S.C. Arts Commission seeks agency head

Application deadline: Continuous (until filled)

As you might have heard, the S.C. Arts Commission is seeking a passionate, imaginative, and resourceful executive 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. 

The primary purpose of the position is to provide the leadership, development, direction and management of the South Carolina Arts Commission.  There are multiple keys areas of focus for the agency director that are outlined below:

  • Arts Planning, Development, and Positioning
  • Arts Policy and Resource Development
  • Grant Allocations
  • Legislative Relations:
  • Financial Management
  • Board Relations
  • Partnership Relations
  • Communications
  • Evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Administration

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree with a major in arts administration or an arts-related field, business or public administration, or educational leadership and policies from an accredited higher-education institution*.  Prefer eight or more years of proven professional management and supervisory experience in state, federal or local arts development, arts program administration, or a related field. Note: an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) in developing advanced presentations, layouts, spreadsheets, and databases. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary details may be found at link below. Responsibilities will require additional working hours, nights, and/or weekends with travel in and out of state. 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.