Current Employment Opportunities

Executive director

Full job description, including desired qualifications and responsibilities, available here:

Full Job Description

The Board of Directors of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) seeks an Executive Director to lead a community arts enterprise that produces programming in community theater, music, dance, literature, lectures, and visual arts. The WICA Executive Director will report to the Board and supervise all aspects of the organization, including artistic programming, fiscal management, operations, patron and donor development, staff and facility management, volunteer development, and Board relations. WICA has 14 fulltime and part-time employees and an extensive volunteer program.

Founded in May 1996 as a 501(c)(3) enterprise, WICA is located in Langley, Washington, on the south end of Whidbey Island. Approximately 30 miles from downtown Seattle and just a 15-minute ferry ride from the mainland, South Whidbey offers a bucolic and peaceful setting surrounded by the serene waters of Puget Sound. And yet it exists in the midst of a thriving and vibrant cultural and metropolitan center.

The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and five years of significant executive experience. An emphasis on at least some aspects of the performing arts is desired, as is some experience in the nonprofit arena. Demonstrated acumen in internal and financial management is important, along with a proven ability to represent the organization effectively to the outside community through outstanding verbal and written communication skills. A demonstrated fund-raising capability would be a plus.

The ED’s responsibilities include the following:

·         Fiscal management, including creation of annual budgets to be submitted to the Board, maintaining fiscal discipline through the budgetary year, and reporting regularly to the Board on the status of enterprise finances.

·         Supervision of programming, including creation of the annual season, contract negotiations, booking, fulfillment, director selection and management, and marketing.

·         Staff management, including hiring, firing, supervision, and evaluation of all WICA employees; staff development and training; maintaining a functional and effective organizational culture; and upholding WICA’s vision, mission, and community image.

·         Maintaining a smooth-functioning internal operation, to include volunteer recruitment and management, strategic planning, and facility maintenance.

·         Community and Board relations.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Reasonable relocation costs negotiable.

Submit cover letter and resume to edposition@wicaonline.org.