Executive Director, Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

Position Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Trustees

Position: Full-Time, On-site, Exempt

Location: Hollywood, Florida

Salary: $115,000 – $150,000 depending on experience

About Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (the Center) is a regional leader among South Florida arts institutions creating original programming in the areas of contemporary visual arts exhibitions; arts education for youth that imbeds the visual and performing arts into core academic disciplines such as math, science, history and language arts; documentary film shorts that promote acceptance and equality for LGBTQ+ and Black residents; and talks and panels discussions with artists, curators, filmmakers and educators. In addition, the Center manages the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, a 500-seat theater. 

The Center opened its doors on August 31, 1975, as the only visual arts nonprofit organization in south Broward County operating out of a small community space on Hollywood Beach. It is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County and serves as one of South Florida’s leading multi-disciplinary arts organizations. The Center, with an annual budget of $1.4M, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2025. Later this year, the City of Hollywood will begin construction of a new 5,000-square-foot arts education wing that will adjoin the current gallery/administrative offices. The new wing will provide visual arts and multimedia studio classrooms, along with a larger multi-purpose room for dance, drama, artist talks, film screenings, meeting space and more. Additionally, the new education building incorporates an outdoor courtyard to enhance the visitor experience. With a targeted opening in late 2024/early 2025, the new wing will provide the Center and the community with a unique architectural distinction in Broward County of having adjoining, functional spaces built 100 years apart. 

The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drug-Free Workplace. 

The Role

The Executive Director of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (the Center) provides leadership, vision and direction for the Center creating an environment and culture that fully supports the organization’s mission. They report to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Board of Trustees, a group of devoted members of the community with ties to local businesses, civic entrepreneurship, and a sense of local pride. This person will be the 6th Executive Director in the Center’s 48-year history.

As the museum is getting close to celebrating its 50th year, the Center needs a leader who will continue to strengthen its reputation by working with staff and the Board to attract diverse and new audiences. Their goal is to make the Center a must-visit art and culture center for locals looking for great things to do, and for others from outside the area who will plan a day trip. The Center is located in a prime location in Downtown Hollywood, a block away from the ArtsPark Young Circle, two miles from Hollywood Beach, and adjacent to a number of high-rise developments that will be built next to the Center. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for working closely with the City of Hollywood in building a 5,000-square-foot addition to the Center’s existing facility, which will enable the Center’s education and exhibition programming to expand and grow. The Executive Director oversees all planning, development and management of the Art and Culture Center with specific emphasis on strategy and execution; fund development; leadership; business and finance; community partnerships and staff development.

Impact Areas 

Organizational Management

  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including administrative; fiscal management; fundraising; special events; human resources; all programs; staff management, and the implementation of its recent developed strategic plan
  • Develop annual operating budget, including planning; preparing; monitoring; and administering; presentation of the proposed budget to the Board for approval; recommending opportunities to grow and develop new revenue streams for the Center; and ensuring the financial health of the organization
  • Direct the maintenance, upkeep, and security of the Center’s facilities 
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial instincts with strong business acumen to drive results
  • Respect, inspire and support staff, delegating throughout the institution with clear understanding of roles and responsibilities, fostering a culture of mutual respect, trust, and teamwork, while being a hands-on, active work participant in the organization
  • Provide thoughtful and visionary executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Trustees
  • Arrange and participate in meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee of the Board and standing committees of Finance/Audit, Board Governance/Nominating and Community Engagement, with full knowledge of the Center’s by-laws

Staff Leadership

  • Lead and mentor a growing team of mission-driven professionals
  • Support professional development and promote internal leadership capabilities
  • Develop staff recruitment and retention strategies to ensure organizational longevity and overall staff satisfaction
  • Serve as a strong voice for diversity and inclusion, leading by example with tremendous authenticity and ability to establish credibility in the community
  • Demonstrate expertise in change management, fostering adaptability and innovation while driving sustained growth and excellence
  • Serve as a model for civic engagement and leadership

Fund Development

  • Understand the importance of fundraising events as a result of cultivating new individuals, businesses and community leaders, and retaining existing supporters of these special events
  • Identify, cultivate, and strengthen relationships with new and existing donors, and build a diversified program for contributed revenue that will expand general operating and endowment funds
  • Engage with external stakeholders and community partners to cultivate new relationships and opportunities 
  • Serve as a steward and maintain relationships with all supporters of the organization, including volunteers, donors, elected officials, collectors, and artists
  • Partner with the board and the Center’s leadership team to craft organizational goals and develop strategies to ensure they are achieved
  • Construct strategic plans, long-term vision, and resource planning 
  • Ensuring sustainable funding from a variety of sources, including government grants, major gifts, and new sources of revenue

     Community Partnerships

  • Foster trust, interdependence, and collaboration with community partners, including government agencies, local organizations, and residents
  • Build and activate partnerships and coalitions with local, regional, national, and global partners to advance the Center’s mission
  • Exercising diplomacy and a strong ability to navigate complex multi-stakeholder environments 
  • Serve as the face of the Center, both in Broward County and beyond

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Understanding of arts and culture entity’s role in the community, particularly a multi-disciplinary institution, and demonstrated success in developing external alliances and partnerships
  • Knowledge of South Florida’s businesses
  • Strong business and financial acumen to effectively budget, manage, monitor and report financial information
  • Demonstrate ability to balance the business needs of a “people” driven nonprofit while optimizing the core mission
  • Demonstrated success reporting to, building, and supporting the work of a nonprofit Board of Trustees
  • Cultural competence and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellent management ability skilled in organization, directing, motivating, evaluating, and supporting staff
  • Proven track record in fundraising, particularly foundations, corporate as well as individuals 
  • Ability to and strong interest in becoming part of the Greater Hollywood and South Florida community
  • Passion for participating in key community meetings events and organizations as the face of the Center 
  • Decisive and collaborative, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit and significant administration and managerial experience
  • Energetic and charismatic, inspiring and inclusive with ability to successfully attract, build, and sustain mission-driven relationships with staff, volunteers, Board members, public officials, community leaders and philanthropists


This is a full-time exempt salaried position. The salary range is $115,000 – $150,000 and is commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • Paid 3 weeks of vacation
  • Paid holiday day on your birthday
  • Paid health insurance
  • Dental and vision (may join group policy through out-of-pocket)
  • Simple IRA
  • 5 paid sick days per year
  • North American Reciprocal Museum membership
  • Depending on relocation, some monies will be given to candidate (must stay 6 months to be paid)

ACCH is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation and/or identity, criminal record, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law. 

How to Apply

Art and Culture Center / Hollywood has retained the services of Charity Search Group to coordinate the search for this position. To apply, please complete this online application. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Pascale Hughes at pascale@charitysearchgroup.com.​or visit www.charitysearchgroup.com

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