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Executive Director Position

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

Applications will be accepted until position is filled

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 this particular position. If you have any questions, please reach out to our hiring committee at: contact@jffa.org.

Executive Director – Synopsis of Job Description

  • Full time position averaging 40 hours/week.

  • Salary range is $68,000-$75,000

  • Includes medical insurance reimbursement.

The Executive Director is the principal leadership position for the organization. This position is responsible for the executive and 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. 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.