Executive Director

Position Summary 

The Pine Mountain Music Festival seeks an Executive Director to lead and grow an innovative and thriving professional arts festival via successful fundraising, grant writing, financial management, strategic planning, staff & board relationships, and community leadership. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assumes direct responsibility for the overall health and integrity of the festival.
  • Implements policies, procedures, and decisions made by the Board.
  • Implements performance calendar, hiring of guest artists, and artistic vision articulated by the Artistic Director and approved by the Board.
  • Creates and implements contracts for festival guest artists, performance venues, and vendors.
  • Keeps the Board regularly informed of the festival’s progress toward fiscal, artistic, and administrative goals.
  • Serves as chief development officer, conducting fund-raising among friends and businesses.
  • Serves as grant writer for grant applications to state agencies and private foundations.
  • Continually recruits new volunteers, staff, and board members.
  • Primarily responsible for developing and producing a fiscally solvent budget, in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Board.
  • Works with Marketing Director to coordinate print, broadcast media, and social media marketing and advertising campaigns.
  • Supervises office staff and festival officers, including Director of Marketing, Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Operations Manager, and Production Manager and Interns.


Required Qualifications 


  • Ability to successfully lead and grow an arts organization.
  • Experience presenting and producing successful artistic seasons.
  • Evidence of successful fundraising and cultivating donor relationships.
  • Experience grant-writing for and receiving local, state, and/or federal grants.
  • Proven ability to develop and produce fiscally solvent budgets.
  • Experience administering a successful arts marketing and advertising campaign.
  • Knowledge of the laws and rules governing a non-profit organization.
  • Passion for music and the arts.
  • Bachelors degree in arts management, business, or music, and/or equivalent professional experience


Preferred Qualifications 


  • Arts administration professional with proven track record of leading and growing an arts organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with personal arts/business contacts in the area.
  • Experience with theatrical touring and box office/ticketing.
  • Musician with significant experience performing in a high-end music ensemble.


Position Information

Status:                          full-time

Appointment term:        12 months

Salary:              $50,000 (no benefits)

Supervisor:                   Board of Trustees

Location:                      Hancock, Michigan

Website:                       www.pmmf.org

Deadline:                      July 1, 2017, or until filled 

 Please send resume and cover letter to whitney@pmmf.org