Mount Vernon Arts Consortium – Executive Director Job Description
The Mount Vernon Arts Consortium was created to ensure high quality entertainment, educational and visitor experiences are presented at key arts-related community assets in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Founded in 2020 as a non-profit, the Mount Vernon Arts Consortium (“Consortium”) places focus on three pillar arts venues: Knox Memorial Building and Theater, Ariel-Foundation Park’s Schnormeier Event Center and other rental spaces within the park, and The Woodward Opera House and its facilities.
To support coordination between these venues, the Consortium seeks a full-time Executive Director to oversee Consortium office staff, their respective team members and associated workplans, as well as manage general organization operations. Coordination of a calendar for scheduling entertainment that best utilizes human capital resources, avoids redundancy, and attracts visitors to bolster sales tax and bed tax revenues for the Mount Vernon community is an expectation of this position. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for implementation of strategies to bolster rental of these arts venues.
The Executive Director will support the Consortium’s Board of Directors in their strategic planning, monitoring and impact evaluation efforts. This position also serves as the Consortium liaison to the boards of the three pillar arts venues, working together to promote growth for these arts venues. Development of sponsorship and membership activities will be the responsibility of this position. Establishment of strategic fundraising efforts and grant writing will be required of the Executive Director as a means of garnering support for the Consortium and increased programming opportunities at the venues the Consortium supports. Talent and entertainment recruitment negotiations and associated contract execution will be responsibilities of the Executive Director in collaboration with venue management. The Executive Director will be responsible for management of the Consortium’s budget and will work closely with the professional accounting office used for bookkeeping and payroll services. The person serving in this position should have excellent communication and relationship building skills given that they will serve as the public face for the Consortium. Demonstrated experience in successful non-profit organization leadership, arts venue management, resource development, strategic planning, and execution of talent contracts is required.
The Executive Director shall adhere to all policies and procedures of the Consortium, as well as guide the board in development of additional operational guidelines and protocols.The Board of Directors may assign other duties to the Executive Director.
This position offers a competitive compensation package. EOE.
To apply for the Executive Director position, submit a cover letter and resume to: Mount Vernon Arts Consortium, PO Box 747, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or apply online through Indeed.com.