Arts Related Job Opportunity
North Carolina Presenters Consortium
Durham, North Carolina
North Carolina Presenters Consortium invites applications for the contract position of Executive Director
COMPENSATION: Starting in the mid $20,000s
ESTIMATED HOURS: Average 15-20 hours per week
OTHER: Virtual office allows flexibility to work where and when you like
OPENING DATE: Feb. 19, 2014
CLOSING DATE: March. 26, 2014
The North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC) seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic, visionary leadership and management for the organization and its membership of arts presenters, performing artists, agents and associated organizations and individuals. The Executive Director will strive to offer the best in services for our diverse membership combined with an emphasis on organizational stability and fiscal sustainability.
The NCPC Executive Director serves as chief administrative officer and is charged with supervising and managing NCPC’s programs and activities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Directors and is responsible to the Board.
The North Carolina Presenters Consortium is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, and training of contractors are made on the basis of individual qualifications.
It is the policy of NCPC that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment,
personnel actions, or any of the terms or conditions of employment, because of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, military status, or political affiliation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned and/or changed at the determination of the Board.
1. Provide executive oversight of NCPC; its administration and operations.
2. Offer effective and ongoing communication with the membership of the organization, as well as its staff and Board of Directors.
3. Oversee services to membership including the annual meeting and fall and winter booking meetings. Work with the Board and meeting host(s) to ensure vibrant and well-organized meetings that cater to the needs of our membership.
4. Write, submit and administer annual grant(s) to the North Carolina Arts Council, South Arts and other funders as identified.
5. Work to retain and expand membership of NCPC each year.
6. Expand web presence.
7. Collaborate with Board to develop NCPC’s strategic plan; coordinate implementation of the strategic plan and provide regular updates to the Board.
8. Create and recommend the annual budget for Board approval and manage NCPC’s resources within the budget guidelines, while maintaining our service to the mission. Ensure the short- and long-term financial stability of the organization, and mitigate risk.
9. Represent NCPC locally, regionally, and nationally; serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization on behalf of staff, the board of directors and our membership.
10. Manage operations and administration of the Board of Directors by advising and informing Board members and interfacing with Board. Advance the performing arts in the region and beyond, through programming, planning, coalitions, partnerships and communications strategies.
11. Manage the overall production of NCPC’s bi-annual performing arts showcase and booking conference ArtsMarket. Currently housed at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, the ArtsMarket is a 3-day event held every other November. Primary duties include:
a) Handle all contract and logistical negotiations with the host theater venue, hotel, and convention center exhibition space.
b) Manage all marketing, sponsorship and ad sales, and registration for the event.
c) Work closely with the North Carolina Arts Council staff to facilitate the showcase artist selection and contracting process.
d) Supervise and liaise with key stakeholders: technical, production, artists, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, caterers, hotel(s).
e) Develop and manage the budget for the conference (approximately $75K). Generate reports and evaluation metrics to share with the NCPC board following the event.
1. Must be a North Carolina resident and have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
2. At least 3-5 years’ experience in an arts leadership role or equivalent experience in a comparable industry. Knowledge of presenting and the performing arts is preferred.
3. Knowledge of organizational planning, budget development, fiscal management for non-profit organizations and oversight; demonstrated ability to implement and manage at both strategic and operational levels.
4. Experience with conference or event planning and management.
5. Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to address large groups and to listen and express thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Familiar with producing monthly budget and financial reports, operational updates, brochures, and other publications.
6. High energy, creativity and drive to advance the organization.
7. Practical leadership skills combined with the ability to work collaboratively with staff, the board of directors, partners, stakeholders and members.
8. Enthusiasm for building coalitions and partnerships.
9. Enthusiasm for travel and work in the field, and acceptance of some weekend and evening work hours away from home.
1. Submit resume, cover letter and three references by 3/26/14 to:
President, NC Presenters Consortium
C/O William Lewis, PineCone
P.O. Box 28534, Raleigh, NC 27611
or as attachments via email to email@example.com – Please put “Applicant for NCPC Executive Director Position” in the subject line
2. Finalists will be interviewed by the Board in early April/beginning of May.
3. We will confirm receipt of your materials and will contact you should we be interested in meeting with you. We will announce when the position has been filled.
4. This position will remain open until filled. Target start date is early June 2014.
North Carolina Presenters Consortium