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Chicora Voices seeks executive director

(Ed. note: An application deadline was not provided.)

The executive director position is the key management leader of Chicora Voices' operations and strategic execution. He/she is responsible for overseeing fundraising efforts, community outreach and marketing, and organizational administration. This role reports to the Chicora Voices' Board of Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities

Chicora Voices Executive Director is responsible for several core functions. They include the following: Financial Performance - Fundraising (40%) The Executive Director develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization through fundraising efforts. He/she helps identify and cultivate prospective donors, ensures that a fundraising committee has adequate resources and support, leads any available grant writing, asks for contributions, and thanks donors for contributing. Organizational Operations (35%) The Executive Director oversees and executes all required administrative tasks, including but not limited to recruiting new members and maintaining the membership database, creating and disseminating all internal communications, managing the scholarship program, and overseeing the financial ledgers. Community Outreach and Marketing (20%) The Executive Director is the face of Chicora Voices throughout the community, presenting information about the organization when needed. He/she works with all social media outlets to promote the Chicora Voices image and community recognition, creates external marketing materials, and uses available marketing funds to promote Chicora Voices events and auditions with local publications. Board of Directors Responsibilities (5%) The Executive Director reports directly to the Chicora Voices Board of Directors. He/she is responsible for supporting the organization’s mission as set by the board, as well as communicating effectively, providing all information necessary for the board to function properly and make informed decisions.


Applicants are required to have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies, specific to non-profit and arts organizations
  • Ability to work independently, as well as engage volunteer and donor groups
  • Strong written communication, oral communication, and presentation skills
Applicants are preferred to have:
  • Previous experience in choral music or the arts, ideally on a Board of Directors
  • Three or more years of non-profit management experience
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to work an average of 20 hours per week


The current salary range offered to this position is between $15,000-$25,000 based on level of experience and demonstration of skills. Please note: the Executive Director is ultimately responsible for supporting his/her own compensation based on fundraising and operations success, and the amount can be adjusted at the discretion of the Board of Directors based on execution of tasks and overall budget growth.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of introduction and their resume to Chicora Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chicora Voices’ Mission Statement

The mission of Chicora Voices is to provide a premier choral experience for young people of Greenville and the surrounding communities. These are our goals as we work to accomplish our mission:
  • Provide high quality musical training in the choral setting that promotes music literacy and healthy singing habits
  • Achieve artistic excellence in musical performances
  • Develop self-discipline in an environment promoting mutual respect
  • Promote a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of choral music
  • Provide need-based scholarships to deserving students

SCAC opens new arts orgs+ arts ed position

Apply now for the SCAC's new position

Application deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET
The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking a specialist for arts organizations and education (Arts Coordinator II).  The most highly qualified candidate will have experience in K-12 arts education, community arts development, and leadership in the arts.  The candidate must also demonstrate good judgment along with the ability to build and maintain relationships among a broad cross section of local arts council, business, government, arts, education, and community leaders to support S.C. Arts Commission programs and services statewide. The person in this role will:
  • design, manage and implement statewide programs for arts organizations, K-12 schools, and arts education programs,
  • work under supervision of the deputy director, playing a vital role in working with constituents, grantees, educators, artists, teaching artists, organizations, and partner agencies,
  • provide consulting and technical assistance to arts organizations, non-arts organizations, schools, and individuals within assigned programmatic areas.

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree* in arts education, an arts discipline, or arts administration and five (5) years combined professional experience in any of the following:
  • Arts education
  • Arts education programming
  • Community arts development
  • Non-profit administration
  • Certified K-12 classroom teacher
  • Educational administration
The ideal candidate would also have comprehensive understanding of the arts, arts disciplines, and issues related to arts education and youth development through the arts; knowledge of state and national arts and arts education issues; the ability to conduct needs assessments, evaluate programs and propose appropriate solutions, prepare reports; and the ability to speak Spanish. *Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Salary and other details may be found by visiting the link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential. Overnight travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity. View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.  

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Arts Council of York County hiring office manager

Application Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Full-Time Position Reports to: Executive Director

Job description

  • Database: Maintain accurate contact information and giving history for donors. Maintain process for collection of donor contact and giving history information that balances back to pledge cards.
  • Facility Rentals: Assist rental customers, prepare contracts, collect payments and assign security for rentals.
  • Maintains organizational and facility calendars. Collect/Process daily and monthly rental. Assist director in maintaining building and grounds of Gettys & ACYC buildings.
  • Program Development: Identify and develop and coordinate special events/program budgets that are appropriate to the organization’s mission and purpose; book facilities, food, entertainment and equipment; prepare solicitation letters, plan and organizes ticket sales. Coordinate activities, conduct evaluations, successes and improvements.
  • Develop summer camp curriculum, solicit teachers, oversee registration, record attendance, and supervises summer camp activities.
  • Bookkeeping: Handle all accounting duties in a timely accurate manner and with limited supervision. Transmit employee hours to outside payroll service. Work with auditor to provide information for annual financial audit.
  • Lead person for merchant services, credit card sales. Prepares board packets and financial reports.
  • Administrative:
    • Maintain effective working relationships with the director, staff, board members, organizations, and the general public;
    • Oversee and coordinate the daily activities of the clerical support staff.
    • Answer phones, greet guests, prepare general correspondence including tax receipts, thank you form letters and bulk mailings as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.​

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant field with proven track record Strong oral and written communications skills Proficient Knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting and Access database software Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

To apply

Submit cover letter, resume and references:

EMAIL | MAIL | Arts Council of York County, PO Box 2797, Rock Hill, SC 29732 FAX | 803.328.2165

Arts ed position open in Sumter

Director of Art Education at Sumter County Gallery of Art

Deadline to apply: n/a
Update 31 Oct. 2019, 11:25: This position is filled. The director of art education at the Sumter County Gallery of Art (SCGA) manages the Art Education Program. He/She is responsible for the overall curriculum development, coordination and operation of the Gallery’s educational programs, which includes gallery based programs and art classes, and off-site, community–based art education programs and partnerships. The position requires a high level of professionalism, commitment to quality programming and excellent service, connecting with families and children, artist communities, education communities, community organizations, and the community at-large. The successful candidate should be a highly creative thinker with the ability to develop an art education based and fun curriculum that utilizes a variety of media. Shall possess knowledge of modern and contemporary art and artistic practices, including socially engaged and culturally diverse art; commitment to community engagement; research, budgeting, personnel management skills. A bachelor's degree is required, and a master's degree preferred in Art Education, Studio Art or related field OR a minimum 2 years experience in art education at the classroom, museum or arts organization level is preferred. The position involves some weekend and evening work.

McKissick Museum seeking folklife program director

Application deadline: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

The University of South Carolina McKissick Museum is looking for a folklife program director to implement folklife-related public programs and research. The position is funded by a renewable folklife partnership grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC). That grant enhances McKissick Museum’s ability to document for archival purposes the cultural practices of tradition bearers in South Carolina and to raise public awareness and appreciation of these practices through a variety of public program formats. The new folklife program coordinator collaborates both with McKissick’s chief curator of folklife & fieldwork and the SCAC’s program specialist in community arts & folklife to conduct fieldwork related to the SC Tradition Bearers Survey Project and SCAC’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative. The role will also involve coordinating major annual public programs, including:
  1. the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards (FHA) ceremony:
  2. a McKissick Mixer featuring Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award (FHA) recipients:
  3. FOLKFabulous, a 12-day public program series organized in partnership with the South Carolina State Fair in conjunction with the Museum’s year-long folklife exhibition(s).
The person in this position also is responsible for developing 2-3 programs annually (besides FOLKFabulous) that integrate tradition bearers statewide to enhance the impact of the year-long folklife exhibit. Conducts in-depth fieldwork with tradition bearers identified in the Tradition Bearers Survey Project, logs audio/visual materials for deposit in the Folklife Resource Center (FRC) and makes research available through Digital Traditions and other digital media Platforms. Learn more about the position by visiting the official posting here.

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Chapman Cultural Center seeks FT outreach coordinator

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at noon ET.

Chapman Cultural Center, located in downtown Spartanburg, is seeking a full-time outreach coordinator. The position will spend roughly half its time on event planning and the other half administering grantmaking. A background in both is desired.

Primary Position Description

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating diverse public programming and special events as well as managing our grantmaking and assisting with data collection. Under the supervision of the Community Impact and Outreach Director, this individual seeks to promote the mission, vision and strategic activities of Chapman Cultural Center through a diverse variety of events and grantmaking.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position is self motivated, a team player and outgoing. They are professional, and eager to work with diverse partners and audiences. Please follow this link for full job description and instructions on how to apply.

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New arts job posted by Lancaster Co. Council of the Arts

Application deadline: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

Excellent learning and growth opportunity for a development and operations professional in established arts nonprofit organization in Lancaster, S.C. Average 20-25 hours per week initially, but will expand as development initiatives are realized. Successful applicant will have proven experience in grant-writing and reporting; development strategies to ensure long-term stability and growth; excellent research and communication skills. Candidate will work closely with executive director to manage operations to enrich the quality of life in Lancaster by building a vibrant community connecting the arts, culture and economic vitality. Bachelor's degree or experience in similar role required. Please send cover letter, resume and references to:

Executive Director Lancaster County Council of the Arts PO Box 613 Lancaster, SC 29721

Or to by Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.

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Brevard Music Center announces artistic coordinator position

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Brevard Music Center (BMC) is a summer institute and festival that trains over 500 high school and college-aged musicians each year and presents a seven-week public concert series throughout the summer. BMC is seeking a full-time artistic coordinator who will support the duties of the Instruction & Performance Department and fulfill cross-departmental functions throughout all areas of the organization. Primary Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs, and assist in diverse aspects of decision-making processes.
  •  Plan and maintain master location/time schedules for seasonal performances, rehearsals, classes, and concerts.
  • Manage all aspects of in-season and off-season chamber music series.
  • Coordinate with Library, Orchestra Management, and Production staff to ensure all performance needs are met.
  • Oversee all artistic operations for off-season/pre-season programs.
  • Manage faculty, staff, and intern housing assignments and arrivals/departures.
  • Coordinate all aspects of guest artist visits.
  • Supervise artistic summer support staff.
  • Suggest and update content on Institute pages of BMC's website.
  • Collaborate with Director of Admissions on recruitment strategies, and on social media recruitment activity.
  • Manage the collection and reconciliation of all departmental receipts and invoices.
  • Collaborate regularly with other BMC employees and seasonal interns as necessary.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in music performance, music education, or arts administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Broad acquaintance with the standard repertoire of orchestral and chamber music, and ability to produce a concert. Intimate understanding of the culture of musical performance, machinery of a symphony orchestra, and the instruction of aspiring musicians.
  • Proficiency with computerized systems, including database, spreadsheet, design, word processing software, and google suite.
  • Planning, analysis, detail, and organizational skills.
  • Responsiveness, flexibility, and public relations skills to troubleshoot problems during the season and adapt to quickly changing needs and priorities.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively and collaboratively with other BMC staff, faculty, Trustees, volunteers, and vendors, and promote positive relationships with patrons, students, donors, community members and others.
  •  Writing skills to develop website content, concert programs and grant proposal sections.
Working Conditions
  • Work takes place primarily at main office. Travels to other BMC buildings as needed to coordinate work, attend meetings and concerts, etc.
  • Local/area travel related to concerts, guest artists, etc. May have occasional overnight travel for music events, auditions, or conferences.
  • Works extended hours (including weekends and evenings), and is on call at all times during BMC's summer season.
  • Position reports to Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs.
  • Complete satisfactory background check.
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

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Director sought by Orangeburg Co. Fine Arts Center

Ed. note, 9 Aug. 2019: applications are no longer being sought for this position.

The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center has an immediate opening for a director. If you are a highly motivated person with the skill and ability to lead well, we have an opening for you. Applicant will:
  • Work with the Board of Directors, be responsible for overall vision, planning, leadership, management and success – includes membership, revenue and event growth.
  • Manage the financial affairs of OCFAC including membership, events, programs, grants, etc.
  • Work with current media platforms and marketing strategies.
EOE/D/V Resumes may be emailed to or mailed to: Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center PO Box 2106 Orangeburg, SC 29116-2106  

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The Johnson Collection seeks communications specialist

The Johnson Collection seeks an energetic, creative Communications Specialist to manage TJC’s public profile including press relations, website content, social media, special events, and various publications. Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resumé, and two writing samples to Sarah Tignor, or: The Johnson Collection 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg, SC 29306

Company Information

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art. For more information about the collection, please visit

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in English, art history, journalism, or related field.
  • Prior work experience preferred in art, non-profit, journalism, or related field.
  • Excellent writing ability, as well as outstanding editing and proofreading skills.
  • Expertise in managing website content maintenance systems and social media platforms.
  • Experience developing and implementing collaborative projects with cross-institutional teams and through community outreach.
  • Congenial nature with an innate sense of hospitality and welcome.
  •  Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Windows knowledge; Adobe Creative Suite familiarity preferred; comfortable with basic digital photography; familiarity with collection management or parallel inventory software is a plus.

Additional Job Qualifications

  • Authentic, demonstrable interest in the arts and community engagement on both a large and small scale.
  • Engaging verbal communicator, able to build interest in and enthusiasm for the collection, its exhibitions, and programs.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, cooperative environment for creation and implementation of projects; equally comfortable in a leadership role or as a team member.
  • Critical thinking skills that embrace innovative approaches to advance the regional, national, and global reputation of TJC as a premier collection of fine art related to the American South.
  • Excellent listening skills, comfortable receiving input from many sources; able to strategize by analyzing and formulating disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • Strong work ethic and highly-developed organizational and strategic planning skills; ability to independently manage multiple projects, attend to multiple details, and meet deadlines while supporting other collection projects and priorities.
  • Professional agility and sensitivity for working with diverse personalities and situations; tactful and respectful of others’ concerns; able to reach objectives when barriers arise by developing creative alternatives.
Additional job description can be found at

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The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.