Lexington 2 begins search for leader of new performing arts center

Executive Director for Fine Arts Programming and Facility Development


In December, Lexington School District Two broke ground on a $52 million performing arts center.

Now, it’s looking for someone to run it. The center will be on Platt Springs Road in Springdale and is scheduled to open in two years’ time. Here’s what the district superintendent said about it in December:

Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade told the crowd gathered for the ceremony that the “large, state-of-the-art venue will offer a space for performances,  special events, and district-wide occasions, something many schools do not have.“ The center will include a two-level balcony with seating for roughly 1,550, as well as four meeting and event breakout spaces.   Upgraded systems in stage lighting and sound, along with dressing rooms, set storage and backstage areas, will ensure that the center is outfitted for a range of opportunities in dance, music, theater and more.

“This facility, I believe, firmly states we are a district that is central, innovative, and attractive,” Dr. Wade added. 

Position summary

With the construction of the new performing arts centers underway and the district’s recommitment to fine arts, it has been previously discussed about the enormous tasks set before the district with articulating current and expanding on fine arts opportunities for students across grade levels, recruiting and retaining fine arts instructors, developing local relationships that foster student interest and engagement, addressing current facility and equipment needs, developing a comprehensive management plan, and researching possible educational and cultural events for the district and its communities. This position is written as such that it can address the immediate need of ensuring the district’s $60 million capital project and vision for fine arts is followed through upon with fidelity. It is assumed this position may be restructured in a few years, but the district office is continuing to be responsive to current needs and adhering to a particular vision.

The posting is available on this page, and the position description is available here.

Image by Ziaur Chowdhury from Pixabay