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Program Manager

Center for the Arts - Lake Sunapee Region

The Center for the Arts: Lake Sunapee Region is a volunteer based 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the artists, performers, writers, students, and arts organizations in the twelve communities in our region, while also serving the 30,000 residents of these communities by offering much needed free and low-cost cultural programming. 

The demographics of these twelve towns in rural New Hampshire vary from town to town in household income, age distribution, and access to the arts, with two towns
exceeding the average for income below the poverty line, six towns exceeding the average for population under 18, and five towns exceeding the average for population over 65.

Before the creation of The Center for the Arts, there was no centrally located cultural organization which offered free and low-cost arts programs and educational opportunities, nor was there an organization which supported the many creative individuals, students, and organizations in this region.

One of our programs, "First Fridays", are free monthly events which make the arts accessible to all incomes and ages and provide a welcoming atmosphere for residents to view, participate and explore the arts. We offer an opportunity for regional arts organizations, artists, and performers to participate, showcase, and expose their work to new people, drawing on a cross section of these towns to build a larger enriched community. 

Through other services and projects throughout the year, we support the creative community that surrounds us and bring the arts to the broader community: a bi-monthly E-calendar of cultural events; a website which acts as a resource to artists, residents, and visitors; classes and workshops; scholarships for students; grants for teachers, MicroGallery exhibits; Summer Art shows;  the Winter Performing Arts Series, The Literary Speaker Series; Open Studios Weekend; and other collaborative events.

Complete Program information is at


OUR MISSION:   “Enriching lives and building community through the arts.”

How do we do this? 


  • Showcasing existing arts organizations and artists through our First Fridays Programs and Arts Shows throughout the year
  • Offering creative educational opportunities for adults and students


  • Offering scholarship opportunities for students
  • Providing venues, visibility, and opportunities for arts organizations and artists of all disciplines
  • Providing opportunities for creative individuals to gather and collaborate
  • · Providing community events that stimulate the local  and broader economy


  • Publicizing cultural events on our monthly e-calendar, website, in print and other media
  • Creating opportunities for wider visibility for arts  organizations and artists of all disciplines
  • Creating collaborative opportunities with businesses, educational Institutions, community organizations and the towns in which we serve.

Reports to: The Board of Directors

Summary:  The Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and execution of the programs and projects of the organization in accordance with its vision and mission.

Overview: The Program Manger provides oversight and overall management, planning, execution, and marketing of all Center for the Arts programs, including Visual Performing, Literary, Community, and Education programs, by communicating and collaborating with the Board of Directors, Program Committee Chairs, the Marketing Consultant, regional arts organizations and community agencies to deliver successful programs throughout the year.

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Prior Management experience
  • Excellent Communication skills and Attention to Details
  • Experience collaborating with others
  • Experience supervising others
  • Evidence of commitment to missions of the nonprofit sector
  • Experience with marketing, finance, and the arts sector a plus


  • Communicate with Program Chairs and confirm all aspects of upcoming programs including dates times, venues, performers/artists/speakers, set-up, receptions, volunteers, tickets, and signage.


  • Communicate with Marketing Consultant and proof and confirm all aspects of publicity for upcoming programs including press releases, calendar listings, signage, ads, program books, postcards, posters, e-blasts, invites, and brochures.



  • Communicate and Develop Positive Relationships with Board of Directors, Program Chairs, Guilds, Members, Volunteers, Collaborative Organizations, Businesses, Town Agencies and Schools, including day to day communications and periodic informational and planning meetings.
How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and your CV to

Salary Range:


Job Location:

New London

Date Added: September 30, 2020

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