The Arts Center of the Capital Region (ACCR) due June 15, 2015
Is seeking an energetic, experienced and entrepreneurial executive to further its mission and manage its operations of the region’s premier multi-discipline arts center.

The CEO position offers an excellent opportunity to lead this established organization into the future during an
era of new excitement for the arts and culture in this region. Located in historic downtown Troy, The Arts Center is headquartered in 5 adjoining 19th-century mercantile buildings on Monument Square.  We are a thriving arts center dedicated to the making and experiencing of the arts.  In addition to exhibiting local and regional art in its 3 galleries, the ACCR is also home to a 99-seat black box performing arts space and more than a dozen arts teaching classrooms/studios. 

Job Description

The CEO supervises and manages a dedicated staff and interacts with artists, sponsors, donors, members and

the public. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for the arts and have administrative experience

managing a non-profit organization. He/she will demonstrate a proven track record in managing revenue

producing programs, fundraising and grant writing and will have excellent management, interpersonal and

communication skills. The CEO reports to the ACCR's Board of Directors.

Priorities and Ongoing Responsibilities

Leading candidates will demonstrate imagination, vision, leadership, and a deep-rooted passion for the arts and for furthering a broad engagement between arts and the diverse communities ACCR serves. The successful candidate must be bold and creative in enhancing the ACCR’s image as a vibrant community and regional arts center.

Duties include:

• Collaborate with city and state government officials and agencies and other arts organizations in our

region to further the mission of the ACCR

• Work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement short and long-term plans and strategies

• Actively participate with the Board and its designated committees, including development and fundraising

• Establish, maintain and cultivate relations with donors, foundations and other stakeholders/volunteers

• Oversee and manage educational programs

• Oversee and manage the development of public relations and marketing campaigns

• Develop and maintain an aggressive grant program

• Develop, maintain and manage organization and departmental budgets

• Oversee the development and implementation of membership campaigns

• Develop and manage revenue generating programs

• Spend significant time in the community creating and growing the ACCR’s image and promoting
activities and events with the center’s broad base of stakeholders, including community leaders,
donors (individual and corporate), elected officials, artists and colleagues in area artistic/cultural

• Oversee the facilities and operational needs of the ACCR

• Hire and evaluate employees, manage employee benefits, and other human resources matters
concerning the ACCR staff

• Work closely with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to further the mission of The Arts

Center and the work of artists within the 13 counties surrounding the ACCR

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree required in relevant area preferred or 5 years’ experience in an arts related

• Demonstrated track record in soliciting and securing funding

• Track record with program development

Minimum of 5 years’ experience as senior level manager, officer or executive in a non-profit organization

• Exceptional communication and management skills

• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to manage resources, including organizational and departmental

Applications will be accepted until June 15.
Anticipated start date is September 2015.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The CEO position will have health benefits and paid vacation.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send
a letter of interest/introduction, resume, salary expectations, and a minimum of three references including names, addresses, and telephone numbers to:
(please reference CEO job search in the subject line)
or mail to NYCON 272 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204 .

No phone calls.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region|


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange seeks Development Associate/Events Manager (Part Time, Permanent)

Seeking experienced individual to work in partnership with the Executive Director and Managing Director on:

  • Institutional Giving (Foundation, Corporate, Government): working closely with Executive Director, serve  as in-house grant writer, manage the development calendar and track deadlines, research new prospects, package proposals, final reports and create budgets as needed.
  • Individual Giving: work with key staff to create annual appeal campaigns, track donors, and write thank you letters.
  • Sponsorship: in partnership with Marketing Director, secure new season sponsorship from local businesses related to events/programs as well as general support of BAX.
  • Fundraising Events: manage a variety of small fundraising events throughout the season including BAX’s annual gala. Duties including soliciting in-kind donations, working with vendors, partnering with Marketing Department on outreach, securing volunteers, and overseeing logistics of events.

Successful candidate will have excellent writing, editing, organizational and interpersonal skills and have knowledge of the current performing arts funding environment. Person should also have experience in seeking sponsorship and/or event management and be strongly motivated and independently driven. Minimum 2 years development experience required.

Position:15 hours/ week with a preference for three 5-hour days Monday-Friday. (Additional hours may be required around specific events).

Compensation:$18-$20/hour depending on experience.

Start Date:Immediately

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, founded in 1991, is a multi-disciplinary non-profit performing arts organization in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  BAX offers performances in dance, theater, and performance; artist services including rehearsal space rental, space grants, and artist residencies; and after school dance and theater classes for youth as well as public school dance/theater residencies in Brooklyn public schools. BAX’s budget is just over 1 million and is supported through Foundation, Corporate, and Government funding as well as earned income through tuition, space rental, and box office receipts.  For more information visit

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF format via email only to:

Marya Warshaw

Executive Director

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange



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