The North Carolina Arts Council is a state agency and a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It has a 25-person staff and a 24-member Governor-appointed board. The Arts Council’s $9.9 million budget includes federal, state and private funds. To learn more about the N.C. Arts Council, visit www.ncarts.org.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The Music Program Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the Arts Council’s music grant programs. These include organizational grants for project and operating support and fellowships for artists in music. The director has responsibility for assistance to applicants, selection of panelists, assessment of grant applications, organization and facilitation of panel meetings, oversight of funded programs and projects, and review and approval of final reports. The director also manages artist-focused programs and initiatives in the music field, and works with the N.C. Presenters Consortium and Literature and Theater Director to oversee the Arts Council’s participation in the biennial ArtsMarket showcase. The position is the Arts Council’s principal liaison with Classical Voice of North Carolina. The director is part of the agency’s Artists & Communities team and contributes to its joint initiatives, such as the Triangle New Realities program, Creative Capital workshops, and other programs designed to support and extend the capacity of arts organizations and working artists. Other responsibilities include working collaboratively both within the agency and around the state developing long-range plans and recommending policy and initiatives that will expand the reach of music organizations and artists.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
Demonstrated knowledge of administrative and programming practices of music organizations, and working artists. Demonstrated experience with managing budgets and grants. Demonstrated experience administering arts programs to the public. Demonstrated knowledge of art form in a production, presentation or performance capacity. Strong written communication skills and demonstrated experience speaking in public. Demonstrated knowledge through education or experience of artistic standards and practices in the performing arts and ability to judge artistic quality and innovation. Evidence of accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize information and meet deadlines. Experience working collaboratively both with workplace teams and constituents. Ability to work nights and weekends, as required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a degree in art, English, one of the performing arts or arts administration, depending upon specific area of program assignment 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. A master’s degree and five to seven years of experience with music or presenting organizations is preferred.
SALARY RANGE: $41,125 - $66,204
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $41,125 - $48,000
(The State of North Carolina offers a competitive benefits package which includes employer contributions towards pension, health plan benefits, and vacation and sick leave.)
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with highly qualified individuals. Individuals interested in applying for this position (99999101) must complete an online State Employment Application. All applicants may apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1841758/music-director
CLOSING DATE: October 3, 2017
DO NOT send applications or application materials to the North Carolina Arts Council. Only applications following the procedure above will be considered.
For more information, please contact:
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Human Resources Office
Phone: (919) 807-7373