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Accepting Applications for new Exec. Director

posted May 30, 2011, 2:00 PM by Unknown user

The Three Hills Arts Academy Society, an 18 year old non-profit arts organization focused on the development of the arts in Three Hills, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. This is a full-time position.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the arts, non-profit administration and will have skills in a full range of administrative and organizational procedures. The position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring the ongoing growth, health and success of the education, performance, volunteer and development divisions of the Three Hills Arts Academy.


General Management

· Oversee all programs, services, activities and facility; ensure that all program objectives are met.

· Facilitate annual strategic planning process with staff and board involvement.

· Prepare budget annually with appropriate staff and board committees; to be approved at the Annual General Meeting. Report to board or finance committee monthly regarding budgetary progress.

· Bring all appropriate issues and policy decisions to the board in a timely manner so that they are addressed and resolved.

· Seek out, integrate and provide leadership for volunteers and for ongoing volunteer leadership development.

· Provide all board committees with appropriate staff support.


Fund Development

· Apply, in a timely fashion, for all pertaining grants; keeping board informed of outcomes.

· Assist in planning, organizing and providing staff support for annual fundraising initiatives.

· Provide staff support to board/volunteer committees responsible for raising budgeted income from special events.

· Research potential new sources of, and apply for, funds for new/existing programs and general operational expenses.

· Build on a positive and increasing personal giving program initiated in the past few years.


Public Relations

· Ensure that the Arts Academy has a visible and positive public image by regular and creative use of the media, word of mouth, and presence at all appropriate public functions.

· Ensure that all staff and volunteers who interact with the public do so in an informed and effective manner.

· Establish and maintain contact with key individuals in local government, other not-for-profit agencies and the business sector to further agency's public image and reputation.


Desired Qualifications

· Experience in not-for-profit management or related field, including supervising paid staff and volunteers; experience working with a board of directors desirable.

· BA in not-for-profit/arts administration desirable; extensive experience may be substituted.

· Working knowledge of not-for-profit fiscal management, including fund accounting and budgeting.

· Demonstrated ability in public speaking, clear and effective written and oral communication, and effective group skills.

· Personal stability, maturity, optimism and a sense of humour

        · A passion for the performing arts and arts education 

 How to Apply:

Deadline: June 27th, 2011 6pm. 

Start Date: July 25th, 2011

Please send your resume and cover letter with references to: Thanks to all who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more details and info on the Three Hills Arts Academy please visit


Beauty and the Beast: A Huge Success!

posted Jun 30, 2010, 2:20 PM by Unknown user

Over a year ago when Beauty and the Beast director Sheila Adkins, former chairman James Janzen and I spoke of what kind of musical we'd put on in the spring of 2010 there was no question in our minds that it had to be bigger than anything we'd done before. We wanted to draw the community of Three Hills in as never before, all the while advertising to a wider audience beyond our own town. Little did we realize the work that it would take to put this on but in the end the many hours spent dreaming, building sets, scrounging for donations and materials, rehearsing, advertising, and performing all paid off in a great show of support from our town and surrounding area. People came from surrounding towns and hamlets, even so far as Calgary, Drumheller, Olds, and Edmonton to witness a truly community theatre production. I say "truly community" because we couldn't have done it without the many business, sponsors and volunteers who helped make our 10 show run plus an encore showing a huge success. We had about 1500 people attend, many who came to see it 2, 3,or 4 times. Thank you and we hope to see around for our next production, the 2nd Annual Bard's Backyard featuring Shakespeare's 12th Night. 

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