Vacancy Type: SAAO Tier II
Is Internal Transfer Only: No
Working Title: Executive Director, ARTS NC State
Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.
Position Number: 00000746
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F, some weekends/nights
Department: 243001 – Arts NC State
Job City and State: Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit: ARTS NC STATE serves the entire campus by providing visual and performing arts programs that engage students in the creative process and improve critical and creative thinking skills through exploration of the arts. ARTS NC STATE comprises NC State’s performing and visual arts programs, and is administered by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. All NC State students, regardless of college or major, are welcome to participate in all programs. The mission of ARTS NC STATE is to enhance the environment of the University and our community with rich and diverse events, installations, and opportunities and to make the arts a significant part of every student’s educational experience. ARTS NC STATE envisions a future where the visual and performing arts are fundamental to the NC State experience. ARTS NCSTATE seeks to contribute to the University’s innovative learning environment by engaging students’ creative, intellectual, and social development, and by fostering their roles as leaders of the University, state, and global communities.
Essential Job Duties: The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. He/she administers, supervises and provides vision and leadership for all programmatic activities of the ARTS NC STATEvisual and performing arts programs and support units: Center Stage, Crafts Center, Dance Program, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, University Theatre, Arts Marketing, Arts Outreach, Ticket Central, and Business and Planning. The Executive Director will also work closely with the Music Department, an academic unit housed in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, to provide a wide range of student-centered programming for the NC State community. Finally, the Executive Director is a key leader in development activities related to the arts at NC State. Other responsibilities include:
• Providing visionary leadership and supervision for the ARTS NC STATE visual and performing arts programs, which provide creative and enriching activities for NC State students and the University community;
• Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to develop new and exciting arts initiatives and academic partnerships to support the cultivation and growth of the campus-wide creative community;
• Recruiting, hiring, and supervising outstanding ARTS NC STATE staff;
• Providing oversight and direction for the management and improvement of ARTSNC STATE facilities (Stewart Theatre, Titmus Theatre, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, The Gregg Museum, The Crafts Center, and other physical resources);
• Serving as the principal advocate and spokesperson for ARTS NC STATE internally and externally, which requires developing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty and staff on campus and with key advocates from the community. He/she also represents ARTS NC STATE, the Division and the University on internal and external boards, committees and councils;
• Overseeing budget of approximately $5 million, and ensuring sufficient resources are available to meet operational needs through annual and multi-year budget projections and development. He/she coordinates with administrative and support personnel, as well as program directors to ensure effective budgeting and fiscal management. The Executive Director ensures accountability, management of financial resources, and proper budgetary control and reporting to ensure appropriateness of allocations and expenditures;
• Working closely with University, Division and Arts Development personnel to promote external fund-raising efforts and seek new resources for ARTS NC STATE by supporting the efforts of the FRIENDS of ARTS NC STATE Board of Advisors. He/she will cultivate and solicit potential donors, and fund-raising for capital projects;
• Guiding the preparation of ARTS NC STATE, Division and University promotional material and digital content; and
• Ensuring compliance with University policies, rules, regulations and standards.
Other Work/Responsibilities: Alternating work schedule which will include weekends and evenings and other duties as assigned
Minimum Education/Experience: Master’s degree in an appropriate area and seven (7) years of relevant experience managing and advancing arts programs, while the preferred candidate will possess a Master of Arts Administration degree.
Departmental Required Skills: He/she must exhibit experience in an arts management/leadership position, with demonstrated success in fund-raising, grant writing and marketing. The Executive Director must have strong budgeting and financial management skills, as well as experience in marketing, advertising and public relations activities, including driving growth in ticket sales and associated revenues. He/she must possess the capacity to lead, manage, motivate and inspire a team, and demonstrate integrity, ethics, and a commitment to diversity. The Executive Director must demonstrate excellent interpersonal leadership, written and oral communication skills, and have a strong work ethic, stamina and passion for the arts.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Required License or Certification: N/A
Special Instructions: Inquiries may be directed to Justin Lang, Director, Executive Search Services, at 919-513-1963 or email@example.com. Apply at jobs.ncsu.edu (position #00001599). The search will continue until the position is filled.
Job Open Date: 09/19/2014
Must Be Open Until: 10/02/14. Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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