The Nevada Arts Council sees an innovative and strategic leader to serve as its Executive Director. That leader must have the ability to assess current programming, optimize business development opportunities for artists, arts organizations and the public and manage a staff and budget housed within state government. The Executive Director must have the ability to serve as an articulate and respected voice for the advancement of the arts in Nevada. The core qualities and experience sought in an Executive Director include:
An ability to listen and respond to the needs articulated by the artists, volunteers, administrators and underwriters of Nevada’s arts community and develop programs that meet the needs of myriad stakeholders;
An understanding of the best practices, issues and challenges facing the arts today;
Demonstrated ability to be a creative and strategic planner and implementer of programs designed to enhance the lives of artists living and working in Nevada and statewide arts organizations;
An ability to work effectively within state government environment including all agencies within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs as well as other state entities, state legislators and the Governor’s office;
Demonstrated experience working with a board;
An understanding of arts in the Western U.S. and the unique environment for artists and arts organizations operating in this region;
A true team player, someone who can coalesce the statewide arts community;
The professional capacity to represent Nevada in regional and national forums; and
Demonstrated success identifying and securing public/private partnerships and non-traditional funding.
The Formal Structure
As an agency within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, the Nevada Arts Council and its Executive Director, works with the Department Director on strategic planning and day-to-day operations. The mission of the department is to create sustainable financial vitality for the State of Nevada and the businesses and individuals engaged in the tourism and cultural industries. As its vision, the Department strives to be a recognized world-class tourism and cultural affairs organization that embraces strategic thinking, innovation and creative problem solving. Working closely with the Nevada Arts Council’s nine member board, the Executive Director and team develop and implement programs and policies that benefit the state’s arts community. The Executive Director is responsible for managing a budget of approximately $2.5 million and overseeing a staff of 15.
About Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
The Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs promotes, preserves and protects the state's cultural, historic, natural and industrial assets. With programs forged through strategic planning and fueled by passion, the Department strives to create sustainable financial vitality for the State of Nevada and the businesses and individuals engaged in the tourism and cultural industries. The Depa...rtment includes the Division of Tourism, Nevada Magazine, the Nevada Arts Council, the Division of Museums and History and the Nevada Indian Commission. For more information visit http://www.nvdtca.org.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.