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Redux Contemporary Art Center seeks executive director

Application review begins July 26; position open until filled Redux Contemporary Art Center (Redux), a not-for-profit 501-c-3 arts organization established in 2002, seeks an exceptional, business-savvy leader with an arts or arts administration background for its full-time executive director position. Redux is committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences. Redux recently relocated to a newly refurbished building at 1056 King Street in Charleston, which has garnered widespread praise from artists and Redux members and supporters alike. Redux is governed by a nine-member board of directors. Chief Duties The executive director is expected to provide artistic vision, competent leadership and overall direction for day-to-day operations in furtherance of Redux’s mission, consistent with board-established goals and policies. To this end, the executive director has the following chief duties: Business Planning and Program Development

  • Develop and cultivate an artistic vision for Redux and its programming.
  • Implement that vision through programmatic efforts, including but not limited to creating and maintaining a supportive environment for studio artists, planning and managing exhibitions, coordinating arrangements with visiting artists, and developing and overseeing community classes, kids camps, and other learning experiences.
  • Share knowledge and support for the board’s strategic planning process.
  • Develop and execute a sound business plan that aligns Redux’s mission with a strategy to grow revenues and develop long-term sustainability.
  • Assess needs, identify available assets and resources, coordinate and collaborate with others where feasible, and develop and implement programs to achieve the mission.
  • Marshal necessary human, financial, and material resources needed to operate programs.
  • Design evaluation methodologies to assess program performance. Based on evaluation results, implement changes and improvements as necessary.
Fundraising/Resource Development
  • Refine and grow the membership program.
  • Conduct research on grants and other funding opportunities with foundations and other not-for- profit organizations, public sector agencies, corporations, and civic groups.
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective funders. Prepare and submit letters of intent, concept papers, full proposals, and other requests for funding. Complete grant reports.
  • Plan and implement activities to cultivate and solicit individual contributions, particularly from high net worth individuals residing in the Lowcountry.
  • Coordinate special fundraising events.
  • Identify potential sources for in-kind donations of goods and services. Prepare and submit requests as needed.
  • Oversee the acknowledgment of all gifts, grants, and donations in a timely manner and the maintenance of accurate and complete donor mailing lists and files.
Financial Management
  • Oversee and ensure the integrity of day-to-day financial operations and transactions.
  • Develop and revise as needed an annual budget to track revenues, guide spending, and assure performance of mission and strategic goals.
  • Create and update as needed an accounting/financial policies and procedures manual that establishes strong internal controls.
  • Produce financial reports and supporting documentation to the Board of Directors and third parties.
  • Ensure the timely preparation and submission of payroll taxes, annual reports, information returns, and other government filings.
Personnel Management
  • Develop and maintain a personnel policies and procedures manual that complies with all applicable state and federal labor laws.
  • Develop and maintain position descriptions for all staff and key volunteer positions.
  • Hire staff, and ensure proper orientation, training, supervision, and performance evaluation of the team.
  • Create an environment where staff is encouraged and heard – discipline and terminate staff as needed.
  • Assess training needs, identify sources of training, and ensure that staff and volunteers receive adequate training to perform their duties.
Property Management and Asset Protection
  • Develop and implement a prudent business plan for use of Redux’s physical plant, including but not limited to leasing studio space to artists, hosting exhibitions, and renting meeting space to community groups.
  • Ensure that the facility and grounds are properly maintained, clean, safe, and secure.
  • Maintain all necessary insurance coverage and other risk management measures to provide reasonable protection for the agency’s assets, artists, staff and volunteers, equipment, etc.
  • Oversee the organization and safekeeping of agency documents, records, files, art, etc.
Marketing and Communications
  • Assess marketing needs of the agency and develop appropriate activities and vehicles to meet those needs. Develop and promote Redux’s brand to the wider community.
  • Oversee the development of an agency website, newsletter, brochures, fact sheets, annual reports, and other promotional literature.
  • Prepare articles, press releases, public service announcements and advertisements for radio, TV, newspapers, and other media outlets.
  • Conduct speaking engagements to inform the community of Redux’s mission, accomplishments, and ongoing needs for support.
Board and Committee Support
  • Provide support, upon request, for the operations and communications of the board of directors, officers, and board committees.
  • Prepare reports to the board as directed or established in board policies.
  • Inform the board of directors when an important, critical, or controversial internal or external issue or action has occurred or is about to occur.
  • Serve as a resource and advisor to the board in assessing agency needs, understanding industry trends and practices, and developing and updating Board policies pertaining to management and operations.
Qualifications Redux seeks a dynamic individual with an arts or administration background and a strong track in fundraising and/or revenue generation. Education or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree is required for this position, though a master’s degree is preferred. A background in art history or techniques will be a plus. In addition to the above qualifications, Redux desires candidates with strong interpersonal skills, experience in managing/supervising staff and volunteers, excellent writing skills, and strong proficiency with technology. We are looking for an energetic, likeable person who is able to manage people and programs in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism with diverse constituencies. Location The position is located in Charleston, South Carolina. Whether an applicant has local ties or not, she or he must possess the skills and abilities to assimilate with the artistic and cultural milieu of Charleston and the wider nonprofit and philanthropic community of the Lowcountry. Redux’s executive director must reside in Charleston or a neighboring community while employed in this position. Instructions for applicants Those interested in applying for this position are instructed to send an email to the Redux Search Committee at reduxedsearch@gmail.com, and attach a current resume and a cover letter that includes applicant’s salary requirements. Review of applicants will begin on July 26, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. Faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered letters and resumes will not be accepted.

SC Arts Commission seeks deputy director

South Carolina Arts CommissionThe South Carolina Arts Commission seeks a passionate, imaginative, and resourceful deputy director with a successful record of arts management, leadership, collaboration, cultural competency, a love of the arts, and a commitment to public service for the citizens of South Carolina. Our ideal candidate will share our mission and values, and be excited to help grow, refine, secure resources, and advocate on behalf of the programs and services that have made the Arts Commission a valuable contributor to the state's economic and educational development. This position will begin just as the agency is preparing to set ambitious new goals for the coming decade, including expanding K-12 arts education, arts entrepreneurship, and community arts services.

The deputy director:
  • Assists the executive director in long-range and strategic planning and implementation of agency goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes, develops and implements policies to accomplish established goals and objectives.
  • Assists in preparing the agency's annual budget request to the governor and the legislature.
  • Monitors, analyzes and addresses the impact of agency programs.
  • Conceives and manages innovative new projects, writes business plans and develops specific plans of action.
  • Serves as partner, liaison and agency representative to a broad constituency at a variety of state, regional, and national convenings.
  • Assists executive director with special grants and total agency budgets.
  • Manages special projects, activities and events assigned by the executive director that are typically complex and highly visible efforts with potential for statewide and national impact. Planning requires a high level of creativity, in-depth research on issues, and working effectively with entities outside the agency, legislators and funders.
The position will remain open until filled. Please read the complete job description, qualifications and application instructions thoroughly prior to calling with questions.  

Greenville’s Artisphere seeks visual arts programs coordinator

Note: Artisphere is no longer accepting applications for this job.  Artisphere is hiring a visual arts programs coordinator, who must have strong project management and communication skills. A working knowledge of the local arts community is beneficial. This role is a full-time position requiring availability during some evenings and the weekend of Artisphere. The visual arts programs coordinator oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing visual arts programming including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities. The coordinator is expected to attend all board meetings, some committee meetings, and any festival meetings deemed necessary by the executive director or the board. The coordinator is required to be on the festival site for the duration of the event weekend. Artisphere is a three-day celebration of the arts, visual and performing, that takes place in downtown Greenville every May. 2017 will mark the 13th anniversary of the Artisphere festival that has become a signature event on Greenville’s cultural calendar. Artisphere is consistently ranked a TOP 10 Fine Arts Festival in the Country by notable industry indices. Complete job description and skill requirements are available online. Qualified candidates may send a resume, references and salary requirements to Kerry Murphy at info@artisphere.org.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra seeks executive director

Apply by August 5. Greenville Symphony OrchestraThe Greenville Symphony Orchestra seeks an executive director (ED) to work in partnership with a volunteer board of directors and Music Director Edvard Tchivzhel to develop and implement the strategic plan that both sustains the current level of operations and drives the organization forward, following its long-term strategic plan. Reporting to the president of the board, the ED serves as the COO and is responsible for financial planning and human resources; marketing and fundraising activities; and education and community relations. The ED leads a staff of nine, which includes the directors of marketing, development, operations, orchestra personnel, and education, as well as the controller and office manager. Qualifications include a five-to-10 year track record in cultural or not-for-profit organization management with budgets in excess of $1.5 million. Knowledge of the issues, trends, and development affecting community-support orchestras is preferred, as is experience with contemporary marketing methods, including the use of social media. The GSO is a Group 4 orchestra, with an annual budget of $2.4 million. Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements and references by August 5, 2016 to: Margaret Genovese Senior Partner Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates gvasearch@gmail.com Complete details are available online. Via: Greenville Symphony Orchestra

City of North Charleston seeks arts coordinator

The City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department is hiring an arts coordinator to plan, coordinate and implement visual, literary and performing arts programs, activities and events.

Application deadline is July 13.

Find complete details here.

701 Center for Contemporary Art seeking executive director

701cca_logoApplication deadline is June 15. 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is seeking an executive director to provide oversight of the programs and facilities of the Center, a nonprofit institution whose primary mission is originating and presenting museum-quality contemporary art to a diverse audience. The executive director supports the mission of the Center through organizing the day-to-day operation and accessibility of the Center and its programs, overseeing the development of programs and services, building visibility and knowledge of 701 CCA’s mission and activities, and partnering in securing and diversifying financial support. The executive director works closely with the board of directors, a team of committed individuals from different segments of the community. Successful candidates need to demonstrate strong time management and priority setting abilities and must be self-motivated and able to devise as well as follow work plans and schedules. Candidates must be able and enthusiastic about working with diverse individuals and groups of people and comfortable working in an environment that requires a flexible attitude and improvisational skills. They should have a hands-on approach and an enthusiasm for the role of the arts in a thriving environment. Strong writing and speaking skills and an ability to convey the importance of the role of 701 CCA in the community are important. 701 CCA is a volunteer-based organization that strives to not only promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary art, but also to advocate for the importance of the creative process and the role of art and artists in daily life. The Center offers thought-provoking exhibitions, an Artist in Residency program, educational programs for adults and youth including workshops, artist-lead gallery tours, open studio events, and exhibition openings, and a series of 701 CCA Plus programs presenting diverse performing, literary and music events. Essential to the Center’s vision is the creation of opportunities where artists and the public can interact in an intimate space and exchange information and ideas about the art of today. The job of executive director is a permanent salary-exempt position. Annual and sick leave are provided and national holidays are observed. The executive director is provided with a stipend to assist with health insurance coverage after a probationary period, as well as memberships to relevant arts and cultural organizations as determined by the board of directors. A full position description is available through e-mail request to director@701cca.org. Interested individuals should submit a full resume, names of four references, and a cover letter demonstrating both why they think they are qualified for the position and what particular skills they can bring to the job. These items must be mailed to Search Committee, 701 CCA, P. O. Box 12822, Columbia, SC 29211. 701 CCA is an equal opportunity employer. The deadline for applying is June 15, 2016.

Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts seeking director of operations and resource development

The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts is seeking a director of operations and resource development. The ideal candidate will have experience in nonprofit development, including fundraising. relationship building, and marketing. The DORD will be adept at managing everything from day-to-day operational tasks to long-term strategy planning. The Arts Alliance works with more than 85 arts nonprofits in the Lowcountry, helping with everything from business development to advocacy to granting. The ideal candidate will be diligent and precise, accurate and reliable, and willing to take on new challenges and initiatives. Outside-the-box thinking is encouraged. At the Arts Alliance, we build on previous successes, but we also look for new and exciting ways to try things. “Because we’ve always done it that way” isn’t the way we do it. A love and passion for the arts is a good thing to have for this position, but it’s also a good thing to have in life, so we’re just going to assume those applying already have that. The DORD will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Alliance and will implement long-term development strategies to build relationships and fundraising avenues. Development duties include marketing, fundraising, and partner building. The DORD will also develop the monthly business development workshops and serve as primary liaison between the Alliance and its members and community partners. Responsibilities: Development

  • Working closely with the executive director, builds and maintains donor relations with corporate, small business, and individual donors
  • Develops workshop sponsorships and partnerships
  • Works with the executive director to plan and implement fundraising campaigns
Operations
  • Manages administration of the Alliance office
  • Maintains Alliance databases, including board, donors, sponsors, and potential partners
  • Maintains fiscal sponsorship relationships and accounts
Marketing
  • Working in tandem with executive director, produces and distributes e-newsletter
  • Coordinates and manages social media platforms and website content and design
  • Oversees www.artscharleston.org calendar and related databases
  • Produces and develops marketing and branding materials
Program management
  • Working with the executive director develops and implements monthly professional development workshops for Alliance member organizations
  • Coordinates and manages annual OPEN Arts Expo
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Mike Gibbons at mike@artscharleston.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Sumter County Gallery of Art seeks exhibition curator/assistant director

The Sumter County Gallery of Art is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time exhibition curator position who will work closely with the executive director to plan and design a diverse program of rotating exhibitions. Candidates should possess a general knowledge of art history, painting and sculpture, new media (i.e. film, video, or installation art), as well as knowledge of both the national and international contemporary art scene(s) and the historical determinants. Duties and responsibilities: • Packing and unpacking the artwork, preparing, installing, and de-installing the exhibitions, and reclaiming the gallery space. • Light carpentry and miscellaneous construction skills. • Receipt and shipping (or driving to pick up and deliver shows within the region) of exhibits as well as insuring appropriate conditions in the exhibition galleries (temperature, humidity, lighting) while they are on display. • Production of related publications, lecture series and symposia. • Document, care for, develop, and display the existing permanent collection including the Elizabeth White Collection. • Design and maintenance of the SCGA website. • Presentations, tours and talks to individuals and groups about the exhibitions in the galleries. • Teach occasional adult and youth art education classes and workshops. • Some heavy lifting required. Qualifications: • MFA (preferred), or BFA in art history or studio art with at least two years of exhibition/curatorial experience. • Solid computer skills including Photoshop, Filemaker Pro, Word, Excel, iWeb, Wordpress preferred. • Demonstrated technical skills in programming, video, and sound. • Ability to communicate the ambitious and inclusive vision of the Sumter County Gallery of Art to the general public; to be a passionate advocate. • Ability to maintain good relationships with artists, donors, and the public. • Ability to be a “team player” within a small close-knit staff. To apply: Email resume, contact information, and three references to scgadirector@gmail.com or mail to Karen Watson, Director, Sumter County Gallery of Art, P.O. Box 1316, Sumter, SC 29151. Full-time position, paid vacation and sick leave. Call Watson at (803) 775-0543 with any questions. About the Sumter Gallery of Art The Sumter County Gallery of Art, established in 1969, is a nonprofit, community-based institution with a mission to provide visual arts and arts education opportunities to the tri-county area of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties, an extensively rural, economically depressed region of the state, geographically isolated from the major art centers in the U.S. SCGA serves as one of the only cultural resources for the visual arts available to the area. Via: Sumter Gallery of Art

Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg seeking finance director

Reporting to the President and CEO of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg Inc.,  the finance director is responsible for the financial processes of the organization, including accounting, finance, budgeting, human resources and  risk management (insurance program). As a member of the management team, the finance director will provide financial analysis and advice to the CEO and other managers and supervise operations staff. This is a full-time, exempt position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 pm. Qualifications:

  • Education:  Four-year degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration. CMA or CPA preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience working in nonprofit financial management and administration; experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge accounting software required.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, financial and human resource management practices.
  • Skills and abilities:  Excellent organizational skills. Good written and verbal skills. Proficient in MS Excel, and MS Word and Financial Edge accounting software.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.  Ability to manage people and demonstrate sensitivity to and appreciation or diverse viewpoints and different communication styles in a multicultural environment.  Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, to multi-task and to adjust to competing priorities. Ability and willingness to be pro-active and to take initiative. Flexibility to adjust to new priorities.
  • Physical requirements:  8+hrs of sitting, walking, talking and listening. Able to lift up to 25 lbs. Close vision to read monitors. 7+ hours of computer work per day.
All inquiries should be sent jEvins@SpartanArts.org.  Include resume and cover letter. Application deadline  is Sept. 29. Via: Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg

Jazz Artists of Charleston seeks executive director

Jazz Artists of Charleston seeks a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director to advance the mission and agenda of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the organization including, but not limited to, fundraising, staff oversight, programmatic development and implementation, marketing, strategic planning, financial management, and constituent cultivation. Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and expand all organizational fundraising activities.
  • Cultivate new relationships and opportunities for revenue generation.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of organizational communication including traditional outlets as well as web presence and social media.
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and organizational systems.
  • Oversee all budgeting activities for JAC including development, implementation, and monitoring activities.
  • Work with the bookkeeper and treasurer to maintain and refine accounting procedures for managing and tracking JAC finances and funds. Communicate JAC’s performance and financial information with the board monthly and with funders as appropriate.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to refine policies and practices in fundraising, marketing, public relations, accounting, information systems, ticketing, and human resources.
  • Work with the Artistic Council and the Board to develop and implement all JAC programming efforts.
  • Ensure all regulatory compliance.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate employees. Ensure that job descriptions are developed and that regular performance evaluations are held consistent with organizational policy.
  • Be an accessible advocate in the community for JAC and all area live jazz music.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of senior management experience.
  • A proven track record of successful fundraising through events, grants, corporate solicitation, and individual donor cultivation efforts.
  • A passion for jazz and a desire to further develop a nonprofit organization in pursuit of mission.
  • Strong managerial, motivational, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking. Proven ability to generate professional quality written materials.
  • Proven financial management experience including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit boards and best practices.
  • Proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving, delegating, and taking initiative.
Compensation commensurate with experience. Application process:
  • Electronic submissions are required and only complete submissions will be considered. Please submit as a pdf file.
  • Qualified candidates should e-mail a current resume, together with a cover letter indicating interest in the position and salary requirements to Chris Burgess at Chris@charlestonjazz.com. Candidate screening will be ongoing until the position is filled. Priority given to applications received by July 20, 2015.
About Jazz Artists of Charleston Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) is a South Carolina-based, nonprofit organization incorporated to foster a professional environment for jazz musicians, artists, students and enthusiasts in the Charleston area. Its mission is to develop, promote, and support a vibrant and creative jazz culture through concerts, special outreach events, and educational programs. JAC endeavors to preserve and bolster Charleston’s rich musical history and legacy as it explores the various realms of jazz in terms of how it is created as well as its stylistic expressions. Via: Jazz Artists of Charleston