The Executive Director (ED) for Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) is responsible for overseeing all operations, functions and activities, ensuring that VCA is operating efficiently and effectively. The ED is the face of the organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and community to foster VCA’s strategic direction and the implementation of a high-quality vision.
The ED ensures that staff members are aligned with the organization’s mission and vision and that they are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives. VCA has a close-knit culture that places a high priority on communication, recognition and collaboration. The ED is aligned to our culture and will continue to enhance it though positive leadership, with the ability to lead and motivate. The ED acts as a spokesperson for VCA and participates in local networks to keep VCA connected to the Vashon community and regional arts communities.
Develop and implement strategic plans that meet organizational goals and objectives created in partnership with the Board of Directors
Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors
Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
Ensure adherence of the organization’s daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and legal guidelines
Direct and oversee the annual operating budget and fundraising efforts
Oversees the scheduling and support of all programming at VCA which includes music, dance, drama and visual arts
Forge and maintain relations of trust with artists, the community, and external partners
Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization
Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of VCA in ways that strengthen its profile
Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization
Proactively address challenges in the internal and external environment to protect the organizations interests
Review reports by subordinate managers to acquire understanding of the organization’s financial and non-financial position
Developing and implementing strategies aiming to promote the organization’s mission and “voice”
Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in Arts, Non-Profit Management, or Business, or equivalent experience preferred
Previous experience in a senior leadership role
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans
Capacity to build and lead a complex organization with multiple programs
Proven success in driving fund-raising initiatives of a growing organization
A proven leader with enthusiasm, authenticity and passion to work collegially with diverse internal and external constituents
Passion for and experience with arts organizations preferred
Experience in non-profit administration in a Board or leadership or decision maker role
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits included
About Vashon Center for the Arts
October 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vashon Center for the Arts Seeks Executive Director
(Vashon Island, WA) – Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) is seeking an Executive Director with energy, drive, creativity, and a passion for the arts, along with seasoned business experience. The ideal candidate will help guide the VCA toward the future, while respecting Vashon’s rich community traditions and relationships.
Vashon Allied Arts, now Vashon Center for the Arts, has been a cornerstone for Vashon Island’s art and cultural scene since VAA was formed in 1949, making it one of the oldest community arts organizations in Washington. The organization has grown to become the largest non-profit on Vashon and is home to five uniquely different program areas: arts education, dance, performing arts, visual arts and Vashon Artists in Schools. In 2016, the state-of-the-art Katherine L White Hall became the organization’s new home with a 300-seat theater that has hosted local, regional and international talent, and offers a beautiful atrium, gallery and gift shop.
VCA offers approximately 120 Art Education and Dance classes every year to more than 900 students; stages approximately ...90 events per year; features more than 150 artists in monthly rotating gallery shows; and impacts over 1000 students each year through more than 20 artist residencies in Vashon schools.
Vashon itself is a unique community which includes vibrant painters, performers, musicians, dancers, students, sculptors, teachers, jewelers, potters, and many other types of arts and culture for enthusiasts of all ages. This combination brings together a mix of passionate, engaged and richly textured patrons. VCA’s unique and diverse programming attracts talent and guests from the Puget Sound and beyond.
The Vashon Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Vashon Center for the Arts
Vashon Center for the Arts is a collaborative and community-based organization that initiates quality arts experiences for all ages, creates opportunities for artists to perform and exhibit their work, and provides a center for the arts on Vashon Island.
John de Groen
President, Board of Trustees
Vashon Center for the Arts
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