Employment Opportunities

With JFFA

Executive Director Position

JFFA is currently looking for qualified candidates for our Executive Director position.

Life has many twists and turns and it is time for our current Executive Director, Kayla Oakes, to move in another direction. Kayla will remain at the helm through the 2021 Juan de Fuca Festival and continues to be deeply supportive of the organization and community. We are very disappointed to lose her, but eager to dive into a new chapter for JFFA.

Applications will be accepted through May 25th at 11:30 PM (PST).

Candidates are required to submit:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Contact information for three references

The cover letter should discuss why you are uniquely qualified to fill our particular position. If you have any questions, please reach out to our hiring committee at: contact@jffa.org.

Executive Director – Synopsis of Job Description

  • Averages 30 hours/week (potential to grow into a full time position).

  • Starting salary in the $40,000 range (negotiable based on experience).

  • Includes medical insurance reimbursement.

The Executive Director is the principal leadership position for the organization. This position is responsible for the artistic direction, the fiscal health and the oversight of its day-to-day operations. Additionally, the Executive Director manages all marketing efforts, community outreach and engagement, the technical production of all events (both live and virtual), and volunteer coordination. Strong grant writing skills and experience are necessary along with the ability to package and sell corporate sponsorships. The Executive Director has a primary impact on the overall effectiveness of the organization and reports directly to the JFFA Board of Directors. 

About JFFA:

Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts began in 1992 as the “Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts” without a budget or staff. Driven by the vision of a small group of volunteers, JFFA’s sole purpose was, and remains, to develop and promote the performing and visual arts. JFFA was incorporated as a non-profit in the Spring of 1993. Since then, the budget has grown from $1,500 to approximately $350,000 in 2019.

Nearly all revenue is applied to the support and operation costs involved in presenting consistent high caliber arts programming throughout the year. Our legacy event is the Annual Juan de Fuca Festival, now in it’s 27th year. This celebration of music and art takes place over Memorial Day weekend and includes up to 80 performances on five stages, 100 volunteers, 50 food and artisan vendors and several local community organizations.

JFFA also presents a popular Season Concert Series each year offering 8-12 concerts crossing all genres and mediums. Through this concert series, JFFA aligns professional touring artists with local students of all ages and offers a wide range of educational outreach opportunities.

Since 2012, JFFA has also successfully developed and managed a summer art camp experience for children ages 7-12 years. Our Discovery Arts Camp exposes kids to art educators and working artists who lead them through experiential learning in visual arts, theater and dance. Recently added to JFFA’s summer program offerings is the ever-popular Concerts on the Pier series which provides free community concerts for several consecutive weeks throughout the summer months on the Port Angeles City Pier. 

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OUR MISSION

The Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to the development and promotion of the Arts for the cultural, economic and educational benefit of Washington’s North Olympic Peninsula.

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