Executive Director

Organization: Asheville Area Arts Council
Category: Executive
Type: Full-time

Executive Director

Feb 25, 2019

The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is a 40-year-old organization that acts as the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County by delivering resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community. Located in the Refinery Creator Space in Downtown Asheville, The AAAC helps manage the building that is designed to provide space for artists to work, collaborate, and grow their creative businesses. It also boasts two exhibit spaces and a media lab that is free to use for members of the AAAC.

The Executive Director (ED) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asheville Area Arts Council, reports to the Board of Directors (BOD) and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  The ED serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization, articulating the mission, vision and goals to the local and broader community.

The ED will manage a staff of direct reports including (but not limited to) Programs Manager, Grants Manager, Development Manager, Bookkeeper, and Communications Manager.




Education/Training/Experience Requirements:

Preferred Experience:



To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to by March 31. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and skills would help guide the Asheville Area Arts Council in the pursuits outlined below.

In 2018, the Asheville Area Arts Council set a strategic vision for the organization that included the following statement to define the focus of its work:

The Asheville Area Arts Council...

CREATES opportunities for public participation and appreciation of art
ADVOCATES for the value of art in our community and economy
COLLABORATES with partner organizations to offer and expand arts programming
SUPPORTS promising projects and artists in their exciting endeavors and professional success

Applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis, no later than April 7th.

No phone calls please!