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Trustus Theatre seeks new Executive Director

Trustus Theatre, located in Columbia S.C., is looking for a full-time executive director. Trustus is a nonprofit theatre that produces live theatre year round. Trustus also offers a theatre education program for youths as well as training workshops for corporate organizations. The Executive Director is one of two key management leaders of Trustus and is responsible for developing and administering the budget, fundraising, managing non-artistic administration, programming and strategic planning. Other duties include marketing, and community outreach and connectivity. The position reports directly to the board of directors. Specific responsibilities include: • Developing and administering annual budget • Hiring and managing administrative staff members • Raising money • Creating and implementing development plan • Soliciting donors • Identifying funding sources • Writing grants • Overseeing fundraising events • Overseeing annual audit • Implementing strategic plan • Seeking sponsorships • Working with marketing firm to develop marketing materials for public relations • Collaborating with artistic director and staff to create programming. Qualifications: The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and possess nonprofit, fundraising and grant writing experience. Also, the candidate should have theatrical experience and an understanding of the business, technical and artistic demands associated with operating a dynamic performance and evolving educational organization. The candidate should possess some background in business. The candidate must have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills as well as advanced, persuasive writing skills, and must have the ability to interact and navigate issues at the executive level and work with a board of directors. Strong relationship building and solicitation skills are critical. The candidate should have proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications and PowerPoint and a working knowledge of QuickBooks. Application deadline is September 15, 2015. Send resume and cover letter to Search Committee, Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street, Columbia SC 29201 or via email to Chad@trustus.org. Via: Trustus Theatre

City Art Gallery presents Robert Ariail exhibition

City Art Gallery is proud to present a body of work by Robert Ariail, recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts for Individual Artist. For this exhibit, City Art will include as many of Ariail’s originals as the Main Gallery will hold.  This will be your chance to own an original Robert Ariail editorial cartoon. An opening reception will be held on March 7 from 5 – 8 pm. The exhibition will be open for viewing through March 30.

“My goal as editorial cartoonist is to create concise, powerful and, when possible, humorous visual commentary on current social and political issues. My tools are brush, pen, ink, paper and a vivid imagination. My inspirations come from the day's news stories and the ever looming deadline. I do these five or more times each week, or as it's called in the newspaper business, “working live” for the next day's edition. Good editorial cartoons should say something interesting about the news and challenge the reader to look at an issue from a different perspective. A good cartoon will always evoke some kind of reaction and serve as a reference point for readers to discuss the issues of the day.”  - Robert Ariail
Ariail is a Columbia, S.C., native and University of South Carolina graduate. He was the editorial cartoonist for The State newspaper from 1984 until 2009. He now works for the Spartanburg, S.C. Herald-Journal, and his work continues to be published in more than 600 newspapers through United Features/Universal Uclick syndicate. City Art Gallery is located at 1224 Lincoln St. in the historic Congaree Vista area of Columbia, S.C.  Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information contact Wendyth Wells, City Art Gallery, at (803) 252-3613. Visit online at www.cityartonline.com Robert Ariail Via: City Art Gallery