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Executive Director, Perkins Center for the Arts

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Background: Founded in 1977, Perkins Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization committed to a mission of providing authentic arts experiences that enrich and inspire. It accomplishes that mission through initiatives that focus on arts education in the schools, arts programming in the South Jersey community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists. Perkins’ headquarters is located in Moorestown, NJ with a second location in Collingswood, NJ.

General Responsibilities:

Board Governance: Works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organizational finances, which includes, without limitation, submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for significant fundraising and the development of other resources necessary to support Perkins’ mission.

Organization Mission, Long-Range Plan and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for monitoring the organization’s compliance with its long-term plan.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Perkins’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible effective administration of day to day operations including but not limited to the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Must be a college graduate. Masters degree in business is preferred but is not required
  • Five or more years of management experience preferred
  • Must have at least three years experience working in a non-profit organization
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations including a proven track record of major gifts, corporate sponsorships, etc.
  • Knowledge of arts education is preferred; appreciation for the arts is required
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Visionary and innovative thinker
  • Ability to interface with and empower diverse patrons, staff, and donors

Salary range: Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Quality benefits package includes health and PTO

No relocation package available.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018

Starting date: June 1, 2018

Qualified candidates should e-mail a current resume, together with a cover letter indicating interest in the

position and salary requirements to perkinsartsj@gmail.com No Phone Calls

Conservatory of Music Faculty

Please contact vjameson@perkinscenter.org for teaching inquiries.

Visual and Performing Arts Faculty

Art Instructor (independent contractor)
Perkins Center for the Arts is accepting proposals from qualified teaching artists for its Adult Advanced Watercolor, early youth art classes, and summer art camp in Moorestown, NJ. These independent contractor instructors must be available to teach weekly classes at the Center, or for camp teachers once a day M-F for two weeks. Art classes for adults range from 2-3 hours, and art classes for youth range from 1 1/2- 2 hours. To inquire, send an email to Studio Class Manager, Grace Howson, and include the day(s) and time(s) you are available. Email only, ghowson@perkinscenter.org.

Resumes and information will be reviewed. Please be assured that we will contact you in the event of an appropriate match.

Summer Camp Counselors

Summer 2018 counselor positions open in February 2018. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 17 with previous CIT experience.


For information about internship opportunities, please contact us at create@perkinscenter.org.


Perkins Center was founded by an all-volunteer committee of Moorestown residents 30 years ago. Volunteers have continued to play an important role in the inner workings of Perkins Center throughout its history. Volunteering can also provide individuals with the opportunity to become more involved in their community, to learn new skills, and make new friends.
Please join with us and become a partner with Perkins Center as we continue our mission to provide excellence in the arts to the residents of southern New Jersey. Contact Perkins Center for the Arts via e-mail at create@perkinscenter.org and a Perkins Center representative will be in touch with you to discuss volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer Interest Form

Perkins Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Additionally, Perkins Center for the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, treatment of or employment in, its services, programs or activities. Perkins Center for the Arts makes it a priority to establish a work place and environment that embraces the spirit of the law ensuring an optimal experience for all, regardless of race, gender, physical ability or any other status protected by law.

Please contact Perkins Center 856.235.6488 or create@perkinscenter.org if you need employment information to be made available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, audiotape and/or computer disc.

If you are granted an interview, please feel free to request any accessible accommodations.  For further information about access, please visit the accessibility section of our website.

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395 Kings Highway
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856.235.6488
Toll Free: 800.387.5226
Fax: 856.235.6624

30 Irvin Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: 856.235.6488
Toll Free: 800.387.5226
Fax: 856.235.6624

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