Arts North Carolina

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Arts North Carolina maintains a comprehensive listing of job opportunities in the arts in North Carolina. Listings are included in Arts North Carolina’s bi-weekly e-blasts and maintained on this page. Organization Members may submit unlimited listings at no charge. Non-members pay $50 per listing. Submit your job description and link to Contact Christine Olson at 919/834-1411 to make a payment and schedule the listing.



Carolina Theatre of Durham – Director of Education & Outreach

As a leader in presenting performances and cinema in Downtown Durham, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is committed to engaging audiences through unique experiences, connecting our nonprofit with arts and educational organizations throughout the Triangle, and educating and entertaining children with curriculum-based performances in the Arts Discovery Series.

To further grow and enhance our role in the community, CTD is seeking a full-time Director of Education & Outreach who will lead the Carolina Theatre’s efforts in these areas. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director will be responsible for evaluation of all existing programs for potential community and educational engagement, and for developing new initiatives to serve the community.

This is a senior leadership position in a highly collaborative environment, and requires an experienced, creative individual with a proven history of forging partnerships and representing organizations in the community.

  • Overall responsibility for the Carolina Theater’s Arts Discovery educational performance series, including collaboration with CTD programming staff to select performances and CTD marketing staff to promote the series.
  • Establishing strong relationships with leaders in the Durham Public Schools system to ensure the broadest visibility for the Arts Discovery Series.
  • Meeting with teachers in Durham and throughout the Triangle to receive feedback that contributes to the success of the Carolina Theatre’s current programs and provides a framework for future programs.
  • Coordinating with the Director of Development to pursue funding from government, foundations, corporations, and individuals to help support CTD outreach and education programs.
  • Creating outreach activities related to Star Series and Performing Arts Series to provide adult audiences with special interactions with artists that further connect our fans with the organization and increase revenue.
  • Working with the Senior Director to take full advantage of filmmaker and actor attendance at the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and other CTD film festivals and events.
  • Creating a jury of local visual artists to curate rotating exhibitions of painting and photography in the Connie Moses Ballroom, Donor Lounge, and other spaces throughout the theater.
  • Receiving and responding to requests for support from local organizations.
  • Representing the Carolina Theatre at community events, and coordinating volunteers to assist in staffing booths and other promotional situations.
  • Serving as a senior representative of the Carolina Theatre in meetings with City and County officials, arts and civic organizations, and with community leaders.
  • Preparing and managing the budget for the Education Department in concert with the President/CEO and the Director of Finance.

Qualified individuals should have at least three years’ experience in either a similar role in a non-profit arts organization or an education position that included an outward-facing public role. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of the Durham market or will have a demonstrated history of build relationships quickly and effectively.

As this is currently a one-person department, the individual hired must be organized, self-motivated, and able to simultaneously focus on big-picture concepts and priorities while ensuring attention to the details. Support will be provided by Senior Staff, Booking Coordinator, Box Office, and others in the organization.

To apply, send your resume to

No phone calls or follow-up e-mails, please. Suitable candidates will be contacted. The position will remain open until filled.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. The position requires reliable transportation and a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, verbal and written, in English. Candidates must be skilled in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and be able to create and manipulate spreadsheets.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit organization operating the Carolina Theatre under a management agreement with the City of Durham. CTD is the fifth-largest Performing Arts Organization in the Triangle. With an annual budget of over $4.1 million, we present more than 100 concerts and comedy performances and over 3,000 film, retrospective and festival screenings each year.

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Community Music School – Executive Director


Community Music School believes that every child with a passion for music should have access to a quality music education. Community Music School provides opportunities for children and teens with limited financial resources to receive one-on-one music instruction in orchestral instruments, voice, piano, percussion or guitar, plus performance and ensemble opportunities.

The Executive Director of Community Music School works in partnership with the Board of Directors to support the mission of the organization and to engage the community. As the top administrative and operations position, the Executive Director has responsibility for strategic leadership and planning, as well as active management of the day-to-day operations of the organization. This position includes strategic planning and implementation, fundraising, financial management, Board relations, administrative oversight, and community and public relations.

Required Knowledge/Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. Knowledge and understanding of the musical field is a plus, but not required.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit management and governance regulations.
  • Marketing experience, particularly with the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience with private and public sector fundraising activities, including cultivation and solicitation.
  • Experience recruiting and directing volunteers.
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively handle multiple, complex tasks and solve problems with a goal-oriented mindset.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience using QuickBooks or other accounting software. Experience with donor management software is preferable.
  • History of using data and financial indicators/analysis to evaluate strategic options.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and networking skills to build relationships and work effectively with diverse constituencies and personalities, including students and parents, principal donors, Board members, instructional and other staff, and media.

Location: 618 Tucker Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Hiring Salary Range: Hiring salary range is $52,000-$55,000 annually.

Application Deadline: April 28, 2015

To apply for this position please send your resume and a cover letter to Only emailed resumes/cover letters will be considered.

For more information about CMS, visit

No phone calls, please.

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The Peace Center, Greenville, SC – Senior Vice-President Development

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Senior Vice-President of Development (SVP) is The Peace Center’s leading development professional responsible for the planning and implementation of all Annual, Capital, Endowment and Planned Giving Campaigns.

The SVP manages the development team and develops and executes the overall strategy for the development effort. Included in this strategy is a plan for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for every potential source of contributed revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations and government. The SVP will be responsible for Leadership level donors in the annual campaign, and for managing the major gifts program as well as the portfolio of major gift contributors. In addition, the SVP is responsible for achieving revenue goals for the major gift portfolio and will be fiscally responsible for the development department’s overall budgeted goals.

Bachelor’s degree required and minimum 5 years experience as a senior development professional with a measurable record of major gift accomplishment. The successful individual will have a total knowledge of state-of-the-art fundraising practices.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

Click Here for a Complete Job Description

Please submit cover letter, resume, list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:

Mr. Dory Vanderhoof & Ms. Rosalind Bell
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates,,

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Deep Dish Theater Company – Theater Manager

Deep Dish Theater Company invites applications from highly qualified individuals to serve as the Theater’s next Theater Manager. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director who reports to its Board of Directors. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
Deep Dish is a small professional theater producing four plays each season, in addition to other events, in its location at University Mall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In the fourteen seasons since its inception, the Theater has established a reputation for an innovative repertoire in an intimate and easily accessible setting.

Our successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with fanatical attention to detail who understands and respects the necessary balance between the business needs and artistic needs of the Theater. The Theater Manager is the conduit between Deep Dish and the public. As such excellent written, verbal and customer service skills and a high degree of professionalism are essential. A critical function of the position is the attraction and retention of season subscribers and donors through developing very personal and “high touch” relationships. Our chosen candidate must have demonstrated experience in donor/subscriber development and marketing. Proficiency in Quickbooks Pro for Nonprofits is essential.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1 year non-profit management experience. An undergraduate degree or certification in arts administration is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Previous experience in working with a board of directors and volunteers is strongly preferred. Computer and social media competencies are required.

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Search Committee via email to

Deep Dish Theater is an EOE employer.

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Durham Arts Council – Artist Services Manager

Durham Arts Council, a leading arts agency in North Carolina, seeks an Artist Services Manager. Full time position; salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits. This position provides support for the Office of Artist Services which administers DAC’s grant programs, festival events, such as Durham Art Walk and Centerfest Arts Festival, exhibits, volunteer program, and technical assistance and information services for artists and arts organizations.

Position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with different client groups. Position requires marketing experience, including successful use of diverse social media platforms. Position requires strong organization and project management skills, strong computer skills and ability to learn a variety of online application and survey platforms. Experience in special events, arts administration, volunteer recruitment and visual arts exhibits desired. Design skills and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.

Position reports to Director of Artist Services. Qualified applicants should send resume, salary history and cover letter to Director of Artist Services, Durham Arts Council to

Applications accepted until May 8, 2015.

DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Caldwell Arts Council – Executive Director

The Caldwell Arts Council was established in 1976. The mission statement states that: “The purpose of the Caldwell Arts Council shall be to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County by encouraging participation in a variety of arts events, promoting the arts, by cultural planning for the community, and by offering various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies and audiences.”

The Caldwell Arts Council is a vibrant, healthy and exciting organization. The organization is housed in an historic home in downtown Lenoir, NC. The building houses 4 gallery spaces, a gift shop, three office spaces and a kitchen. The Caldwell Arts Council is most well-known for high quality monthly exhibits, and 83 piece public sculpture collection, the annual Sculpture Celebration, and a strong Artist-in-Schools program. The organization has a full-time Director and Administrative Assistant, a half-time Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, a part-time facilities manager, and an hourly Saturday Office Assistant.

Evidence of the following Minimum Qualifications & Professional Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • (2) years experience senior management in a non-profit setting
  • Experience with fundraising and stewardship of donors
  • Experience writing, administering, and managing grants
  • Experience managing a budget (i.e., Quickbooks)
  • Strong writing, oral communication, and networking skills
  • Technological proficiency (Microsoft Office suite, social media, etc…)
  • Experience working with diverse communities and stakeholders
  • Creative leader and team builder
  • Enthusiastic with passion for the arts

Review of complete applications will begin May 1, 2015.

Applicants should send a single pdf file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Emily Miller, at

The file must contain a (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae or resumé; (3) list of three references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers & (4) additional materials highlighting evidence of the 10 Minimum Qualifications & Professional Experience.

Caldwell Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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Theatre In The Park – Administrative Assistant

Theatre In The Park seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant reporting to the Financial and Marketing Directors. Main roles are receptionist, ticket sales, administrative and event support, and other duties as needed.

Requirements: Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of basic IT maintenance and troubleshooting. Accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills are a must. Previous customer service, CRM database, and/or box office experience a plus. Position is 35-40 hours per week and must be available to work nights and weekends during performance runs and other events. Benefits including health insurance and retirement available after ninety (90) day probationary period.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/cv to with three (3) references: two (2) professional and one (1) personal.


All inquiries must be directed to

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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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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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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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