Job Listings

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 $100 per listing. Submit your job description and link to Contact Christine Olson at 919/834-1411 to make a payment and schedule the listing.



Cabarrus Arts Council

Position: Program Assistant

The Cabarrus Arts Council is seeking a full-time Program Assistant. The position requires knowledge of visual and performing arts, strong oral and written communication skills and outstanding organizational abilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting with gallery exhibition installments, entering and tracking inventory, leading gallery tours; supporting the administration of school performances and Davis Theatre performances; working with volunteers and the public; and general clerical duties. The successful candidate should have high energy, be good at taking direction, be a team player, work well with children, and be willing to work evenings and Saturdays.

Minimum requirements: basic knowledge of visual and performing arts; proficiency in InDesign, database systems, Word, and Outlook; a working knowledge of website management, and current use of social media; ability to lift, climb ladders and use basic tools. Knowledge of light and sound technology would be ideal.

Salary: mid $20’s

To apply: email cover letter with resume and at least three professional references.

Applications will be evaluated in the order they are received.

No phone calls.

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The Mint Museum

Position: Exhibitions Designer

The Exhibitions Designer is key team member of the Collections & Exhibitions Department, and has an integral role in the execution of the Museum’s ambitious schedule of exhibitions, installations, and gallery rotations. The Exhibitions Designer implements the Museum’s strategic priorities in collaboration with the Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Curators, Educators, Registrars, and other staff. The position provides leadership for cross-departmental collaboration to implement the highest stewardship standards for the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.


  • Supervises staff (Design Assistant, interns, and contract staff), develops and tracks budget.
  • Serves on exhibition teams for both in-house and traveling exhibitions.
  • Works collaboratively with Curators to create exhibition layouts that are respective of curatorial premise, and interpretive strategies; works collaboratively with Curators and Registrars to create layout observant of display guidelines and security the relevant to the artwork; identifies exhibition furniture; determines equipment needs for the installation; works closely with Curators and Graphic Designers to select font and color schemes for exhibition (in tandem with development of exhibition brand by Advancement & Communications Department); coordinates with Exhibition & Gallery Foreman to manage outside services as needed for the construction associated with exhibitions and permanent collection installations; works closely with Registrar, and Preparator(s) to move and install artwork in the gallery; oversees installation of exhibition didactics and lighting of the exhibition.
  • Creates, updates, communicates, and implements Design Briefs for all exhibitions and permanent collection installations including, but not limited to, renderings, schematic designs, concept designs, and shop drawings, as needed, for review by internal staff and to inform RFP(s) for outside contractors.
  • Plays role in the planning and logistical support for capital projects.
  • Plays key role in the development of policies and procedures for the implementation of professional standards and best practices.
  • Develops, implements, and supervises programs aligned with the Museum’s strategic priorities.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned by the President & CEO and Director of Collections & Exhibitions.
  • Plays key role in fostering an organizational culture that values positive leadership, innovation, and inclusion, and inspires excellence in the work environment.
  • Maintains international, national, and regional network.

EDUCATION: B.A. in the arts or related field preferred. Alternative degree, credentials and/or experience may be considered for applicability.

Recommended five (5)-to-seven (7) years of designing museum exhibitions and proven familiarity with construction techniques, fabrication, lighting requirements, graphic production, maintenance, shipping, and de-installation and a proven understanding of proper art handling and maintenance of museum objects, management, and supervisory experience. Strong communication skills with ability to design and produce construction drawings and ability to write successful RFP(s) for contract bid process

Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment. Strong enthusiasm and self-motivated. Must be responsible, dependable, and able to work effectively in a team-based environment. Working knowledge of best practices for art movement and installation. Hands-on experience with museum construction techniques and shop drawings, fabrication, lighting design, and graphic production. Hands-on experience with tools and equipment associated with woodworking, construction, lighting, electrical, and audio-visual / computer displays. Must be able to lift more than 50 lbs., operate hand tools safely, operate a forklift, and drive a van and box truck.

Broad computer knowledge is essential including experience with Microsoft Office, Macintosh, AUTOCAD or design related software preferred.

Desirable functions: Familiarity with museum best practices and trends in the field. Familiarity with OSHA standards. Strong supervisory skills and ability to set staff priorities and delegate responsibilities. A strong sense of maintaining confidentiality while exercising good judgment in the workplace is highly desirable.

Normal office environment, periodic travel, night, or weekend work required. Physical ability for exhibition installations required. Must have the ability to bend, lift a minimum of 50 pounds without assistance, and climb stairs. Valid driver’s license.


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION OR PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS: Knowledge and/or background in Fine Arts, design and/or Art History a plus.

DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The Mint Museum reserves the discretion to change this job description at any time.


As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, groundbreaking exhibitions, and riveting educational programs. The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European art, and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s burgeoning center city, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop. For more information, visit

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Position: Managing Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT), a nationally recognized arts leader in Southeastern North Carolina, is seeking a Managing Director. The last four years has seen CFRT grow 30% to a $1.3M annual budget, supported by income from over 1,000 season subscribers, sponsorships, and organizational endowment funds, local, regional, and state grants, along with significant national grants from the Shubert Foundation, TCG and the NEA. Entering its 54th season CFRT produces a diverse season of six major productions and several special events throughout the year to over 35,000 patrons annually. The MD will oversee the annual budget and a planned renovation and expansion program of its existing 325 seat facility to support a robust education program and performance support areas in the near future. The Managing Director works with Board of Directors and Artistic Director to ensure the programmatic and operational integrity, sustainability and excellence of CFRT.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) Managing Director oversees implements and ensures the sustainability of CFRT’s operations, programs, finances, and community support. Managing Director works with Board of Directors and Artistic Director to ensure the programmatic and operational integrity, sustainability and excellence of CFRT. Managing Director works in partnership with Artistic Director as peers in the organizational structure.

Direct Reports: Development Director, Marketing Director, Business Manager, Box Office Manager, Audiences Services Manager, Company Manager, Office Manager, and Custodial Staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise Board of Directors and Artistic Director on strategy in support of long term vision for CFRT.
  • Serve as the organizational lead working with the Board of Directors and Artistic Director to maintain and implement the strategic plan for the organization.
  • Work with the Board and Artistic Director to insure that appropriate annual goals/metrics (script notes) that indicate the organization’s future success are being set and tracked.
  • Set strategy for theater’s fundraising operations and oversee the implementation of that strategy with Artistic Director and Development Director.
  • Oversee with the Development Director and in coordination with the Artistic Director and Board Committees the fulfillment of the theater’s annual fundraising activities to include grant writing, fundraisers, Co-Producers, Advertisement, Season Program, Patron and Season Subscriptions.
  • Oversee the implementation of marketing strategy and tactics with Marketing Director and Audience Services Manager.
  • Create and manage operating and capital budgets with Business Manager.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Board and Finance Committee on all financial and budget matters.
  • Create and manage special capital campaign budgets and fundraising plans as may be necessary for expansion and renovation needs of the theater with the appropriate Board Committee.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual audit implementing any recommendations and or changes that may be required and or suggested by auditor.
  • Set, monitor and implement financial management policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all agreements with Actors’ Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, and Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers are implemented in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of these organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with all CFRT policies, procedures and organizational bylaws.
  • Provide appropriate staff support to Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with the Board President and Secretary in setting meeting agendas, insuring that all, notice of meetings, minutes and proper records are being kept.
  • Oversee the inventory of CFRT assets, to include production assets, equipment, vehicles, buildings, real estate and the appropriate insurance, condition and maintenance and repairs of such.
  • Serve as the organizational lead in securing temporary facilities and accommodations as required by the operation of the theater.
  • Serve as the organizational liaison to the, neighborhood, City and County, representing and strengthening the organization’s relationship and reputation to our larger community.
  • Oversee the coordination, recruitment and management of volunteers for the organization.
  • The Managing Director helps to advance the relationship between the Theatre and various local and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups and arts organizations.
  • The Managing Director/Producing Artistic Director team presents the public face Theatre and the Managing Director may be called upon to speak to private and public organizations and to the press.
  • Other duties as described by Board of Directors.

Managing Director Required Skills:

  • A strong combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Arts or Science, preferably in a field related to theatre management.
  • Five years management experience with specific preference given for theatre experience.
  • High level of administration, financial and communication skills

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to:

Managing Director Search Committee
PO Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305


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Hillsborough Arts Council

Position: Program Director

The Hillsborough Arts Council seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced individual to serve as part-time Program Director (20-24 hours per week). The Arts Council uses local volunteers to provide innovative programs and services to artists and the general public.

Responsibilities: The Program Director is responsible for coordination and publicity of programs, support to program chairs, fundraising activities, grant writing and volunteer recruitment. The Program Director reports to the Board of Directors or Officers of the Board as appropriate.

  • Program Development and Management – Actively coordinate and promote programs and events through calendar management and publicity including web-based, social and traditional media; evaluate past, current and potential programs and make improvements as needed; develop new programs
  • Program Support – Provide information, advice, resources, expertise and staff support to program chairs
  • Fund Development – Coordinate and expand annual community and corporate fundraising efforts including annual letter and charity events to meet the Council’s fundraising goals
  • Grant Writing and Management – Research new grant opportunities and write grants to obtain funding; oversee grant deadlines for programs using timetable and alerts to ensure timely filing of grant requests and final reports
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Placement — Ensure the recruitment, placement, supervision and nurturance of volunteers for Arts Council programs
  • Marketing and Public Relations – Develop and maintain positive relationships as key liaison with local and county government and school officials, business leaders and civic groups, arts patrons, and current and potential funding organizations and agencies.


  • Background in nonprofits through education or experience
  • Knowledge of the Hillsborough/Orange County area arts community is a plus
  • Experience as a fundraiser and grant writer
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, graphics and social media
  • Ability to motivate and develop volunteers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the community, Board of Directors and volunteers

Compensation: $20,000-$25,000 commensurate with experience (20-24 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Procedure for Applying: Qualified candidates should submit to the Attn: Program Director Search Committee the following items in one file in PDF format. Please send the file to

  • a resume;
  • cover letter of interest;
  • 3 references including names, email addresses and telephone numbers; and,
  • your answers to the questions listed below.
    1. Why do you want to work for the Hillsborough Arts Council and what is your knowledge of its programs?
    2. What experience do you have that makes you a good fit for this position?
    3. What is your understanding of the role of an arts organization in its community?

Background: Founded in 1986, the Hillsborough Arts Council is an active, dynamic nonprofit organization serving the arts and cultural needs of Hillsborough and surrounding area. It accomplishes its mission “to enrich the community through the arts” with initiatives that focus on engaging diverse audiences in arts events and educational programs, fostering recognition and appreciation of the arts, and providing avenues for artists, arts organizations and audiences for connecting with one another. The Council sponsors and coordinates many of the major cultural events held regularly in Hillsborough’s lovely small town environment. Popular signature events include Last Fridays, Last Fridays Art Walk, the Handmade Parade, Parlor Concerts and a sculpture tour. The Council’s office, Gallery and Gift Shop are located at 102 North Churton Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Hillsborough NC.

For more information about the Hillsborough Arts Council, visit

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Raleigh Little Theatre

Position: Business Manager

Raleigh Little Theatre, North Carolina’s premier community theater with 79 years of outstanding community service and artistic excellence, seeks a Business Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Manager ensures that day to day operations of the organization run efficiently and smoothly, focusing particularly on accounting, volunteer management and operational support. Best candidates will excel at managing multiple priorities with a variety of internal and external contacts. Key to success in this role is understanding the needs of artists, staff and volunteers.

We seek applicants with 3-5 years relative experience who can prove strong project management skills and work well with a wide range of personalities. Outstanding customer service, organization and communications skills are required. Experience in office management and/or operations a plus.

Submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume to
No phone calls please.

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Position: Director of Development

Under the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) Development Office, Arts Development manages the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors supporting ARTS NC STATE. The Director of Development for ARTS NC STATE (ANCS) will provide strategy and leadership in raising private support for ANCS, composed of NC State University’s six visual and performing arts programs—Crafts Center, Dance Program, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Music Department, NC State Live, and University Theatre. Having just completed a $4M capital campaign for the new Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the development office will now align its priorities with the University’s $1.5B+ comprehensive campaign, particularly the focus on building endowment.

The Director of Development for ANCS reports to the Executive Director of Development for DASA and will have a second reporting line to the Executive Director of ARTS NC STATE. The position’s primary responsibility is the identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects who are capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more. Primary responsibilities will be implemented through regular and frequent visits with prospective donors, with a concentration in North Carolina. Some out of state travel may be required.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the priorities of ARTS NC STATE as a whole and make a persuasive oral and written case for supporting key programs and priorities.
  • Manage a portfolio of approx.150-200 discovery and major gift prospects, and set and carry out strategies for cultivation and solicitation of these prospects—including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts ($25,000+) for ARTS NC STATE from alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations.
  • As part of a “Moves Management System,” prepare and implement strategic plans for the targeted prospects and meet annual moves management goals of 12-15 monthly visits and 18-24 major gifts proposals annually.
  • Manage the Friends of ARTS NC STATE Board of Advisors, the advisory and fundraising board for ARTS NC STATE. Work collaboratively with other volunteers.
  • Produce written communications including donor letters, proposals, briefings and reports. Develop and make presentations.
  • Produce development-related cultivation events that have a strong ROI and stewardship events that show the impact of philanthropy.
  • In conjunction with the ARTS NC STATE Program Associate, oversee the ARTS NC STATE Annual Giving program and related programs and activities.
  • Contribute to DASA’s annual fundraising plans/goals and comprehensive campaign plans/goals. Participate in Central Development’s campaign/development officer meetings.
  • Administrative oversight of the ARTS NC STATE Development office, including: supervising 1 FTE Program Associate and 1 part-time/temporary staff member, budget management, program assessment and related administrative support.
  • Participate in Arts Directors’ meetings and contribute to ARTS NC STATE marketing and communication efforts.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in development.
  • Proven experience in working with five, six, and seven-figure gifts, including the ability to evaluate, qualify and move prospects through the cultivation and solicitation cycle.
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.

For a Complete Job Listing and To Apply, go to:

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North Carolina Symphony

Position: Controller

The Controller provides accounting, financial reporting and analysis for the North Carolina Symphony. This position will work closely with the Senior Vice president for Finance, Administration & CFO to achieve goals, serve as a liaison and conduit of information ensuring effective and timely communication between the Department and key internal and external stakeholders, and provide high level financial and accounting support in all areas of work assignments.


A. Finance – Earned & Contributed Income Financial, Accounting and Analysis

  1. Monthly reconciliation between General Ledger & Archtics Reports
  2. Produce & distribute weekly reports to Marketing, Philanthropy & Finance
    1. Subscription Sales
    2. Single Sales & Total Sales by Concert
    3. Summerfest
    4. Team Monetary Scorecard
  3. Review daily EOD spreadsheets to ensure correct GL codes and import into Accpac
  4. Work closely with Box Office Manager and Database Manage to ensure appropriate GL codes and event names are assigned to all performances and events are built in Archtics
  5. Manage League of American Orchestras annual Orchestra Statistical Report
  6. Financial Analysis and Reporting

B. Finance – Accounting

  1. Prepare and Enter Journal Entries – month-end and year-end close-out
  2. Enter pledges in Accpac monthly
  3. Monthly Bank Reconciliation for Operating Bank Account, Section 125 Health Account and Major Gifts Programs Accounts
  4. Endowment accounting
  5. Track and record monthly check logs
  6. Monthly adjustments for State Expenses
  7. Monthly Adjustments to postage meter
  8. State sales tax accounting and remittance
  9. Monthly and annual depreciation accounting
  10. Monthly Financials – Income Statement for Operating Fund and Balance Sheet (Consolidated for three funds)
  11. Update monthly P&L Statements
  12. Year-End reporting and accounting for leases
  13. Assist CFO with year-end closeout and audit preparation
  14. Determine monthly adjustments for deferred income

C. Other Responsibilities

  1. Prepare Quarterly Form 941, NC5Q and NC3 Form
  2. Work with vendor to prepare Form 5500 annually
  3. Work with vendor to prepare Form 1095 for Affordable Care Act
  4. Staff finance and audit committee meetings along with CFO
  5. Serve as back-up for Accounting Manager for accounts payable key responsibilities
  6. Set-up new accounts for Cost Accounting
  7. Plan and set-up GL account structure and expanded account structure for concert reporting
  8. Annually update internal systems and controls documentation.
  9. Coordination with Finance Contractor
  1. Excellent accounting skills and analytical skills
  2. Thorough knowledge of general ledger & accounting procedures
  3. Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and timeliness
  4. Excellent oral and written communications skills and highly developed organizational skills
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  6. Undergraduate degree with at least five years of experience (preference of the non-profit field)
  7. CPA and/or extensive experience with non-profit organizations, ideally 501(c)(3) and GAAP

Click Here for a Complete Job Description

To Apply: Applicants are requested to send resume and cover letter to
(no telephone calls, please).

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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Position: Media Relations & Content Manager

Summary: Creates, implements and measures the success of a comprehensive media and public relations campaigns that will support revenue goals and enhance CTC’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public. Ensures articulation of CTC’s desired image and messaging developed by the marketing and communications department are consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Works in collaboration with others in the department and across the organization on marketing and communications strategies in pursuit of sales, branding and organizational goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Creates, implements, and measures media strategy for local, regional and national media in support of revenue and long term goals of CTC. Actively pitches members of the media to develop frequent and varied coverage for CTC. Creates media releases and coordinates interviews, reviews, features and photo opportunities. Provides timely calendar and program information to media outlets.
  • Writes, edits, and produces all written content for external and internal marketing messaging, including but not limited to: web content, ¬¬¬e-newsletters (e-Club), playbill content, and public speaking or published remarks for CTC leadership.
  • Serves as organization’s lead on all social media platforms; generating and/or collecting content, maintaining active presence, and reporting on success of each social media initiative.
  • Manage, in a timely and efficient manner, the process of creating all printed materials and visual representations for CTC, including production, development, education and advertising/promotional materials. Liaise with external graphic designers, printing vendors and other vendors.
  • Produce/collaborate on all video material for CTC, including production, development, education and advertising/promotional materials.
  • Coordinates photography and video shoots (publicity and archive). Maintains press, testimonial, photo, video and materials archives. Serves as the point person for internal and external requests for photos, video, etc. Supervises all production photo shoots (PR and archive, film, and video), and other audio/visual documentation of CTC programs.
  • Maintains current knowledge of CTC programs and activities to create content for all channels and to ensure high quality of communications strategy and implementation.
  • Works collaboratively within the Marketing & Communications Department and across departments to meet departmental and organizational goals.
  • Supports the Senior Leadership in fulfilling the Mission Statement and Core Values of the Children’s Theatre.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Arts Administration, or related field is required.
  2. A minimum of 3 years progressive experience in marketing, communications, or public relations with demonstrated success.
  3. Ability to manage projects in an extremely fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  4. Creative and collaborative skills necessary to craft effective and impactful messaging for diverse audiences across multiple channels and platforms.
  5. Proven success in managing and forging relationships with members of the media, preferably with Charlotte and North Carolina media sources.
  6. History of making decisions in a changing environment and anticipating future needs.
  7. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  8. Skilled at or has the capacity to learn necessary software including but not limited to: design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), video editing, and correspondence software like Mailchimp.

For a Complete Job Listing and To Apply, go to: and click Jobs & Internships under About Us.

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Asheville Area Arts Council

Position: Operations Manager

The AAAC office is a public, energetic, and dynamic environment, where a large number of people visit and engage, who have a variety of needs and interests. The OM should feel comfortable in an extremely social setting, and understand the needs of artists in business, as well as the needs of visitors to the area who are seeking arts and culture, and be ready to serve as a host, as well as to direct inquiries for program participants.

The AAAC staff and board is a community, and maintains a culture of creativity and authenticity, as well as a very high standard of work integrity and accountability. We serve to enhance Buncombe County’s cultural health, and therefore support each other in the same way, and build relationships in the community based on our organizational values of sustainability, collaboration, innovation and the transformative power of the arts. We value a working environment in which staff can be creative, mutually supportive, responsive, and in which we can learn from one another while upholding a powerful professional standard. We care a lot about what we do, and we are looking for people who feel the same.

The AAAC Operations Manager’s role is to provide support services for the operation of the organization including programs, and for the effective function of the AAAC’s Grove Arcade facility. The OM works directly with the Executive Director in support of the organization’s business and programmatic relationships, ensuring that contracts and accounts are up to date and are in alignment with the organization’s budget, mission, and strategic plan. The OM is the point person for the organization’s communications, and ensures that the community knows about, and understands, the AAAC’s programs and services. The OM is the public liaison at the AAAC’s Grove Arcade facility, working with visitors, members, and volunteers, and helping connect all our constituents to our services. The OM can express the value of the AAAC’s programs to all constituents, and works closely with program managers providing crucial support and ensuring a functional organizational infrastructure. The OM will coordinate time management internally, and will help other staff to have the equipment, supplies, and information needed so that their programs and events can run smoothly in coordination with the organization’s overall systems.

If you are interested in joining our organization, please see the full job description and application links below.

Detailed Job description:


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Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Position: Music Director and Conductor

Job summary

The Music Director is responsible for the artistic vision, quality and development of the orchestra with duties and responsibilities in artistic, administrative, and community areas. The Music Director exercises authority in artistic matters according to the guidelines established by the Board and mutually agreed upon at the time of his or her engagement. The position will begin with the 2017-2018 season with the possibility of a conducting audition during the 2016-2017 season.

Subject to revision or change, duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate artistic excellence as a musician and a conductor
  • Possess the administrative/organizational skills required of an artistic leader
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop imaginative programming ideas that have significance to the orchestra, the community, and the occasion
  • As part of the management team, work collaboratively with the President/CEO, Orchestra Personnel Manager, Librarian, and Board of Directors
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and through public speaking
Artistic Duties:
  • Conduct 6-8 concerts per season including a series of five subscription concerts, one Memorial weekend outdoor concert, and one education concert series. Other special performances shall be specified in the contract.
  • Work with President/CEO, Board of Directors, and Artistic Committee to develop and plan each season within the limits set by the orchestra’s budget
  • Work with the organization to develop and articulate an artistic plan that is based upon the needs of the community and the orchestra
  • Work with the President/CEO and the Artistic Committee to select guests artists
  • Partner with other musical, arts, and philanthropic organizations to advocate for the arts and to develop innovative programming
  • Support the activities of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra and its conductor
Administrative Duties:
  • Maintain frequent and regular communication with the President/CEO as required for effective execution of responsibilities
  • Adhere to the artistic planning schedule outlined in the Music Director contract
  • Work collaboratively with the FSO staff and assist with season marketing plans
  • Participate in radio and newspaper interviews and other appearances
  • Work with the Board of Directors in developing strategic plans and goals for FSO
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings as outlined in the Music Director contract
  • Maintain memberships in the League of American Orchestras and the Conductors Guild in order to advise the Board of matters that may be helpful to promote the orchestra’s objectives
Community Duties:
  • Assist in the promotion of the orchestra by being available for public appearances, fundraising activities, and community events as requested by the FSO
  • Work to further the orchestra’s role as a vital resource to patrons, donors, and the community at large

Orchestra Description: The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource. Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region. The FSO endowment campaign is underway and has approximately $1,000,000 in named funds.

The Fayetteville Symphony performs 6-8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other arts agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at Cape Fear Botanical Garden and St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as a military appreciation concert held over Memorial Day Weekend in collaboration with The Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg. The Symphony performs educational concerts, offers a Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, and provides Summer Music Camps.

Salary: The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra compensation is competitive for group 6 orchestras according to the compensation study published by the League of American Orchestras
Open date: October 1, 2015
Close date: December 1, 2015
Application Procedure: Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and a current one to two page resume in a combined PDF file to

No calls or faxes, please.

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Surry Arts Council

Position: Director of Finance

The Surry Arts Council, located in Mount Airy NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Finance. Benefits include health insurance. The job description is attached. The Director of Finance works closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Operations to oversee finances for the Surry Arts Council which includes the Andy Griffith Playhouse, the Andy Griffith Museum, the Historic Earle Theatre, and the Blackmon Amphitheatre.

Financial Management
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements
  • Collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, including billing and collection of donations/pledges
  • Serve as liaise with external accountant and board of directors
  • Enter annual budget at the direction of the Executive Director
  • Manage organizational cash flow
  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Executive Director
  • Maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and reporting software
  • Report any factors influencing business performance to Executive Director
  • Research all areas of the company for ongoing cost reduction
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Track grant income and expenses
  • Responsible for all financial activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, submission of tax payments, daily deposits involving large amounts of cash
  • Posting of cash receipts/bank deposits, disbursements, payables, receivables, donations, and general ledger entries
  • Prepare monthly sales tax reports and file with the NC Department of Revenue
  • Prepare refundable sales tax reports for reimbursement to Arts Council
  • Execute timely reporting/payment of ASCAP and BMI quarterly fees (involves preparation of quarterly report of events by location)
  • Monitor budget versus actual expenses and report issues to the Executive Director
  • Request rates and yields from all local banks and CD renewal period
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting package for monthly board meeting
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
  • Reconciliation of credit card charges to merchant statements provided by financial institution
  • Prepare monthly/annual journal entries
  • Maintain all records pertinent to annual review and 990 preparation
  • Oversee the cash management function, including banking relationships for maximum efficiency
  • Preparation of annual 1099’s for mailing
  • Oversee the external review, coordinate activities with outside accounting firm
  • Establish and maintain cash controls
  • Monitor spending and recommend corrective action as necessary
  • Provide excellent customer service to all visitors and telephone callers
  • Assist in other areas where needed (Amphitheatre, Playhouse, etc.)
  • Notarizing grant applications and other forms, as needed
  • Oversee proper archival of all records in accordance with the SAC Records Retention Policy, and disposal of records
  • Promoting the SAC mission to the community in a positive manner
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

A strong combination of education and experience is desirable. Proficiency in QuickBooks is important.

Send resumes and/or questions to:

No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Penland School of Crafts

Position: Development Associate for Special Events

Position Summary

The Development Associate for Special Events is a professional position with an administrative role in planning and managing Penland’s fundraising, stewardship and cultivation events. The Development Associate works in collaboration with other staff and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals. The position requires planning and coordination of the Annual Benefit Auction; support of additional artist relationship/art sales activities; participation in departmental planning; responsibility for all events-related records maintenance; and administrative support of additional activities as agreed upon with the Director of Development and Communications. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications. The position is 30 hours per week, year round, benefits eligible and exempt.

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  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Proven track record (3+ years experience preferred) of creating and implementing special events
  • Experience working with stakeholders, including donors, boards, clients, staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communications skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of complex and detailed information accurately and efficiently
  • Excellent computer skills, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required; experience with fundraising databases is helpful, preferably Raiser’s Edge and Greater Giving
  • Demonstrated understanding of donor confidentiality and privacy issues
  • Ability to motivate staff and volunteers to support special events
  • Ability to supervise and motivate interns and work-study while working on short term projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others on a team effort
  • A sense of humor and high standards of personal and professional excellence
  • Knowledge of the arts in general and crafts in particular is a plus.
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm for Penland’s mission and the achievement of fundraising goals (evening and weekend work will be required)
To Apply

The position will remain open until filled; however, the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by Friday, October 9, 2015. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and 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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