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Now Hiring: DIRECTOR

Are you born to organize and manage operations? Do you love our community and creativity? The BVAC is seeking a dynamic individual as our part-time Director. Working with the volunteer board, you will keep this community non-profit running smoothly focusing on three areas:

  • Organization management (communication, finances, and facilities)

  • Membership development & marketing

  • Grant management

Flexible hours/work from home

Salary of $7,200 per year ($600/month – not hourly)

For full job info, see For questions call Tom Roberts at (540) 319-8004. Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to with “Director” in the subject line (preferred), or mail to Buena Vista Arts Council, PO Box 722, Buena Vista VA 24416. Applications are due February 6th 2019.



The Director provides part-time staff support to the Board of the Buena Vista Arts Council, keeping the organization operating smoothly and offering technical assistance to members to accomplish the goals of the Council.

Organization Background

The Buena Vista Arts Council (BVAC), organized in 2015, seeks to bring hope to Buena Vista and the Rockbridge region through art and creativity. We are dedicated to community, and believe in cultivating a sense of beauty in the everyday. Based at 2037 Magnolia Avenue, our activities include organizing Mountain Day annually; offering art workshops; sponsoring a scholarship; Artapalooza kids craft event; and a range of other community-oriented arts activities. The BVAC is still a young organization charting out its course and determining how it can best serve the community.

Core Competencies

  • Organization and time management

  • Professional written communication

  • Website, social media, graphic design

Core Responsibilities

Organization Management

  • Managing organization’s communication and calendar, including email, mail box, and files

  • Managing organization’s finances including budget preparation, expense tracking, rent, utilities, nonprofit status, and payroll (portions may be outsourced)

  • Managing facilities including scheduling building use, tracking building access, monitoring cleanliness/condition of building

Membership Development & Marketing

  • Maintain, expand, and cultivate following on social media (Facebook and Instagram)

  • Maintain, expand, and utilize email list

  • Work with board members or others to improve and maintain website

  • Identify and pursue multiple methods and venues to promote the BVAC and engage existing and new members

  • Coordinate marketing and promotion of events

Grant Management

  • Work with board members and others to identify relevant grants

  • Assist preparing and submitting grants and serve as organizational contact person

  • Track grants received, ensure compliance with all grant requirements, and assist preparation of final reports

Compensation and Hours

This is a salaried W2 employee position at $7,200 gross per year ($600 per month) paid monthly. Hours are very flexible and most work is done independently, so exact time worked may vary from week to week; this is why position is not described as “hourly.” This position does not offer benefits.


Much of the work is done independently and can be performed from employee’s home, the BVAC building, or other local location. (Currently, no internet is available at the BVAC building). The Director may be required to attend certain events locally from time to time. There is no travel anticipated outside the Rockbridge area, except potential conferences once or twice during a year.

Applicants should plan to use their own computer for BVAC work. Word processing/spreadsheet software may be helpful, but the BVAC uses Google apps for much of its work. Other than an internet browser, specialized software (e.g. for bookkeeping) will be provided.

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