NW CT Arts Council seeks new leadership
After 15 years at the helm of the Arts Council, Amy Wynn is moving on to an exciting opportunity to serve as the first executive director of the American Mural Project, a wonderful organization with a wider, more national profile. It’s an excellent opportunity for Amy and we wish her well.
You should know the Arts Council has formed an executive search committee with the intention of naming our new Executive Director by early August. The job posting is available on the Council’s website, artsnwct.org and on other job posting sites appropriate for the position.
In the meantime, the Board of Directors, along with the Arts Council’s staff, will continue to provide the services our constituents have come to expect. We are fully engaged in carrying out the existing initiatives of our organization.
Amy is working with the Board of Directors to ensure a smooth transition and both Amy and the leaders at the American Mural Project are committed to helping the Arts council make the transition to her successor.
Thank you for your continued support and we invite you to share any thoughts you may have about the future of the arts council with our board. Your opinion and support are greatly valued.
- Kathy Peck, Board Chair
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is seeking for an Executive Director.
The mission of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is to promote the arts and cultural resources of Northwestern Connecticut as integral contributors to the quality of life in the region, to assist all artists and cultural organizations in their efforts to thrive, and to inform the general public about, and give access to, the arts and culture of the region.
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, serves 25 towns and is one of nine regional cultural service organizations in Connecticut.
The Executive Director serves as chief executive of the Council and, in partnership with the Board, is responsible for the organization’s success by assuring the Council’s relevance to the community, accomplishing the Council’s mission and vision, and ensuring the accountability of the Council to its diverse constituents.
The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The role is supported by a current staff of 2 core part time employees as well as a part-time bookkeeper and graphic designer.
As chief executive, the Executive Director is accountable to the Board in the following areas:
* Legal Compliance
* Mission, Policy and Planning
* Management and Administration
* Philanthropy and Fund Development
* Relationship Building
Successful candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in senior management, and three (3) years in either a non-profit or mission-driven setting. Other qualifications include experience in finance, budget management, grant writing and administration, as well as demonstrated interest in the arts and culture industry. Send a letter of interest of no more than two (2) pages, along with current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries must be received by Wednesday July 25, 2018. Full and Part-time employment arrangements will be considered.
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer.