Executive Director, The Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts

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Executive Director, The Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts


Organizational Overview:

The Peggy R.  McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (MAC), located in Worthington, Ohio is a dynamic community nonprofit arts center with a mission 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 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 and 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 MAC.
  • Attend numerous events, meetings and functions throughout the region serving as face of the MAC.
  • Foster and expand effective, collaborative relationships between the Board of Trustees and committee members, donors, and the surrounding community.
  • Establish and maintain string 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 five 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 leading a successful fundraising effort, 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 commensurate with experience.


To apply for this exceptional opportunity, email your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to lori@goettler.com.  No phone calls please.