Monday, September 29, 2014

Toe River Arts Council – Projects Coordinator- SPRUCE PINE NC

The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is offering an exciting opportunity as the Projects Coordinator (PC) for the Toe River Arts; encompassing Mitchell and Yancey counties in western North Carolina. The Projects Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the establishment of the Toe River Arts District and developing resources available through the TRAC Arts Resource Center (ARC). The PC, reporting to the Executive Director of the Toe River Arts Council, will be a key member of the leadership team – planning, managing, and implementing the overall branding, marketing, and wayfinding campaigns and coordinating arts resource services.

The Project :
Toe River Arts Project

This project will brand, unify and market the rural, mountainous Toe River Arts area as a single cultural arts district and will establish an arts-driven wayfinding system that facilitates easy access to studios and cultural art sites. Professional designers and a wayfinding consulting team will work with the innovative talent of local artists to create, place, and install unique geographic indicators, public art signage, gateways, a central website, maps, kiosks, and mobile phone tours to engage local residents and visitors. Mayland Community College and Altec, Inc. will collaborate with artists to design and fabricate many of the signs. The PC will provide support to consultants hired to establish a brand and create a logo, website, and a marketing plan for the district and will coordinate cooperative marketing efforts for area arts groups, cultural events and/or artists. The Projects Coordinator will work with consultant(s) to develop and implement wayfinding strategies for the Mitchell/Yancey region.
Arts Resource Center Project.

This project will expand the resources available to artists and the community-at-large. The PC will organize, manage and schedule workshops for the public and artists, lectures, performances and other events at the ARC and will oversee any volunteers, prepare monthly reports and annual ARC operating and program budgets. Coordinator will be a consultant to the arts community and continually identify new sources of artist related suppliers, exhibition opportunities, and various other art related opportunities.

History and Mission of the Toe River Arts Council:
The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) has served the rural counties of Mitchell and Yancey, North Carolina since 1976. TRAC is a nonprofit arts agency that promotes the arts through educational and community-wide programs and services. Our mission is to engage in any phase of the creative or performing arts; to assist in the establishment of new cultural, educational activities in fields where none now exist; to sponsor cooperative planning, research, fund raising and public educational awareness. TRAC is committed to creating a work environment which is free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

The ideal candidate will:
Work with multiple constituencies with intelligence and tact
Work independently and with team members.
Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and meet critical deadlines
Prepare, monitor and administer program budgets and contracts
Engage individuals and groups to accomplish goals
Speak articulately and write clearly and succinctly
Organize workload and pay attention to detail.
Manage all phases of the design, fabrication and installation of signage.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Be knowledgeable about community development through the arts.

Work Location

Office in the Artist Resource Center of TRAC, 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Work Time Frame

The position will be full-time starting ASAP (Dec 2014/Jan 2015) through August, 2016 with the potential for longer-term employment. Annual compensation range is $35, 000-40,000. Benefits limited to sick/vacation time.

Minimum qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred qualifications:
Major course work in any of the following areas a plus: Arts, Arts Administration, Business Administration, Marketing, Nonprofit Management.
Three years professional experience in arts programming, branding, or community development.

To Apply

Send letter of interest and resume and to or

Denise Cook, Executive Director
Toe River Arts Council
PO Box 882
Burnsville, NC 28714

Electronic submissions preferred. Applicant screening begins October 15, 2014.

For information about the Toe River Arts Council, please visit the website,

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