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.



Theatre Art Galleries – Lead Teacher/Education Coordinator(Part time)


Position Description
  1. Teach/Coordinate
    • Plan, schedule, and teach Educational Events, Classes (frequent) , Summer Camps (frequent) and Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery Exhibitions (quarterly)
    • Identify areas of need in the Community and organize new programs accordingly
    • Manage Education staff (teachers) and volunteers
    • Liaison with TAG Education Committee
  2. Public Relations
    • Assist Marketing Coordinator in preparing press releases for events
    • Assist in Newsletter preparation and website
    • Design and plan advertising and marketing pieces
    • Generate email marketing to members
  3. Grants
    • Assist Executive Director and Marketing/Development Coordinator with investigating and developing grant applications for education programs
  4. Fundraisers
    • Assist in coordination of Gala Art Auction in May and other fundraising events(with Board and Staff)
  5. General Community Relations
    • Lead occasional Gallery tours, Field Trips, and Lectures
    • Represent TAG’s Educational programs at Marketing and Outreach events
    • Participate in Community activities as requested
  6. Daily duties as assigned by the Executive Director including but not limited to:
    • Keep accurate records of Education Programs
    • Open and close galleries (all Staff)
    • Answer phones (all Staff)
    • Assist with exhibition arrangements when needed (all Staff)
    • Attend and assist with opening receptions and other events as needed (all Staff)
    • Assist with copying and mailing (all Staff)
    • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

Art Education/Teaching Experience and Training; Outgoing Personality & Creative Team Player;Organized, Effective Planner & Multi-tasker; Good Communication & Writing Skills; MS Computer Experience; InDesign and computer graphic design skills a plus.

Hours: 4 days/week (Tuesday-Friday); 32 hours per week /occasional Saturdays and evenings.
90-day probationary period.

Deadline for application is February 20. Job Start Date is as soon as possible.

No Phone Calls – If interested please send resume and letter of interest to:

Education Coordinator Search
Theatre Art Galleries
220 East Commerce Ave.
High Point, NC 27260-5240

Or email to:

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The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County –
Development Director(Full-time 40 hours)

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, innovative fundraising professional to serve as Development Director and to provide strategic direction and leadership for all aspects of its development and donor relations efforts. This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a key member of the Arts Council management team. The Director will create, develop, and execute a comprehensive annual fundraising plan, build donor engagement, and increase community awareness and support for the Arts Council and the cultural sector.

Must be able to multi-task with an emphasis on community relations and donor cultivation. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize is essential. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.

Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in a relevant nonprofit setting is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for education and formal training.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package included. Please send resume with salary history by February 11, 2015 to:

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

or by email to:

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Raleigh Boychoir, Inc. – Executive Director


Position Summary (part-time)

Reporting to the Board of Directors and collaborating closely with the Artistic Director/staff, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall operational and financial management of the Raleigh Boychoir (RBC). Functions may vary based on availability of volunteers for specific tasks. Other duties may be assigned as required for successful choir management.



Operations & Management:

  • Oversee and maintain RBC financial records in QuickBooks in coordination with bookkeeper; partner with Treasurer to develop and monitor annual budget
  • Execute day-to-day RBC office management by responding to phone/email inquiries, maintaining and updating files, ordering supplies, working with organization’s vendors, and coordinating events calendar
  • Provide support to Artistic staff regarding choir logistics as identified through ongoing communications and weekly staff meetings; proactively partner with Artistic staff to evaluate, schedule and book venues for concerts, performances and special events
  • Establish and communicate regular hours at RBC office during business and choir rehearsal times (generally 20 hours per week)
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders; oversee parent volunteer committees
  • Consistently and effectively communicate with choir parents/members through websites and email newsletters
  • Support, facilitate and make regular reports to the Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio; support committees as needed

Fundraising & Marketing:

  • In partnership with Artistic staff, represent the organization’s mission and programs to granting agencies, organizations, and the general public
  • Develop and sustain diverse funding base with emphasis on corporate and foundation giving, growing the membership base, and developing an individual donor base (music teachers, alumni, patrons) to support existing program operations and growth
  • Support membership growth by publicizing and scheduling individual and group auditions
  • Prepare, submit and defend new and annual grants, including all required reports for awarded grants and other communications to reinforce relationship with grantors
  • Partner with Fundraising Committee to identify, organize and execute fund drives
  • Partner with Marketing and Communications Committee to deepen and refine all aspects of communications —from RBC publications, websites, and social media –with the goal of creating a stronger brand through education and outreach initiatives

Program Planning & Evaluation:

  • Partner with Board of Directors to review Bylaws and Strategic Plan to ensure that the organization has a business plan which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents



The ED will be thoroughly committed to Raleigh Boychoir’s mission. All candidates should have proven operational and relationship management experience, including:

  • Experience in nonprofit organization administration and program management; ability to implement strategies to take an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Strong commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to build teams, set and achieve strategic and administrative objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Team player, mission-driven, and self-directed



Founded in 1968, the mission of the Raleigh Boychoir is to educate and train boys in the art of singing, to perform the finest music in the Boychoir tradition, to contribute to the Greater Raleigh musical life, and to enhance North Carolina’s cultural reputation.

For more information, please visit Raleigh Boychoir’s website at


To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to by February 20, 2015.

No phone calls, please.

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Penland School of Crafts – Hospitality Services Manager


Position Summary

The Hospitality Services Manager works closely with the school’s administrative, facilities, and programming staff to ensure that all service functions of the school are managed smoothly and effectively. The Services Manager is responsible for managing housing, housekeeping staff, Core Fellow service functions, vendor relationships and the work-study students. This position also serves as co-manager of the Core Fellows program ( and is responsible for on-site service training and management. Additional duties include special event responsibilities such as Community Open House, Easter,, July 4th, etc. The position is a full-time (40 hours in summer and 30 in the winter), benefits eligible, salaried position and reports to the Deputy Director.

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Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school or three years experience in a non-profit school environment or hospitality services management position. Must have knowledge of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. This position requires a self-motivated individual able to set priorities and meet deadlines. Must be able to manage and direct large groups of inexperienced workers (work-study students). Previous personnel supervision experience preferred. This position requires strong communication skills and the individual must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Must be able to demonstrate good oral and written skills and be able to handle basic mathematical calculations, including percentages.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk in areas of the campus with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process.


To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by February 16, 2015. Send resume, 3 references and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position to:

SALLY LOFTIS, Human Resources Manager
PO Box 37
Penland, NC 28765

or email at

Penland School of Crafts is an international 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 a total of 57 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 62. Penland operates with a $16 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $5.5 million.

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Penland School of Crafts – Dinner Cook


Position Summary

The Dinner Cook reports to the Food Services Manager for planning and executing dinner menus, managing the dinner kitchen staff, and coordinating serving and shut down of dinner service. In addition, the Dinner Cook assists the Head Chef in menu planning and preparation of dinner menus and helps prep for breakfast and lunch. The Dinner Cook helps manage a rotating group of scholarship students who often have minimal kitchen experience. The ability to work as a team member with all other functions of Penland is an important aspect of this job. The capacity in the kitchen and dining room is 230 with daily averages of 230 in the summer and 130 in the spring and fall. This is a full-time, seasonal, hourly position. Anticipated start date is March 2015.

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To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the responsibilities above satisfactorily, have 3 years restaurant experience with at least 1 year supervisory experience and have work experience in a high volume setting with diverse menu selections. Culinary education is preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Specific vision required by this job is close vision.


Compensation is discussed during the interview process. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by February 16, 2015. Send resume, cover letter addressing relevant experience & interest in the position and contact information for at least 3 references to:

Richard Pleasants, Food Services Manager

or mail to:

Penland School of Crafts
PO Box 37
Penland, NC 28765.

Penland School of Crafts is an international 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 a total of 57 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 62. Penland operates with a $16 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $5.5 million.

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Penland School of Crafts – Internships

A Penland internship is unpaid, but offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment. All housing and meals will be provided at no charge to the intern for the duration of the internship period. The week before and after summer sessions, Penland’s dining hall is closed. Interns working during this time will receive a $75/week food stipend. Class and studio access is not provided.

Penland will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. Details can be discussed in the interview process. Housing will be assigned when interns are selected. Typically, interns are housed together with 2-3 other summer interns in a residence hall on Penland’s campus.

The Benefit Auction Intern is an important member of the Penland development team who provides administrative support while learning about the preparation and management of the Benefit Auction. This event is a weekend fundraiser that grosses over $600,000 for the school and is the 3rd largest craft school auction in the U.S. This position allows the intern a high level of responsibility through which he or she will gain valuable knowledge and experience in auction fundraising, planning and executing a multi-day event, event registration, data management, and follow-up procedures. The intern reports to the Development Associate for Special Events throughout the internship and assists the Development Operations Manager with registration and check-out closer to and during the event.

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, and the Annual Benefit Auction. The intern’s time will be divided between Community Collaboration and Development according to the schedules of these departments.

The Grounds Intern is an important member of the facilities and grounds team. This position will provide hands on research and experience with invasive plants, both native and non-native, along with the maintenance of annuals and perennials alike. The intern will also update a program to track and remove these invasive plants for the future. Additional responsibilities include work in our vegetable and herb garden. This position allows the intern a high level of responsibility for the day to day upkeep of the Penland grounds. The Grounds Intern reports to the Groundskeeper and the Director of Facilities and Grounds.

The Development Intern is an important member of Penland’s development team and works closely with professional staff to gain practical work experience in fundraising and stewardship strategies that support the school’s mission and programs. He or she will learn about each staff role and gain valuable knowledge and experience in donor cultivation and stewardship, events, prospect research, data management and use of the Raiser’s Edge donor database, a widely used software in non-profits. The development intern reports to the Development Associate for Individual Giving.

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 Intern reports to the Print, Letterpress, Books and Papermaking Studio Coordinator.

This Teaching Artist Intern provides close exposure to the skills and teaching philosophy employed by Penland’s Teaching Artist Initiative. This is an assistance position. Work 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 400 students over the course of the semester. This internship is positioned in fall 2015 (August-December).

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 Intern reports to the Textile & Drawing/Painting Studio Coordinator.

Applications due February 16, 2015

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Durham Arts Council – Summer Arts Camp Manager

The Durham Arts Council (DAC), a leading arts agency in North Carolina, is currently seeking a Summer Camp Manager. DAC offers interdisciplinary, culturally themed summer arts camps to youth ages 5 to 12. Reporting to the DAC School Director, the Summer Arts Camp Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the Durham Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp, Mini-Camp, and Afternoon Adventures programs. The Summer Arts Camp Manager will be an individual experienced in developing and implementing youth arts programs in response to diverse educational and community interests and needs. This is a full time, hourly, seasonal position from June 10 through August 25, 2015.

Education and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts degree or course work towards a Bachelor’s degree in child development, arts administration, arts or youth education, or related field preferred.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organization skills, budget administration skills, and computer skills required. Experience working with children in an education program, preferably in arts education. Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, and great customer service skills. Proven track-record of developing, coordinating, and growing successful community arts programs required.

Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references by March 20, 2015 to:

Durham Arts Council
Attn: School Director
120 Morris St.
Durham, NC 27701

E-mail applications to

DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Small Hands Big Art – Children’s Art Teacher

Responsibilities include development of lesson plans and teaching mixed media art classes, camps and workshops (including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, etc.) to children ranging in age from toddlers to middle school at our South Charlotte studio as well as offsite classes at local schools. Additional responsibilities include planning and facilitating art projects for parties and other special events such as charity events, fundraisers, etc. as needed, and assisting with studio organization and clean-up.

Approximately 20-30 hours a week, mostly after school hours and Saturdays, with increased hours during the summer months. Ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays, is a must as class times vary from day to day.

Qualifications/skills: Qualified individuals will be self-motivated, energetic, caring and compassionate towards children – Be willing to undergo a third party administered background check and obtain infant/child CPR first aid certification within 60 days of employment. Art education background and prior art teaching experience preferred.

If qualified, please include salary requirements and schedule availability along with a cover letter to

No phone or in-person inquiries please.

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Small Hands Big Art – Children’s Art Studio Intern

Responsibilities include assisting our lead teachers in teaching mixed media art classes, camps and workshops (including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, etc.) to children ranging in age from toddlers to middle school at our South Charlotte studio as well as offsite classes at local schools. – Additional responsibilities include planning and prepping art projects for parties and other special events such as charity events, fundraisers, etc. as needed, and assisting with studio organization and clean-up. Participate with our social medial efforts as needed.

Ability to work flexible hours, possibly including Saturdays, is a must as class times vary from day to day.

Qualifications/skills: Qualified individuals will be self-motivated, energetic, caring and compassionate towards children, able to work quickly and efficiently with little oversight and direction – Be willing to undergo a third party administered background check and obtain infant/child CPR first aid certification within 60 days of intern start date. Creative thinkers a plus! Students studying art, art education or early childhood education are preferred.

If qualified, please include resume and salary requirements and schedule availability in the cover letter to

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Winston-Salem Symphony – Development Manager

Position Summary: The Development Manager is fiscally responsible for annual contributed revenue goals for individual gifts to the Annual Fund (Crescendo Campaign). This includes the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new donors and the stewardship of existing donors. The Development Manager is also responsible for researching, writing and submitting grants as well as managing donor events. The Development Manager shares responsibility for overall departmental goal achievement and is an integral member of the fundraising team. The Development Manager is primarily responsible for supporting fundraising administration activities under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer.

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Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience

Other Benefits: Following successful completion of a 90-day probationary period and in accordance with prevailing employee policies: Three weeks of annual paid vacation plus 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance

Organization Description: The Winston-Salem Symphony (WSS) is in its 68th season as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional per service orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody the WSS operates on a budget of $2.6 million. Its performance season includes: 6 Classics Series masterworks doubles; 4 Kicked-Back Classics casual masterworks singles; 4 Pops Series singles; 3 Discovery Series concerts for kids; 2+ performances of Handel’s Messiah; 3 performances of Carolina Christmas Spectacular; 1 Concert for Community featuring WSS and Youth Symphony musicians performing side-by-side; a Holiday Concert; three youth orchestra ensembles; and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs. For more information visit the WSS website at:

Organization Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina (to learn more, visit the Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor’s Bureau websites at: and

Application Deadline & Procedure: Mail cover letter, resume and three references with contact information no later than February 6, 2015 to:

Ms. Maya Robinson, Chief Development Officer
Winston-Salem Symphony
201 North Broad Street, Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

or email same to:; reference Development Manager job posting.

No phone calls please.

The Winston-Salem Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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Charlotte Symphony – Director of Finance



The Director of Finance is responsible for financial reporting and analysis, management of the organization’s financial resources, and participation in collective labor contract negotiations with Local 342, American Federation of Musicians, working closely with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and Senior Staff.

  1. Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Prepare monthly financial statements for internal use in managing the annual budget, including preparing and entering journal entries, reconciling Development and Ticket Office monthly reports with the general ledger, analysis of general ledger accounts and reconciliation of the organization’s bank statements.
    • Prepare year‐end financial statements and schedules in preparation for year‐end financial audit.
    • Work closely with Development Department in providing required financial information needed for submission of various grant applications, as well as any financial reporting for grants received.
    • Work with the President & CEO and Senior Staff to prepare the organization’s annual budget.
    • Manage general administration budget within financial parameters set by the CEO.
    • Communicate financial results, forecasts, etc. to Finance Committee and Board leadership on an on‐going basis.
    • Quarterly and annual tax returns (941, NC‐5, SUTA, W‐2s, 1099s, 990 and 5500)
  2. Management of the organization’s financial resources
    • Update cash flow on a daily basis with cash receipts and disbursements.
    • Review aged accounts payable report on a weekly basis with CEO.
    • Maintain 12‐month rolling cash flow forecast.
    • Review bank accounts on‐line activity on a daily basis.
    • Manage status of the organization’s line of credit.
    • Review, manage and report on endowment investments of the organization.
  3. Planning
    • Establish and manage the schedule for preparation of the annual budget.
    • Participate in strategic planning of the organization.
  4. Management
    • Manage the Staff Accountant in performance of daily bookkeeping duties, including cash receipts, and payroll processing.
    • Manage the Accounts Payable Administrator in performance of accounts payable functions.
    • Oversee the year‐end financial audit process.
    • Act as liaison to Finance Committee.
    • Act as liaison to Investment Committee.
    • Act as liaison to Audit Committee.
    • Act as liaison to Personnel Committee.
    • Act as liaison to Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
    • Act as liaison to Board of Directors.
    • Assist Executive Assistant in management of general office issues.
  5. Other
    • Other duties as assigned, in the context of ongoing institutional reorganization.


  • Undergraduate degree in business accounting required.
  • Previous experience working for an orchestra or other non‐profit organization highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience with computers, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Must be a self‐starter with strong financial/budgeting and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle emergencies, prioritize projects and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Ability to interact professionally and seamlessly with employees, Board members and community members of a variety of temperaments, always with the goal of ensuring the best representation of the Charlotte Symphony.
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Integrity
  • Human resource and IT experience a plus.

Please send cover letter, salary requirements, resume and writing sample to:


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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – Director of Marketing & Communications

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications, a newly created position, to lead its audience engagement, marketing, communications and audience services efforts in the service of expanding and deepening the impact of its artistic and education programs, tell the story of that impact to the community it serves, and grow audiences and revenue in a rapidly expanding city.

This is a position for a marketing professional excited and inspired by bringing all the joys and learnings of professional live theater to young people and families and who will find satisfaction in the challenge of taking an organization to its next level. A successful candidate is someone who will thrive when he/she has the opportunity to experiment and collaborate with colleagues to create exceptional theatre experiences. While we are looking for an experienced hand that has proven he/she can achieve results, we are also looking for someone who has and can generate innovative ideas that seek impact beyond sales.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Develop and execute effective and innovative integrated marketing, communications and audience engagement strategies to drive loyalty and expand audiences. Specific revenue responsibilities are for earned revenue related to artistic and education programs.
  • Utilize data-driven industry best practices in areas such as pricing, analytics, targeted marketing, free and paid media and market research.
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop marketing, sales and audience services staff to a high performance level (5 full time, 2 @ .75 FTE, 13 part time).
  • Ensure the professional quality of programs is reflected in the branding of the company across the entire organization and on all platforms.
  • Expand awareness of the value and impact of Children’s Theatre’s programs to key stakeholders in the locally and nationally through a variety of tactics including media relations and partnerships.
  • Manage transition from general admission sections to reserved seating and a new CRM in the 2015-16 season.
  • Contribute as a leader in a meaningful and collaborative manner throughout the organization.
  • Create revenue and expense budgets and manage to meet or exceed revenue goals within approved expenses.
  • Strong strategic, analytic and project management skills with proven track record of increasing revenue
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage staff
  • Minimum 5 years marketing or sales experience, preferably in the performing arts. Understanding of integrated branding and communications efforts is also essential.
  • Experience utilizing databases in targeted marketing efforts. Ticketing software experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of institutional marketing best practices
  • Superior interpersonal, written and design evaluation skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, with higher level skills in Excel
  • College degree desired or high school plus a minimum of 8 years of marketing experience.

Successful candidates will have strong strategy, coaching, leadership, and analytical skills. Proven budgeting, project management and collaboration skills are also essential. Personal qualities of collaboration, accountability, commitment to the work and curiosity are desired.

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Compensation, Application Procedures and Start Date

Competitive salary for nonprofit theaters of comparable size. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Retirement plan available for employee contribution.

To apply, complete the General Employment Application, including a cover letter and resume, available here:

Start date is expected to be between April 1 and July 1, 2015.

Questions about the position may be directed to Carena Spivey, HR Manager, at

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Upstairs Artspace – Director/Manager

Job Overview:

The Upstairs Artspace seeks a part-time (up to 32 hours/week) director or manager, with job title and responsibilities to be determined according to experience and abilities of the candidate. The Upstairs is a nonprofit contemporary art space in Tryon, NC, with more than 3,000 square feet of exhibition space in three galleries. The organization has established itself as a leading regional showcase for contemporary art over its 37-year history. This position provides an opportunity for the right candidate to establish a track record of successfully leading a gallery offering more than a dozen exhibits a year, and to have lasting impact by working with the board of directors to hone the gallery’s mission and direction. Tryon is 40 miles south of Asheville.

Essential job functions depend on the qualifications of the candidate, but include some or all of the following:

  • Coordination and/or leadership of daily gallery operations, including opening/closing, sales, attention to gallery appearance, addressing maintenance needs in cooperation with Board of Directors executive committee.
  • Opportunity to curate, organize, and supervise installation of exhibits with the UA’s volunteer exhibits committee.
  • Planning and execution of workshops, lectures, and other programs, in association with the gallery’s programs/education committee, and assisting the resource development committee with fundraisers.
  • Management of volunteer/donor relations, including community outreach, and recruiting and training docents to assist with front-desk duties (sales, phone reception, answering basic questions about exhibits and artists, etc.) and other tasks.


  • College degree, experience in nonprofits management, arts administration, education, curating, and/or sales.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word. Experience with social media, website content management systems a plus.
  • Ability to perform some physical work, including light lifting.

Wages commensurate with experience.

Send CV and contact information by Jan. 30 to

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Davidson Community Players – Summer Administrative Intern Opportunity

Davidson Community Players is looking for an Administrative Intern for the Summer of 2015. Develop skills that will carry you into the real world. Build your resume and make connections. Perfect for an Art Administration major, Theatre major, or Marketing/Communications major. Stipend available- no housing provided.

Basic Functions:

To provide administrative, marketing, development and box office support for Davidson Community Players during their popular Summer Series.

Sample of Duties:
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Opening Night party and Donor Appreciation party.
  • Assist with marketing of Summer Series, including poster, signage and flyer distribution.
  • Coordinate and implement program printing for Summer Series.
  • Assist with corporate donor stewardship of Summer Series.
  • Assist with box office reservations.
  • Recording reservations into DCP’s Access database.
  • Confirming reservations via email (or phone if necessary).
  • Assist with volunteer management for Front of House needs.
  • Preparing tickets for will call and reserved seating.
  • Assisting with pre-show needs an hour prior to each performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Critical skills needed: Strong customer service knowledge and ability; aptitude with data entry and familiarity with computers with strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access); ability to learn and pick up knowledge quickly; ability to work in a team atmosphere handling various kinds of arts administrative projects.

Needed from mid-May through early August 2015. Stipend for the period will be a fixed payment of $1,000.00.

For information please call 704-892-7953 or email

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Davidson Community Players – Summer Technical Intern Opportunity

Are You Ready? Making the transition from the academic to the world of professional theatre can be tough. Making that transition without the benefit of aggressive hands-on experience with a reputable theatre makes it even tougher. Davidson Community Players, an award-winning community theater, technical internships provide the opportunity to develop the tools you will need to move forward in your chosen field – collaborating with dedicated theatre professionals on a daily basis. Build your resume, make connections and have the option of earning college credits. Paid positions- no housing provided.

To apply: please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references with contact information to:

Matt Merrell, Executive Director
Davidson Community Players

or fax to 704.892.7953.

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Winston-Salem Youth Chorus – Artistic Director

Barbara Beattie, Founding Artistic Director of the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, is retiring at the end of their 2014-2015 season. The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus is seeking a dynamic and experienced part-time ARTISTIC DIRECTOR who will have overall responsibility for the artistic leadership of our highly-acclaimed youth chorus.

This chorus has set the stage for excellence in music education, fine choral production and collaborative cultural arts experiences in the greater Winston-Salem area for 22 years. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the position, please click on the following link for more information.

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PlayMakers Repertory Company – Managing Director

PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY (, a $2.7 million LORT D theatre located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to join Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj as the administrative leader of PlayMakers. Two performance spaces: 500 seat thrust stage, 280 seat black box. The Managing Director will work within an integrated collaboration between the theatre and university and will report directly to the Producing Artistic Director. Responsibilities will include the creation and management of operating and capital budgets, as well as the management and oversight of development, marketing, and general management.

Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, or a Master of Business Administration degree from and accredited institution and a minimum of three years theatre management experience.

Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000 plus full UNC benefit package.

Application deadline is March 15, 2015.

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  • Direct Reports: Director of Development, General Manager, Director of Marketing and Communications. 12-15 indirect reports, plus 30-35 student staff.
  • Advise Producing Artistic Director on strategy in support of long term vision for PlayMakers
  • With Director of Development and Producing Artistic Director, set strategy for theater’s fundraising operations and oversee the implementation of that strategy
  • With Director of Marketing & Communications, oversee the implementation of marketing strategy and tactics
  • With General Manager, create and manage operating and capital budgets for the company. Set, monitor and implement financial management policies and procedures, both internal to PlayMakers and as set by UNC. Ensure all collectively bargained agreements are implemented according to the rules, policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with UNC offices such as University Counsel, Human Resources, Information Technology, Department of Dramatic Art, College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office. Ensure compliance with all UNC policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as described by Producing Artistic Director.
  • Will teach one course per semester in the newly created Minor in Theatre Management in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC and oversee that portion of the undergraduate curriculum. Will advise and assist the Chair of the Department in the development of a future MFA in Theatre Management.

In addition to degree requirements, candidates must also possess:

  • A minimum of three years theatre management experience
  • Ability to work independently, meet high goals, and interact efficiently in a comprehensive research university
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with staff members, artists, faculty and volunteers
  • Integrity, authenticity, and enthusiasm
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to monitor and meet multiple deadlines
  • Previous teaching experience preferred but not required.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Kinston Community Council for the Arts – Marketing Director

Nonprofit seeks full time Marketing Director. Excellent workplace conditions. Responsibilities include electronic, print, TV/radio broadcast marketing, public speaking and membership development. Competitive salary and benefits.

Contact Kinston Community Council for the Arts, 252-527-2517 or

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American Dance Festival – Seasonal Positions and Summer Internships

Location: Durham, NC


Seasonal Administrative Positions

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 (postmark)

ADF is offering the following seasonal administrative opportunities for Summer 2015: Festival Services Coordinator, Receptionist, Student Coordinator, School Operations Coordinator, School Technical Assistant, Schedule & Faculty Coordinator, and Audience Services Assistant.

For job descriptions and application instructions, please go to:


Seasonal Production Positions

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 (postmark)

Available positions for 35-plus performance schedule: Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, Sound Technician, and Costume Designer. Previous dance experience preferred.

Dates of employment are June through July 2015.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three references to For more information, please go to:


Summer Internships

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 (postmark)

Each summer, ADF offers internships in all areas of arts administration and production. Administrative internships provide hands-on experience for those interested in arts management. Production interns work on the crew for the 40-plus performances of the ADF season featured at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater and the Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham. All interns work in an invigorating arts environment, as an integral part of the ADF staff. Each intern plays an important role in carrying out the ADF’s mission to serve dance, dancers, choreographers, and artists in related fields.

For more information, including full internship descriptions, please go to:

To apply, submit a completed application form, cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Please contact Jenny Fornoff, Intern Coordinator, at or 919-684-6402.

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Town of Leland – Arts Administrative Specialist



Under the supervision of the Cultural Arts Manager, an Arts Administrative Specialist performs a variety of general administrative duties as needed to organize and coordinate the day-to-day operations and services of the Leland Cultural Arts Center.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Oversees the LCAC main office and provides outstanding customer service to LCAC patrons, instructors and staff by responding and assisting in a timely and professional manner
  • Fields phone, e-mail, and walk-in inquiries about the LCAC facility, programming and events. Files office documents and paperwork
  • Registers students for classes/workshops/programs. Provides tours of facility. Assists instructors with class lists, timesheets, supplies, etc.
  • Works with the LCAC manager to develop and coordinate gallery program, special events, facility rentals, volunteer program, etc.
  • Sets up and breaks down rooms, activities and programs as needed
  • Ensures cleanliness of the facility and safety of customers at all times by performing basic cleanup services
  • Follows and enforces the rules and guidelines of the facility
  • Supervises the facility in the absence of full-time staff
  • Assists with LCAC events as needed and attends trainings and meetings as required
  • Serves as an LCAC representative in the community, promoting and encouraging use of the facility.
  • High School graduation with four (4) or more years of work experience. Interest in arts/arts administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform essential job functions. Prefer candidates with degrees from accredited two-year or four-year colleges or universities with major course work in non-profit, fine arts, arts education, art history, arts administration, education or business.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including day, night and weekend work.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel. Ability to learn and use social media and computer software for registration, point-of-sale, facility booking and membership quickly and proficiently
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
Other Skills/Abilities:
  • Possess a strong interest/background in the arts. Additional experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: Gallery hanging and show coordination, facility rentals, special event coordination/planning, volunteer coordination and training.

For more detailed information and to apply for the position please go to

The Town of Leland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Town of Leland – Pottery Studio Coordinator



Under the supervision of the Cultural Arts Manager, the Pottery Studio Coordinator provides managerial, administrative and instructional support for smooth day-to-day functioning of the pottery studio at the Leland Cultural Arts Center. The Coordinator ensures an efficient and effective studio by sourcing and making quality materials for students and instructors to use, establishing vibrant educational opportunities and effectively communicating with staff and students.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Plans and manages supply and equipment needs for the Pottery Studio. Creates orders for materials and supplies on an as-needed basis for submission to the LCAC manager
  • Manages flow of clay through the studio in an organized and efficient manner for use by students and for sale to students and staff
  • Works with instructors to ensure the appropriate rate and timing of production, quantity, size and shape and firing schedule of student work
  • Creates and manages kiln firing schedule. Oversees all kiln firing, including loading and unloading, and kiln maintenance (scheduled and as needed)
  • Keeps equipment and facility running smoothly by conducting minor repairs to kiln elements, shelf glazing etc. or recommending necessary maintenance including but not limited to electric wheels and kilns, central vacuum, plumbing and ventilation systems.
  • Oversees cleaning and clay trap schedule, set-ups and organization of Pottery Studio.
  • Ability to follow, teach and enforce studio polices/procedures
  • Ability to learn, use and teach proper safety/hazard protocol in the clay studio
  • Ensures organization and cleanliness of the studio and safety of customers at all times by performing basic cleanup services
  • Develops recipes, mixes and maintains all glazes for the studio
  • Fields phone, e-mail, and walk-in inquiries about Pottery Studio programming
  • Files Pottery Studio office documents and paperwork
  • Works with the LCAC manager to develop classes/workshops and teaching schedule and assists in instructor and visiting artist recruitment
  • Assists with LCAC events as needed and attends trainings and meetings as required
  • Serves as an LCAC representative in the community, promoting and encouraging use of the facility
  • B.F.A in Ceramics or comparable training. Minimum 4-5 years work experience in the field of ceramics, teaching adults and children is a plus. Studio supervisory and management experience preferred. Strong overall knowledge of ceramic arts, the history of ceramics, as well as pottery making techniques. Experience firing, loading and unloading an electric kiln, using the potter’s wheel, knowledge of glazes and glaze mixing, and all other commonly used supplies/equipment found in a pottery studio is required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including day, night and weekend work.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
Other Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge and the ability to successfully implement the principles and practices of maintaining a high-quality pottery studio.

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The Town of Leland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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North Carolina Symphony – Vice President for Philanthropy

The vice president for philanthropy is the Symphony’s key development staff person and principal fundraiser, leading department-wide goal setting and achievement, organizational assessment, continuous improvement processes and talent management, all to achieve comprehensive fundraising goals. The VP is a member of the senior leadership team and works closely with the CEO to implement the Symphony’s annual and longer term fundraising plans. The VP’s primary fundraising responsibilities are to (1) nurture and advance relationships with and comprehensive investments in the Symphony from top donors, and (2) provide oversight to annual fundraising efforts by supervising department directors. The VP works closely with the CEO in key donor development, and assists the CEO in overseeing governance and trustee recruitment.

  • Develop, lead, evaluate and mentor a high-quality development staff that is prepared to broaden and diversify the North Carolina Symphony’s philanthropic revenue through the achievement of clearly defined, measureable goals.
  • Serve as principal major gifts fundraiser, achieving short- and long-term financial goals.
  • Supervise Philanthropy staff.
  • Act as key development staff liaison to the President & CEO, Board Chair and Development Committee Chairs
  • Assess the Philanthropy team’s achievement of goals and make recommendations on organizational and performance improvements.
  • In partnership with the CEO, actively prospect and recruit trustees for service on Symphony boards and committees. Assist CEO with board governance.
  • Work with CEO and fellow VPs on big picture vision, strategy, and goal setting.
  • Support CEO in Symphony related projects, presentations, and priorities including representing CEO at internal and external meetings.
  • Work with the Senior VP for Finance and Administration & CFO to establish and maintain all human resources/talent management related activities within the department, including recruiting, on boarding, performance management, annual review processes, etc.
  • Oversee the Philanthropy team’s compliance in all respects with Symphony policies and procedures; ensure systems and procedures are in place for donor cultivation and recognition, recording and acknowledgement of gifts, research and prospect management, and compliance with all grant and sponsorship requirements.
  • Maintain a leadership style that is open and fluid and empowers staff through active communication and delegation.
  • Significant experience in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating both annual and major gifts campaigns for a not-for-profit, including knowledge of corporate and foundation giving and experience with financial/tax planning for individuals.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated donor relationships over time.
  • A track record of success in achieving or exceeding annual (including major and legacy gifts) fundraising goals of at least $5 million.
  • Experience working with an arts or cultural institution is preferred. Love of orchestral music in a live performance setting is essential.
  • Strong leadership skills, exceptional judgment, superb communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with many constituencies, with a goal of building long-term relationships.
  • A deep commitment to the arts, a keen understanding of the North Carolina Symphony’s mission and goals, and the ability to articulate its uniqueness and relevance.
  • Ability to respond quickly to changing business needs and priorities; ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical implementation.
  • Robust quantitative and analytical skills, including the ability to understand complex financial records.
  • Managerial experience and skills to establish a team- and goal-oriented environment, providing vision and encouraging innovation and the ability to empower staff to goal achievement through active communication and delegation, building confidence, promoting diversity of thought, and celebrating achievements while under stringent deadline requirements.
  • The ability to think strategically and act decisively and have a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and occasional travel.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Click Here to view this listing on the NC Symphony website

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

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Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center – Museum Intern

1 year, 20 hours per week, $10/hour

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) seeks a part-time Museum Intern to provide staff support in our downtown Asheville gallery spaces in conjunction with our grant-funded expansion project.

Black Mountain College’s pedagogical influence casts a long shadow because of its educators’ focus on collaboration between disciplines, work within and for the community as a learning experience, and design and the arts as instrumental in a liberal arts education. Interns who complete this program should come away with an understanding of the day-to-day functions of a nonprofit museum, a familiarity with the history and legacy of Black Mountain College, and a deeper understanding of the communities and movements that influenced and were influenced by the College, including but not limited to the Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism, and the Black Mountain School of Poets.

The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, technical, multitasking, and communication skills, a collaborative spirit, an interest in pursuing a career in museums or nonprofits, and a deep curiosity about the history and legacy of Black Mountain College.

Job duties include:
  • Staff support in both our 56 Broadway and 67 Broadway spaces, including general administrative tasks, interfacing with visitors and tracking visitor numbers, website maintenance, social media marketing, handling phone traffic, and special events support.
  • Assistance with exhibition installation and de-installation.
  • Special projects which may include community engagement activities, digital content creation, collection cataloging and digitization, graphic design, exhibition research and documentation, and other tasks related to our physical expansion.

BMCM+AC’s new Museum Internship Program will emulate BMC’s experiential approach to learning by focusing each internship around a selected multimedia or visitor engagement project, utilizing either BMCM+AC’s oral history archives or the larger collection. While interns will be allowed a choice of project and creative leeway in the design or curation of their projects, they will receive close guidance in project management, outreach methodology, use of new media, and design strategies.

Degree completed or in-progress in Art, Art History, History, English, Philosophy, Communications, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Museum Studies, Library and Information Sciences, or a related field required. Ideal candidates will be reliable and prompt, and will possess proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, A/V editing, and social media platforms. Applicants must be able to lift/push/pull 25lbs or more, climb ladders, and operate basic tools and installation equipment. Interns will have regularly scheduled hours, but flexibility is appreciated, and weekend and evening availability are required.

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To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume including references, and short written responses to questions 1 and 2 below to Erin Dickey at Applicants are encouraged to include an optional 1-2 minute video response to question 3. Videos with a file size no larger than 25 MB can be sent as an email attachment. File sizes exceeding 25 MB should be sent using GoogleDrive or, or dropped off on a flashdrive or CD at BMCM+AC.

Short written response:

1. Why do you want to work at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center?

2. How will an internship at BMCM+AC help you achieve your career goals?

Optional 1-2 minute video response:

3. What is one way you envision improving visitor understanding and/or engagement at BMCM+AC?

BMCM+AC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. BMCM+AC encourages applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

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Raleigh Little Theatre – Technical Director

Raleigh Little Theatre seeks a Technical Director/Designer. This is a full time position with competitive benefits.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Director’s primary scope of responsibility is to implement the scenic and creative vision for each season. The Technical Director is responsible for the planning, execution and completion of all technical elements for our productions and assists in the recruitment, training, and management of all technical volunteers. Additionally this position will design 3 – 5 shows over the course of each season.

Successful applicants will be able to prove progressive responsibility for managing projects, managing crews and working against tight timelines. 2-3 years of experience in either Scenic or Lighting Design is required, Sound and Video experience a plus, BFA or MFA preferred. Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks desired.

To be considered, please submit professional resume and three professional theatre references to

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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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