The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH) was incorporated 30 years ago as an unstaffed co-marketing organization for a group of professional arts presenters in the northern half of the state. In the mid-1990s the mission expanded to embrace the promotion of arts experiences for all residents and visitors to the region, and in 2000 AANNH hired staff and grew to include direct programming, with a strong focus on arts learning.
We are proud of what we’ve accomplished, but know that there is a great deal more to be done, especially in the areas of technology, social media, brand development and capacity building.
ABOUT THE ARTS ALLIANCE
AANNH is a membership organization that aims to infuse culture into every aspect of life in the region and to support the cultural needs of schools, arts and heritage organizations, artists, businesses, nonprofits, government and social-service agencies and individuals of all ages. All this work depends on partnerships.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
- A monthly e-bulletin highlighting the programs offered by members around the region.
- Regional performing arts residencies — many of them with an emphasis on world cultures — using block-booking to bring outstanding artists to schools, out-of-school programs, senior centers, nursing homes, and community arts venues.
- Arts & Environment programs, including the annual White Mountain National Forest Artist Residency.
- Professional development programs, including our annual Write Now! conference and our Arts in Inclusive Learning series, in partnership with VSA NH, focusing on Universal Design for Learning.
- Arts & Health programs, including Experience/Arts programs for older adults, a partnership with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council.
- Consultation and collaboration on the development of Creative Economy, cultural tourism, community development and youth arts initiatives.
- Partnering on statewide efforts, including the NH Arts Learning Network, NH Creative Communities Network and the NH State Council on the Arts’ annual Education Partnership conference.
This position provides overall management, planning, vision and leadership as well as oversight of all aspects of AANNH, including programs and services, finances, resource development, human resources, member services and communications. The ED works with the Board to establish and implement policies and programs and is responsible to the Board for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the operation, in fulfillment of AANNH’s mission.
The Board of the Arts Alliance of Northern NH
- Provide leadership and work with the Board to develop and strengthen AANNH as a membership organization following its mission and strategic plan.
- Oversee all finances and outreach of AANNH, leading staff and volunteers and supervising outside contracts and partnerships.
- Develop, coordinate, implement, document and evaluate year-round cultural programming.
- Develop and maintain relationships with partners, businesses and members and serve as the lead spokesperson for AANNH.
- Position AANNH as a vital regional resource on cultural issues, ensuring a consistent, positive presence in the media while developing capacity to convene and collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
- Creative, flexible, able to make connections and to think on your feet.
- Interested in the big picture, yet willing to take care of the small details.
- Experienced in nonprofit management, public relations, program development, education, volunteer coordination, grant-writing, financial management and fund-raising.
- Energized by work on the creative economy, arts education, creative placemaking, arts and health and arts and nature.
- A motivational speaker who believes in the core values of equity and access to arts and educational opportunities for all.
- An articulate communicator with strong organizational skills and technology literacy and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent (minimum 5 years in related field).
- Seeking a full-time, year-round position in northern New Hampshire where you can make a difference in ensuring access and supporting the arts in local communities.
You May Also Be:
- A lover of nature and the outdoors.
- An artist or fervent supporter of the arts.
- An advocate for rural communities with an understanding of their strengths and challenges.
- Knowledgeable about northern NH and its cultural life and assets.
Please include salary requirements with your application and contact us with additional questions at AANNHrecruitment@gmail.com. The ED works remotely from home, living in northern New Hampshire.
Minimum of Bachelor's degree or the equivalent
How to Apply
To apply, email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to AANNHrecruitment@gmail.com.
Questions may be sent to the same address.
Applications will be accepted through January 30.