Arts Foundation seeks new Executive Director: Apply here!
By: Lauren Bays
Opportunities / January 30, 2020

Arts Foundation seeks new Executive Director: Apply here!

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (AFTSA) currently seeks a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director will be a passionate and creative leader who represents the Arts Foundation in the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to advancing equity in arts funding and representation. The executive director reports to the board of directors and will be guided by the strategic plan. This position is responsible for administering the policies set in place by the board, advocating for and working to increase public funding for the arts, ensuring that the Arts Foundation is well positioned within the community and that community leaders, businesses and public figures are aware of the work of the Arts Foundation and its central role in promoting and supporting the arts and the economic vitality of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

The deadline to apply is February 29, 2020 (11:59pm MST).

To learn more about the position, including how to apply, download the Executive Director Position Profile here: PDF


The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (AFTSA), formerly the Tucson Pima Arts Council, has served the Southern Arizona community as a convener, grantmaker and advocate for the arts since 1971. The community is at the center of all activities in which the Arts Foundation works. AFTSA coordinates the production and installation of public art, provides funding in the visual and performing arts, offers professional development services for arts organizations and artists and advocates for support of the arts in both the public and private sectors. The majority of AFTSA’s budget comes from the City of Tucson and Pima County. As a publicly funded agency, the Arts Foundation has a strong commitment to community involvement, transparency and equitable representation and access.

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is a 501(c)3 agency. The organization is composed of the board of directors, professional staff and community members who serve on grant committees and panels. The staff, in addition to the executive director, consists of an operations and project manager, public art manager and grants and services manager. All who serve the Arts Foundation are passionate, highly motivated and committed to the work.

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