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Vision Statement

The Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance sees a future in which arts and culture thrive and our communities flourish.

Mission Statement

The Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance connects our communities to arts and culture by supporting, promoting and enriching existing opportunities, and by seeking new possibilities.

Job Opening for Executive Director

The board of directors of the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance is seeking a community leader who is passionate about supporting the arts & culture of Marshalltown, Iowa. Celebrating its 10th year, the Alliance is a well-established 501(c)3 organization. Candidates who are self-driven, well organized, have outstanding people skills and exhibit business savvy are encouraged to apply. Click here to download a PDF decription of the job opening.

Job Description:  Executive Director

Report to:   Board of Directors              


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree & experience in business, arts administration, non-profit management or related field.

This is a part time position which has a pay range of ($25,000 - $30,000)

Knowledge and Competency:

  • Administrative experience in leading a business, non-profit agency or arts organization.
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing   
  • Excellent written and oral communication and people skills
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Ability to lead the Marketing Program of the Alliance
  • Ability to produce professional marketing materials, ability to manage all social media & cultivate community involvement through marketing communications.
  • Ability to professionally represent the Alliance


  • Represent the Alliance  and serve as the liaison with civic, social, governmental, and nonprofit agencies to ensure the interests and goals of the Alliance are fulfilled
  • Provide support to the Alliance Board of Directors though continuous communication, meeting preparation and follow up
  • Identify and cultivate new art & culture opportunities
  • Assist in the development, management and implementation of the annual budget, policies and procedures and the strategic plan
  • Responsible for financial management of all Alliance accounts.
  • Seek and secure grants for funding
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts as directed by the Board of Directors
  • Coordinate membership drives
  • Assist arts & culture organizations to provide support as outlined in services rendered
  • Maintain regular accessibility to those served thru email and/or phone
  • Retain copies of the minutes of all Board of Directors’ meetings
  • Lead the Marketing Committee
  • Develop and implement short and long term marketing plan
  • Develop and maintain all social media
  • Develop and maintain promotional materials as contracted by branches
  • Maintain membership records through the usage of E-tapestry
  • Lead the membership drive with the assistance of the Board of Directors
  • Perform all duties incident to the office of the Executive Director and other duties as assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Applications due Friday, August 8, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates may send their letter of interest and resume to:

Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance
P.O. Box 386
Marshalltown, Iowa  50158

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Chad Weir. . . . . . . . . . President 2009 - Wells Fargo Ban
Karn Gregoire. . . . . . . Vice President 2010 - Arlene Selby
Mary Cowdrey. . . . . . .Secretary 2011 - John Devlin
Julie Hitchins. . . . . . . . Treasurer 2012 - Phyllis Lane, Julie Bousum, Kirk Niehouse
Shelli Finch                   Val Ruff 2013 - Sue Martin
Jon Muller                     Erin Scott 2014 - John Hermanson, D.D.S.
Susan Shuett-Krough  


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