Charlotte Fox, Executive Director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, recently announced her retirement, effective in January, 2012.
The Council is now recruiting for a new Executive Director, based in Anchorage. The Council is a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, governed by an 11 member Council appointed by the Governor. The Executive Director works directly for the Council and manages a staff of five in addition to independent contractors. The agency budget for FY 12 is $1.8 million, comprised of State of Alaska General Funds, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private foundation support.
In addition to the specific responsibilitieslisted in the position description, the Executive Director is relied upon by artists and arts organizations across the state to connect resources with opportunities, facilitate learning across diverse populations and encourage the growth of arts and culture in the state by every means possible. The Executive Director is also expected to balance new ideas to advance the agency's strategic plan with sound leadership which is inclusive of all arts and culture groups in Alaska.
The position description and recruitment information is posted on the ASCA website, www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca. Nancy Harbour, President of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, is chair of the search committee. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is September 1, 2011.
ARTS EDUCATION MANAGER
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is recruiting for an Arts Education Manager. This position is responsible for the management of all arts education grants and programs, including Artist in Residence, Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Collaborations,the annual high school Poetry Out Loud statewide competition and the Teaching Artist roster. In addition, this position works closely with districts, individuals and the Alaska Arts Education Consortium to advance arts education in Alaska's schools. The position also manages a small presenting and touring grants program. Deadline for applying is August 1. For more information, go to www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.