Director, Arts + Ideas

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater | Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Posted Date 11/08/2021

POSITION TITLE: Director, Arts + Ideas
REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer

Position Summary
The Director of Arts + Ideas is responsible for the vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of Jewish and Israeli cultural arts programs, events, exhibits, and celebrations of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center/United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. This includes direct responsibility for assigned program support personnel for all programs within Arts + Ideas.

Key Responsibilities
• Works with the Chief Program Officer in long-range planning, including business planning and strategic goal setting for arts programming
• Provides guidance and leadership to Arts + Ideas Committees
• Works closely with the Chief Program Officer and Director of Marketing to ensure the development, marketing, and promotion of programs to maximize participation and financial viability of programs
• Develops and implements innovative and strategic approaches to arts programming
• Works closely with Director of Development and Development Associate(s) to solicit donations and fosters donor cultivation, relations, and sponsorships, especially those who are patrons of the arts, to develop a strong commitment for the Arts Programming
• Develops new and expands relationships with organizations and business in the Jewish and greater community that will enhance commitment to and engagement through Arts Programming

Management, Supervision, and Program Implementation
• Responsible for all aspects of development and direct implementation including the branding, marketing plan, fundraising plan, and operating budget of:
o Film Festival
o Book Festival
o Israel Today series arts programming
o Community Israel Fest/Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration
o Special events and on-going arts programming
o Outreach programming (i.e. ODU Institute of Jewish Learning and Interfaith Understanding, Beth Shalom Village, JCC Seniors, and JFS)
o Art Gallery
o Other programming as developed
• Follows up or ensures follow-up with new attendees to maximize continuing engagement and participation as well as donor development
• Prepares yearly budget and maintains fiscal responsibility for all expenditures and income for all programs and services within arts programming
• Ensures the arts programming activities are coordinated with other JCC and UJFT programs to maximize participation, impact, and benefit to JCC members
• Develops and monitors measurable program objectives and evaluations and provides regular reports on progress and results
• Coordinates volunteers as needed

Minimum Education/Experience
• BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
• 5+ years of experience in special events, implementation, and management in art or Jewish communal agency environment, preferred
• 3+ years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, program development, budget, marketing, implementation, and evaluation
• Supervisory experience preferred

Required Skills, Competencies, and Attributes
• Strong customer focus, both internally and externally, and the ability to foster this attitude and skill in others
• Highly creative, knowledgeable, and current in methodologies and approaches to engage multiple audiences
• Ability to effectively manage guest artists, presenters, etc.
• Organized and detail-orientated in the ability to develop, plan, organize and implement programs and services
• Working knowledge of short and long-term planning, budgeting, and program development
• Ability to build strong partnerships in an environment of collaboration, both internally and externally
• Expertise in program research, development, implementation, and evaluation
• Ability to develop and sustain a team approach to program and service development
• Excellent ability to adapt communication and interpersonal style to various audiences
• Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing
• Understanding, appreciation, and passion for the mission and values of the JCC and UJFT
• Strong knowledge of Jewish heritage, values, traditions, and culture
• Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
• Willingness to perform other related duties as needed, required, or assigned


To Apply For This Position: Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Full Time
Arts | Director | Programming
Organization Type
dental | kosher food option available | leave early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | paid vacation | sick leave | vision
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