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Wayne Center for the Arts

Seeking Executive Director


Opportunity of a lifetime

Do you aspire to become a community leader in a vibrant, quintessential midwestern college town? This opportunity may be music to your ears offering an exciting and fulfilling career if you . . .

  • . . . are prepared to provide inspired leadership to dedicated professionals, volunteers, and donors;
  • . . . genuinely enjoy, and have a keen appreciation for, the visual and performing arts; and,
  • . . . enjoy being the outward face of a respected nonprofit while leading and growing the internal operations.

For more on this almost 50-year-old organization and community of 27,000, please visit

https://wayneartscenter.org/  and   https://www.woosteroh.com/welcome-wooster


Profile of the next Executive Director (ED)

Reporting to a 12-member, term-limited, Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will want to become an engaged community member bringing to WCA proven leadership skills with a genuine appreciation and commitment to the arts. As the new face of the Wayne Center for the Arts, the Executive Director will be expected to enhance the visibility and programming of the county’s oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. Leading a dedicated part-time and full-time staff of 24 and managing an annual budget of $636,000 — with an endowment of $2MM — the ED will be accountable for nurturing and expanding established donor relationships while developing new alliances with those who will become devoted, passionate, supporters of WCA.


In addition to commitment to the arts, expected skills and competencies


  • Academic degree(s)
  • Analytical/data driven problem solver
  • Collaborator
  • Common sense
  • Demonstrated leadership experiences
  • Exemplary communicator
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Networker
  • Strategic thinker
  • Team player and leader
  • Understanding nonprofit finances
  • Visionary


Benefits and compensation

Commensurate with experience and regional norms


Letter of interest

Please send, with resume, a compelling personal letter addressing why you are a great fit and how your professional and personal life experiences have prepared you for this role. All letters acknowledged when received on or before COB Friday, April 1, 2022. Enquiries with resumes only will not be considered. Confidentiality assured.


By electronic mail



By U.S. Mail

The Yunker Group, Inc.

Executive Director Search – WCA

Post Office Box 54556

Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-0556