Executive Director: Center for the Creative Arts

Posted June 29th, 2016 at 1:11 pm.

Summary – Responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and long range strategic planning of the Center for the Creative Arts. Provides leadership for the Board, staff and volunteers of the organization, secures grants and other funding, prepares and monitors budgets and acts as a spokesperson and champion for the arts within our community. This is a full-time, salaried position which reports to the Board of Directors.


  • A minimum of 5-8 years of work experience relevant to the position, to include employment by an arts organization, non-profit corporation, or other for-profit entity – and including experience such as management, personnel supervision, program management, marketing, accounting and fund development
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college/university, Master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to create a cohesive work team with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Demonstrated track record in soliciting and securing funding, including fundraising and grant-writing
  • Strong financial management ability, including budget development and fiscal management
  • Experience and expertise in marketing and public relations
  • Experience in event planning and execution
  • Ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptable; action-oriented and self-directed; energetic and creative with a positive attitude and strong passion for arts and culture
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, QuickBooks and social media (Facebook and Instagram).

Responsibilities:Board Administration & Strategic Planning

Prepares for monthly Board meetings and in conjunction with the Board President develops agenda and organizes supporting materials. Actively recruits, interviews and orients new Board members. Leads strategic planning sessions and annually revises the organization’s Strategic Plan.

Financial Management

Oversees the accounting function of the organization, which includes a part-time accountant and office assistant and annual audit. Prepares the annual budget and manages the organization’s resources within the budget guidelines.  Reviews monthly bank statements, credit card statements and merchant services statements. Approves invoices for payment, manages transfer of funds in operating accounts and is the primary contact for the organization’s banking relationships.


Researches and writes grant applications which relate to CCArts’ mission and have a high rate of success. Identifies new sources for grants and applies as appropriate. Attends workshops on grant writing and develops relationships with current and future funders. Maintains a database of past, current and future grants. Works with staff to develop programs and get quotes for grant related projects.

Human Resource Management

Oversees a small staff and core of volunteers. Ensures adequate volunteer participation to support administrative, events, and programs needs as required. Works with staff to oversee program content of classes and camps, meeting weekly. Conducts annual performance reviews and oversees personnel policies to ensure they conform to current laws and regulations.

Special Events & Exhibitions

Coordinates the planning and preparation of exhibits including the CCArts Regional Show, Member’s Show and Corridor 410. Selects judge, hangs show, creates hang tags and exhibition catalogue. Organizes exhibit opening within a set budget. Attends planning meetings and develops promotional materials to promote events.

Manages special events which may include Artisan’s Show, Open Mic Night, Outdoor Theatre Night and any special fund raisers. Creates contracts for Artisan’s Show, books artists, organizes layout and coordinates opening reception and weekend events. May require extra hours evenings and weekends during special events.

Facility Management

Oversees the facility management of a 16,000 sq. ft. building and 4 acres grounds. Negotiates contracts for cleaning, waste disposal, HVAC systems, utilities, insurance, computer support, telephones, etc.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, current resume and three references (references will not be contacted until after initial interview) to jobs@ccarts.org. Refer to www.ccarts.org for more information on the organization.

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree required
Deadline: 07/15/2016
Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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