Executive Director

Executive Director
Organization Name: 
Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington
Worthington, Ohio

Reports to: Board of Trustees
Job Status: Exempt

Organizational Overview:

The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (MAC), located in Worthington, Ohio is a dynamic community nonprofit arts center whose mission is to change lives and make memories through creative arts experiences. The 20,000 square-foot Center includes a 213- seat theatre, a dance studio, 4 art classroom spaces, a digital imaging studio, and an exhibition gallery. The organization serves more than 85,000 patrons annually. The MAC currently operates on a budget of $862,000 (65% from contributions; 35% earned revenue). Founded in 2009 through a partnership between Worthington Public Schools, the City of Worthington, and the nonprofit entity Worthington Arts Council, the MAC has created a vibrant and dynamic arts program of the highest quality that is enjoyed by patrons throughout the surrounding communities.

Position Overview:

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall planning, general management, and effective administration of the organization. To lead the MAC into the future, the Executive Director will:

  • Work with the Board of Trustees to establish and refine strategic, business, and organizational objectives and priorities, as well as ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and branding consistency.
  • Devote significant time to and serve as an integral partner in fundraising efforts, leveraging expertise in securing and stewarding major and planned gifts.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the facility and provide leadership to ensure that earned income is maximized and is in line with mission.
  • Develop and execute the annual budget and oversee the implementation of strategies to ensure adequate support of all aspects of the operation and its operations.
  • Attend numerous events, meetings, and functions throughout the region as the face of the MAC.
  • Foster and expand effective, collaborative relationships between Board of Trustees and committee members, donors, and the surrounding community.
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with both new and existing partners, media, and community arts groups.
  • Determine staffing and volunteer requirements of the organization. Supervise, manage, and motivate a full-time staff of six and provide training and mentoring to inspire excellence.
  • Ensure the appropriate supervision of contract employees, vendors, and volunteers.
  • Promote at all times open, honest, and transparent communications and conduct that is guided by integrity and ethics.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) plus relevant experience in arts management/administration.
  • Clear understanding of and appreciation for the role of the MAC in the local and regional community with a commitment to its philosophy, mission, and objectives.
  • Track record of successful fundraising, especially with major gifts.
  • Past success with recruiting strong board members, working with a board of trustees, and the ability to cultivate board relationships.
  • Strong marketing and communications skills with the ability to engage a wide range of constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational management with the ability to develop and maintain a high-performance team, set and achieve objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people and community entities.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven analytics.
  • Passion, idealism, positive attitude, high energy, self-directed, team player.

Salary $75,000 - $85,000.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity email your cover letter, resume and references to miner.10@osu.edu.

No phone calls please.