The Arts in Communities Director

State of North Carolina - Wake County, NC3.6

Salary Grade:GN11
Recruitment Range of: $42,780-$56,000

This position is located at:
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state's long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow's creative citizens through arts education.

The Arts in Communities Director is responsible for managing the agency's relationship with the statewide network of local arts councils and community partners through the Grassroots Arts Program. The Employee oversees a grant budget of more than $2.9 million and assures that per capita funding is distributed in all 100 counties of the state. Performs annual reauthorization review of Grassroots partners with a grant panel and prepares recommendations and assessments. Work includes advising constituents on development of grant applications, reviewing and evaluating grant requests and final reports, working with site evaluators and consultants, preparing analysis and presenting grant applications to a formal grant panel annually. Employee provides direct technical assistance to local arts council staff and board leadership to strengthen operations, ensure relevancy and sustainability in their communities, and maintain compliance with state grant requirements and standards. Develops training materials, online resources and professional development opportunities for including webinars and a biennial local arts council conference.

Position requires frequent night and weekend work and travel throughout the state.

Management Preference:
Familiar with nonprofit organizations and understand their operations and issues

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of community arts and local arts council field.
Demonstrated knowledge of budgets and financial statements.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft office software.
Strong communication skills both orally and in writing and be able to speak effectively in public.
Requires frequent night and weekend work and travel throughout the state.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor s degree in art, English, one of the performing arts or arts administration, depending upon specific area of program assignment from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience directly related to the specific program area of assignment, two of which must have been in a consultative or administrative capacity within an arts organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.