The Crooked Road seeks an Executive Director

Posted: January 7, 2020 at 11:05 am

The Crooked Road seeks an Executive Director who is a creative place-maker, executive, and leader to bring a spirit of excitement, sparking our mission of economic development through traditional music and tourism initiatives. The ideal candidate will build consensus, deftly fundraise, and reliably manage finances and people, working with local governments, tourism agencies, musicians and funders to boost the creative economy over a 330-mile physical trail and 19-county region through heritage and natural resources.  

 This position develops and executes a strategic vision for growth of heritage-related assets and enterprises as directed by The Crooked Road Board of Directors, structuring and leading a small staff to direct traditional music presentation and education. 

Other responsibilities include:

·         Supporting eight major venues, affiliated venues, and hundreds of traditional musicians by developing performance opportunities, festival events and tours;

·         Creating media opportunities, social media and Internet engagement and local support for Crooked Road initiatives.  

The board will give preference to candidates who have experience administering and fundraising for arts organizations and non-profits, but are open to candidates with a variety of experiences. For a full job description, visit Crooked Road or email admin@thecrookedroad.orgMail letter of interest, resume and qualifications to Larry Yates, PO Box 278, Haysi, VA 24256. Crooked Road is an Equal Opportunity Employer.