The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director within the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council. The Executive Director of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) provides executive direction to the state agency charged with encouraging and investing in the advancement of the arts for the people of the state. MSAC is the largest provider of arts funding in the state, ranks fourth nationally in per capita spending for the arts, and is considereda model state arts agency. The Executive Director manages a staff of subject-area experts; directs the organization's pperation to include budget preparation and administration; collaborates with partnersto promote the inportance of the arts in Maryland; and has oversight responsibility for MSAC's major programs and Governor appointed commissions including both the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Public Arts Commission. The position is responsible for setting and for carrying out Department policies and priorities through the Agency's programs, services, public information, and through partnerships with federal, regional, and other stste agencies and organizations in collaboration with the Council. The Executive Director also acts as the Agency's chief spokesperson and representative within state government agencies; within corporate, foundation, and educational communities; and both regionally and nationally within the arts industry.
The candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintaineffective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to Handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access,and PowerPoint, Google Mail and /or other relevent software. Some statewide travel is required, as is attendance at out of state and national conferences. Evening meeting are required.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in arts administration or an art discipline from an accredited college or university and at least seven (7) years of experience in administrative staff or professional work within an arts organization or a publicarts agency. Three (3) years of this experience mut have involved one or more of the Following: supervision of otheremployees, overseeing and coordinating general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures, a Master's degree in a related area is preferred. Equivalentcombination of education and experience is acceptable . Please describe in detail any job duties relatingto the Qualifications stated. If applicable, detail supervisory or Management experience for each of the positions you held.
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.