Now Hiring an Executive Director!

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is looking for an energetic and empathetic Executive Director to usher the organization into the upcoming decades of operation. 

The Executive Director has primary responsibility for direction of the operation of all the programs and performances of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC). These responsibilities are carried out within the policies and guidelines established by the Board of Trustees and under the general direction of the President of the Board. The Director participates with the Trustees in determination of goals, developing short and long term strategies for promotion of such goals, and program planning. 

This position reports to the JAHC Board of Directors and has supervisory responsibilities over the entire JAHC staff. 


  • Community Relations – develops effective working relationships within the community(both within the arts community and elsewhere) to ensure that the arts are represented in the community-at-large and for the constituency that the Arts Council serves. Cultivating strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and upholds the highest standards for creative vitality in exhibitions and educational programming 
  • Advocacy – serves as the chief spokesperson for the Arts Council in the community; articulates and communicates the value of the arts in improving our quality of life, and promotes community support of the arts and the Arts Council. Proven ability to develop strategic partnerships with relevant organizations 
  • Fund Development/Grant Oversight and Fiscal Management – together with the Board, develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization; develops an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversees the management of all funds, consistent with the organization’s accounting system. Oversight of management contract for Centennial Hall with CBJ. 
  • Staff Leadership and Management – motivates and develops the professional management team; hires, supervises and evaluates staff; coordinates work with the Board’s committees, and partner organizations. 
  • Program Development and Management – develops, implements and supervises programs and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and StrategicPlan and that meet the needs of constituents. 
  • Strategic Planning – develops and implements the organization’s Strategic Plan and annual action plans in conjunction with the Board. Ability to articulate a vision of growth for the organization 

Successful candidates will likely have the following skills and competencies OR demonstrate that they have equivalent skills based on lived experience: 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in a non-profit organization or five (5) years experience administering arts programs.
  • Excellent writing skills and oral communication skills and presenting skills – needs to be comfortable testifying before governing bodies such as local assembly and state legislature.
  • Passion for the visual and performing arts, arts education, and community building
  • Fiscal Management skills and experience including developing budgets
  • Proficiency with grant-writing, fundraising, and donor development
  • Knowledge of grants and grant oversight processes 
  • Human resources experience 

Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and work experience (required) 

About Us: 

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (the Council) incorporated in 1973. It is the formal arts agency for the Capital City of Juneau, Alaska and operates the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC), a vibrant community center; providing a location for concerts and events, rotating gallery, and a lobby gift shop. The Council also operates Centennial Hall Convention Center under a management contract with the City and Borough of Juneau. The Council offers programming in performance, visual, literary, and arts education as well as grants, scholarships, and helpful resources for local artists. 

We also know that a diverse and inclusive staff will lead to a deeper connection to the communities we serve. We strongly encourage women and non-binary candidates; Alaska Native, Indigenous and people of color; people with disabilities and those with diverse economic and educational backgrounds to apply. 

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council acknowledge that the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and Centennial Hall Convention Center sit on fill that was once tideland, and is the home of the Áak’w Ḵwáan L’eeneidí, or Dog Salmon People. We respect the Lingít people for the care of this land and these waterways for thousands of years. 

Our Mission: 

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council cultivates vibrant arts and cultural opportunities in our community and fosters a strong, prosperous, and inclusive environment where creativity and innovation thrive. 


  • Community: Champion a strong arts and humanities environment to entertain, educate, inspire, and enrich the community of Juneau. 
  • Equity: Cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment for visitors, staff, and board members of the organization. 
  • Stewardship: Encourage existing and new arts and humanities activities in the community.

Salary: Annual salary $75,000-$90,000 DOE 


  • Health Reimbursement Program of $2,400 annually 
  • Retirement contribution of $3,000 annually 
  • Annual leave (18 days by the end of year 1) 
  • Bereavement leave (5 days) 
  • 10 paid holidays +2 “floating holidays” of your choice 
  • Time off to vote 
  • Professional development and training opportunities 

Deadline: Open through June 20, 2022. First round of applications will be reviewed in mid-June.

Applications are now closed.  

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Posted: 5/25/2022 

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer