TAC seeks new Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director’s primary responsibilities are to develop and manage community arts programs, staff and volunteers, secure grants and other funding, prepare and monitor budgets, and act as an advocate for the artists, musicians, performers and cultural assets in the community.

Hours: full time, hourly

Candidate Responsibilities:

· Design and implement a long term strategic plan and annual action plans, including identifying and driving timelines and resources to achieve strategic goals;

· Develop and maintain positive relationships with local government and officials, business leaders, civic groups, and arts patrons;

· Develop and maintain an aggressive fundraising strategy – search for opportunities – seek corporate sponsorships, and write grant proposals;

· Provide active, engaged, and effective leadership to staff, volunteers, instructors, artists, and community cultural organizations;

· Meet monthly with the Board of Directors – preparing agendas and meeting documents;

· Work with the Board and staff to develop and maintain an annual budget;

· Oversee the management of all funds;

· Manage core programs and operations;

· Identify and implement approved programs that serve the community;

· Develop and maintain effective relationships within the community to ensure that the arts and cultural activities are represented and positively received;

· Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate programs to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents;

· Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Arts Council’s programs, activities and events in the community;

· Manage website and social media presence and email marketing;

· Serve as the Arts Council’s chief representative to the funding community, with the media, to the local community, and with state and national arts and culture organizations.


 · A minimum of three (3) years of work experience relevant to the position;

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/work experience;

· Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

· Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers;

· Demonstrated track record in soliciting and securing funding, including fundraising and grant-writing;

· Strong financial management ability, including budget development and fiscal management;

· Experience and expertise in marketing and public relations, including website maintenance and social media;

· Experience in event planning and execution;

· Ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptable; action-oriented and self-directed; energetic and creative with a positive attitude and passion for arts and culture;

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Suite.

Application Materials:

The application deadline is December 9, 2016. 

Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Address your cover letter to Brandon Smith, TAC Board President. Please attach the requested materials as one complete PDF.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Tioga Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification by law.