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The mission of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is to encourage and advocate the visual and performing arts by providing a forum where diverse audiences can actively participate in cultural experiences. The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is committed ​to supporting the economic vitality of Suffolk by enhancing the life experiences of our citizens and visitors.

If you are interested in job or internship opportunities, please contact Susan Lawrence at 757-923-0003 or submit your resume and areas of interest to Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Attn: Susan Lawrence, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


JOB DESCRIPTION

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is seeking an Executive Director/CEO to manage the operation of the Suffolk Center, a full-service, multicultural performing and visual arts venue located in historic downtown Suffolk. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, as chief operating officer of the corporation, directs and oversees all programs, operations, and policies consistent with the organization’s mission and goals, as well as supervises a professional staff of 7 to 10 full-time employees, 8 to 10 part-time staff, up to 30 contracted employees and a team of volunteers.

The Executive Director is charged with maintaining an effective fiscally responsible annual operating budget while overseeing performances, gallery exhibits, visual and performing arts classes, special events, community partnerships, youth arts education initiatives & Artist in Schools programs, Jester’s Gallery Shop, community/corporate rentals and venue usage, as well as development/fundraising activities.   The Executive Director is also responsible for leasing space within the Suffolk Center, including a restaurant and permanent office space, to generate additional earned revenue.

The Executive Director is responsible for general operations, budget development, programming, strategy implementation, general administration, revenue generation, and overseeing staff working in such areas as marketing, fundraising, box office, front of house, technical and artistic operations, special events, arts education, galleries, gift shop, building maintenance and finance.

The Executive Director represents the Suffolk Center to the public, the media, and the arts industry at-large through leadership and participation in community activities locally, state wide and beyond. The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts has a pivotal role in the cultural, educational, and economic enrichment of the City of Suffolk. The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, elected officials, City of Suffolk administration, the media, artists, artist managers, other groups, sponsors, educational institutions, volunteers, members and audiences.

Minimal Qualifications include:

  • 5 – 10 years senior management experience
  • Working knowledge of the visual and performing arts industry
  • Leadership skills associated with running an organization that successfully met strategic and operational goals
  • Experience building successful partnerships within the community, including donors
  • Experience working with a board of directors and volunteers
  • Nonprofit, Development & Fundraising experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Salary commensurate with experience, plus standard benefits.
Final qualified candidates will be required to complete background checks.
SCCA is a drug-free and an equal opportunity employer. SCCA is not offering relocation assistance with this position at this time.

EMAIL: Interested qualified candidates please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to: Susan.lawrence@suffolkcenter.org.
DEADLINE:
Closing date for all applications is November 13, 2020.

The mission of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is to encourage and advocate the visual and performing arts by providing a forum where diverse audiences can actively participate in cultural experiences. The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is committed to supporting the economic vitality of Suffolk by enhancing the life experiences of our citizens and visitors.