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)


  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.


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

Deadline for application is April 15. 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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Penland School of Crafts – Glass Studio Coordinator


Position Summary

The Glass Studio Coordinator is responsible for keeping two studios in good working order and preparing for each class or activity scheduled in the space. Through a helpful and welcoming presence the Coordinator sets the tone for all classes by successfully communicating with instructors and studio assistants to insure the smooth operations of class supply ordering, studio setup, studio safety and general operations of the studio. The glass coordinator also monitors both studios during the winter rental as well. The Coordinator works directly with the Studio Manager, Program Director, Studio Technician, Director of Facilities and Grounds, Deputy Director, Director of Finance, Accounts Manager, Community Education, Store Manager and Registrar to insure smoothly running sessions. Adaptability, analysis, attention to detail, collaboration, personal impact, dependability, safety awareness, organizational sensitivity and teamwork are characteristics central to this position. This is a technical, administrative, and services-oriented position. The Glass Studio coordinator reports directly to the Studio Manager. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, year-round, hourly position.

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Bachelor’s degree is preferred with at least 5 years of studio experience but will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience. In-depth technical knowledge of the equipment and processes to be used in the studios, general knowledge of the field of crafts, and the ability to perform basic equipment maintenance and repairs are required. Must possess good organizational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload, good people skills, and the ability to plan and manage a budget. Knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and database management is preferred.

Physical Requirements

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, to walk, and to bend and to handle hazardous materials. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision.


To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by March 4, 2015. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position, personal contact information and email contact information for at least 3 references to:

Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager
Penland School of Crafts
PO Box 37
Penland, NC 28765


Penland School of Crafts is 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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The Mint Museum – Chief Financial Officer

The Mint Museum seeks an experienced financial manager to become its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the CFO will be responsible for all financial activities for the Museum, including financial management & reporting, budgeting, general accounting, billing, investment administration, financial strategic planning, and grants management. The CFO recommends and implements appropriate policies and internal control procedures to protect the Museum’s assets and ensure accountability and solvency. He or she will provide counsel and support to the President & the Board of Trustees.
Some Key Accountabilities:


  • Develop & Coordinate short & long range business & financial plans & forecasts.
  • Develop & utilize forward-looking, predictive models & activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations & business plans
  • Oversee financing strategies & act ivies, as well as banking relationships

Planning, Policy, &Investor Relations

  • Participate in policy development as a member of the senior leadership team
  • Engage the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees to develop short, medium and long term financial plans and projections.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations


  • Develop & monitor internal, departmental budget & project-based budgets with departmental leaders


  • Oversee the business office department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; direct supervision of staff

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Professional Experience – Minimum of 10 years of broad finance experience followed by experience in managerial or senior leadership role, ideally managing finance for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources and diverse program offerings.

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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The Mint Museum – Director of Learning & Engagement

The Mint Museum Director of Learning & Engagement is an exceptional leader who furthers the mission of The Mint Museum by initiating and managing the museum’s innovative learning opportunities. Reporting to the President and CEO, the position oversees the areas of interpretation, educational programming, outreach, community relations, Library, and Archives. S/he initiates and supervises broad initiatives supporting excellence and equity, including but not limited to those that deepen relationships with the Latino community and better attract and serve creative teens. S/he is a key member of the Mint’s Senior Leadership team that sets priorities, establishes policies, develops budgets, and sets long-range strategic goals for the museum.

Some Duties & Responsibilities-

  • Lead the Mint’s interpretive, programming, and outreach efforts to provide innovative participatory learning opportunities for diverse audiences of all ages
  • Lead, supervise, and mentor the Learning and Engagement team, including professional development, for staff who oversee programs for adult, teen, family, college and K-12 (student and teacher) audiences, and under-served communities, who oversee docent tours and training for both museum locations, who conduct art instruction, who manage the Lewis Family Gallery, who manage the STAR (Student Art) Galleries at both locations, and who manage the Mint Library and Archives.
  • Collaborate effectively with other departments especially Collections & Exhibitions and Advancement and Communication to coordinate programming in a fast-paced exhibition schedule in two locations and to mesh with Advancement initiatives.
  • Lead L&E staff in the museum’s current initiatives to deepen relationships with the Latino community and to better attract and serve creative teens.
  • Guide the museum as a member of the Senior Leadership team
  • Serve as a key public face of the Mint, representing the museum with excellence, and promoting the value and worth of museum education and outreach
  • Build enduring community partnerships and initiatives to support and promote access and equity
  • Supervise, support, and grow the Mint Library and Archives
  • Serve as liaison to the Learning & Engagement Committee, engaging them in advocating for, championing, and supporting the museum’s educational mission

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration-

  • Education – Master’s degree in art history, art education, arts administration, museum education, fine art, museum studies or related discipline.
  • Experience – 10 or more years of museum leadership experience, including developing and planning programs, supervising staff & volunteers, and initiating and managing many community projects.

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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University of North Carolina Wilmington – Director, Office of the Arts

Vacancy #15E083
Position #1065

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Office of the Arts. This newly-established position under the direction of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the public face for UNCW Arts, representing the Office of the Arts across the campus and the community as well as the state of North Carolina. The person in this position will develop innovative arts collaborations, partnerships and connections on campus with students, faculty, staff, and off campus with key community partners through performing and visual arts. Supervision of existing educational outreach and community activities and partnerships is an important component of the position. The Director coordinates the Kenan Auditorium public programming with an eye toward working with artists who, ideally, will be participants in immersion experiences for students and faculty. In coordination with existing UNCW development efforts, this person also creates and helps to execute fundraising strategies that support the overall work of the OA and its programs. The director will be responsible for oversight of all facilities management services required for use of Kenan Auditorium by academic, administrative and student users, as well as for outside rentals.

Preferred qualifications include a related Master’s degree and/or equivalent direct experience in the development of arts programming; familiarity with organizing educational lecture and exhibit programs is a plus. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Art and Art History, Fine Arts, Educational Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field, a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated capability in working with arts and lecture programs. Candidates should also have experience and comfort working in a multicultural environment; demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and establish partnerships with the local, state, and regional arts communities; experience with student-focused arts programming; and ability to provide relevant experiential learning opportunities for students. In addition, evidence of strong leadership and excellent communication and organizational management skills are essential.

Priority consideration of all completed application materials will be given to those received by March 1, 2015; however, applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.

To apply: please complete the online application at

A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references should be addressed to Director of the Office of the Arts Search Committee, and attached to the online application–not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.

For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Cecil Willis at (910) 962-3548.

Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to an offer of employment.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center – Executive Director

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina has an immediate opening for an Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this individual will be responsible for the general administration of the museum, community relations, development, finance, and implementation of the strategic plan. The successful candidate must have arts-related, non-profit management and fundraising experience, an interest in the history of Black Mountain College, and excellent communication and writing skills. The candidate will promote and support both the history of Black Mountain College and the work of the Museum + Arts Center.

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College for public study and enjoyment. The newly renovated exhibition space and resource center is located in downtown Asheville at 56 Broadway and is dedicated to exploring the history and legacy of the world’s most acclaimed experimental educational community. The organization achieves its mission through collection, conservation and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. The museum has recently leased expansion space across the street at 67 Broadway, which will open in early June 2015.

The Executive Director will be responsible for:


  • Develop and monitor annual operational budget and program budgets with Board of Director’s Treasurer.
  • Manage staff and volunteers in areas of program, membership, development, marketing, and administrative planning and execution. This position will work with the present staff, including the museum’s longstanding Program Director.
  • Mentor interns
  • Oversee the activities of more than 100 volunteers.

Fundraising and Board Relations:

  • Direct all private and public sector fundraising activities including cultivation and solicitation.
  • Expand membership and donor bases
  • Establish and monitor annual program, development, and marketing plans with benchmarks.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors in all aspects of planning and development.
  • Plan and participate in Board meetings.
  • Oversee the grant writing and proposals

Communications and Community Relations:

  • Direct all media communications.
  • Attend appropriate community functions and represent BMCM+AC

Strategic Planning

  • Working with the board, develop a strategic plan within the first six months.
  • Initiate steps to implement the strategic plan

Successful candidates will have demonstrated strengths in creativity, experimentation, and an entrepreneurial approach to the arts. A bachelor or advanced degree in fine arts would be desirable. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Please submit resumes to J. Richard Gruber, PhD, Chair of the Board at

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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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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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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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