Denali Arts Council is seeking an Executive Director
Founded in 1981, the Denali Arts Council (DAC) is a nonprofit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the center of community life in the Northern Susitna Valley. It accomplishes that mission arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts organizations.
Denali Arts Council is seeking an Executive Director who is passionate about the arts in Talkeetna. This administrative leadership position directs day-to-day operations to fulfill organizational goals, develops a funding plan, manages membership and donations, and works extensively with the community.
The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer of the Denali Arts Council, working closely with and reporting to the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director supports all programs, operations, facilities and policies.
Primary areas of responsibility include:
Strategic Planning—develops and implements the organization’s Strategic Plan and annual action plans in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
Program Development and Management—coordinates with Program Directors as well as directs and administers programs without a Program Director. Helps to seek Directors to fulfill the different programs.
Fund Development/Grant Oversight and Fiscal Management—together with the Board, develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization; develops an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversees the management of all funds consistent with the organization’s accounting system.
Events—Oversees scheduling and promotion of events.
Staff Leadership and Management—collaborates and coordinates work with the Board’s committees, volunteers, and partner organizations.
Community Relations—develops effective working relationships within the community and the state to ensure the arts are represented in the community-at-large.
Advocacy—serves as a spokesperson for the DAC in the community; articulates and communicates the value of the arts in improving our quality of life, and promotes community support of the arts and DAC.
Conducts all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical.
Prior experience as an Executive Director or business manager with at least 3 years management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
Bachelors or Master’s degree in a relevant field is a plus.
Knowledge of the Talkeetna area arts community preferred.
Grant writing experience is a plus.
Computer skills including word processing, QuickBooks, basic graphic design skills, and WordPress website maintenance.
Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to positively motivate and develop volunteers, and build consensus among volunteers, staff and board members. Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community.
Flexibility and willingness to work outside of normal business hours.
Salary range commensurate with experience.
Procedure for Applying
Qualified candidates should email a resume along with a cover letter indicating interest in the position, salary requirements, and at least two professional references to:
Diane Holl Rambo, Board President
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2019.
Position will remain open until filled.
For more information, contact Board President, Diane Holl-Rambo at
Successful completion of a background check is a prerequisite to employment. The Denali Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer.