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Operations Manager Position Opened for Applications

DSC_0128Job Title:  Operations Manager / 22 hrs per week
Reporting To:  Executive Director

Overview:  The Operations Manager carries out many of the day-to-day operations of the Denali Arts Council. This position coordinates artistic/administrative activities and works with the Executive Director to maintain the organizational stability of DAC.  This is a busy position, juggling many duties and working extensively with the community and public.  Responsibilities include administrative functions, program coordination, marketing, facility management, and assisting the Executive Director as needed.

 Administrative Functions

  • Carry out day-to-day administrative duties of a non-profit office: process email and maintain phone communication. Work and correspond with the public.
  • Regularly update the DAC website, on-line ticketing site, on-line calendar, Facebook page and all other online marketing tools.
  • Create and implement a marketing plan for all events and design flyers.

Skills: Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point required. Familiarity with graphic design and WordPress is helpful.

Program Functions

  • Support the program directors and event directors with the following: volunteer coordination, ticket sales, technical equipment training, advertising & training.
  • Coordinate volunteers: recruitment, training, communication and scheduling.
  • Facilitate communication between the program directors and DAC staff.
  • Collaborate with other community organizations as appropriate.

Skills:  Communication & writing skills are essential.  Ability to work independently and think from a project-based perspective is also needed.

Facility Functions

  • Ensure Hangar and grounds are clean, organized & safely accessible. Arrange commercial/volunteer cleaning, repairs and maintenance services as necessary.
  • Manage Google calendar for facility use.
  • Coordinate and manage private rentals of the facility.
  • Manage supplies, concessions and storage space.

Skills: Ability to multitask and delegate responsibilities to appropriate volunteers for events and tasks is required. 


To apply, please send a resume,  a letter of interest, and a list of references to: The Denali Arts Council, P.O. Box 404  Talkeenta, AK  99676, or to , or you may call  (907) 733-7929 for more information.  Applications will be accepted through February 20, 2016.

When Divas Sing…Diva Night 2016

5266dc05a2ece.imageFebruary 12th & 13th @ 7:30pm (doors open at 7)
Tickets $15 DAC Member / $18 Non-member

Join us for a night of sultry music as we turn the Sheldon Hangar into a classy nightclub.

Our Diva’s songs of love and longing will transport you back to the good ole days when everyone dressed up to go out at night.

Enjoy an evening with friends or your romantic companion.  Our ladies will be accompanied by gentleman musicians in two nights of entertainment perfect for your Valentine’s weekend.


Calling All Filmmakers….

Presenting the 1st Annual Talkeetna Adventure Film Festival

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Hangar Door Cinema is excited to invite local filmmakers to participate in the first annual Talkeetna Adventure Film Festival. Adventure is defined as “an exciting or dangerous experience”, or “an undertaking involving unknown risk”. To us, that ranges anywhere from a bicycle trek across the arctic to living off the grid. Life is an Adventure, and we want to see yours!

Films must be submitted no later than Wen. August 31st, 2016.  Early Submissions are encouraged.

Film fest will premier Saturday September 24th, 2016

Download Film Fest Application here.

Summer Drama….and my office is Awesome!

It’s Summer time and the stage is hopping here at the DAC.  Some days I feel like my office is a windowless cave that keeps me hidden from the world, but other days….. well, who else can say they have live theatrical productions unfolding in their office?

Circus has come and gone, but we have lots drama underway that we hope to entertain you with throughout the summer.  First up is the Complete History of America, Abridged ….. just in time for the 4th of July!

Some of you may remember the Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, which Denali Drama performed in 2012…… well hang on to your socks cause they are at it again!  Only this time they will teach you as much of America’s history as they can in 6000 seconds.  Get ready to laugh and learn a few things you thought you know (but didn’t).  This show is PG-13, so use your best judgment when deciding which kids to bring…..  Open minds and good senses of humor encouraged!  2 weekends.

Next up is our Summer Stock – aka Talkeetna Youth Musical Theater – production of Seussical the Musical.  The talented youth of Talkeetna are working hard to bring you this fabulous show, which showcases a montage of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and Mayzie La Bird.  During this production you will be transported from the Jungle of Nool, to the tiny world of the Who’s, then off across the sea to Circus McGurkus.  3 nights only….. this is one to plan your vacation around.

September’s show is still a bit of a mystery, even to me.  Iditaprov will be back on our stage, but in what format, I do not know.  Stay tuned to learn more….. In the mean time, Iditaprov is performing competitive Improv 2 nights a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge.  Tickets can be bought at the front desk, shows start at 7:30.

Alright, I’ll get back to work and keep on keeping the drama on the stage.  Til next time, Holli @ the Hangar

Making the most of YOUR Arts Council

Have you ever wondered how events come to be at the Denali Arts Council?  Do you ever find yourself thinking, “You know, it would be really cool to see ________________ happening here in Talkeetna.” or “I wish they would do more of  _________________ at the hangar.”  Well, the truth of the matter is that YOU, as a creative member of the community, have the power to help make those decisions.


You could set the stage!

A community Arts council sets a stage, but is only a reflection of creativity and imagination.   In order for the DAC to express the artistic sentiment of Talkeetna, locals must be willing to share their talents and ideas. What gets showcased is what people like you choose to put into it through artistic partnerships and volunteering.

The Denali Arts Council is an umbrella organization with with a variety of artistic programs under its rim.  While most of our programs have ongoing activities, several have become stagnate due to lack of involvement or leadership.  Here is where YOU come in!

your art could be hereCurrently there are openings for Directors in three of our programs: Talkeetna Artists Guild (fine arts), Susitna Muse (writers group), and Local Motion…for the Love of Dance. As the director of a program, you have a lot of freedom to design events, workshops, and shows.  You can express yourself creativity and set the vision of the program. You can be the director or you could get involved to just produce one show or workshop.

So if you find yourself thinking “Man, I really wish they would show more ____________________”, consider putting your artistic passion to the test and get involved today!