Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport Seeks Executive Director

  • April 27, 2021

Position: Executive Director

About the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF) was formed in 2015 by residents of Freeport and representatives of local businesses and organizations. ACAF is dedicated to fostering the Greater Freeport creative community and to establishing Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture for residents and visitors alike. With the support of the Town of Freeport and our community, this spring ACAF will be opening Meetinghouse Arts (MhA), a 200-seat venue and art gallery, which will provide space for the community to come together to create, collaborate, present, and enjoy a diverse array of arts and cultural work. Situated in the center of town, MhA will offer space at affordable rates and tickets at reasonable prices.

  • Mission

Freeport has a long history of participation in and appreciation for arts and culture. Our mission is to expand on that tradition by fostering collaboration, increased opportunity and access for the benefit of all

  • Vision

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport is committed to enhancing and cultivating Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture.

  • Impact

We support individuals and organizations in the arts and culture sector with an organized creative network, professional development opportunities, promotion, and a physical space for our community to gather, enjoy the arts, and pursue artistic growth.

Key Responsibilities

Working alongside a committed and active Board of Directors and with additional support staff anticipated within the next year, the Executive Director will oversee all aspects of our work. The Executive Director will be responsible for the daily administration of the organization – including financial management and communications – but will also join the Board in shaping a dynamic vision for ACAF’s future, including the MhA facility. Jointly with the Board, the Executive Director will be responsible for fundraising, working closely with donors, foundations, businesses, and volunteers to ensure ACAF has the resources needed to sustain its work. The Executive Director will promote our mission and events via our website and social media, and will actively engage the public and our local schools. With the construction of MhA due to be completed by the end of May 2021, the Executive Director will focus on defining a strategy for the programming of Meetinghouse Arts, which has a financial model designed to allow it to quickly become a self-sustaining asset. 

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 yrs. experience leading teams and executing projects
  • Action-oriented, enthusiastic, team builder, and creative problem-solver 
  • Fundraising experience and a commitment to cultivating relationships with foundations, major donors, members, schools and volunteers
  • Knowledge and interest in arts and culture including theater, music, lectures and fine arts
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, computer competency, and attention to detail
  • Budgeting and financial tracking experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Freeport area and its residents
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors and committees

This is a full-time position. The ACAF Board is open to discussing a transition from part time if the candidate is not immediately available on a full-time basis.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range: $60,000 - $65,000 (contingent on experience) plus the potential for a qualitative annual bonus.
  • Paid time off: generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday leave
  • Health insurance stipend 

Please submit your resume with three references and a letter of interest to the ACAF Search Committee via email to: Priority will be given to applications submitted by Sunday, May 16, 2021 although review of applications will begin immediately. If the position is posted on our website, we are still accepting applications. You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt of your application once you submit your materials.

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a pool of diverse candidates. People from historically and currently under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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Kathy Biberstein

40 Main Street
Freeport  ME  04032