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Executive Director: Scenic City Clay Arts, Chattanooga, TN

Scenic City Clay Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with a mission of sharing access to all things clay through collaborative education in a community studio. Our vision is to see an inclusive community where all people can consistently experience creative self-expression with clay.

SCCA is seeking a full-time salaried Executive Director (ED). The ED is responsible for the overall leadership and financial management of the organization and for all staff: 4 full-time employees, 3 part-time employees, and 7 Independent Contractors (Instructors). The ED will aid in fundraising efforts, which includes cultivating prospective major donors, building relationships with business donors, and building and maintaining the positive reputation of Scenic City Clay Arts as a community ceramics studio by being the face of the organization. This includes being involved in community groups, professional organizations, and other networking or public relations opportunities.

The ED is also responsible for guiding the vision and direction of the organization through the development and implementation of a board-approved 5-year strategic plan (2023-2027). The ED must work closely with the board in carrying out the initiatives and goals of the strategic plan, reporting progress on implementation to the board on a regular and timely basis.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit, Arts Management or a related field

  • 5+ years in non-profit leadership & management experience

  • In-depth knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations with proven success in major gifts

  • Demonstrated hands-on budget management skills

  • Exceptional written & oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff

  • Ability to interface & engage diverse volunteer & donor groups

  • Must be a positive advocate for the arts & SCCA, both in the studio and the community, and be willing to collaborate with community partners

To apply for this position, email your resume to

For more information and a full job description, follow this link:

Posted: January 25, 2023.

Executive Director: Oak Ridge Community Art Center

The Organization: The Oak Ridge Community Art Center has been a vital part of the cultural life of Oak
Ridge and the surrounding communities for 70 years. Our mission is to support the experience,
enjoyment of and participation in the visual arts. We have programs for artists and arts enthusiasts alike
and are a museum with a world-class collection and a rotating schedule of exhibitions in our galleries.
We are also a visual arts education center with classes and workshops in our studios. In each area, we
strive to produce quality art programs that stimulate and enrich. Our goal is to build and foster a
creative community where the visual arts are both accessible and enjoyable and where everyone is

All duties of the Executive Director shall be performed in accordance with the policies, procedures and
priorities set forth by the board. Principal duties include administering the overall organization and its
many programs in concert with appropriate committees, directing the organization’s artistic endeavors,
supervising staff and volunteers, and managing the business office. The executive director also provides
resource support to the board and its committees and serves as the official representative of the Oak
Ridge Art Center. Of primary concern is the desire, attitude, and ability to build relationships with
individuals from our region, encourage participation and support of our creative community through a
diverse array of visual arts programming. To that end, we are seeking a creative with an arts & crafts
background with excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and visual – and
administrative/business experience. A full job-description is available on the Art Center’s website at:

To Apply:

Applicants are invited to submit a CV and cover letter to the Selection Committee detailing how and why
they suit the role requirements to: with the subject line “Executive
Director Position” or by post to Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Detailed Job Description:

Enacted 10/17/22