AmadorArts seeks new Executive Director


DEADLINE: April 2, 2021

START DATE: May 3, 2021


The Executive Director is the key management leader of AmadorArts and is responsible for overseeing the administration, business operations, programs, grants, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, multi-platform marketing, community outreach, and partnerships locally, statewide, & nationally. 

The position reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

Ideal applicant qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 to 5 years in non-profit management or equivalent small business experience
  • Tech savy
  • Exquisite written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Arts Education standards and Arts Grant systems/procedures preferred
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and strict with deadlines
  • Nimble & Flexible
  • Professional appearance
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred

30 hours per week at $33/hour

To be considered: send resume, Statement of Qualification (see document below), and a professional reference letter to by April 2, 2021. Interviews will be conducted by the AmadorArts Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Advisory Committee in the week of April 5th through 9th via zoom. Based on the Advisory Committee recommendations, a second in-person interview, and a successful background check, the final decision will be voted into action by the AmadorArts Board of Directors with a start date of May 3, 2021. Meghan Joy O’Keefe will work as an interim ED on a limited basis to ensure a successful transition and will then join the AmadorArts Board of Directors.

AmadorArts offers free arts classes, scholarships, arts and cultural advocacy, Poet Laureate program, I Art Amador print column, and assistance in grant writing & community murals. AmadorArts was established in 1982 and is the central dispenser of state and federal arts grants, acting as the liaison between the local art scene and the community at large. AmadorArts sustains local partnerships with Amador County Department of Behavioral Health & Public Health, Amador County Unified School District, Amador Council of Tourism, Amador Chamber of Commerce, Tri-County LGBTQ Alliance, the Miwok Heritage Center, Amador County Artists Association, Amador Senior Center, Amador County Fair, KVGC Hometown Radio, Several local wineries & small businesses, the Sierra Mountain Chautauqua, and more.

As the State Local Partner to the California Arts Council, a state agency, AmadorArts is an actively anti-racist organization committed to applying the Racial Equity lens to all decisions. AmadorArts values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees, board members, and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. AmadorArts believes the diversity of our employees, board, and volunteers and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission of bringing arts and creativity to all Amadorians.

Questions may be directed to Executive Director Meghan Joy O’Keefe at or 209-256-8166.

Statement of Qualifications_2021

ED Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Amador County Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the Amador County Arts Council to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State and the special trust placed in public servants.


Questions may be directed to Executive Director Meghan Joy O’Keefe at or 209-256-8166.



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