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Now Hiring: Executive Director


The Executive Director is responsible for the achievement of the organization’s mission, goals, and financial objectives.

Program Development and Administration

1. Work with the PCA Board of Directors and staff to develop and maintain a long-range strategy and work plan that achieves the organization’s mission, goals, and financial objectives.
2. Provide leadership for the PCA Board of Directors; facilitate the work of the Board and its committees.
3. Provide leadership for the facilitation of cultural planning in Charlottesville/ Albemarle County.
4. Produce the annual Rising Stars Awards celebration honoring local student artists for exemplary performance and engagement.
5. Manage and expand the Art In Place public art program.

Personnel Management

1. Hire and supervise paid staff members as authorized by the Board and maintain a work climate that attracts, retains, and motivates highly qualified employees.
2. Develop and maintain current job descriptions for staff members; conduct performance reviews.
3. Promote the use of volunteers in the work of PCA.
4. Assist staff members and volunteers in relating their specialized work to the mission and goals of the organization.

Budget and Finance

1. Lead the staff and Board Treasurer in the preparation of an annual budget.
2. Ensure the execution of sound financial practices and that the organization works within the parameters of the budget.
3. Develop and manage fundraising campaigns and events, government and private grant applications and execution, corporate giving programs, and membership growth to secure adequate funds.
4. Coordinate event planning, marketing, appeal letter, and an annual fundraiser.


1. Maintain a strong relationship with the Board through timely information and reports and regular Board meetings.
2. Establish working relationships and partnerships with artists, arts and cultural organizations, community organizations, and others.
3. Represent and publicize the mission, goals, and programs of PCA as well as the arts in Charlottesville/Albemarle to stakeholders and the general public.
4. Serve as the principal spokesperson for PCA’s programs, activities, and events.


1. Advocate for a healthy, well-supported local arts sector and serve as a central resource for information on issues pertinent to the arts.
2. Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with art organizations, artists, donors, businesses, and government agencies to enhance PCA’s value to the community.
3. Serve as the central resource for networking with other arts agencies statewide
through participation in such organizations as the Virginia Alliance of Local Arts Agencies, Virginians for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. A Master’s degree in an arts-related field is preferred.
2. Management experience is required. Management experience in an arts-related organization is preferred.
3. Experience in budget development and oversight is required. Financial and fundraising acumen is preferred.
4. The ability to build productive relationships with diverse groups and individuals is required. A record of success in working with a board, a staff, a community, and supporters of an organization is preferred.
5. Exemplary oral and written communication skills are required.
6. Experience with the Charlottesville/Albemarle County cultural sector is preferred.
7. Computer skills with Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office and Excel, and Google products are preferred.

Compensation and Benefits 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Compensation includes health benefits and paid annual vacation.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@charlottesvillearts.org. No phone inquiries.

The Piedmont Council for the Arts is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.