Executive Director

Founded in 1999, the Flagstaff Arts Council is the leading agency for the arts and sciences sector in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Arts Council is housed in the county-owned Coconino Center for the Arts. The Center boasts a 200 seat theater, three distinct gallery spaces, and offices. The mission of the Flagstaff Arts Council is to promote, strengthen and advocate for the arts in our community.

As an independent 501c3 non-profit organization, the Arts Council has a Board of Directors comprised of community members and representatives from the seven founding stakeholder organizations. The Board of Directors provides oversight for policy, finance, and long-term development of the organization, and works directly with the Executive Director.

Reports To: Board of Directors
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona

Primary Function/ Purpose:

The Executive Director of the Flagstaff Arts Council serves as the chief operating officer of the Arts Council, working closely with the President and Vice President, and reporting to the Board of Directors. The Executive

Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Arts Council, directs and oversees all programs, operations, and policies, and works collaboratively with the professional staff and Board of Directors to lead the organization and provide service to the community

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Program development and management: develops, implements, and supervises programs and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and goals and serves the community.
  • Fund development and fiscal management: together with the Board, Finance Committee, and Development Committee, develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization, researches, writes, and manages grants, develops an annual budget for approval by the Board, and oversees the management of all funds, consistent with the organization’s accounting system.
  • Staff leadership and management: hires, supervises, and develops staff, evaluates direct reports, and provides support to staff working with interns, volunteers, and Board committees.
  • Communication and community relations: maintains regular and prompt communication with the Board of Directors and its committees. Prepares materials for Board meetings and committees as needed. Participates in community dialogue pertinent to the Arts Council. Develops effective working relationships with local and state government agencies, cultural organizations, media, donors, and community leaders.
  • Arts and Sciences grant fund program: administrates the contract for the Arts and Sciences Fund grant program from the City of Flagstaff. Facilitates the adjudication process per open meeting law and utilizing a transparent public process.
  • Advocacy: serves as the primary spokesperson for the Arts Council, communicates the value of the arts and sciences in improving quality of life, and promotes community support of the Arts Council and cultural sector.
  • Strategic Planning: helps develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan with the Board of Directors.
  • Facilitation of community conversation regarding local cultural facilities: supports the on-going dialogue about the cultural sector’s facility needs.


Full-time, must have flexible schedule, some nights and weekends
Salary range: commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays


Minimum required:

  • 7+ years’ experience leading arts organizations and programs, and Bachelor’s degree in relevant arts field or not-for-profit administration or a combination of experience and education in the cultural sector
  • Experience with public advocacy initiatives and grants-making organizations
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit arts/science sector with Boards, committees and volunteers
  • Excellent track record of success with fund-raising, major donors, development, membership programs, and grant writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Execution, promotion, and presentation of major programs and events
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic, punctual, highly organized, and detail-oriented
  • Passionate belief in and knowledge of arts, sciences, culture, and creative ventures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coordination of the logistics and multiple aspects of major, original gallery exhibitions
  • Exceptional computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and WordPress

Work Environment:

Office setting, gallery, theater space, and some events in other venues. Appropriate attire required.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, résumé, and list of references by October 5, 2018 in confidence to:

 Margaret Genovese

Senior Partner


77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103

Toronto, ON, Canada      M5B 2J7




For additional information see: genovesevanderhoof.com 


Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator provides assistance with planning and production of a robust, diverse and vibrant slate of programs at the Coconino Center for the Arts (CCA), and in the broader community. This is done through management of various Arts Council programs, volunteer coordination, and assistance with day-to-day operations of CCA’s facility. The Program Coordinator is a full-time position, reporting to the Deputy Director.

Full Time Position (40 hrs/ week) 
Tentative start date: Oct 29, 2018

Pay range: $26,000-30,000 commensurate with experience

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Volunteer recruitment, management and retention
  • Management and promotion of First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Friday Nights
  • Support for gallery activities including: installation and transition of artwork
  • Lead curator and organizer for the annual Youth Art Exhibition
  • Management of concert ticket sales and workshop registration
  • Assistance with production of Arts Council events including: receptions, concerts, workshops and performances
  • Front desk duties including: greeting visitors, answering phones and compiling attendance numbers
  • Assist with facility rentals and rental contracts
  • Assistance with promotional activities including: regular Facebook posts, distribution of printed materials, and managing events on Flagstaff 365 (community calendar)
  • Assist with the annual Viola Awards

Skills Essential to this Position:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based, collaborative environment
  • Computer proficiency, with specific proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong work ethic
  • Organizational skills – ability to manage multiple programs at a time
  • Passionate belief in the importance of arts, culture, science and community

Work environment includes an office setting, gallery, theater space and some events in other venues. Professional attire required. The ideal candidate will have reliable transportation and must have a flexible schedule. Saturday shifts required for gallery coverage and occasional nights for special events.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Interim Director Becky Daggett, bdaggett@flagartscouncil.org