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Friday, December 11, 2015

ART JOB: South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) Seeks Executive Director

Organization: South Carolina Arts Alliance
Position: Executive Director

Location: Flexible, but easy access to South Carolina’s capital, Columbia, is necessary.

The South Carolina Arts Alliance, a 501c3 statewide non-governmental membership organization, seeks a dynamic Executive Director to work with its board, membership, the state arts agency, state legislators and other policy makers and stakeholders in South Carolina as well as colleagues in national organizations.

The South Carolina Arts Alliance is the state's primary, private sector arts coalition of arts organizations, educators, administrators, artists, parents, business and community leaders. The organization’s mission is to serve the arts through leadership development and advocacy throughout South Carolina, to encourage civic engagement to advance the arts, and to inform public policy and to advocate for public sector support for and of the arts and arts education.

The Executive Director is responsible for day to day operations of the organization, including project management; management of a state-wide membership organization; and working collaboratively with a variety of agencies, organizations, institutions and volunteers. Experience in financial management, including building and monitoring a budget, and outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary. Candidates must have an established record of or related experience in the management of a non-profit organization.

Successful candidates will have earned a bachelor’s degree (or a higher degree) and possess knowledge of media relations and the workings of social media as well as fundraising skills, including grant writing and grant management, development of business sponsorships and memberships, and the implementation of constituent services. Knowledge of South Carolina’s legislative processes and environment, as well as experience in working with legislators in strategic advocacy, are preferred. Knowledge of education policy is preferred.

Executive leadership skills, including strategic thinking, diplomacy, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work independently are necessary. A minimum of five years of arts management or related experience are highly preferred for this full-time position that will include oversight of a part-time financial administrator. This is a salaried position with a benefit package that includes paid vacation, health benefits and 401K.

Applicants should send a cover letter with salary range and resume or CV to Rose Sheheen, President of the South Carolina Arts Alliance, at (Please send all documents as PDF files and as Microsoft Word attachments.)

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016. 

The position will remain open until filled. An announcement about the new Executive Director is planned for May 2016, with a start date of July 1, 2016.

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