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South Arts is looking for a new Executive Director

From our friends at South Arts:

Position Announcement

South Arts seeks a dynamic, multi-talented executive director to build on its exceptional 37-year track record of strengthening the south through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies, and nurturing a vibrant quality of life.

South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization based in Atlanta, GA, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. The organization works in partnership with the nine state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and is funded by those member states, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), foundations, corporations, and individuals.

In 2009, South Arts undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate its direction and establish goals for the next several years. The resulting Strategic Plan serves as a vital tool guiding the organization’s annual portfolio of activities designed to address arts-related issues important to our region and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts. The organization’s annual budget exceeds $3 million. More information on South Arts and its program of work may be found at www.southarts.org.

The executive director is the principal relationship manager for all stakeholders. The successful candidate will be expected to represent South Arts to a broad range of constituents and the public. The executive director will lead the organization’s management team to ensure the strategic objectives are achieved in a financially sound manner. Travel comprises approximately 50% of the CEO’s time.

Ideal candidates for this position will possess an innate passion for the arts, exhibit political savvy and understanding of the complex landscape around public funding for the arts, and have direct management experience in a complementary arts or nonprofit organization. Highly qualified applicants will possess both undergraduate (required) and graduate (preferred) degrees and bring a variety of experiences and attributes to South Arts, the full description of which can be seen by clicking here.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, vitae/resume, and salary requirements to SouthArts@TransitionGuides.com (email applications are required).

Other inquiries, contact Jeanie Duncan at TransitionGuides at 301.439.6635. Communications will be treated with confidence and resumes will be accepted until position is filled. South Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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