Job Announcement: Executive Director

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (“NACC”) seeks a transformative Executive Director in Niagara Falls, NY.  The city of Niagara Falls has a diverse, tight-knit population of around 50,000.  It is a tourist destination for over 9.5 million annual visitors because it is home to one of the world’s seven natural wonders.

The NACC is the largest multi-arts center in upstate New York and has been in operation for over 20 years.  The 180,000 square foot repurposed high school is almost 100 years old and is on the Federal and New York State Registries of Historic Buildings.  The building offers 98 artist studios (fully rented with a waiting list), a radio station, a literary center, a certified sound stage/movie production facility, a café and gift shop, three public galleries and three theaters.  Ongoing plans include renovation of the 999 seat Grand Theater.   The NACC continues to grow as a tourist destination and educational center offering classes to the public and programs geared to children and adults.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director is a full-time, exempt position with health benefits, paid time off and holidays.  They are responsible for the administration of the NACC, reports to a volunteer Board of Directors, and provides leadership and overall management of the NACC’s daily operations. The Executive Director must adhere to the NACC’s mission, values, policies, and practices to achieve program and financial goals. 

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership and growth of an organization with the ability to transition it from grassroots status to a level of professionalism that will secure its future for years to come. Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience are required.  Creative problem solving with excellent organizational skills to set and achieve strategic objectives within a budget are essential.  The candidate must have strong written, and oral communication skills with an understanding of the non-profit model, grant administration and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and community entities are mandatory.

The Executive Director is currently supported by 3 full-time and seven part-time positions, along with additional per diem and seasonal staff as needed.

TO APPLY:

To apply,  you MUST email your résumé, cover letter, references, and any other supporting documentation highlighting relevant experience and salary history to thenaccsearchcommittee@gmail.com.

No phone queries or walk-ins, please.