Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Arizona Humanities Council seeks new executive director

The Arizona Humanities Council (AHC), the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is seeking an Executive Director to begin in early March 2008. The successful Executive Director will be an innovative and experienced leader who can strategically develop and manage all aspects of the Council, and build community consensus and partnerships under the shared vision set by the 24-member Board of Directors. AHC presently has a staff of seven, and an annual budget of $980,000 funded in part by the federal government, State of Arizona, and private and corporate donors. AHC is not a state agency; founded in 1973 the organization is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation.

AHC funds, directs, and supports public humanities programming throughout the state to promote public understanding and appreciation of the humanities. AHC awards grants to libraries, museums, and other nonprofits, and also directs its own activities such as the annual Arizona Book Festival, which attracts more than 8,000 people. The salary range for the Executive Director is $75,000 to $80,000, plus benefits. Additional information about AHC can be found on the web site.

Click here to download a PDF of a detailed description of the Executive Director duties and qualifications. Applicants wishing to be considered for the position must send a letter that outlines qualifications with resume or CV and contact information for three references to: Search Committee, The Ellis-Shackelford House, 1242 North Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004-1887. First review of applications is December 10, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.