PCA Seeks Executive Director

PCA Seeks Executive Director

Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA), the designated arts agency of Charlottesville City and Albemarle County, seeks an Executive Director.

The mission of PCA, a non-profit organization, is to sustain the thriving presence of the arts in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. PCA provides support services to artists, arts organizations, and their audiences.

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

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 implementation of Create Charlottesville: A Cultural Plan for Charlottesville/Albemarle.
4. Provide leadership for program development; carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
5. Maintain current knowledge of literature, practice, and developments in the areas of non-profit arts organizations and arts administration.

Personnel Management:
1. Recruit, hire, and supervise paid staff members as authorized by the Board.
2. Develop and maintain current job descriptions for staff members; conduct performance reviews.
3. Maintain a work climate that attracts, retains, and motivates highly qualified staff members.
4. Promote the use of volunteers in the work of PCA; provide supervision for the volunteer workforce.
5. Plan for the education and development of staff members and volunteers; assist them in relating their specialized work to the mission and goals of the organization.

Budget and Finance:
1. Work with the staff, Board Treasurer, and Finance/Development Committee to prepare an annual budget; ensure that the organization works within the parameters of the budget.
2. Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
3. Develop and manage fundraising campaigns and events, government and private grants, corporate giving, and membership growth to secure adequate funds.
4. Work with the Events Committee to coordinate event planning, marketing, auction donations, and implementation of the annual Spring For The Arts fundraiser.
5. Work with designated Board officers to execute legal documents.

1. Maintain a strong relationship with the Board; provide information and prepare reports.
2. Meet as requested with the Board President, bi-monthly with the Board of Directors, and as needed with Board committees.
3. Establish working relationships and cooperative arrangements with artists, arts and cultural organizations, community organizations, and others.
4. Represent and publicize the mission, goals, programs, and activities of PCA as well as the arts in Charlottesville/Albemarle to agencies, organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and the general public.
5. Liaise with city, county, and state government officials, agencies, and regional arts organizations in accordance with the mission of PCA. 
6. Serve as the principal spokesperson for PCA’s programs, activities, and events.

1. Develop, lead, and coordinate arts advocacy initiatives on local, state, and national levels; serve as a central resource for information on relevant issues involving the arts.
2. Establish, maintain, and cultivate strong relationships with donors, foundations, corporations, businesses, and others to enhance PCA’s visibility, position, and credibility within 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.
4. Work with the Events Committee to produce the annual Rising Stars Awards Celebration honoring local student artists for exemplary performance and engagement.

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. 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; the ability to build productive relationships with diverse groups and individuals also is required.
6. Computer skills that include comfort with Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office and Excel, QuickBooks, FileMaker Pro, and Google products are preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:
1. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
2. Compensation includes health/dental benefits and paid annual vacation.

1. Submit a resume with a cover letter expressing interest in the position and experiences relevant to the job responsibilities.
2. Supply the names, titles, and contact information, including telephone numbers, of three references.
3. Submit the application to: Bryan Wright, President, jobs@charlottesvillearts.org. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2014.