Executive Director

The Community Arts Center is seeking an Executive Director to provide strong direction and leadership for the organization. Duties will include, but not be limited to, major donor development; public representation of the organization; alignment of programs to strategic plan; oversight of educational programming, marketing and promotion; and management of human resources. 

 Candidates should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and a list of three references. Submit materials to the Community Arts Center ATIN: Search Committee, 401 W. Main Street, or via email to barbara.hall@centre.edu. Deadline for submission of materials is June 30, 2017.


To lead the Community Arts Center by providing strong direction and leadership focused on its vision, mission, goals and objectives.


  • Lead organization fundraising efforts, with particular focus on major donors, and work with key staff on program planning and implementation, identifying and cultivating prospective and existing donors, researching funding sources, and developing other revenue streams.
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the organization, conveying its mission, programs, and services consistently and positively within the local, regional and national communities, pursuing opportunities to participate in public meetings, associations and conferences and serving on committees and panels associated with the Arts Center’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and assist key staff with the strategy, planning and implementation of the marketing and promotion of the institutional images and programs.
  • Oversee and assist key staff with the educational programming of the organization.
  • Manage the human resources of the organization, including hiring, training and termination of full- and part-time and contracted personnel, and providing all full- and part-time staff annual performances evaluations.
  • Oversee the daily physical operations of all organizational facilities and ensure their maintenance, repair and replacement.
  • In consultation with board officers, create, present and manage comprehensive balanced annual budget to include operating, programming, capital, endowments/investments, and any other financial needs, ensuring financial transparency.
  • Work with board chair, committee chairs and others to provide staff support and engagement, institutional transparency, and on-going clear communications. Attend board/committee meetings and offer leadership, guidance, support, and advice.


  • Identify ways for board members to serve as institutional ambassadors, including engagement in institutional vision, on-going fundraising, financial assessment and program attendance.
  • Work with the contracted accounting firm to ensure all financial management needs are met, including payroll, audits, insurance and any other financial reporting/filing.
  • Lead efforts to work with the board and staff to develop, implement and evaluate on­ going strategic planning.
  • Evaluate and select partnerships with arts and community organizations based on the Arts Center’s mission compatibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the board of directors.

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The Community Arts Center is always looking to add talented, enthusiastic instructors to our team! If you’d like to teach for the Arts Center, please fill out our Instructor Interest Form. Our Education Director, Maggie Shapiro Haskett, will follow up.

Starry Night Studio Instructors

Artistic and energetic instructors lead this very popular social painting experience, “Starry Night Studio“.  Instructors take students of all skill levels from a blank canvass to a work of art in 2-3 hours following a step-by-step instructions in an evening of creative fun. Students register to recreate specific paintings, bring their food and beverage of choice, follow the instructor’s direction, and leave with their own masterpiece. All materials and media are included.

The Community Arts Center is looking for instructors to lead these events! Are you an energetic, artistic and entertaining instructors who is able to:

  • Create an easy-to-reproduce “masterpiece.” This could be a famous painting in the public domain or a brand-new original.
  • Actively engage and entertain groups of 15-40 students of all ages and experience levels (Children under 14 accompanied by a parent for specific paintings).
  • Give articulate how-to instructions while demonstrating the necessary techniques to create the “masterpiece” within the time frame of approximately two hours.
  • Help set up and take down the necessary studio furniture (i.e. tables, chairs, and easels), supplies and materials.

If interested, please complete the Instructor Interest Form and choose “Starry Night Studio” from the list of classes.

Class Instructors

The Community Arts Center is accepting applications for art instructors!  Whatever your medium, if you have a passion for art and a talent for teaching, we want you to teach with us.  We offer classes for all ages – 18 months to adults.  Children’s classes usually meet after school, and classes for adults happen both during the day and at night.  Pay varies with experience.  If you would like to learn more, please complete the Instructor Interest Form.