Click on the job titles below or scroll down for information on arts-related job vacancies that have been presented to the Delaware Division of the Arts. For other opportunities in the arts, select from the categories listed below or visit the Arts Job Sites section of our Arts Resources page.
Ohio State Arts Council
If you have any questions, please contact:
Julie S. Henahan
Ohio Arts Council
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 E. Broad Street, 33rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
Posted February 28, 2014
North Dakota Council on the Arts
Executive Director Search
The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) operates with an approximate annual budget of $1million through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and an appropriation from the North Dakota State Legislature. Over 75 percent of the NDCA budget is awarded to organizations and individuals through its various grant programs. In addition to the grant programs, the NDCA also supports the State Tree Lighting Ceremony each December, a biennial State Arts Conference, and the biennial Governor’s Awards for the Arts. The NDCA partners with a variety of state agencies and non-profit organizations throughout the state in the
presentation and support of arts-related programs.
Executive Director Position
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of the North Dakota Council on the Arts, and is accountable to a nine-member board of directors appointed by the governor to five year terms. In consultation with the Council chair, the Executive Director is responsible for:
- Overall management of all agency operations.
- Interpreting and implementing state and national arts policies and practices, including an evaluation of Council programs as they relate to these policies.
- Preparing and/or approving grant applications submitted by the Council to federal agencies and other private funding sources.
- Preparing and submitting biennial budget requests to the state legislature and presenting agency testimony In support of the budget.
- Administering an agency budget in compliance with federal and state requirements and serve as the chief fiscal officer of the agency.
- Developing and implementing Council grant programs and administering the Institutional Support grant program.
- Hiring, supervising and evaluating performance of Council staff and responsible for all other human resource duties.
- Providing public presentations as requested and serving as the Council liaison to statewide cultural entities.
- Collaborating with other units of government on arts related projects and programs.
- Preparing the agenda and gathering information for Council quarterly Board of Director’s meetings.
- Supervising a strategic planning process every three years and assuring agency implementation of the board approved plan.
A Bachelor’s Degree with preference given to degrees in arts administration or public administration with an arts emphasis. Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years experience in management and grant writing is required. Applicant must have experience with budget development. Applicants with supervisory experience, experience with state government, and public speaking skills are preferred. Computer skills are necessary in Microsoft Office Professional. Applicant needs to have a broad understanding and appreciation of the arts. Travel in and out of state is required.
Current Staff: 5 (including the Director)
Current Biennial Appropriation:
- Federal $1,681,402
- State $1,514,144
- Special fund $63,515
Qualified individuals should submit required materials by 5 p.m. CST, April 11, 2014.
- All applications for this position must be made via the Careers site. Paper submissions will not be accepted.
- Applicants must also provide a cover letter and resume detailing how your education, experience and
- skills will qualify you for this position.
- Candidate qualifications will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications and preferences listed
- on the job announcement.
- Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
- Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran’s Affairs Office with the application for employment.
Please contact the North Dakota Council on the Arts at (701) 328-7590 with questions or for necessary accommodations with the application process.
Posted February 25, 2014
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts (HSFCA) is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Executive Director of the HSFCA.
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) is Hawaii’s official state arts agency. Its mission is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts as central to the quality of life for the people of Hawai’i.
- Managerial and/or supervisory experience in planning, directing, assigning, reviewing and evaluating professionals and/or technical employees;
- Administrative experience demonstrating ability and responsibility in planning, program evaluation/development, policies/procedures development, budget preparation and compliance, and personnel administration;
- Familiarity with the history, people, culture and arts of Hawai’i; and
- BA from an accredited college or university or equivalent related work experience.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience with health, retirement, and other benefits provided to employees of the State of Hawaii.
How to Apply:
Application and supplement may be downloaded at http://sfca.hawaii.gov/about-us/executive-director/ or obtained by calling the DAGS Personnel Office at (808) 586-0369. Send cover letter, completed application and supplement to:
Department of Accounting and General Services
ATTN: HSFCA ED SEARCH
P.O. Box 119
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810-0119
Applications and supplements will be accepted in absolute confidence. No faxes or emails.
Posted February 25, 2014
Oregon Arts & Cultural Trust
Executive Director Opportunity
The Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as their Executive Director. The Executive Director is appointed by and will serve at the pleasure of the Director of Business Oregon. This is a full-time, executive service position located in Salem, Oregon. If you are hired, you will become part of the State’s Executive Service team.
This position requires a minimum of Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization or Two (2) years of management experience in a public or private organization and/or 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. The salary is $64,608 - $95,136/year plus benefits.
For additional information on the requirements and desired attributes for the position please view the complete announcement. This announcement can be found at the following website: www.Oregonjobs.org and is scheduled to close at the end of the day, Wednesday, March 13, 2014. If you are interested, please apply now.
The mission of the Oregon Business Development Department, dba Business Oregon, is to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. This position is located within the Oregon Arts Commission section and is responsible in providing leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon Legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission’s expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.
Twyla Lawson, SPHR
Sr. Human Resources Consultant
Chief Human Resources Officer, DAS
Posted February 25, 2014
New Candlelight Theatre
Non-Profit Dinner Theater in Wilmington, DE seeks Executive Director with fundraising, grant writing, and marketing experience to manage staff, spearhead development, and promote the theater both in the community and onsite. Some evening and weekend hours required.
- Serve as the chief operations executive of the organization
- Serve as professional advisor to the Board, recommending appropriate policies for consideration, and informing the Board fully and accurately regarding programs.
- Implement all policies adopted by the Board
- Spearhead the development and implementation of a long term strategic plan
- Review the budget (created by the Treasurer and Finance Committee) with the Treasurer on a quarterly basis to see if each area of the business is within appropriate range of goals
- Recruit personnel when required, update existing management staff job descriptions if changes in responsibility occur.
- Represent the organization effectively in the community and at networking events.
- Identify and cultivate new donors and corporate sponsors
- Build strong relationships with current donors
- Manage donor lists, and coordinate fundraising mailers
- Work with the Fundraising Committee to develop fundraising events
- Marketing – implement initiatives, oversee Marketing Staff and work with the Marketing Committee to develop innovative, cost effective ways to promote our theater
- Grant writing & Grant Administration
- Manage staff to include the oversight of Box Office Manager, Marketing and Group Sales staff, and House Manager insuring that sound human resource practices are in place and keeping the HR Committee informed as needed
- Work with the Treasurer to ensure that all State and Federal Laws pertaining to the operation of our non-profit are adhered to and that appropriate filings are made on time
- Coordinate weekly staff meetings to assure that all staff is engaged and informed
- Provide written monthly reports to update the Board
- Attend Committee and Board of Director Meetings and serve on Exec. Committee
- Keep Board and Grounds Committee notified on upkeep needs for the physical plant
- Be the face of the Candlelight, both at the theater and in the community
- Able to work flexible hours including some evening/weekend hours as necessary
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by March 1, 2014 to email@example.com.
No calls to the theater, please.
Posted February 17, 2014
California Arts Council
Arts Grants Administrator Positions
The California Arts Council will be hiring individuals to fill program administrator positions for the first time in over ten years. Currently there are two vacancies to be filled. This is a rare opportunity to join a hard working agency during an exciting time of growth.
The California Arts Council invites qualified applicants to participate in step one of a four-step hiring process:
- At this time, interested individuals should take the Arts Grants Administrator exam. There are two state classifications, Assistant Arts Grants Administrator and Associate Arts Grants Administrator characterized by qualifications and experience. (Review the examination bulletins below to determine the most appropriate classification(s) for which to apply.)
- Successful applicants will be added to the appropriate Arts Grants Administrator hiring list based on the classification(s) to which they applied.
- Interested applicants can then apply for open positions. (Open Positions will be advertised shortly.)
- Selected applicants will be interviewed by senior staff.
Desired Experience: (Review the appropriate examination bulletin for minimum qualifications)
- Experience with a performing, or exhibiting organization, or an arts service agency with responsibility in one or more of the following areas: artistic program planning or evaluation, organizational development, fiscal management, public relations and marketing, or
- Experience with a public or private arts funding agency with responsibility for analyzing or evaluating grant applications.
Desired Knowledge: (Review the appropriate examination bulletin for Scope of Knowledge and Ability)
Principles and practices of public, business or nonprofit administration with specific reference to program evaluation, contracts, fiscal management, marketing and public relations, planning and development; the cultural history and current artistic activity of California; and components of public grant proposal process.
Exams will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to take the exam as soon as possible.
Interested in applying? Click to view applications and examination bulletins at our website.
Our mailing address is:
California Arts Council
1300 I Street, Suite 930
Sacramento, CA 95814
Posted February 5, 2014
Southern Delaware Choral Society
Southern Delaware Choral Society is seeking a Conductor to assume leadership of 60+ member adult volunteer chorus beginning July 1, 2014.
The Conductor will be versed in major choral works, have successfully collaborated with soloists and musicians, and exhibited skills in creative programming. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are required.
- the planning, development, and execution of diverse and challenging choral concert seasons (typically Sept-Dec and Jan-April/May).
- conducting two hour weekly rehearsals Sept through April/May in Georgetown, DE
- directing the Ensemble, an auditioned subset of the full chorus. The Ensemble occasionally performs at events throughout the year.
- overseeing a vocal scholarship program for area high school students
- promoting SDCS to the community and acting as a spokesperson to media or to other arts organizations
- reporting to the SDCS Board of Directors
Please submit your resume with a letter of personal interest. Provide names and contact information for at least three professional references. Send to SDCS Past President, Phyllis Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 University Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Application deadline is February 28, 2014
Posted January 8, 2014
The Music School of Delaware
Development Officer Position
In conjunction with the Board of Directors and the President/CEO, the Development Officer (FT) prepares and executes an annual fundraising plan that includes specific goals to increase philanthropic giving to The Music School of Delaware (a statewide community music school with locations throughout the state of Delaware, and also serving residents of PA, NJ and MD). The Development Officer adheres to the Code of Ethics for fund raising according to the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and manages the fundraising process utilizing monthly action steps as part of the school's annual plan.
Coordinates all fundraising activities for the Music School including:
- The Annual Fund and Scholarship/Financial Aid Campaign
- Identifies and ranks prospects for giving by amount and type of gift
- Seeks first-time donors and retains current donors
- Conceptualizes and implements (as approved) Major Gift, Planned Giving, Grants and Patron Recognition/Cultivation
- Programs and events, sponsorship solicitation and recognition programs
- Maintain school's database and patron database; development correspondence, record-keeping reports
- Assist with publications and provide copy related to fundraising activities of the school
- Supervises Development Staff (1.5-2 FTEs) and works with PR, Marketing, Alumni Relations and other staff
- Reports to President/CEO
Qualifications and Contact Information: Minimum 5 years' experience (Arts/Education background preferred); bachelors degree in related field. Track record of proven growth; excellent communication/interpersonal skills; Raiser's Edge knowledge/expertise; high organizational skills required. Competitive salary/benefits. Hiring immediately.
Send resume with cover letter and salary expectation to:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Streeet
Wilmington, DE 19802
Or email to email@example.com. No telephone inquiries, please.
Posted December 26, 2013
Rehoboth Art League
Capital Campaign Manager
The Rehoboth Art League, a non-profit arts organization, founded in 1938 in Henlopen Acres resides on over 3.5 acres of formal gardens, natural landscape and pathways. Open daily, its five historic buildings support the League's mission to teach, inspire and preserve the arts. The Art League offers a variety of exhibition, education, and event programming resulting in multiple systems.
The Art League is embarking on a multi-year capital campaign to preserve and enhance its campus and facilities while establishing future funds to support its programs. The Capital Campaign Manager will support the Capital Campaign Committee, Executive Director and Board of Trustees to carry out a broad-based capital campaign fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies to support this initiative
Reporting to the Executive Director, this newly created part-time position will serve as the project manager for the campaign to include supporting committee activities, conducting prospect research and managing prospect lists, tracking campaign action items and preparing reports to support the committee's efforts.
The successful candidate will have prior non-profit fund development experience, with a minimum of 2-3 years of capital campaign experience. High proficiency in using Donor Perfect or a similar fundraising software is required. Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted December 11, 2013
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