Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Position Available: Executive Director

North Carolina Pottery Center
Responsibilities:  The executive director is responsible for overall management of a  museum and education center, including budgeting and fund-raising; developing and maintaining relationships with diverse constituencies; developing and managing a professional staff (1 full-time, 2 part-time); grant writing; developing an integrated programming; overseeing exhibitions creation and installation and scheduling;  overseeing collections management and acquisitions.  The executive director will be closely involved with an active Board of Directors.  Leadership is an important quality for the candidate, along with excellent management and communications skills and a proven track record as a fund-raiser.  Previous non-profit experience is desirable in a candidate.  A master’s degree in museum studies or management is preferred.
Mission:  The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing traditions of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.
Location:  A 9-acre site located in Seagrove, North Carolina.  The site includes a 5,700 sq ft main building that houses exhibitions, collection, offices and a gift shop; an education building for demonstrations and classes; two wood-fired kilns, two electric kilns and a large house available for storage and other programming.  Seagrove, a town in North Carolina’s Piedmont Region, is about 35 miles south of Greensboro and 11 miles south of Asheboro and is the hub of a region with a dynamic and unbroken history of pottery production since the 18th century.  Today the more than 100 practicing potteries located within a 15-mile radius of the NCPC attract nearly 100,000 visitors each year.
Terms:  Two-year, renewable contract is being offered, salary plus benefits.
Closing date:  March 15, 2013.
Please send a letter of inquiry describing special qualifications, a resume, and references to:   Search Committee, PO Box 531, Seagrove, NC 27341-0531.

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