, residencies, artist programs, and through the supervision of an education
& outreach coordinator oversee all educational programs. The Director of Artistic Programs plays a
leadership role in formulating strategies that support Artspace’s artistic and community engagement goals.

The Director of Artistic Programs oversees, plans, and manages all aspects of Artspace’s exhibitions,
residencies, and programs (including educational and artists) in an effort to engage the public in the
creative process, support and present the work of professional visual artists, expose the community to
diverse artistic styles, develop new audiences for the visual arts, and help create an environment in which
artists of all levels and ages can learn and exchange ideas.

The Director of Artistic Programs is a vital senior-level staff member of Artspace who reports directly to and
works closely with the President & CEO to establish the artistic direction of Artspace. The Director of Artistic
Programs supervises a full-time program assistant, a part-time education & outreach coordinator, a parttime
preparator, and program interns. Along with other staff and Board, the Director of Artistic Programs is a
highly visible member of Artspace.

Essential Skills:

Artspace is seeking a creative thinker who knows how to accomplish things independently while also
serving as a highly functioning member of a team. Physically, the position requires climbing ladders, stairs,
and lifting of 50 – 100 pounds on a regular basis.

Click Here for a Complete Job Description



The successful candidate must possess a broad understanding of the visual arts, curatorial practice, and
the need of practicing artists. Furthermore, this position requires a bold vision of community engagement,
a collaborative working style, and the ability to create exciting programs and meaningful partnerships.
Applicants must have 5 years experience in a senior-level curatorial or artistic director role. An advanced
degree in art history, arts administration or curatorial practice is preferred.

The ideal candidate is someone who shows initiative, is energetic, imaginative, and highly organized.
Strong organizational and computer skills are necessary. Competency with Microsoft Office required;
experience with online art submission software and WordPress a plus. Candidate should have exceptional
communication skills, including experience in writing about art. Candidate must handle multiple projects
simultaneously, and have an interest in working in an active office environment. Candidate should be
knowledgeable of contemporary art and have experience curating exhibitions and in overseeing
educational programs for youth, adults, and diverse audiences. Candidate must be attentive to detail.
Involves occasional weekend and evening hours.

Salary commensurate with experience, opportunities for professional growth and development.


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, 3 reference contacts, two writing samples, and salary requirements to:

Director of Artistic Programs Search Committee
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

or email

Applicants without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls or email inquiries regarding the status of your application.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014, or until position is filled.

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Artspace – Education & Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Artistic Programs
Employment Status: Contract, Part-time
Supervises: Program Interns & Volunteers
Dates: January 5 – December 31, 2015 (30 hours/week)


Artspace, a non-profit visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the
creative process and engage with artists, seeks a part-time, contracted Education & Outreach
Coordinator. Working with the Director of Artistic Programs, the Education & Outreach Coordinator will
oversee, plan, and manage all aspects of Artspace’s educational programming including youth and adult
classes and programs. This position is responsible for recruiting and training all art teachers, volunteers, and
interns involved in Artspace’s classes and workshops for youth and adults. The Education & Outreach
Coordinator is responsible for the administration of program evaluations and in working with the Director of
Artistic Programs to effectively assess all educational programs.

The Education & Outreach Coordinator reports directly to and works closely with the Director of Artistic
Programs to achieve Artspace’s mission. The Education & Outreach Coordinator supervisors program
interns and volunteers and works closely with the Program Assistant. This position is responsible for ensuring
all classes and workshops run smoothly and requires some evening and weekend hours. Along with other
staff and Board, the Education & Outreach Coordinator represents Artspace at public events, and works as
an effective and proactive team player.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and coordinate school programs including Process & Product, integrating the fifth grade visual arts and social studies curricula.
  • Plan, implement, and oversee the Artspace Summer Arts Program, including 48 week-long youth classes, and approximately 15 evening and weekend workshops for teens and adults. Interview, hire, and contract with art instructors; finalize brochure content and work with designer and printer to produce course catalog; coordinate advertising; hire and supervise Summer Arts Program Interns; supervise more than 25 volunteers.
  • Work with Director of Artistic Programs to seek and secure partnerships in the community for Artspace Outreach Programs. Coordinate all outreach programs, working with staff at each location, hire teaching artists, develop, oversee, and evaluate programs.
  • Working with the Director of Artistic Programs, plan and implement all adult workshops and classes throughout the year.
  • Schedule and oversee all year-round Saturday classes and College Prep programs for youth.
  • Working with the Director of Artistic Programs, create programs/classes (lunch time, evening, and weekend) that complement Artspace exhibitions.
  • Work with Program Assistant and/or graphic designers to create all educational program brochures and promotional materials and work with printers to produce.
  • Assist development staff with fundraising efforts by providing content and budgets for grants.

A Bachelors degree in arts, arts education, or related field with 3-5 years arts education and/or programming experience. Masters degree in art education, arts administration, or related field preferred. This position requires a collaborative working style and the ability to create innovative and exciting programs and meaningful partnerships.

The ideal candidate is someone who shows initiative, is energetic, imaginative, and highly organized. Strong organizational and computer skills are necessary. Competency with Microsoft Office required. Candidate should have exceptional communication skills and have knowledge of a wide range of art techniques and supplies. Candidate must handle multiple projects simultaneously and have an interest in working in an active office environment. Candidate should be knowledgeable about the visual arts, both applied and in an art historical context, and have experience developing and overseeing educational
programs for youth, adults, and diverse audiences. Candidate must be attentive to detail. Involves occasional weekend and evening hours.

Salary commensurate with experience. Potential for position to become full-time in the future.


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 reference contacts to:

Education & Outreach Coordinator Search Committee
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

or email

Applicants without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls or email inquiries regarding the status of
your application.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014, or until position is filled.

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MusicalMinds (Blythe Elementary School, Huntersville, NC) – Executive Director


Program Summary

Inspired by the El Sistema program of Venezuela and other El Sistema-adapted programs throughout several countries, MusicalMinds currently provides an after-school music education program for second through fifth graders at Blythe Elementary School in Huntersville, North Carolina. We especially target underserved students, providing them with excellent, engaging general music education instruction with an emphasis on beginning violin lessons. It is our aim to provide a nurturing educational environment that enables students to build self-confidence and self-esteem, further develop social skills, refine abilities to work with others in accomplishing a common goal, and find joy in discovering an outlet for the inborn need to create/perform/accomplish.

Position Summary

The MusicalMinds Executive Director is responsible for implementing all aspects of the MusicalMinds after-school program as developed and approved by the Board of Directors—and for counseling the Board on appropriate program modifications as modifications are needed according to current circumstances and research of best practices of other El Sistema-inspired programs. The Executive Director must work within Board-established budget parameters and serve as MusicalMinds’ lead fundraiser, encouraging community involvement and support. Applicants should be articulate, outgoing, self-starting, inspiring individuals with strong leadership skills who believe in the capacity of group musical instruction and performance experiences to affect personal and social change in at-risk children. Selected candidates must have experience in music instruction, proven executive/ administrative abilities, excellent people/social skills and demonstrated fundraising capacities. The Executive Director must fully embrace and be committed to the communities being served and accept responsibility for the financial health and physical expansion of the program. The Executive Director’s performance will initially be evaluated after 90 days and annually thereafter by the Board of Directors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of every facet of MusicalMinds program—including but not limited to the curriculum, classroom/instructional activities, student performances, and fundraising procedures.
  • Work closely with the Board in developing and implementing an annual budget, effective fundraising strategies and an annual fundraising plan targeting business partners, foundations, major gifts, and grants.
  • Communicate openly and routinely with the Board on any and all matters of concern.
  • Form relationships with school districts, communities, regional, state and national individuals and organizations, encouraging their promotion of the MusicalMinds program and/or their donation of goods/services to the program.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the program at community meetings and other engagements.
  • Within budgetary parameters, recruit and hire qualified music instructors and other full- or part-time positions at the direction of the Board.
  • Work with participating school principals, teachers, MusicalMinds instructors, and community partners to recruit students for the program.
  • Serve as the MusicalMinds primary liaison to personnel within each participating school, building strong relationships with administration, faculty and parents to ensure continued program support by the entire school community.
  • Work with MusicalMinds instructors and school staffs to develop excellent communication with parents of students.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the program, including afterschool classroom structure and lessons, student field trips, special events associated with the program, and teacher/staff and parent meetings.
  • Create numerous opportunities for the students to perform and increase the program’s visibility in the larger community.
  • Implement assessment strategies to demonstrate musical and scholastic achievements of the program
  • Plan and execute expansion of the program according to established goals.
Qualifications and Capabilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Education or a field closely related to the responsibilities
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a mentorship and/or education capacity
  • Formal music training and performance experience
  • An appreciation of symphonic music and the performing arts in general
  • Classroom management skills and experience working with children in groups
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to calmly and efficiently address situations ranging from routine to emergency
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to implement projects from conception to completion with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented with keen organizational skills
  • Ability to work under stress and handle numerous projects simultaneously
  • Personal integrity and a strict code of honesty, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to create, implement and oversee fundraising activities
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and ability to learn other software programs as needed

Click Here for more details about the job and the program.

Location:       Lake Norman Area, North Carolina
Reports to:    MusicalMinds Board of Directors
Hours:            As mission and duties require, salaried position
Start Date:     November 1, 2014
Inquiry:     Please send resume, references and cover letter by October 22, 2014 to Tim Huber at               

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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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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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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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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, an art museum in the mountains of North Carolina, seeks a visionary and enthusiastic museum professional to lead and guide the organization. A successful candidate will have experience with both art and history, an appreciation for the region, and a passion for excellence.

In the fifteen years since its organization in 1999, the Museum 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.

  • Education — 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 community 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 The deadline for the submission of applications is October 31, 2014. Please mention Arts North Carolina in your cover letter.

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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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