DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Take a direct leadership role in the organization’s development programs, including its annual fund-raising efforts, endowment, capital and planned giving.
Direct and manage all aspects of the organization’s operations, office and administration and ensure that patrons, and other community members have a first-class experience any time they interact with the organization’s staff and members.
Ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with competent persons whether they be paid or volunteer and provide job performances on a regular basis and as requested by the BOD.
Develop an annual budget and business plan for presentation to the BOD, monitor and maintain fiscal responsibility for the organization’s overall budget and ensure the most effective use of financial resources.
Implement and monitor a long-term strategic and short-term operating plan in coordination with the BOD, AD and staff and assume responsibility for its management and implementation, reporting progress towards goals to the BOD monthly.
Develop high-quality programming for all ages and build a distinctive brand that attracts and retains audiences and performers and seek to include members of the community’s various multicultural groups and people of all ages.
In partnership with the AD create and execute plans to ensure a systematic, values based approach to outreach and education and develop strategic relationships with local and regional partners.
Partner with AD to communicate the work and mission of the organization to the public through the media and at public speaking engagements and through all necessary media, as needed, including social media.
Provide support to best utilize the talents and resources of the BOD, stimulate involvement, recruit new members an work closely with the BOD to ensure strong leadership infrastructure to maintain long-term organization success.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: We seek a uniquely qualified individual, eager to implement ambitious visions and plans as we accomplish great things together. To be successful in this job, you should bring:
A collaborative approach as we build sustainability in pursuit of ambitious goals
The ability to lead multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines and the ability to work well under pressure
The ability to conceive and execute successful artistic programs utilizing local and distant directors, actors and performers
Enthusiasm for the unique contribution LCAC can make to broader economic and community development goals
Problem-solving skills and the ability to adjust and adapt approaches in the face of unforeseen challenges
The ability to cultivate and manage donors, volunteers, audience members, artists and community partnerships while respecting a diverse set of people, needs and interests
Strong written and oral communication skills, including business and casual writing and public speaking as you will be the spokesperson for the LCAC
Management skills including experience with senior staff supervision, managing nonprofit budgets and planning processes
Development skills including successful fundraising
A great sense of humor
Additional Salary Information: paid time off, housing stipend
About Lakeland Cultural Arts Center
The Lakeland Cultural Arts Center is housed in the original Littleton High School at 411 Mosby Avenue in Littleton, NC which was built in the early 1900’s and closed in 1976. A group of investors purchased the building and land and opened the LCAC in 1978. Since then the theatre has been run by many talented men and women and most recently 100% volunteer. While progress has been made over the years to improve the facility, years of neglect has placed an additional burden on the LCAC Board of Directors. To revitalize the theatre, the Board of Directors solicited the community for support to assist in the much-needed repairs and to support the hiring of a Managing Artistic Director in 2018. Through this outreach the LCAC has partnered with the Fitts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation, to renovate and revitalize the theatre as well as develop the Littleton High School and grounds into a community complex. The LCAC has been granted a $1,000,000 endowment, a $500,000 capital improvement fund as well as a $500,000 matching grant/gift fund. With this opportunity, a renewed effort is underway to restore and operate the LCAC to achieve our mission to enrich, educa...te and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience. An Executive Director will bring added leadership, focus and organization towards our goal of being a cultural hub for the community.