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.



Arts & Science Council – Development Officer


Job Summary

The Development Officer plays a significant role in managing relationships that advance the vision and
mission of ASC and the Charlotte-­Mecklenburg region’s cultural community, specifically to articulate
stories and strategies that encourage understanding of and financial support for ASC, cultural partners
and the sector as a whole. The Development Officer’s scope of work requires curiosity about and
enthusiasm for the role of arts and culture in creating a livable and prosperous community, including
fostering positive and productive relationships with diverse audiences (individual and institutional) to
articulate and promote “culture for all.”


Serve as “outward-­facing” fund raiser for the ASC, as follows:

  • Support SVP/VP to maintain corporate support from, and oversee employee engagement campaigns (EECs) for a specific portfolio of businesses in Charlotte-­Mecklenburg
  • Serve as primary development officer (PDO) for all individual donors $500 and up within each EEC
  • Work with designated Development Specialist to design and execute all EEC events and activities
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all In House Coordinators
  • Insure that all EEC collateral material is provided;; design, develop and present campaign presentations as needed
  • Insure that all EEC data and results are accurately accounted for in the CRM.
  • Serve as PDO for small portfolio of individual donors and prospects as directed by VP Development
  • Set goals and benchmarks for each EEC and as approved by VP Development
  • Ensure that all donors are adequately and promptly acknowledged to the level of their support
  • Constantly provide new individual and corporate prospects to the CRM for future development
  • Document all significant donor interactions via CRM (phone calls, meetings, email, etc.)
  • Stay current on local and national fund raising trends, corporate news, and community developments
  • Assist with Development events as needed and as directed by VP Development
  • Demonstrate curiosity regarding all aspects of ASC programs and services (CCI, Education, and Public Art), and how each of these areas integrate with ASC’s fund development activities
  • Participate in strategic planning activities and planning the annual development calendar/scope of work
  • Reports to Vice President, Development

This position will exercise considerable independent judgment and a high level of confidentiality, responsibility, conscientiousness and reliability. Position’s daily activities will vary significantly due the variety of areas of activity. Each year, a detailed Annual Work Plan for this position will be developed by the VP Development that contains specific goals, objectives, and benchmarks upon, which this position’s performance will be evaluated at the end of the work plan period.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising and/or sales and marketing or commensurate experience;; preferable in a nonprofit/arts & culture setting
  • Proven track record in achieving revenue growth in both sales and marketing channels
  • Highly skilled in building and growing relationships with donors, volunteers and co-­workers to successfully achieve mutual goals
  • A competent writer, presenter and public speaker who is comfortable communicating to diverse audiences
  • Well-­organized and self-­directed
  • Proven ability to use reports and analytics to drive successful fundraising activities
  • A passion and understanding for the cultural sector and its work in the community
  • Confident under deadline and accountability pressures
  • Flexibility and ability to listen
  • Curiosity and skill in using technology to achieve goals. Microsoft proficiency required, familiarity with donor software and/or CRM software.
  • Collaborates well with others


  • Position will have work space in the ASC office and will perform work in on-­site and off-­site as required.
  • Work is performed in a fast paced environment that will require ability to work in and out of an office setting.
  • Occasionally will be asked to lift, carry, set-­up and clean-­up materials
  • Attendance and participation at events and activities throughout the cultural community will be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends as needed



Send a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to H. Perry Mixter, Vice President, Development, ASC via email at by September 18.

The subject line should read: Development Officer.

No phone calls, please.

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Alamance Arts – Programs/Gallery Director

Alamance Arts, Graham, NC seeks a Programs/Gallery Director. The position is responsible for providing coordination, supervision and administration of various programs of the Council. Specifically the Programs/Gallery Director is responsible for all aspects of managing, marketing, sales, and mounting exhibitions for the Sister Galleries, SunTrust Gallery, Outreach Galleries and the Picasso Gift Shop. This positon is responsible for marketing of all Alamance Arts programs including updating the website content and copy via a Joomla platform, design marketing materials using Adobe products (Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat), and MS Publisher, email blasts using Constant Contact and social media via Facebook, twitter and Instagram. The Programs/Gallery Director plans, organizes and/or directs activities, related workshops and special events including but not limited to Christmas at Captain White’s, Willow Walk, Art in a Bag and Artful Afternoon. The position will design, implement, coordinate, supervise and administrate arts education programs. This position will maintain relationships with local and regional artists and arts organizations.

Qualifications & Experience

The candidate will have excellent sales, multi tasking, organizational skills, display skills, ability to manage and motivate volunteers, and attention to detail. The candidate will have experience in a retail setting, visual arts knowledge, K-12 education knowledge and needs to be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Photoshop, In Design and Publisher. Knowledge of wordpress or Joomla, strongly desired. They must be willing to work in all aspects of the organization including fundraising events, day to day operations of the Captain White House, marketing and public relations and education.

Compensation & Benefits

Full time position; salary range to low 30’s depending on experience and benefits. Alamance Arts provides health insurance, dental and life insurance. Professional development opportunities for staff include workshops, conferences, webinars and classes based on budget resources and performance.


Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary history and references by e-mail to Alamance Arts Executive Director Cary Worthy at The search will remain open until the position is filled. For guaranteed consideration applications must be received by 5 pm EST, Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Alamance Arts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.


To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by September 11, 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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Charlotte Ballet – Corporate Relations Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Corporate Relations Manager is responsible for managing Charlotte Ballet’s relationships with local and national corporate funders. The position works closely with the Director of Development and Corporate Development Committee to create and manage a corporate prospect pipeline and support a comprehensive strategy to meet revenue goals for corporate sponsorships.

Key Responsibilities:

Prospecting & Research

  • Through research and analysis, build and manage a portfolio of prospective new corporate sponsors
  • In partnership with Director of Development and Corporate Development Committee, support strategies for cultivation and solicitation of these sponsors and manage stewardship plans for each new relationship
  • Create distinct plans for driving lower-level and new-to-town corporate sponsorship gifts

Cultivation & Solicitation

  • Manage and implement existing tools, and refine and create new ones, to support Corporate Development Committee’s work in soliciting new corporate sponsor relationships
  • Support Director of Development in preparing corporate sponsorship materials including introductory letters, proposals, informational packets, final reports and other mailings/correspondence
  • Coordinate corporate sponsor prospect meetings and follow-up
  • Work with additional external committees, including those dedicated to individual giving and special events, to secure corporate sponsorships and provide committee support

Benefit Fulfillment & Stewardship

  • Support Director of Development in providing benefit fulfillment and recognition for corporate sponsors
  • Work with Marketing and program staff to ensure programmatic and marketing benefits are appropriately fulfilled; work throughout the entire organization to identify needs and marketable opportunities that would interest corporate sponsors

Additional Development Team Duties

  • Collaborate with Director of Development to implement Corporate Development Committee meetings, including taking minutes and helping coordinate follow-up
  • Support Development department in maintaining accurate corporate sponsor database records
  • Support Director of Development in planning and executing corporate sponsor events; attend these events to build relationships with corporate sponsors
  • Attend and support overall Development department activities, including performances, fundraising events and donor cultivation and stewardship events throughout the season


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Previous experience in corporate relations with non-profits, corporate relationship management or sales
  • Previous experience researching and managing portfolios; cold-calling experience a plus
  • Proficiency in writing solicitation letters and proposal materials and creating/managing budgets
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience working with a complex donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge


To apply:

Send salary requirements to Include cover letter and resume (as one PDF) as an attachment. Please label the email subject line “Corporate Relations Manager.”

Application Deadline: September 20, 2015

No phone calls.

Charlotte Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Sallie Mae Ligon Museum & Archives – Museum Director(part-time)

Our museum, housed in the Cobb Center at Dunn Cottage, is located on the scenic campus of the Masonic Home for Children, in Oxford, North Carolina. The museum holds the permanent collections of North Carolina’s first and oldest operating residential home for children, which opened its doors to children in need for the first time in 1873.

Principal responsibilities:

  1. Functions as Museum Director; organizes archival records and develops classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
  2. Researches and records the origins and historical significance of archival materials.
  3. Works with public outreach programs, such as tours, workshops, and other MHCO events for residents, staff, and visiting public.
  4. Understands archival policy guidelines concerning access and use of materials.
  5. Provides assistance in researching materials for users requesting archival materials.

Prerequisite Qualification, Education, Experience, or Certification:

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Library Science, History, Social Science, Museum Science, Archeology or related field.
  • Intermediate level proficiency in basic computer programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office. Experience with Past Perfect or other collections database management systems a plus.
  • Some experience with financial management, reporting, fiscal budget preparation, and maintenance.
  • Experience creating marketing plans and public relations programs.
  • Some experience related to educational programming or group visit programming.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Library Science, History, Social Science, Museum Science, Archeology or related field.
  • Knowledge of genealogical/historical research procedures; working knowledge of HIPAA regulations.
  • Experience in maintenance and upkeep of an historic site
  • Experience in supervising staff of employees, volunteers, and interns
Demonstrated skills required:
  • Ideal candidate possesses archival/collection experience in a museum setting and is comfortable working independently or as part of a team.
  • Prior experience with scanning, image manipulation and digitizing software, digital standards, copyright and permissions required.
  • Experience in supervising staff, students and volunteers.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail essential.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate, orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to lift boxes of 20 lbs. or less and handle fragile items.

Applicant must have a complete and clear background check, as is required for any full-time employee, as well as a physical and TB test, and must have results in all that meet the requirements as outlined in our policies and procedures and per our licensure agreement.

Desired applicant can have a background in museum studies, or have held a position in a library or archival collection. This person must possess the ability to work hours outside the normal administrative work hours as needed.

Major functions or responsibilities:

Museum Director will carry out efficiently and effectively assigned research and organization projects;

Museum Director will understand the scope and content of collections held by the museum & archives; to be informed about the history of the Home by studying materials held in the collections and placed in the museum’s exhibitions;

Museum Director will stay informed about policy guidelines governing access and use of all MHCO materials, particularly those held in the archives;

Museum Director will act as liaison between the museum & archives, museum visitors, MHCO staff and residents, alumni of the Home, and the visiting public.

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Durham Arts Council – Assistant Manager of Facility Sales and Service

Durham Arts Council, a leading arts agency in North Carolina, seeks an Assistant Manager of Facility Sales and Service. The position provides support for the Facilities department, which oversees all building utilization, while focusing on the promotion and marketing of Facility special event space rentals through interaction with visitors, clients, event managers, and community. The Durham Arts Council facility serves over 300,000 visitors annually. The Assistant Manager of Facility Sales and Service is the primary point of contact for all persons entering the Durham Arts Council facilities. This position is responsible for creation and execution of space rental contracts and scheduling and monitoring all room/space assignments in the facility for classes, rehearsals, meetings, office tenants, and special events. The position is also responsible for DAC switchboard coverage and various administrative support functions. Position reports to the Director of Facilities and Visitor Services.



Minimum 2 years experience in special event and facility sales and management preferred. Proficiency in MicroSoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Mail Merge, and database management required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer sales/service skills required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. The individual must be comfortable working in a team environment that is both entrepreneurial and mission-driven. Successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, comfortable with technology, and able to establish and maintain positive relationships internally and externally.



Full time position; salary range to low 30’s depending on experience, and excellent benefits. Durham Arts Council provides high quality plans for health insurance, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, Section 125 plan, Employee Assistance program, and provides up to 3% match for employee contributions to its Simple IRA retirement plan. Professional development opportunities for staff include workshops, conferences, webinars, and classes based on budget resources and performance.



Qualified applicants should E-mail resume, salary history, and cover letter to:

Director of Facilities and Visitor Services
Durham Arts Council
Attn: Assistant Manager Position
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

E-mail applications to

Application deadline is August 31,2015. No phone calls.

DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More information on the Durham Arts Council is available at

More information about Durham, North Carolina is available at

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PMG Arts Management, LLC – Operations Coordinator

PMG Arts Management is a full-service booking and management firm located in downtown Durham. PMG is looking for someone who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, interested in the performing arts, and open to growth potential to administer general office needs, coordinate conference exhibits, and oversee special assignments.

Daily administrative duties include scheduling meetings, responding to emails, following-up on contracts, overseeing various marketing efforts, and maintaining many in-house applications (database, website, bookkeeping, etc). In addition to regular administrative and support duties, the Operations Coordinator will collaborate with artist and presenter staff on intermittent projects, such as providing information and applying for special opportunities.

The Operations Coordinator will also orchestrate PMG’s presence at six booking conferences, including booth display, logistics, and promotional materials. It is expected that the Operations Coordinator may be requested to provide administrative support at select conferences so some travel will be required.

Basic responsibilities include:
  • Assist with issuing and tracking contracts
  • Follow-up with PMG clients via email and telephone
  • Schedule meetings and general calendar maintenance
  • Make conference and travel arrangements
  • Manage website and social media profiles
  • Database administration and maintenance
  • Maintain online and in-office filing systems
  • Pay bills and basic bookkeeping
  • Interface with designer concerning marketing brochures, flyers, and eblasts
  • Track and record incoming and outgoing mail
  • Vendor contact for office supplies and services
  • Conduct client and potential-client internet research
  • Other office management and administrative support duties as needed
  • Excellent organization and office management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Tools used (proficiency beneficial, but not required): MS Office 2007, Outlook, WordPress, Dropbox, HootSuite, QuickBooks, Chrome browser, PatronMail, SageACT!
  • Potential for growth

Position is part-time at 15-20 hours per week. Pay range is $10-$15 per hour, depending on experience.

Starts no later than September 16, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled beginning August 17, 2015.

No phone calls, please.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to:

Download/print this description at:

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design – Annual Fund Manager

Contract Opportunity: one year contract with option to renew; no benefits

Founded in 1996, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators and critics. CCCD has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students and arts organizations. Each year, CCCD administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field. CCCD is located in downtown Asheville, NC in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (Western North Carolina), ref:


Position Overview

The Annual Fund Manager reports to the Executive Director and works with both CCCD staff and the Board of Directors (to include the Resource Development Committee) to ensure the achievement of fundraising goals in the areas of annual fund/major gifts and one special event by generating diversified and sustainable contributed income to support the organization’s operations and programs.

Contractor will be responsible for the oversight and execution of CCCD’s development program to include the implementation of the fundraising plan, development of the annual fund, and solicitation of major gifts. The Annual Fund Manager will work collaboratively with the Marketing & Development Coordinator to gather and maintain information on prospects and donors, develop solicitations, and plan special events.

  • Develop a comprehensive annual fund and major gifts campaign plan including structure, timetable, range of gifts table, and other materials; set goals, plan strategies and realize contributed income goals.
  • Oversee cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs for prospects and donors. Design and monitor record keeping systems and communication materials and activities to support donor acquisition and renewal.
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in resource development committee meetings to include the special event sub-committee meetings. Draft and circulate minutes.
  • Assist in identifying and segmenting prospective donors; create strategies to increase both the number of individual donors and average giving levels.
  • Participate in resource development planning and strategy sessions, attend events and collaborate with other staff as appropriate.
  • Prepare speaking notes, strategy memos and detailed agendas for presentations, solicitations and special events.
  • Train staff and board volunteers for cultivation and solicitation; successfully engage them in the development process through relationship building and coaching.
  • Devise appropriate special gift opportunities.
  • Assist in the solicitation of prospective donors; oversee the implementation of pledge payments and gift receipt policies/procedures.
  • Draft campaign case statement(s) to complement publicity and public relations programs related to the campaign.
  • Report regularly to both the Executive Director and Resource Development Committee on activities and progress of the development program to include the fundraising plan, annual fund, and major gifts. Prepare an official report encompassing the entire campaign at the conclusion of the contract.
  • Support staff and volunteer board efforts to design and successfully implement an annual fundraising event that generates a minimum of $15,000 in unrestricted operating revenue.
  • Maximize CCCD’s regular programs and events as an opportunity to identify, cultivate and solicit donors.

The Annual Fund Manager should demonstrate 5 or more years of successful fundraising experience with work samples to include campaign materials and solicitations. Knowledge of and interest in craft is desirable. The following skills, qualities and experiences are also a priority:

  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral format. Ability to write effective and persuasive copy for donor correspondence and other materials. Must be able to professionally represent CCCD to all public constituencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation critical to work independently and collaboratively.
  • This position also requires an individual who thinks strategically and creatively and can work on multiple projects simultaneously within limited timeframes. Requires excellent organizational skills, time management efficiency, and careful attention to detail.


Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references by e-mail to CCCD Executive Director Stephanie Moore at no later than 5 pm EST, Tuesday September 1, 2015. No calls or emails please.

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design 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. The CCCD encourages applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Marketing Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time marketing director. Primary focus is the design and implementation of a marketing plan for a theater season consisting of 6 season shows and 4 special events.

Responsibilities include web-based marketing and sales promotions; development of new community partnerships; design and production of playbills and all marketing materials; and media relations. CFRT is looking for marketing experience within theatre, the arts, or similar non-profit agencies. Strong computer skills a requirement, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience a plus.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Company Manager

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks an experienced company manager. Company manager is responsible for the travel arrangements, accommodations and day-to-day needs of the acting, design and technical company members. Job responsibilities include securing hotel rooms, booking airline tickets, upkeep of housing, overseeing use of company vehicles, and handling any special needs and requests. The company manager is both the direct point of contact for any questions from the actors and the liaison between the management team and the actors. Company manager also coordinates auditions for each production.

The preferred candidate should be familiar with the process of mounting a professional stage production and be extremely organized while also being flexible. Company Manager must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Company Manager must have the ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a fast-paced, creative environment.

Hours are semi-flexible – approximately 30 hours per week.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Development Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks an energetic and experienced development director who will plan and implement all fundraising efforts for the organization in conjunction with the board of directors, staff and volunteers.

Duties include raising CFRT’s annual contributed income, overseeing and coordinating fundraising events, individual donor campaigns, grant seeking, government funding, research and cultivation of prospective funders, development of board fundraising efforts, and broadening the base of support for the organization. Reporting to the managing director, this position is part of the management team, working in tandem with the managing director, the artistic director, the marketing director, and the office manager.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


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Raleigh Civic Symphony Association – Executive Director

The Raleigh Civic Symphony Association located in Raleigh, NC, seeks an Executive Director (ED). This individual will manage the day-to-day operations of The Raleigh Civic Symphony Association (RCSA). The Executive Director represents the RCSA to all its constituents: NC State University personnel, orchestra members, audiences, financial supporters, volunteers, and the public at large. The successful candidate will continue to foster the special character of the RCSA by enhancing its unique musical mission, while demonstrating initiative for positive growth and change.

The Raleigh Civic Symphony Association was organized as an independent North Carolina 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation to work in collaboration with the music department of NC State University to provide financial, artistic support, and management assistance for the orchestras of NC State University: The Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. These two orchestras are composed of both University students and community musicians and provide a unique musical experience for all participants.

The Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra present traditional and contemporary orchestral repertoire in thematic and connected contexts. Programs often use synergistic collaborations with local schools, artists, or community groups to engage and educate audiences through pre-concert discussion, extended program notes, storytelling, and in-concert commentary.

Position Summary

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors of the RCSA. The Board of Directors is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Association. The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations of the Association as well as acting as the “the face of the RCSA” to audiences, donors, and the community at large. The ED’s responsibilities include programming support, booking, marketing, general administrative and financial management, development/fundraising, and community relations.

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Qualifications for the Executive Director position:

Prior experience

  • Management/leadership in a performing arts or other non-profit organization
  • Performing arts program planning and execution
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Successful fundraising
  • Financial/budgetary responsibilities
  • Volunteer supervision

Skills and personal traits

  • Enthusiastic and committed to the vital role of the arts within a community
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to resolve differences and develop constructive consensus among constituents
  • Strong financial and management skills
  • Excellent communications skills, able to be the public face of RCSA
  • Proven history of fundraising success and strong donor relations
  • Unquestioned personal integrity

Preferred education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in management or five years equivalent experience in performing arts management
  • Knowledge of orchestral music
  • Experience working with web designers to create and maintain websites


How to Apply

Candidates are invited to send an email with “Executive Director Search” in the subject line. The application should include a letter detailing the candidate’s interest and qualifications along with a resume and three references. Send to:

Ann Grigg, Search Committee Chair at

Confidentiality is assured. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For guaranteed consideration applications must be received by August 15, 2015 A background check will be required for the selected candidate.

The Raleigh Civic Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer

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Penland School of Crafts – Director of Finance

Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Penland’s focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring setting have made it a model of experiential education. The school provides retreat-based workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, wood, and other media. Penland’s also offers artist residencies, a gallery and visitors center, and community education programs. Penland School of Crafts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution with an annual operating budget of $5.7 million. An endowment of $17 million supports scholarships and operations. The school has 65 employees, including 21 seasonal positions. Penland maintains 15 teaching studios and 57 historic and contemporary buildings on a 420 acre campus. The school is located about an hour northeast of Asheville, NC. You can read more about Penland at

Position Summary

The Director of Finance reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the Deputy Director to manage the financial resources of the school. The position is responsible for the budgeting and accounting functions of the school, applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial and operating reports, works in a spirit of community with internal and external partners, supports board finance, audit, and investment committees, and generally provides financial leadership for a successful non-profit organization. This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position, supervising one employee.

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  • A degree in accounting from a four-year college or university and at least 5 years related experience in a non-profit and/or school setting is preferred.
  • CPA certification is required.
  • The ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is required.
  • The ability to present and share information effectively and respond to questions from both internal and external constituencies.
  • Experience using automated accounting systems and be proficient with all Microsoft applications.
  • A keen ability to work with details.
  • Strong analytical skills for planning and evaluation.
  • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships at all levels of the organization.
  • Supervisory experience with other financial staff.

Annual compensation is discussed during the interview process. Penland staff members enjoy competitive pay, valuable benefits and a unique work environment of creative and artistic inquiry.


To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by July 31, 2015. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least 3 references to:

Jasmin McFayden, Executive Assistant
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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Town of Wake Forest – Cultural Resources Center Manager
(Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department)

We are recruiting for a Cultural Resources Center Manager to oversee the management of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of cultural program development and administration; the ability to work with volunteer groups; the ability to supervise a diverse staff; and the ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public.

This employee will supervise, plan, direct, and participate in providing a diverse range of cultural arts programs, both performance and visual arts, for all segments of the community. This employee will also be responsible for promoting and marketing the Renaissance Centre for special events. This position will report directly to the Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources .

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Management, Cultural Arts, Event Management, Business, Recreation Administration or a related field is required. Five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in community program supervision/administration, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required. Grant writing & sponsorship coordination experience preferred.

Apply by: Open until filled

Minimum Salary: $49,670

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Theatre In The Park, Raleigh, NC -Scenic/Lighting Designer/Technical Director

Theatre In The Park is a not-for-profit theatre providing entertainment to the Triangle Area of North Carolina

This is a full time position with benefits. Theatre In The Park normally produces a four to six production main season, plus their production of A Christmas Carol,which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Duties include the design and execution of all scenic, lighting, prop, and sound elements. Designer will work with the staff master carpenter and a cultivate large volunteer force that is well-trained and disciplined. Duties also include set construction and repair, prop design, construction, and repair for A Christmas Carol.

Assist to establish production schedules for all mainstage shows, independent productions, and co-productions.

Supervise load-in and strike of all Theatre In The Park productions in the Pullen Park facility. In the event that any Theatre In The Park productions are held off site in other venues, (with exception of A Christmas Carol) job responsibilities remain the same.

Assemble, train, supervise, and help recruit technical and backstage volunteers in cooperation with Stage Manager for each production.


BFA/MFA in design/technical direction. Experience in scenic and lighting design, technical direction, sound design, MIG welding, CAD drafting and scene painting.


Application Process:

Candidates should send:

  1. A letter of application addressing the applicant’s strengths relative to the responsibilities and
    qualifications cited above
  2. A current curriculum vitae and/or resume
  3. A one-page statement of applicant’s philosophy towards design and execution
  4. The applicant’s digital portfolio or website link
  5. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s record as designer or technical director.

To guarantee full consideration,. all application materials requested above must be submitted to:

Theatre In The Park is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Director of Education and Outreach

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full-time, dynamic Director of Education and Outreach to join its administrative and creative staff who will select and administer all educational programming; act as the liaison between CFRT and the region’s school systems to promote and build CFRT’s student matinee series, Artists in Schools lecture series, and internship program; and provide coordinating support for CFRT’s community outreach efforts in order to build and sustain broader community relationships. Bachelor’s degree and passion for the arts required. The right candidate for this position will have 3+ years of professional experience as a theatre educator and a proven track record of successful community engagement.

Job abilities and duties include but are not limited to: Excellent writer and speaker; effective communicator; knowledge of various forms of music and dance (ability to play piano a plus); coach auditions for children and adults; ability to effectively lead groups of students as large as 60; develop curriculum and classes for Fall, Winter, and Spring Studio class sessions; locate and hire qualified teachers to conduct classes for Fall, Winter, and Spring Studio sessions; must teach at least two, hour long, weekly classes for ages 6-18 for the Studio; create a performance troupe to perform at various CFRT events; teach one area of focus (music, dance or acting) and administer the Summer Drama Camp for all sessions; administer and coordinate mainstage Student Matinee performances, including student load-in and load-out, curtain speech, talk-back, and post-production reporting; create standards-based resource guides for area instructors which supplement CFRT Student Matinee Series; schedule and administer any Artist on the Go workshops in coordination with local Arts Council; coordinate events and sustain relationship with other area non-profits; administer and promote fundraising campaigns for education program; and knowledge of grant writing a plus.

Salary based on experience. Start date TBD (August 2015).

Please send letter of intent, CV, references, and portfolio (optional) to:
Frank Moorman, Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305

or by e-mail to

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Costume Shop Manager

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time Costume Shop Manager to join its production staff. Responsibilities will include maintenance of stock, assisting designers in coordination of all production work, fittings, builds and alterations for all season shows. Costume Shop Manager will coordinate with community volunteer stitchers, overseeing and managing budgets and rental resources, assisting costume designer in completing online orders, rental paperwork, etc. Bachelor’s Degree or MFA Preferred, Driver’s License required. Salary based on experience.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


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