The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to fulfill the position of Executive Director. This person will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, while leading staff, board and community toward its strategic and financial objectives. They will serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization, articulating the mission, vision, and goals to the local and broader community.

The ED will manage a dedicated and passionate staff of direct reports including (but not limited to) Programs Manager, Grants Manager, Development Manager, Communications Manager and Bookkeeper.

The Asheville Area Arts Council has a 40-year history of serving the Asheville community and surrounding area through programs, regranting and advocacy for the arts. Asheville is a unique community with national impact and a creative sector that generates more than $400M in economic impact annually.

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To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to by March 31. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and skills would help guide the Asheville Area Arts Council in the pursuits outlined below.

In 2018, the Asheville Area Arts Council set a strategic vision for the organization that included the following statement to define the focus of its work:

The Asheville Area Arts Council…
CREATES opportunities for public participation and appreciation of art
ADVOCATES for the value of art in our community and economy
COLLABORATES with partner organizations to offer and expand arts programming
SUPPORTS promising projects and artists in their exciting endeavors and professional success

Applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis, no later than April 7th.
No phone calls please!