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Director Cultural Arts

Company: JCC Association
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Principal Responsibilities:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Brad Horwitz at


The Director of Cultural Arts directs, supervises, coordinates and develops strategy for the activities and operations of Cultural Arts Programming at the J including New Jewish Theatre, St. Louis Jewish Book Festival and Youth Theatre program departments. The Director provides leadership, creates vision for future growth of cultural arts programs and serves as the primary staff person to plan and implement the annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival.


  • Plan, coordinate, and implement annual five-day St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. Responsibilities include working with volunteer committee to preview and select films, contacting film distributors to secure films and negotiate cost, securing venue, public relations & marketing, securing sponsorships, budget and financial accountability, promotion, marketing and ticketing.
  • Supervise and support New Jewish Theatre Artistic Director, Literary Arts Director, Youth Theatre Coordinator, and Box Office Manager staff. Hold weekly supervision meetings and assist as needed to achieve programmatic excellence and goals. Supervision includes documentation, observation, and evaluation of their performance.
  • Provide leadership to staff by role-modeling and problem -solving, model great customer service and open communication
  • Create vision and implement strategic direction for cultural arts programming to include exploration of new initiatives and new program models.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and assist in all Cultural Arts Fundraising and Development in coordination with the J Development department, to include relationship building, donor cultivation, program specific sponsorship fundraising and foundation research and grant writing.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and assist in all Cultural Arts Marketing and PR activities in coordination with marketing department, to include social media, digital, print and other marketing channels.
  • Responsible for oversight of Cultural Arts budgets including P & L monthly statements and strategic year to year budget planning.
  • Serve as liaison and partner with internal J departments as appropriate, i.e., Marketing, Development, Nishmah, Jewish Life, Human Resources, Accounting, SRA, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisorMinimum Qualifications:
    • BA/BS in Fine Arts, Writing, Communications, Public Relations, Publishing, Event Planning or related field is required.
    • Minimum ten years professional experience in cultural arts or related field with at least four years of management level supervisory experience required.
    • Must be proficient with computers and have demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Should also have demonstrated ability to learn new software programs as there are additional software tools (Showpass, Salesforce) to learn as part of our operations.
    • Scheduling flexibility to attend occasional evening and or weekend events or meetings.
    • Prefer experience/success increasing programming participation. Should have understanding of marketing strategies for program growth.
    • Ability to anticipate and solve practical problems or resolve issues.
    • Prefer knowledge of Jewish traditions and culture.
    • Prefer experience in Board and Lay Committee interface.
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills and ability to focus on multi-year goals and objectives
    • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, energy, understanding, build consensus and work effectively with a wide array of individuals, including colleagues and lay leaders
    • Openness to serving as a role model and acting in a professional manner that reflects good character and ethicsFor more information about the J, please see our website:

      The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security's E-verify Program.



      Agency Information:

      A tradition of welcoming and excellence for more than 140 years

      The St. LouisJewish Community Center (the J) is a multigenerational gathering place,offering a variety of programs and services for the St. Louis Jewish communityand the community at large. We welcome people of all backgrounds and faiths.The J provides educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building andrecreational programming on its campuses in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield and atCamp Sabra, located at the Lake of the Ozarks.

      Throughout ourhistory, the J, a non-profit organization, has been the central meeting placeof the Jewish Community. It's the one place where families, regardless ofaffiliation, can feel comfortable and welcome. We have evolved through theyears to meet the changing needs of our members, our Jewish community and theentire St. Louis region.

      Everyone iswelcome at the J.

      Our Mission

      The St. Louis Jewish Community Center enricheslives, builds community, promotes inclusivity and creates meaningful Jewishexperiences.

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